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City of Columbus Engineering Associate III (Vacancy) in Columbus, Ohio

Engineering Associate III (Vacancy)

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Engineering Associate III (Vacancy)


$32.07 - $48.10 Hourly


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60 Department of Public Utilities


Division of Sewerage and Drainage

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/28/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

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Engineering Associate III – Plan Review/Stormwater Regulatory Management – Plan Review, Fairwood

The Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewers and Drains is looking for qualified applicants to fill a vacancy within the Plan Review Section. This full time position will perform paraprofessional engineering work under the general supervision of a Professional Engineer. Duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring conformance of engineering projects with stormwater management and sanitary sewer design requirements by reviewing and providing comments on engineering plans, calculations, reports, and studies; applying experience and analytical skills to prepare reports and studies to identify and recommend engineering solutions. This position will require strong attention to detail and learning capacity to perform reviews of Capital Improvement Project plans, Right of Way plans and permits, Suburban sewer plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, and other plans in a timely manner. Position requires initiative to resolve conformance issues through communication with supervisor, consultants, developers, contractors, utility companies, other City Division/Departments, and various Regulatory Agencies. Additionally, this position will supervise a permit reviewer and an intern. This position is located at 1250 Fairwood Avenue.

Under general direction of a professional engineer or surveyor, is responsible for serving as a subject matter specialist performing advanced-level paraprofessional engineering work; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)

Plans, organizes, and coordinates the activities of a section, unit, or project involving paraprofessional engineering work;

Plans and coordinates the preparation and review of plans, specifications, and drawings for construction, utility, traffic, mechanical, or electrical projects;

Organizes and maintains working files of plans, specifications, drawings, cost estimates, and other pertinent data related to projects;

Consults with private contractors, engineers, and property owners concerning construction projects, traffic related problems, or the feasibility of providing electrical services;

Plans, arranges, and coordinates the work of projects performed by private contractors, engineering firms, and City forces;

Reviews calculations of equipment, material, and labor cost estimates for projects and makes recommendations to superiors;

Coordinates the work of projects under construction and establishes priorities for estimated completion dates;

Compiles data and prepares comprehensive technical reports that may include budgetary, project summary, or regulatory compliance (e.g. Ohio EPA, Army Corps of Engineers) information;

Maintains records and expenditures related to construction projects;

Reviews plans for compliance to assess multiple factors such as geographic boundaries, scope of work, compliance with directives, compliance with service requirements (utilities, traffic, etc), or other guiding factors;

Evaluates progress of projects in the field and conformance to plans; considers features of site in the field;

Utilizes computer aided drafting (CAD) and GIS mapping software;

May prepare applications and submit the required documentation for federal, state, and capital improvement programs;

May assist professional engineers in construction, traffic, mechanical, or electrical projects;

May supervise employees assigned to a particular section, unit, or project.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of the twelfth school grade and five (5) years of experience performing paraprofessional engineering or surveying work; construction project managem ent; construction materials testing; construction inspection; plan reviews for permitting or design (i.e. architectural or engineering); or operating centralized control systems via computerized interface such as for traffic control or SCADA. Substitution(s): College education in engineering, drafting, construction management, or a related curriculum may be substituted for up to four (4) years of the experience on a year-for-year basis. Completion of a vocational program in engineering, drafting, construction management, or related field may substitute for one (1) year of the experience. A certificate of high school equivalence (GED) will be accepted in lieu of the twelfth grade requirement.

Possession of a valid driver’s license .

Test/Job Contact Information

Recruitment #: 24-1104-V9

Employment Type: Full-Time (Regular)

Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:

Suvon Touch

Department of Public Utilities

Division of Water

910 Dublin Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43215

P: (614) 645-7505


Applicants may inspect and acquire a copy of the City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities EEO Plan by visiting the DPU website at

The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Columbus seeks to promote compensation strategies that maximize the recruitment, performance, development, and retention of quality employees in support of the City's Covenant and strategic plan. In addition to a competitive pay plan, the City offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes the following:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Short-term Disability

  • Life Insurance

  • Wellness Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Specifics about these benefit opportunities and eligibility can be discussed with one of the City's human resources professionals at the time of your interview or by contacting the Department of Human Resources, Labor Relations Office at (614)645-7206 for further information.


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City of Columbus


77 N. Front Street, Suite 330

Columbus, Ohio, 43215


(614) 645-8301



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