Engineer


Engineer

UCI Series Concepts -- UCI SIZE-NEUTRAL SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

Class Specifications - E.20
Principal Engineer (MSP 0727) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Senior Engineer (7152) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Associate Engineer (7153) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Assistant Engineer (7154) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Junior Engineer (7155) SIZE-NEUTRAL

March, 1973 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995


SERIES CONCEPT

Engineers conduct and coordinate the planning, design, construction 
and alteration of electrical, mechanical, gaseous and liquid systems 
in buildings,facilities, and other structures; and perform other 
related duties as required.  Incumbents typically are assigned 
responsibility for coordination of the engineering aspects of 
construction projects involving large permanent buildings and 
facilities, for both new construction and major alterations; provide 
professional engineering information and advice to committees of 
current or prospective occupants who recommend or determine building 
needs and priorities; act as engineering liaison officers and 
coordinators in relationships between Executive Architects, Executive 
Engineers, and staff members; review and recommend action on engineering 
design development documents and construction documents to insure 
compliance with the specified programs and policies of the University; 
coordinate the services of commissioned engineers, contractors, and 
inspectors in the solution of problems arising during construction; 
participate in on-site inspections before final acceptance of the 
University of the project under Construction; design or oversee the 
design of electrical, mechanical, utility, drainage, and road systems; 
serve as technical specialists and advisors on design, construction, 
operation, and maintenance of electrical, mechanical, and utility systems; 
and assemble and evaluate information and prepare reports with respect 
to new and revised concepts of engineering design and construction, for 
possible University application.

The general engineering series includes civil, electrical, and mechanical 
engineering specialties.  The series includes positions involved in 
physical planning and construction, both at the campus level and 
University-wide level.  Emphasis of the series is on design, construction, 
operation, and maintenance of physical plant facilities for general 
purposes.

CLASS CONCEPTS

Principal Engineer

Under general direction, incumbents may assist a campus or University-
wide administrator in plannings organizing, and overseeing the work of 
professional engineering and administrative staffs engaged in physical 
planning and construction; represent the officer to whom they are 
responsible at meetings and conferences involving campus, University, 
state and federal levels of authority in matters related to engineering 
design considerations and financial requirements dependent on engineering 
design considerations; and carry major responsibility for University 
programs in relationships with Executive Architects, Executive Engineers, 
contractors, and University committees and staff members, as a principal 
assistant to the administrative officer in charge.

Example of assignment allocated to this level of difficulty and 
responsibility:

	Principal assistant to the University Engineer in the 
	engineering responsibilities assigned to this officer, 
	reviewing campus building programs, projects, and 
	presentations; for engineering design aspects and fiscal 
	considerations, and representing University and campus 
	needs at state and federal levels of review and 
	authorization.

Senior Engineer

Under direction, incumbents may assist a campus or University-wide 
administrator in planning, organizing, overseeing and/or performing 
the work of a professional engineering staff engaged in a specialized 
engineering phase of physical planning and constriction; represent the 
officer to whom they are responsible at meetings and conferences 
involving campus, University, state, and federal levels of authority 
in matters related to engineering design considerations and financial 
requirements dependent on engineering design considerations; and carry 
major responsibility for University construction programs in 
relationships with Executive Architects, Executive Engineers, contractors, 
and University committees and staff members, as a senior assistant to the 
Principal Engineer or administrative officer in charge.

Examples of assignments allocated to this level of difficulty and 
responsibility are:

	Senior assistant to the University Engineer in the 
	engineering responsibilities assigned to this officer, 
	reviewing campus building programs, projects, and 
	presentations, and providing staff advice to this 
	officer and/or incumbents principal assistants.

	Specialist, advisor; and consultant on engineering 
	design problems in a specialty function (civil, 
	electrical, or mechanical) to campus and/or University-
	wide administrative officers and committees, with 
	responsibility for assembling and evaluating information 
	and preparing reports with respect to new and revised 
	concepts of engineering design and construction, for 
	possible University application.

Senior level assignments may carry responsibility for overseeing the 
work of other professional engineers.  Incumbents at the senior level 
are often specialists, who are widely recognized and consulted by 
University staff members for their expert knowledge of an engineering 
specialty field.

Associate Engineer

Under direction, incumbents perform all or many of the duties indicated 
for the series under the Series Concept. This is the full professional 
level at which incumbents are expected to operate rather independently 
in a specialized engineering phase of major construction projects.

Examples of assignments allocated to this level of difficulty and 
responsibility are:

	Project engineer (civil, electrical or mechanical) for a 
	major construction project, either new construction or 
	major alterations, with responsibility for engineering 
	liaison and coordination through all or most segments 
	of the project, from inception to completion.

	Design engineer (civil, electrical, or mechanical) for 
	projects of limited scope undertaken by University staff, 
	such as small buildings and structures, minor alterations 
	to large buildings, and utility, drainage, and road systems.

	Physical plant engineer at either the campus or University-
	wide level; concentrating in same particular aspect of the 
	physical planning and construction program or the physical 
	plant operation and maintenance program, where the level of 
	difficulty and volume of work require professional 
	engineering skills and knowledges, such as continuing 
	analysis and effort to improve the design, operation, and 
	maintenance features of electrical, mechanical, and/or 
	utility systems.

Assistant Engineer

Under general supervision, incumbents design and prepare engineering 
plans and specifications for construction projects, both new 
construction and minor alterations; and inspect and advise on 
engineering features of construction work by University staff members 
and by contractors.

Assignments at his level are expected to be of moderate difficulty and 
responsibility, with work subject to checking and review, typically by 
a licensed engineer.

Incumbents typically are expected to progress to the class of Associate 
Engineer, subject to licensure.

Examples of assignments allocated to this level of difficulty and 
responsibility are:

	Engineering designer (civil, electrical or mechanical) 
	for projects of limited scope undertaken by University 
	staff, with work subject to checking and review, 
	typically by a licensed engineer.

	Assistant to the project engineer (civil; electrical, 
	or mechanical) for a major construction project, with 
	responsibility for limited phases of the engineering work.

Junior Engineer

Under supervision, incumbents perform entry level professional
engineering work. In the specialty of civil engineering incumbents 
supervise an engineering survey crew in the field; perform instrument 
work; make notes and sketches of surveys; calculate grades; determine 
excavation and fill areas and quantities; and prepare office record 
maps of utilities, topography, roads, and structures.  In the specialties 
of electrical and mechanical engineering, incumbents prepare layouts of 
utilities, prepare drawings  of existing utilities, estimate costs of 
alterations to existing structures and utility systems, and prepare work 
orders and bills of materials.

This is the entry level class for graduates in engineering. Assignments 
are structured to provide training experience typically under supervision 
of a licensed engineer.  Incumbents typically are expected to progress 
to the class of Assistant Engineer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Principal Engineer

Graduation from college with major work in engineering and six years 
of engineering experience; including three years of responsibility 
design work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Professional engineering license required.

Senior Engineer

Graduation from college with major work in engineering and five years 
of engineering experience, including two years of responsible design 
work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Professional engineering license required.

Associate Engineer

Graduation from college with major work in engineering and three years 
of engineering experience, including one year of responsible design 
work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Professional engineering license required.

Assistant Engineer

Graduation from college with major work in engineering and two years 
of engineering experience, including one year of design drafting or 
survey work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Junior Engineer

Graduation from college with major work in engineering; or an equivalent 
combination of education and experience.