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Engineer Intern

S10

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing engineering expertise, guidance and technical assistance to state agencies, consultants, and the public.  Incumbents accomplish this by performing engineering tasks and by reviewing and evaluating the work of consultants, contractors and facility operators, under the supervision of a professional engineer.

Typical Functions

The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Develops, prepares and/or reviews engineering plans and designs for structures, facilities and/or systems.
  • Develops, prepares and reviews reports and studies to identify and recommend engineering solutions.
  • Performs engineering inspections of systems operations and of structures and facilities during construction.
  • Implements statutes and regulations.
  • Reviews applications and issues permits.
  • Performs physical and chemical tests to assure the quality of construction and facility operations and ambient conditions.
  • Reviews engineering program activities to make recommendations for changes in policy and procedures.
  • Conducts engineering research and provides technical assistance to consulting engineers, contractors, public officials, municipalities and industry.

Level Descriptors

The Engineer Intern job family has five levels that are distinguished based on the complexity of the engineering assignment and the level of expertise required by a specific position.

Level I: Code: S10A Salary Band: E1

This is the Engineer-in-Training level where incumbents will initially perform a variety of routine engineering tasks in a training status under close supervision.  Incumbents will perform basic engineering tasks such as the review of less complex plans, performance of basic engineering calculations, the writing of permits, the performance of computer modeling, and the inspection of parts of an engineering project.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to perform duties at this level include knowledge; of basic engineering principles and techniques; of engineering planning; of equipment and materials used in engineering operations; of specialized subjects used in the fields of engineering, such as mathematics, statistics, mechanics, power, physics and chemistry; and of strength of materials.  Ability is required to apply engineering principles to practical engineering problems; to use engineering equipment and tools, including computer applications; to make, read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to relate abstract ideas to actual needs and adopt an effective course of action; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a college or university which is recognized by the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology or a bachelor’s degree in construction management with (heavy) or civil option.

Level II: Code: S10B Salary Band: E2

Incumbents in this level are engineering interns who perform technical engineering duties in support of a program or project.  This level is generally limited to providing advice and guidance as opposed to directing engineering activities.  The complexity of projects assigned, responsibility assumed and degree of supervision necessary will change as the individual advances through this level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level are the same as those required at Level I plus ability to analyze situations and determine sound courses of action; to organize and conduct several activities simultaneously; and to write reports.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as an Engineer Intern.

Level III: Code: S10C Salary Band: E3

Incumbents in this level are experienced engineering interns who perform advanced technical engineering duties in support of a program or project.  This level provides advice and guidance as opposed to directing engineering activities.  The complexity of projects assigned, responsibility assumed and degree of supervision necessary will change as the individual advances through this level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this are the same as those required at Level II.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as an Engineer Intern and one year experience in the practice of engineering; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the completion of a master’s degree in engineering for the required one year of experience in the practice of engineering.

Level IV: Code: S10D Salary Band: E4

This is the career level for experienced engineering interns who perform advanced technical engineering duties in support of a program or project.  This level provides advice and guidance as opposed to directing engineering activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level are the same as those required at Level III, plus specialized knowledge of engineering as it relates to a specific job responsibility.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as an Engineer Intern and two years of experience in the practice of engineering; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting a master’s degree in engineering for one year of experience in the practice of engineering.

Level V: Code: S10E Salary Band: E5

This is the leadership level where incumbents are assigned responsibility for performing, directing and supervising the work activities of an engineering section, program or project including direct supervision of other professionals. They will plan and organize the work to be done, assign projects to subordinate engineers and review and evaluate projects and programs to ensure compliance with established standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level are the same as those required at Level III, plus knowledge of practices and  principles of effective supervision and the ability to effectively supervise personnel.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as an Engineer Intern and three years of experience in the practice of engineering; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the completion of a master’s degree in engineering for one year of the required experience in the practice of engineering.

Special Requirements

Persons with out of state registration as an Engineer Intern must transfer their registration with the State of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors no later than six months from the date of appointment.  Persons will not be granted permanent classified status without a valid Oklahoma registration as an Engineer Intern.

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