Senior Engineering Technician I | City of Reno (ELE:UNR)


Under general supervision, the Senior Engineering Technician performs a variety of paraprofessional civil engineering work including design and drafting activities for assigned areas, prepares and reviews various construction plans, researches as-built plans, utility plans, and property ownership, conducts investigations of existing infrastructure, performs duties involved in traffic engineering, new development, and construction inspection activities, and provides assistance to professional level engineering staff. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform a variety of difficult and complex para-professional civil engineering work supporting the investigation, design and inspection of public works related projects
  • Assist in the design and preparation of engineering plans, maps, contracts, and specifications, in connection with the construction and maintenance of a variety of engineering capital projects; perform engineering calculations and prepare cost estimates for projects; prepare illustrative graphics such as exhibits, charts, illustrations, graphs, and location maps
  • Provide information and assistance to contractors, developers, engineers, and the general public by telephone, at the service counter or in writing on engineering services and activities; respond to general inquiries and complaints; research maps and records; ensure issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner. Perform drafting and mapping functions using manual and computerized methods; prepare and maintain technical records, correspondence, and reports
  • Inspect asphalt pavement for type and quantity of pavement defects; enter and retrieve data into a computerized data base
  • Perform field inspection duties on assigned projects; ensure work performed complies with project plans, specifications, standards, contracts, and City codes and ordinances; notify contractors and developers of needed changes for compliance; enter information into computerized program and prepare notices and letters as necessary
  • Respond to public inquiries and requests for traffic improvements; conduct field investigations to determine validity of public requests; review applications for and issue encroachment and excavation permits
  • Verifies locations of utilities, easements, and property lines on City engineering plans and maps


  • Completion of a high school diploma or the equivalent, supplemented by two years of college level course work in engineering, drafting, or a related field
  • Two years of responsible technical experience
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a municipal engineering program
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering
  • Methods and techniques of construction inspection
  • Materials, methods, techniques, and theories of modern construction
  • Mathematical principles as applied to civil engineering work
  • Operations of a variety of drafting tools and instruments
  • Standards and practices used in creating engineering designs
  • Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to the development and construction of private and public projects
  • Research techniques
  • Customer relations methods and techniques
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and specialized applications related to assigned area
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Perform a variety of complex paraprofessional office and field engineering work
  • Assist with the preparation of engineering designs, plans, and specifications
  • Prepare a variety of drawings, sketches, maps, graphs, and related technical documents

Senior Engineering Technician I – City of Reno (ELE)

Interested applicants should submit a completed application and supplemental questionnaire online at