Engineering Technician I - Construction Inspection - Engineering Division

Department: Public Works/Engineering
Location: Topeka, KS

This position reads and interprets construction plans, blueprints, maps, legal descriptions and drawings of construction plans.  Inspects and documents new construction, renovation and repair work for quality, materials, and workmanship to ensure that all work complies with specifications, ordinances and City standards.  Reviews plans and specifications with contractors and superiors for code compliance, prepares and maintains construction progress reports.  Performs soil, concrete, asphalt, utility and a variety of other materials testing in both field and laboratory settings.    

Examples of inspections:

  • Concrete curb and gutter construction
  • Concrete drive approaches
  • Concrete sidewalks
  • Reconstruction of asphalt and concrete streets
  • New construction of asphalt and concrete streets
  • New sanitary sewer line installations
  • New storm sewer installations
  • Manhole installations
  • Curb inlet installations
  • Right of way permit inspections
  • Service request inspections
  • Backfill of trenches
  • Subgrade for new roads

Minimum requirements:  High school diploma or equivalent with significant skill in mathematics and one (1) year of experience or one year of high school level training in Engineering field required.  Must have the following certifications or be able to obtain within one year of employment: ACI level I certification, APWA Construction Inspector certification and/or KDOT Level IIAC and Nuclear gauge safety certification.  Must possess and maintain a valid Class C Kansas driverís license and a city insurable driving record. 

$16.76 per hour.

The City of Topeka offers a comprehensive benefits package, including

  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • Kansas Public Employee Retirement System which totals over 315,000 active, inactive and retired members and manages approximately $20 billion in assets for KPERS members' benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation leave and separate paid sick leave, two additional paid personal leave days each year and the ability to earn up to 3 additional paid days off for perfect work attendance.

and more.......

  • Paid Life/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • (457) Deferred Comp Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Free Onsite Health & Wellness Clinic
  • Free in-house Wellness Center, a full service fitness facility
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Assistance Program

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The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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