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Section 25-Bridge & Structural Design
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Supplemental Qualifications: Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering, and at least four years of professional engineering experience in the design of mechanical systems for movable bridges.
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Zheng Zheng "Jenny" Fu
Engineer 8- Bridge Design Administrator
DOTD-Engineering & Operations
Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering and six years of professional engineering experience.
A master's degree in engineering will substitute for one year of the required experience. A Ph.D. in engineering will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of required experience.
NOTE: This job is designated a Dual Career Ladder job as defined in State Civil Service Rule 184.108.40.206, requiring the possession of advanced, specialized skills that may vary by position. Any required supplemental qualifications will be posted for the specific vacancy.
NOTE: Engineering experience gained prior to earning a professional engineer's license (e.g., as an engineer intern applicant, engineer intern, or equivalent) will be accepted as professional level engineering experience.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted from persons licensed to practice professional engineering in states other than Louisiana. If one of those applicants is selected for the position, he/she will be required to obtain a Louisiana license prior to appointment. The hiring agency will verify that all licensing requirements are met.
NOTE: Louisiana Professional Engineer licenses are issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Licensing requirements may be viewed at www.lapels.com
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
Serves as a leader and departmental authority in either a broad area of engineering or in a narrow but intensely specialized field of engineering.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Dual Career Ladder.
Broad direction from an Engineer 7 or 8. Alternative reporting relationships may be approved by SCS.
May exercise functional/project supervision over lower-level engineers, other professionals or engineering technicians.
LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Engineer 5 by the presence of designation as a Dual Career Ladder job.
Differs from Engineer 6 by the absence of responsibility for direct supervision over professional engineers.
Examples of Work
The incumbent is the Department's leading mechanical expert on consultant contract development and consultant coordination for complex movable bridge projects. Responsibilities include consultant contract development, consultant selection, consultant man-hour negotiation, consultant contract administration, consultant invoice review, consultant plan review, and consultant performance rating for work that is related to movable bridge projects. The incumbent will also perform as the Project Manager on movable bridge rehabilitation projects, and will design mechanical systems for movable bridges on in-house design projects.
The position is located at the LA DOTD Headquarters building in the Bridge Design Section (25). To perform work, incumbent may be required to use a state vehicle for statewide travel, climb tall bridge towers, lift heavy items (equipment covers), and occasionally work in extreme weather conditions such as rain, cold, or heat
While in official capacity, incumbent shall comply with an y applicable Louisiana and Civil Service laws, rules, regulations, as well as DOTD policies, procedures, manuals, and directives.
50% Consultant Contracts/Project Management:
20% Design and Plan Preparation:
- Works with the Consultant Contract Services Section to develop stand-alone consultant contracts and task order contracts for the design, plan preparation, and construction related engineering services (CRES) of movable bridge projects. Coordinates the work of structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural personnel to complete the contract.
- Develops the scope of work, contract time, and design criteria for the mechanical portion of consultant contracts/task orders.
- Reviews and rates the mechanical portion of "Qualification Statements" submitted by consultants for proposed consultant contracts.
- Reviews and approves the mechanical portion of man-hour proposals submitted by the Consultant.
- Administers the executed consultant contracts/task orders.
- Reviews the mechanical portion of construction documents prepared by the consultant to insure they meet the requirements of the consultant contract.
- Provides over site of the mechanical portion of the consultant's work both during the design phase and the construction phase of the project.
- Reviews and approves consultant contract invoices for payment.
- Rates the Consultant's performance on their administration of the consultant contract.
- Rates the Consultant 's performance on the mechanical portion of the consultant contract.
- Serves as the Project Manager for projects that are primarily mechanical in nature such as movable bridge rehabilitation projects. Work may include the execution of consultant contracts/task orders (as listed above), coordination of the development of contract documents, coordination of permit acquisition, budget requests, maintenance of project schedule, and all other Project Manager duties.
15°/o Construction Related Engineering Services (CRES):
- Serves as a Task Manager to oversee the development of the mechanical portions of movable bridge projects. Advises the Project Manager on all questions related to mechanical issues.
- Performs as a team leader to design and develop plans and specifications of complex mechanical systems for statewide movable bridges. Work includes the design of hydraulic drivee systems, hydraulic wedge systems, mechanical drive systems, open gear/rack and pinion gear systems, pivot bearings, sheaves, sheave pedestals, speed reducers, large wire ropes, span locks, buffers, hoists, roller bearings, brakes, and any other mechanical system required to provide a fully functional movable bridge.
- Responsible for continually researching new mechanical technology, and integrating the new technology into our current designs to improve performance, efficiency, reliability, initial cost, and maintenance cost.
- Coordinates mechanical designs with other design disciplines (e.g. structural, electrical, architectural), to insure all systems integrate together correctly with a minimum of conflicts
- Reviews mechanical designs developed by the Bridge Design Section (25) and the Bridge & Facility Maintenance Section (51).
10°/o Miscellaneous Duties:
- Reviews mechanical shop drawings and equipment submittals for assigned projects.
- Provides District Project Engineers/Inspectors with engineering support during construction. Consists of responding to mechanical related RFI's from the Contractor, answering e-mail/telephone questions from the Project Engineer/Inspector, developing acceptable "fixes" to construction or plan errors as requested by the project engineer, and reviewing all mechanical design changes requested by the Contractor during construction.
- Performs shop inspections of fabricated mechanical equipment prior to shipment of equipment to the field.
- Performs periodic field inspections of mechanical systems during construction. Department Project Engineers and Inspectors do not have mechanical training or experience so they rely on these inspections to ensure that all mechanical equipment has been purchased/fabricated and installed in accordance with the plans and specifications.
- Assists the Contractor with the final setup and adjustment of all mechanical systems to ensure that they are functioning properly prior to the Department's acceptance of the project.
So/o Other Duties:
- Facility Design: May assist with the design of mechanical systems for facility projects.
- Advise Section Head: Advises the Bridge Design Engineer Administrator by providing technical guidance on issues related to mechanical systems for movable bridges. Recommends Department responses to inquiries from AASHTO related to the "AASHTO LRFD Movable Highway Bridge Design Specifications."
- Emergency Inspection and Repairs: Assists the Bridge & Facility Maintenance Section (51) and District Maintenance Units with field inspections of movable bridges that have had failures of their mechanical systems. Failures may have been due to normal wear and tear, or to an incident such as a collision with a marine vessel or a lightning strike. Services may include assessment of the failure/damage, recommendations as to whether the damaged mechanical system should continue to operate, recommendations for repairs, and/or preparation of construction documents to effect repairs.
- Damage Assessment Teams: If a "Major Disaster" or an "Emergency" has been declared, incumbent will participate on an inspection team to assess the damage to movable bridges and prepare federal "Detailed Damage Inspection Reports" (DDIR's) to facilitate federal reimbursement of costs associated with repairing the structures.
- Training: Completes and maintains all structured training required by the Department, and all continuing professional development training required to maintain and renew their professional engineering license. Attend the Heavy Movable Structures (HMS) Symposium every two years as funding allows.
- Training of Department Personnel: Trains and instructs subordinates in the design of mechanical systems for movable bridges, and the laws, codes, and regulations governing their design. Trains and instructs subordinates on all Department procedures involved in plan development, contract letting, and construction.
- Interview Panels: Serves on panels to interview and hire new employees.
- Office Tasks: Performs office tasks as directed by their supervisor such as reviewing time sheets, updating project lists, scheduling employee training, securing rental vehicles for field inspections, scanning documents, etc.
Incumbent may be required to perform other duties as directed by their supervisor/section head including, but not limited to, emergency/disaster support activities following natural disasters such as hurricanes and flood events.