Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for Contract Employment, in the position of Engineering Surveyor Technician I in the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and Urban Development (Tobago House of Assembly).
An employee of this class is responsible for making engineering surveys to secure exact physical data in connection with existing of proposed projects. Work requires skilled use of standard engineering instruments and the direction of a small crew of assistants. Assignments are received in detail from professional or technical superiors. Some latitude is given for the exercise of initiative in the choice of job methods, but any departure from instructions must have prior clearance from a superior. Emphasis is on accuracy and the development of greater skills. The work is subject to frequent inspections to determine accuracy, degree of accomplishment and adherence to instructions and standard.
REPORTS TO: Engineering Surveyor Technician III, II or designated officer
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: Designated officer
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serves as chief of party in conducting the more routine of engineering surveys.
- Makes topographical surveys and takes levels.
- Takes cross-sections and profiles, runs traverses and reduces notes.
- Makes contours and other investigational surveys, in connection with the planning of roads, culverts, drains, bridges, buildings and other engineering projects.
- Determines accurate locations and measurements of points essential to existing or proposed projects.
- Sets out new projects, establishing lines and grades.
- Makes crop surveys in order to compensate for loss of crops.
- Measures and checks by use of instruments, works in progress or completed.
- Calculates and plots survey data.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of engineering surveying.
- Knowledge of the modern methods, techniques and practices employed in land surveying and the preparation of plans and maps.
- Knowledge of Total Station and Auto Level.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Skill in the use and care of standard engineering field instruments.
- Ability to make computations and prepare accurate plans or maps of areas surveyed.
- Ability to supervise a survey party.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to develop creative strategies and solutions to accomplish objectives.
- Ability to lead and work as part of a team.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and members of the public.
- Ability to use initiative and to find solutions for work related issues.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Minimum two (2) years’ experience in surveying.
- Training as evidenced by a National Certificate in Engineering Surveying
DEADLINE DATE: WEDNESDAY 30, November 2022