<p>PRINCIPAL ENGINEERING ASSISTANT<br />Central Services - Landcare<br />Position Description<br />University of Minnesota Facilities Management<br /><br />This position assists the University Landscape Architect in performing landscape architectural design functions for the development of properties on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.<br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities:</strong><br /><u>Site inspections:</u><br />Observes in the field and reports on landscape & construction project progress. Identifies project conflicts and communicates to landscape architect. Inspects crew and contractor work for conformance with University standards. Prepares construction progress and inspection reports. Records and maintains schedule, scope and warranty data about multiple campus projects on project spreadsheet. Approximately 30%.<br /><br /><u>Site Analysis:</u><br />Collects and organizes site data for in-house projects including verification of site features, photo documentation, field measuring and leveling to collect horizontal and vertical dimensions, preparation of base maps and site plans. Collects and organizes digital plans and reports from various sources. Approximately 25%.<br /><br /><u>Computer Aided Drafting and Mapping:</u><br />Prepares preliminary and final plans, details and specifications based on direction from landscape architect using AutoCAD software. Collects field data and maintains maps using ArcGIS software. Approximately 25%.<br /><br /><u>Other Activities as Needed:</u><br />Manages distribution and collection of staging area mats. Assists with nursery inventory and deliveries. Organizes and maintains campus photos. Assists with other day-to-day activities as needed. Approximately 20%.<br /><br /><strong>Essential Functions:</strong><br />Project site visits, inspections and reporting; site analysis, measuring and mapping; cadd drafting of landscape plans and detail drawings: GIS collection and mapping of campus asset data; organization of staging area mats; assistance with nursery inventory and deliveries; organization of campus landscape information; other duties as assigned.<br /><br /><br /><strong>Work Environment:</strong><br />Work is generally performed in an office setting, with frequent outdoor field measurement and observation required in all types of weather.<br /> </p>
<p><strong>Minimum Qualifications</strong></p><ul><li>Three years of college engineering coursework or three years of engineering trade school and/or relevant experience.</li><li>Valid driver’s license is required.</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Preferred Qualifications</strong></p><ul><li>Coursework in landscape design, surveying, construction management, or related field. </li><li>Proficiency with AutoCAD and ArcGIS. </li><li>Fluent with construction procedures and landscape project implementation.</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Knowledge, Skills and Abilities</strong></p><ul><li>Ability to balance time appropriately with multiple tasks and frequent schedule changes.</li><li>Basic knowledge of construction procedures and project implementation.</li><li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills.</li><li>Technical proficiency with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, spreadsheet, and word processing software.</li><li>Proficiency with graphic presentation software desired.</li><li>Knowledge of design methods and processes desired.<br /> </li></ul>
Internal Number: 325196
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