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Engineer I (#MFBC01)
$42,134.00 Yearly Min / $56,178.00 Yearly Mid / $70,223.00 Yearly Max


Engineer II (#MFBC02)
$48,242.00 Yearly Min / $64,322.00 Yearly Mid / $80,403.00 Yearly Max


Engineer III (#MFBC03)
$55,230.00 Yearly Min / $73,640.00 Yearly Mid / $92,050.00 Yearly Max


Engineer IV (#MFBC04)
$63,235.00 Yearly Min / $84,313.00 Yearly Mid / $105,391.00 Yearly Max


Engineer V (#MFBC05)
We are currently accepting applications from eligible State of Delaware EMPLOYEES ONLY for this position. To apply, please close this pop-up window and then click on the link for Internal State of Delaware Jobs.
$72,396.00 Yearly Min / $96,528.00 Yearly Mid / $120,660.00 Yearly Max


Engineer VI (#MFBC06)
$77,468.00 Yearly Min / $103,291.00 Yearly Mid / $129,114.00 Yearly Max


Engineer Program Manager I (#MFBC07)
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$63,235.00 Yearly Min / $84,313.00 Yearly Mid / $105,391.00 Yearly Max


Engineer Program Manager II (#MFBC08)
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$77,468.00 Yearly Min / $103,291.00 Yearly Mid / $129,114.00 Yearly Max


Assistant Director Transportation Engineering (#MFBC09)
$88,689.00 Yearly Min / $118,252.00 Yearly Mid / $147,815.00 Yearly Max




Description of Occupational Work

This class series uses nine levels of work in the Technical Services Occupational Group, Engineering Services Occupational Series. Engineering work encompasses applying engineering principles and theories to specialized engineering disciplines such as Civil, Environmental, Electrical, Materials, Chemical and Mechanical. Engineering principles and theories are applied during design, project scheduling and cost control, location studies, construction and maintenance, materials testing and research, traffic design and operations, solid/hazardous waste management, air pollution control or water pollution control and administration.

Note: This career ladder series incorporates levels I, II, III  and IV.  Based on the level of work applicable to the employing agency and functional area, positions can be allocated up to level III or IV. The I level is to provide entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at higher levels. Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with minimum qualifications and promotional standards. Promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, sets forth the criteria that defines and describes the requirements that must be met at each level.  Advancement of employees through the career ladder is dependent on an agency's/department's operational needs and distribution of work. 

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Drafts, develops and modifies engineering designs, plans and specifications.
     
  • Reviews permit applications, blueprints and/or designs prepared by others to ensure compliance with specifications and regulations.
     
  • Applies the principles and theories of science and mathematics to research and develop solutions to technical problems.
     
  • Plans and conducts field studies, surveys, research and development projects, inspections and/or investigations to collect data and ensure conformance to state/federal laws and regulations.
     
  • Tests or evaluates materials, equipment, systems and facilities.
     
  • Plans and coordinates engineering projects.
     
  • Reviews, analyzes and reports on the status of projects and/or regulatory conformance.
     
  • Develops cost estimates for project time and materials.
     
  • Provides technical guidance and training to technical staff.

Levels of Work

Engineer I

This is the entry level in the engineering series designed to develop professional capabilities through application of established standards, techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out segments of related engineering tasks.

  • Work is performed under the close supervision of a technical superior.
  • Participates in reviewing engineering plans and specifications, permit and construction grant applications and/or related documents for compliance with state/federal laws and regulations; recommends approval, disapproval or need for revision based on regulatory requirements and sound engineering principles and theories.
  • Makes recommendations regarding proposed and/or existing projects and their compliance with state/federal regulatory requirements.
  • Contacts include participating with other technical personnel in implementing and monitoring projects.

Engineer II

This is the full performance level in the engineering series responsible for independently evaluating, selecting and applying engineering techniques, procedures and criteria and using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.

  • Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior.
  • Prepares and/or reviews engineering plans and specifications for proposed projects; recommends modifications.
  • Performs production-type work involving conventional types of design plans, investigations, surveys, structures and equipment having relatively few complex features; or the implementation and monitoring of statewide water and air resources, solid/hazardous waste management, and construction grant administration programs.
  • Assists in the administration of contracts, projects, materials testing and evaluation.
  • Prepares evidence for court action and public hearings regarding compliance with laws, rules and regulations.
  • Oversees the work performed by technicians for assigned projects.
  • Contacts include associates in the department and in other program areas, federal and state regulatory agencies, general public organizations and interest groups regarding proposed or current laws, rules and regulations pertaining to projects and to maintain a cooperative and understanding relationship.

Engineer III

This is the project lead level.

  • Reports to an administrative or technical superior.
  • Functions as project supervisor, planning, coordinating, evaluating, and reporting results and to negotiate and oversee the work of lower level engineers, technicians and consultants assigned to carry out major components of work.
  • Accountable for effective and efficient completion of several projects simultaneously. Provides guidance and assistance on complex coordination matters and in modifying design and construction methods.
  • Participates in developing and implementing engineering policies and procedures and recommends revisions and implementation of new projects.
  • Reviews plans prepared by consulting firms with special attention to unusually complex components of the contract/project.
  • Administers contracts, projects, materials testing and evaluation.
  • Supervises multiple testing units in the Material Testing and Research laboratory, and conducts research projects of moderate complexity.
  • Prepares evidence for court, testifies as a witness for the State, prepares engineering reports involving analysis of findings and reviews special reports prepared by lower level staff for technical accuracy and regulatory compliance.
  • Prepares impact statements and draft permits; notifying municipal, industrial/commercial representative on needed revisions; making recommendations on corrective action; initiating enforcement procedures.
  • Contacts include acting as liaison between the department, municipalities, commercial/industrial organizations and federal regulatory agencies regarding compliance, funding and research.

Engineer IV

This is the advanced engineering level responsible for developing objectives, policies, procedures, and providing technical guidance in the implementation and design of complex projects.

  • Performs as staff advisor and consultant with expertise in a technical specialty. Acts as an engineering expert involved in the planning, design or construction of projects. Provides expert technical guidance and assistance to department personnel, agencies, outside consultants and contractors.
  • Involved in complex and diverse activities involving a variety of related disciplines, which include interpretation and functional implementation of rules, regulations, standards, procedures and policies.
  • Develops, initiates, and implements new concepts, procedures and techniques into division or statewide programs and projects.
  • Reviews work for assigned areas to ensure standards, program objectives/goals and regulatory compliance are met.
  • Contacts include preparing legislative and regulatory measures; providing technical assistance to the Attorney General's Office regarding enforcement action; testifying in court and public hearings as an expert State witness and may respond to emergency situations. Interacts with representatives from local, county and federal government, other state agencies and others interested in and/or concerned with department programs and projects.

Engineer V

This level functions as an engineering expert involved in the design and construction of division projects.  Typically assigned to multi-disciplined programs and projects. Acts as a recognized regional or national leader and authority for a technical specialty. Recognized expert in one or more specialties dependent upon the complexity of the area(s) of specialization. 

  • Accountable for problem solving in unique situations thereby averting reliance upon outside consultants.
  • Originates, develops, designs, introduces and oversees projects and innovative research in the development of programs and projects and enhancements to existing programs and projects.
  • Assists the division by testifying as an expert for the state in court and public hearings, and providing insight, coordination and expert consulting services on issues and topics involving engineering disciplines.
  • Prepares program and project assessments, progress reports and budgetary and special reports upon request.
  • Contacts include providing expert technical direction, guidance and assistance to division personnel, federal/state agencies, industry and private sector organizations.

Engineer VI

This level functions as an engineering expert involved in the design and construction of projects and is responsible for creative and innovative applications of advanced scientific or advanced engineering and mathematical methods for assigned multi-disciplined programs and projects. Acts as a recognized regional and national leader and authority in a highly complex technical specialty.

  • Reports to a Director, Deputy Director or Program Administrator and works with minimal administrative direction.
  • Performs as a staff advisor and consultant with expertise in the most complex of technical specialties and is a recognized leader and authority regionally and nationally within that specific area of engineering specialization.
  • Represents the state and department on national and regional committees, which establish the industry standards in the area of expertise.
  • Contributes new designs, processes, or techniques, which are regarded as major advances in the field.
  • Originates, designs and introduces innovative research and development projects to provide basis for new or improved programs.
  • Contacts include providing expert technical direction, guidance and assistance to division personnel, federal/state agencies, industry and private sector organizations.

Engineer Program Manager I

This level is responsible for supervising and managing assigned projects and programs and is accountable for the technical decisions made, accepted and implemented within the department.

  • Reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for managing programs that require integration of engineering principles and practices.
  • Supervises professional, technical and support staff and/or private consultants, estimates manpower needs, schedules and assigns work. Participates in personnel matters such as hiring, training, and performance reviews.
  • Participates in drafting contracts and budget proposals, may participate in other fiscal activities. Drafts detailed and complex agreements.
  • Participates as the advanced technical specialist in the development of plans, estimates and specifications for the construction of projects.  Plans, coordinates and oversees program and project implementation.
  • Participates in report writing and analyzing subordinates reports, inspects projects for compliance with state/federal rules and regulations and makes recommendations for corrective action.
  • Recommends changes to departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Contacts include planning, coordinating and conducting informative meetings and workshops with other agencies, the private sector, and the public.

Engineer Program Manager II

This level is responsible for supervising and managing multiple programs and/or projects by heading up a major engineering section within the department. Provides technical expertise within fields of engineering development and maintenance.

  • Supervises administrative, professional, technical and support staff and private consultants. Manages staff personnel matters by conducting hiring interviews and selecting candidates, reviewing and selecting training programs and conducting performance appraisals.
  • Programs have statewide and/or regional responsibility.
  • Administers contracts; drafts contracts and budgets and supervises their implementation.
  • Responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating assignments. Plans and develops engineering projects involving unique or controversial problems which have important effects on major programs.
  • Writes reports on research and recommends changes in policy, procedures, standards and rules and regulations.
  • Contact include working closely, statewide and regionally with other agencies and the private sector to coordinate and achieve mutual goals and objectives.

Assistant Director, Transportation Engineering

This level is responsible for managing and directing a major operations section/unit within the Department of Transportation and has overall responsibility for the direction, control, and management of all aspects of the section/unit operations.

  • Supervises managerial, professional, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Participates in the preparation of operating and capital budgets; monitors the operating budget.
  • Negotiates and manages consultant contracts, monitors progress.  Participates in soliciting, reviewing and screening consultants.
  • Develops overall goals and objectives ensuring that managers have the necessary resources including personnel, information, equipment/technology and training to effectively manage operations.
  • Formulates long-range objectives, broad policies and strategies.  Develops and analyzes performance measures.
  • Plans and implements special studies designed to analyze programs, projects, and services.  Makes recommendations to improve effectiveness of transit/transportation projects and services. Develops new and revises existing operating methods.
  • Contacts include managers throughout the department, other agencies and jurisdictions, and various state and federal agencies fostering cooperation/understanding. Responds to private sector groups/individuals/legislators regarding agency services and projects; promotes agency goals and objectives throughout the private sector.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering.
  • Knowledge of assigned engineering discipline, i.e., Civil, Environmental, Electrical, Materials, Chemical and Mechanical.
  • Knowledge of the methods, techniques and procedures of research, investigation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of mathematical and statistical concepts.
  • Knowledge of applicable state, federal and departmental laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Skills in applying the principles and practices of engineering.
  • Skill in conducting field studies, tests, surveys and investigations.
  • Skill in applying mathematical and statistical concepts.
  • Ability to apply federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to prepare statistical and technical reports.
  • Ability to compile data and information.

In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Engineer II requires:

  • Ability to secure data, analyze facts, draw conclusions and recommend courses of action.

In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Engineer III requires:

  • Skill in the interpretation of data and the preparation of reports.
  • Skill in conducting training programs for staff.
  • Skill in overseeing, planning and conducting projects.
  • Skill in interpreting complex design plans.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others.

In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Engineer IV requires:

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and computer operations in design and problem solving.
  • Skill in data interpretation, program and project analysis and evaluation.
  • Skill in the development and implementation of work methods.
  • Skill in comprehending, analyzing, interpreting and explaining standards, specifications, rules and regulations.
  • Skill in developing, planning and directing studies, surveys and other investigative work.
  • Ability to infuse innovative and original concepts, procedures and techniques.

In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Engineer V requires:

  • Knowledge of integrated design methods, materials, specifications and innovative applications.
  • Skill in analyzing, evaluating, interpreting and assessing comprehensive data and information to determine the impact on present and future division programs and projects.
  • Skill in presenting and infusing findings, concepts, procedures, techniques and materials into program and project development.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and explain laws, rules and regulations.

In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Engineer VI requires:

  • Knowledge of innovative and sophisticated methods, techniques and procedures for research, investigation and analysis involving overlapping boundaries between scientific and engineering disciplines.
  • Skill in analyzing, evaluating, interpreting and assessing comprehensive data and information to determine the impact on present and future division programs and projects.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating complex situations, conditions and information and integrating and determining solutions and/or course of action.
  • Skill in applying and integrating advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes for assignments of a diverse and complex nature.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and explain comprehensive data, information, complex situations and conditions in the resolution of design problems and project development.

In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Engineering Program Manager I requires:

  • Skill in supervising and evaluating of subordinate personnel.
  • Skill in developing and training personnel.
  • Ability to recognize and integrate diverse and/or conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to establish objectives and guide the integration of multiple facets of the engineering programs.

In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Engineering Program Manager II requires:

  • Ability to establish objectives and guide the integration of multiple facets of the engineering program.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise forces of engineers and technicians.

In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Assistant Director, Transportation Engineering requires:

  • Knowledge of technical standards, e.g. civil engineering related to design/construction/maintenance of transportation systems, as established by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (ASSHTO), and applicable state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, and legal interpretations applicable transportation projects and services.
  • Knowledge of theory and principles applicable to technical focus/assignment.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices applicable to administrative management.
  • Skill in managing the development and implementation of programs for communicating Department of Transportation, goals, objectives, and accomplishments to public/private sector groups/individuals.
  • Ability to analyze current policies and laws as applicable to transportation projects and services; and, to recommend revision, addition, or deletion.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Engineer I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors Degree or higher (in the assigned engineering discipline) OR official notice of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination (in assigned engineering discipline) administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Job Requirements for the Department of Transportation Only 

  1. Possession of a Bachelors of Science degree (or have an anticipated graduation date within 9 months) (in the assigned engineering discipline) or official notice of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination (in the assigned engineering discipline) administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

CLASS:
MFBC01
EST:
7/1/2004
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
76271

CLASS:
MFBC02
EST:
7/1/2004
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
76272

CLASS:
MFBC03
EST:
7/1/2004
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
76273

CLASS:
MFBC04
EST:
7/1/2004
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
76274

CLASS:
MFBC05
EST:
7/1/2004
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
76275

CLASS:
MFBC06
EST:
7/1/2004
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
76280

CLASS:
MFBC07
EST:
7/1/1987
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
76276

CLASS:
MFBC08
EST:
7/1/1987
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
76277

CLASS:
MFBC09
EST:
6/1/1997
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
72361