Utah State University

Engineering Technician SR

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2021 3:35 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience, plus excellent benefits


The Engineering Technician SR manages and coordinates all efforts required to assure compliance with building codes and contracts in the construction or modification of existing or new facilities. The Candidate directs and coordinates construction and remodeling activities on campus projects from completion of bidding and award of construction contracts to final acceptance. They will inspect and review all construction and remodeling projects during construction to ensure that projects conform to plans and specifications.


  • Manages construction progress which may include ensuring procedures and materials comply with specifications; observes work in progress to assure timeliness, conformance and requirements and acceptance workmanship.
  • Establishes and ensures adherence to job schedules and priorities.
  • Reviews contract plans and specifications for compliance with appropriate building codes and project requirements.
  • Checks and monitors all construction completion schedules to ensure that all construction and remodeling projects are being completed on time.
  • Visits all construction and remodeling projects on campus regularly to ensure conformity to plans and specifications.
  • Assists in the review of plans and specifications for construction of new building projects and for remodeling projects of present structures.
  • Compiles, prepares and submits various reports of inspections made at constructions and remodeling sites.
  • Supervises and directs the collection of information by contacting various participants involved in the construction process to ensure the accuracy of as-built drawings, specifications, and shop drawings.
  • Interacts with contractors, construction inspectors and other university personnel to attempt to satisfy all parties involved in the construction phase of different projects.
  • Schedules project work with various departments that are furnishing material and/or labor for portions of work in specific projects.
  • Maintains logs for contractor submittals, requests for information and changes of proposals to provide a summarized source of information pertinent to the project.
  • Assists in developing means and methods to improve the construction program effort.
  • Maintains liaison between contractor, project manager, and consultant during construction to resolve field problems, and to maintain project schedule and budget.
  • Interprets blueprints and specifications for contractors to ensure compliance with construction plans and specifications and obtain additional information from the project architect when necessary; recommends changes to documents for ease of construction.
  • Reviews construction documents and specifications for compliance with USU’s A&E manual and the DFCM High Performance Building standards.
  • Coordinates and assists with final inspections; monitors completion of punch list.
  • Act as Facilities customer liaison during building warranty period, and coordinates any claims with PD&C project manager.
  • Reviews projects at end of warranty period for non-compliance items.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of current, institutional/commercial building, construction related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • IBC Code Certifications or experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of inspecting building construction, materials and methods.
  • Knowledge of building codes and of electrical, plumbing, mechanical and related codes.
  • Knowledge of the laws and ordinances regulating building construction.
  • Knowledge of current status of costs of new construction, escalation factors and market trends.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting plans and specifications and comparing them with construction in progress.
  • Skill in construction inspection.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Skill in supervisory practices.
  • The ability to fully read, comprehend and interpret contract plans and specifications.
  • The ability to coordinate with outside vendors and/or contractors.
  • The ability to work with budgets and follow through on assignments.
  • The capability to make independent decisions

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees occasionally work outdoors, may not be protected from weather conditions or contaminants, and may be exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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