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Jonathan L. Lachney
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.
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.
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.
Louisiana Professional Engineer licenses are issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Licensing requirements may be viewed at www.lapels.com
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:
Supervises the planning, design, construction, inspection, and/or maintenance of building systems or programs through subordinate professional engineers.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Broad from an Engineer 7 or higher. Alternative reporting relationships may be approved by SCS.
Direct over a staff of Engineers, Engineering Technicians, or others who assist in specific assignments.
LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Engineer 5 by the presence of responsibility for direct supervision over professional engineers.
Differs from Engineer 7 by the absence of second-line supervision over professional engineers. Exceptions to this distinction may be approved by SCS based on program scope and/or complexity.
Examples of Work
The overall function of this position is to serve as the District Lab Engineer. This position serves as the primary agent of the District for organization, direction, and management of the District-wide Quality Assurance program for construction and maintenance. The incumbent serves as the liaison between the District and Design, Research, and Materials Sections, contractors, and Federal, local, and other State agencies for coordination and implementation of policies and procedures regarding sampling, testing, materials usage, and specifications. This position is located in the District 08 Laboratory (Unit 158) of the Department of Transportation and Development and reports directly to the ADA of Engineering (Engineer 8). The incumbent must be self-motivated and be able to perform duties many times with minimal supervision and also be able to interpret unforeseen conditions as they may arise. The incumbent will participate in appropriate DOTD structured training programs as appropriate and attend all continuing education classes and conferences deemed necessary to facilitate the performance of required tasks.
While in official capacity, DOTD employees must comply with applicable Louisiana and Civil Service laws, rules, and regulations, as well as DOTD policies, procedures, manuals, and directives.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
30% Supervises District Laboratory and Asphalt Plant Inspection operations. Manages programs for sub-grade soil surveys, materials sampling and testing, base design, and sampling for wastewater management. Provides recommendations on material testing, as well as providing Pavement and Geotechnical recommendations and designs. Assists in updating the Department's Standard Specifications, including the implementation of new technology, materials, and techniques, and reviews current sampling and testing methods, and investigates and proposes ways to eliminate, reduce, or increase the efficiencies of such methods. Attends plan-in-hands, design rides, pre-construction, and Statewide District Lab Engineer meetings.
25% Administrates the TR602, DOTD Record Test, and FHWA Independent Assurance programs as required by Federal and State regulations and policies to provide an independent in place materials audit.
25% Conducts Districtwide evaluations of complex material problems requiring advanced technique knowledge of materials and their characteristics. Approves designs for asphaltic concrete, Portland cement concrete, and base materials, and monitors their application to assure conformance to DOTD requirements. Conducts material usage and documentation audits (From 2059) for every construction project within the District for final project acceptance.
10% Directs the Training Section and Workforce Development Section in the delivery of DOTD structured training program focusing on the training and development of District personnel and outside contractors. Ensures sufficient training availability to maximize reallocation of promotional opportunities for department employees. Directs training resources in support of special projects which affect the entire Department such as revising PPMs, revising Supplemental Qualifications of DCL positions, and development/revision of Structured Training Programs (STPS). Directs the preparation of system generated reports and spreadsheets regarding District Training, providing the necessary technical information to executive staff and headquarters personnel.
5% Serves as the District Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), responsible for the proper usage, transport, and storage for all nuclear density test gauges in the District and for the proper documentation thereof.
5% May be required to perform other duties as necessary including, but not limited to emergency/disaster support activities.