Due to the vast scope of the project, a wide variety of technical knowledge is needed to complete the tasks. Therefore, various roles must be filled to accomplish the specified tasks. This section describes each of the roles needed for this project and provides an estimated amount of time required by each role. The hours of each role will be broken down for each task listed in the scope of services.

There are four roles included in this project. The roles needed for this project, as listed in Table 4-1, are an Engineer in Training (EIT), Lab Technician, Project Engineer, and Senior Engineer. Each team member will perform part of the work required by each role. Table 4-1 also shows an estimated amount of hours required by each role for the different parts of the project.

Lab Technician

The Lab Technician will be responsible for overseeing the soil sampling at the site visit as well as the geotechnical analysis within the laboratory. They will ensure that the specified soil tests are carried out in accordance with ASTM requirements. Their ultimate responsibility is to ensure that the design soil selected is suitable for the operation of the parking lot. This will be reflected in the creation of a geotechnical report that will include the summary of the soil findings as well as recommendations. The Lab Technician will report the geotechnical findings of the site visit and analysis to the Project Engineer and the Senior Engineer.

The Lab Technician will also be responsible for overseeing the survey at the site visit. They will need to be familiar with the use of survey equipment and the surveying process. The Lab Technician will be involved in the creation of the topographic map as well as the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis that will be performed based on the survey data. The qualifications for the Lab Technician include experience with lab equipment and procedures and they must be a Registered Land Surveyor (RLN) to stamp the survey.

Project Engineer

The Project Engineer is responsible for managing the project. They will delegate tasks to the other roles and ensure that the work they complete is correct. They will supervise at the site visit, work on the hydrologic, hydraulic, and geotechnical analyses, and work on the geometric parking lot design. The Project Engineer will work with stakeholders, construction workers, contractors, etc. to look over aspects such as budgeting, expectations, limitations, and needs. It is important that the Project Engineer compromises the needs of the whole team to reach a conclusion to make the entire project successful. The Project Engineer must have obtained a degree in Civil Engineering, passed the FE Exam, passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam, and have at least 4 years of experience. In addition to these qualifications, it is important for a Project Engineer to have organizational skills, communication skills, pay close attention to detail, acquire problem solving abilities, make decisions, and have commercial awareness.

Engineer in Training (EIT)

The Engineer in Training (EIT) will be involved in each of the tasks of the project. The EIT will assist the Lab Technician at the site visit in the surveying and geotechnical sampling that will occur. They will also take part in the creation of the topographic map, the hydrologic, geotechnical and hydraulic analyses, and the geometric parking lot design, as directed by the Senior and Project Engineers. All of the work performed by the EIT will be supervised and approved by the other roles that take part in the tasks delegated to the EIT. For an individual to qualify as an Engineer in Training, they must have obtained a degree in Civil Engineering and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

Senior Engineer

The Senior Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the work done by other roles on the project, providing guidance, and putting their stamp of approval on the final product. Most of the time spent on the project by the senior engineer will include reviewing the work completed by the EIT and Lab Technician. Guidance to the team will be provided by the Senior Engineer. The Senior Engineer will be responsible for communication with the client and keeping the project on schedule. The qualifications for the Senior Engineer include a degree in Civil Engineering, a passing of the FE Exam, a passing of the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam, and have at least 4 years of experience. They must have extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of this project.

Table 4-1: Staffing