The City Engineer performs professional civil engineering work in the field or office, supervising the design, construction, development, and maintenance of City projects, facilities, and engineering personnel (including engineering consultants) involved in such activities. Performs other related work as required. The City Engineer is responsible for organizing and coordinating all engineering-related work from all City departments, other government agencies, or contractors. Work requires the use of considerable judgment, initiative, and professional knowledge and involves responsibility for making technical decisions on engineering problems.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Mayor, plan, organize and direct engineer field and office activities.
Responsible for planning, consulting, implementing, and supervising engineering staff and engineers in the design of public projects in various areas, including streets, water mains, sidewalks, sewers, playgrounds, athletic fields, and other municipal structures.
Responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of engineering methods and procedures.
Assisting in the preparation of specifications and plans for civil engineering projects and municipal construction work. Set up bids, including criteria for and parameters of the project. Estimate cost of engineering projects.
Approve plans, specifications, and construction procedures for streets and utilities to be installed by developers of private lands. Write legal descriptions for street acceptance; write legal descriptions for "takings" and deeds for city property.
Represent the city in discussions and agreements involving construction work to be done by private contractors. Monitor the performance private contractors to ensure compliance with terms of municipal contracts. Interact with other city departments, engineers, architects, and county and state agencies.
Prepare and recommend department budget; administer approved funds. Maintain all department records. Review and approve designers' and contractors' payment requests for work completed.
Review, monitor, direct, approve and maintain various reports and records prepared by engineering personnel in their daily activity. Review existing and approve new engineering documents to be maintained by the department.
Serve as a member of the Traffic Commission. Consult with other Commissions and departments as needed.
Design drainage and sewerage, utilities, and site planning to reflect local zoning and subdivision ordinances in compliance with Massachusetts Stormwater Management Standards.
Perform technical report writing following engineering design calculations regarding soils, hydrology, hydraulics, and permitting criteria.
Schedule and provide overall supervision and training of department staff.
Interview and select departmental personnel; recommend other personnel action.
Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough understanding of civil engineering principles, practices, and tools.
Proficient in computer-assisted design (CAD) and other design, data recording, and analysis software.
Thorough understanding of materials, methods, and tools involved in constructing or repairing buildings, bridges, roads, and other related structures.
Thorough understanding of safety regulations related to assigned projects.
Ability to identify and solve complex problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to be both creative and analytical.
Extremely detail-oriented and accurate.
Knowledge of principles of surveying, soil testing, due diligence review, and site assessment
Bachelor's degree with major course work in civil engineering and five (5) years experience in progressively responsible professional civil engineering work plus two (2) years supervisory engineering experience.
Current, valid registration as a professional engineer (PE) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at time of appointment.
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent valid operator’s license issued by another state required.
Prolonged periods are sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift to 15 pounds at times.
Must be able to travel to various project sites.
Must be able to access and navigate job sites and construction areas.
Internal Number: 2021-0010
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