Under direction, in one or more branches of engineering, takes the
lead and performs highly responsible field and office engineering
work involved in the review, design, maintenance, and construction
of structures and/or systems; in some jurisdictions, may supervise
a staff conducting field and office engineering work; does related
work as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on
the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Performs highly responsible field and office engineering work involved
in the review, design, maintenance, and construction of highways,
roads, streets, bridges, culverts, storm drainage systems, sanitary
sewer systems, waste water treatment facilities, buildings, public
grounds, mechanical systems, heating systems, cooling systems,
electrical power delivery systems, electrical power generation
systems, traffic control systems, interior/exterior lighting and wiring
systems, water distribution/management or supply systems,
environmental remediation systems and processes, and/or some
other branch of engineering.
Takes the lead in field and/or offices engineering work, assigns
suitable work and gives professional guidance to subordinate staff
in the performance of their work.
Conducts investigations of conditions of facilities, structures and
equipment as required.
Estimates the quantities of required materials and costs of specific
Assigns and prioritizes various engineering projects.
Takes the lead in the design/development, repair and maintenance
of water management equipment and systems.
Assists with flood control projects and maps out drainage systems
for dealing with water flow.
Devises solutions to environmental problems, such as pollution
control and remediation.
Maintains plant operation and improvement projects.
May supervise work operations and/or functional programs and
have responsibility for effectively recommending the hiring, firing,
promoting, demoting and/or disciplining of employees.
May conduct field inspections of all outside public works and public
utilities construction such as curbs, roads, culverts, water lines,
sanitary sewer lines, sidewalks, and storm drain lines, pole lines,
electric power lines, substations and generating stations.
May prepare annual budget requests.
Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing
findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Drafts correspondence pertaining to engineering programs and
Maintains essential records and files.
Will be required to learn how to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording information systems used by the agency,
office or relate unit.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís
degree in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering.
NOTE: A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology
(BSET) in a field related to Civil, Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical
Engineering from an accredited college or university having a
curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board of Engineering
Technology (ABET) may substitute for the above education
NOTE: Possession of a Professional Engineers (PE) License issued
by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land
Surveyors may be substituted for the above education requirement.
Three (3) years of related experience in civil, electrical, chemical or
NOTE: A Masterís degree in Civil, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical
Engineering, or a Master of Science in Engineering Technology
(MSET) in a field related to Civil, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical
Engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
Appointees may be required to possess a driverís license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
NOTE: Appointees may be required to possess a valid Professional
Engineering (PE) license issued by the NJ State Board of Professional
Engineers and Land Surveyors, particularly for positions assuming
ďresponsible chargeĒ over staff as defined by NJAC 13:40-1.3.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles of engineering and the procedures
involved in planning and designing engineering projects.
Knowledge of engineering problems involved in the design,
maintenance, and construction of structures and/or systems.
Knowledge of engineering mathematics such as trigonometry and
Ability to take the lead and give suitable assignments and guidance
to subordinate employees.
Ability to accurately estimate quantities and project costs.
Ability to organize assigned technical engineering work and develop
effective work methods.
Ability to inspect materials, workmanship, and construction and
installation of various public works and/or utility facilities may be
Ability to apply federal, state and local ordinances, resolutions,
and codes relating to public works and/or public utilities to specific
cases may be required.
Ability to supervise work operations and/or functional programs and
effectively recommend the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and/or
disciplining of employees may be required.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports
containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to maintain essential records and files.
Ability to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording information systems used by the agency, office
or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
Persons with mental and physical disabilities are eligible if they can
perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable
accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it
would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.