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Job Specification

SENIOR ENGINEER (03314)

DEFINITION:

Under direction, in one or more branches of engineering, performs 
the more difficult field and office engineering work involved in the 
design, maintenance and construction of structures and/or systems; 
performs other related duties 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 be listed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Performs the more difficult field and office engineering work involved 
in the 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.

Investigates the conditions of facilities, structures and equipment as 
required.

Estimates the quantities of required materials and costs of specific 
maintenance projects.

May conduct field inspections of all outside public works and public 
utilities construction such as curbs, roads, culverts, water lines, 
sanitary sewer lines, sidewalks, storm drain lines, pole lines, electric 
power lines, substations and generating stations.

Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing 
findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Drafts correspondence pertaining to engineering programs and 
activities.

Assists in the design/development, repair and maintenance of water 
management equipment and systems.

Assists with flood control projects and helps map out drainage 
systems for dealing with water flow.

Devises solutions to environmental problems, such as pollution 
control and remediation.

Assists in maintaining plant operation and improvement projects.

Provides guidance and assistance to subordinates in their work 
performance.

Maintains essential records and files.

May conduct field inspections for a variety of public works construction 
projects.

Will be required to learn how to utilize various types of electronic 
and/or manual recording information systems used by the agency, 
office or related unit.

REQUIREMENTS:

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 
requirement.

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.

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years of related experience in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical 
or Electrical Engineering.

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.

LICENSE: 

Appointees will 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.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the principles of engineering and the procedures 
involved planning and designing engineering projects.

Knowledge of engineering problems involved in design, maintenance, 
and construction of structures and/or systems.

Knowledge of engineering mathematics such as trigonometry and 
calculus.

Ability to inspect materials, workmanship, and construction and 
installation of various public works and/or public utility facilities 
may be required.

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 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 
communication.

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 
be eligible.


This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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03314LC N/A25-

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.

11/20/2019