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Job Specification

SENIOR ENGINEER 

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; 
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 the more difficult field and office engineering work involved
in the design, maintenance, and construction of highways, roads, or 
streets, bridges and culverts, sanitary drainage systems, buildings, 
public grounds, mechanical systems, heating systems, cooling 
systems, electrical power delivery systems, electrical power generation 
systems, traffic control systems, interior lighting and wiring systems, 
outside lighting and wiring systems, water distribution or supply 
systems, and/or some other branch of engineering.

Conducts investigations of conditions of 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, and 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

Provides guidance and assistance to subordinates in the 
performance of their work.

Maintains essential records and files.

Will be required to learn 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 
Bachelor's degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

NOTE:  A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering 
Technology (BSET) in a field related to Civil, Mechanical 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 an engineer's license issued by the 
New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 
may be substituted for the above educational requirement.

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years of related experience in civil, electrical or mechanical 
engineering 

NOTE:  A Masterís degree in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical 
engineering, or a Masterís of Science in Engineering Technology 
(MSET) in a field related to Civil, Electrical or Mechanical 
engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's 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 in planning and designing engineering projects.

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

Knowledge of engineering mathematics, including trigonometry 
and calculus. 

Ability to accurately estimate quantities and project costs.

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 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 or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
as 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.

9/13/2018