Town Engineer

STONINGTON TOWN HALL, ADMIN SERVICES DEPT.   Stonington, CT   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on May 17, 2020

Town of Stonington

General Government

The following employment opportunity is available with the Town of Stonington. Town Engineer Stonington Town Hall – Full time Union position.

NATURE OF WORK:
The Town Engineer performs highly responsible, professional and administrative work.
This position is responsible for project development and implementation, providing engineering support for various Town Boards and Departments, and assisting the Director of Public Works with facility issues. The position requires independent judgment, initiative, maturity, observation and communication skills, accuracy, and confidentiality based upon the evolving fiscal policies and priorities of the Town.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
The Town Engineer works under the direct supervision of the Director of Public Works.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Not applicable.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs engineering reviews for Land Use Commissions.
Provides engineering support for various Town Boards and Departments.
Provides technical advice regarding design, construction or project modifications to
Town officials. Confers with Town officials to discuss project specifications and procedures.
Directs, reviews, and approves project designs and subsequent changes.
Provides documentation, detailed instructions, drawings or specifications to explain to others about how structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained or used.
Facilitates the implementation of Phase 2 Stormwater Permitting. Ensures Connecticut
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) compliance for Town facilities.
Assists the Director of Public Works with project development and implementation.
Inspects project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety standards.
Directs or participates in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
Estimates quantities and costs of materials, equipment and/or labor to determine project feasibility. Estimates bonding costs for street improvements. Prepares specifications for equipment and materials, and assists with procurement. Performs administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports.
Assists the Director of Public Works with all aspects of facility issues, the repair of facilities and equipment. Prepares and presents public reports, as necessary.
Prepares plans, specifications and budgets for Public Works projects Regular attendance is a requirement of this position.
Establishes and maintains appropriate working relationships with State and Federal officials, Town officials, public offices, the general public, consultants, other departments and agencies and co-workers.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Education, Experience and Training:
The education, experience and training required would generally be acquired with a
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field is required. A minimum of four
(4) years professional experience in municipal engineering is required.
Experience with the use of computer hardware and software such as GIS and AutoCAD Civil 3D is required.
Connecticut Professional Engineer (PE) License required.
Connecticut Professional Land Surveyor License desirable.
Flood Plain Management Certification or experience desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Thorough knowledge of the practical application of engineering principles, science, and technology.
Thorough knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Thorough knowledge of the practices and techniques of construction work. Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, and the tools and equipment used in the construction or repair of buildings or other structures such as highways and roads.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with public works projects.
Considerable ability to analyze reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate work of others and contractors.
Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions and to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to manage within authorized budget allocations.
Ability to work outside of normal business hours as necessitated by the position.
Ability to work harmoniously, cooperatively, and courteously with others at all times.
Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations and an ability to adapt to varying work situations.
Ability to regularly engage in activities necessitated by the position outside normal business hours; i.e., evening meetings, emergencies, etc.
(This is highly responsible, professional and administrative work and as such is expressly exempted by the Fair Labor Standards Act and related state laws from the requirement of paid overtime).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must hold a driver's license and be able to operate a motor vehicle. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Physical stamina and endurance is required. The  employee must have the ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and smell. The employee may lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, and, at times, may be required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions as well as the office. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in precarious places; is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement or contract between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The Town of Stonington is an EOE.