Under the general direction of the Town Engineer, supervises staff and performs technical and administrative tasks, acts as principal engineer for the design of municipal improvement projects, and serves as the local Inland Wetlands Agent and liaison to the Inland Wetlands and Conservation Commission.
Examples of Duties:
Supervises, coordinates and participates in the planning, design and construction a variety of municipal, utility and private development projects, and other permitted work within the public right-of-way. Manages annual Town programs that include road paving and repairs, crack sealing, pavement markings, and installation and replacement of sidewalks and ramps. Assigns, supervises and reviews the work of subordinates involved in project planning, design, and construction administration and inspection. Routinely coordinates with contractors and periodically inspects construction projects to ensure conformity with approved plans, details, material specifications, and local and industry standards, including work completed by utility companies and private developers, and manages associated construction administration tasks.
Performs advanced engineering tasks and mathematical computations for preparation of plans, specifications, details, quantity take-offs and cost estimates for projects such as road and sidewalk construction and rehabilitation, and improvements to drainage systems, parking lots, parks, recreational fields, trails and other public facilities and infrastructure. Provides technical information and general assistance to the Town Engineer, and Town boards, commissions and departments.
Independently investigates and responds to citizen complaints. Enforces local Inland Wetland and Conservation Commission regulations to ensure work is performed in conformity with approved plans, investigates violations, and schedules and attends evening meetings with the Commission.
Reviews permit applications submitted to local Commissions for various land development projects and approves building permit applications for new construction. Prepares permit applications for municipal projects requiring federal, state and local authorization. Assists with preparation of requests for proposals and bid documents, reviewing consultant proposals and contractor bids, and with oversight of consultants work to ensure conformance with project budget and schedule.
May temporarily manage the office and assume duties and responsibilities of the Town Engineer in their absence. May assist contractors or others in applying for licenses and permits to work in the public right-of-way, may work on a survey crew, and periodically be required to work outside of normal working hours.
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, related engineering science, or some closely related field; and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of civil engineering; OR an equivalent combination of suitable education, experience and training if deemed appropriate by the Town Manager or their designee.
Registration as a licensed professional engineer in the State of Connecticut or the ability to obtain a state license through reciprocity within the first six (6) months of employment.
Possession of a State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
Experience with administration of road construction and paving operations, and other infrastructure improvements within the public right-of-way, and with using Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, ESRI ArcMap GIS and/or other engineering software is desirable (not required).
Additional Salary Information: 37.5 hrs/wk - Non-Exempt Union Position AFSCME 818
Benefits include: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 401(a) Pension Plan, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal and Sick Leave.
About Town of Wethersfield
Wethersfield was founded in 1633–1634 and has its niche in history being the "Ye Most Auncient Towne" in Connecticut, according to the "Colonial Records of Connecticut." In May 1781, at the Webb House on Main Street, Washington and Rochambeau planned the battle of Yorktown, which culminated in the independence of the then rebellious colonies. Over one hundred fifty of our old, beautiful and distinctive Colonial homes stand as a symbol of the rich heritage that has been Wethersfield's since the early days of its founding more than 375 years ago.