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Position: Town Engineer
Municipality:Town of Plainfield
Close Date:8/13/2022



Town Engineer


Department:  Land Use


Reports To: First Selectman


Position Summary: Responsible for the planning and design of the Town’s infrastructure and services related to roads, sidewalks, sewers, solid waste, drainage and water systems.  Provides engineering support to Public Works, Parks, and WPCA.  Provides planning support to the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands Commission and other Land Use departments.  In addition, the employee provides engineering and surveying services to assess, design and inspect municipal and private projects.  Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


·      Provides engineering support to department activities related to public works, parks and WPCA construction/maintenance of community infrastructure. 


       Prepares plans, specifications, costs and quantity estimates of various projects prior to, during and after completion.


       Reviews construction plans of public and private projects for compliance with Town policies, standards, ordinances and sound engineering design.


       Prepares budget estimates and controls the expenditure of department funds: this includes the planning and budgeting for future Land Use department projects.  Assists in the preparation of Town capital improvement plan.


       Provides administrative and engineering support to water, sewer and inland wetlands commissions.


       Coordinates and provides engineering support to all Town departments.


       Maintain all plans, drawings, field notes and records of the Town’s infrastructure as well as water and sewer utilities and ensures that this information is properly filed and safe from harm.


       Reviews plans submitted to the Town’s Planning and Zoning Commissions, Inland water Agency and Zoning Board of Appeals to ensure compliance with Town and state regulations and sound engineering design, storm water and LID treatments.


       Serves as liaison on behalf of the Town with other governmental agencies.


       Provides technical support and advice to the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission and the Conservation Commission. Interprets planning, zoning, wetlands and land use regulations while providing professional planning services.


       Prepares and administers grants as required.


       Makes public presentations as required.


       Performs GIS functions and mapping for the Town as needed.


       Enforce inland wetlands regulations and sedimentation control measures.


       attends hearings and other meetings within the town, region, or state having a bearing on the infrastructure or land use of the Town;


       communicates effectively with the public, other employees and other agencies in a courteous manner. 


       all other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills, and Other Requirements:


Bachelors’ Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field and Professional Engineering Registration required with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible municipal public works experience or equivalent work and education experience.  One or more of the following certifications is preferred: AICP, CAZEO, and Wetlands Authorized Agent.  The Town Engineer/Planner must:


       Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license


       Experience in budget preparation and administration;


       Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices such as roadway design and construction techniques, drainage design and construction, hydraulics and hydrology; knowledge of roadway, sidewalk, water and sewer and storm drainage maintenance/repair techniques and practices.  Knowledge of other town department objectives and interdepartmental affiliations.


       Ability to analyze and design and various construction projects. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a detailed and organized manner.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, department staff, local and state officials.


       Proficient oral and written communication skills. Proficient computer skills including office software applications including word processing and spread sheet applications as well as GIS and AutoCAD.  Effective management skills.;


       have the ability to present technical information in a clear, concise manner to non-technical persons.  


       Must have the ability to interact professionally with staff and the general public.



Working Conditions:  


 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.


Work is performed outdoors and in the office environment and may involve travel to a variety of locations to review work sites and attend meetings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment is fast-paced, and the noise level is usually moderate.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Duties are performed both individually and as part of a work team. Attendance at night meetings may be required, and meeting project deadlines may require working more than 40 hours per week. The employee may occasionally encounter stressful situations due to sensitive or complex public issues.


The employer reserves the right to modify the working conditions to reflect changes or modifications in the work performed.


The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements or a contract for services. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or provide relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.


The Town of Plainfield is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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