|Position:|| ||Town Engineer |
|Municipality:||Town of Plainfield |
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:
engineering support to department activities related to public works, parks and
WPCA construction/maintenance of community infrastructure.
plans, specifications, costs and quantity estimates of various projects prior
to, during and after completion.
construction plans of public and private projects for compliance with Town
policies, standards, ordinances and sound engineering design.
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
• Prepares and administers
grants as required.
• Makes public presentations
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;
with the public, other employees and other agencies in a courteous manner.
all other duties as
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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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.
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
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
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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