• City of Boston, MA
  • $92,010.00 -134,290.00/year*
  • Boston , MA
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time


This is a provisional appointment.

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

Under the general direction of the City Engineer, the Principal Civil Engineer assists in the supervision and direction of Roadway Design Projects in the Design Section.


Responsible for all assigned design engineering work required for or related to the preparation and completion or preliminary and final engineering layouts, plans, detail designs and calculations for the construction, alteration, or reconstruction of streets and sidewalks, street lighting, and related installation in the City of Boston (a) to be constructed under the direct jurisdiction of the Public Works Department, or (b) as required to fulfill the Department's responsibilities for design engineering services in matters of concern to the City of Boston, in the design and layout of similar construction programs and other activities under jurisdiction of other municipal, State,or Federal agencies or authorities, including services to consultants or contractors engaged by the agencies or authorities.

Supervises and directs the Specifications and Contracts Unit, responsible for all work required for or related to the preparation and completion of all proposal and specification material and contract forms required in connection with contracts for the construction, alteration, reconstruction, and improvement of highway and related structures and facilities in the City of Boston to be performed under the direct jurisdiction of the Public Works Department, as recommended or requested by the City Engineer, or designee, or by the Planning and Programming Section and as approved by the Chief of Streets.

Performs other related duties as required.

Required to work any emergency as directed by the Chief of Streets or designee.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications

Extensive Knowledge of:Design engineering principles, standards and practices applicable to the layout, detail design, and specification required for the construction of highways, and other related structures and appurtenances.Knowledge of AutoCAD, Mathematics and soil mechanics and drainage principles applicable to the solution of fairly complex and diversified highway design problems, and the perpetration of estimates of quantities and costs. Applicable laws, municipal ordinances and regulations, departmental policies and instructions.Working knowledge of:Civil Engineering principles, practices and terminology applicable to the design of highway facilities.Construction materials, specifications, and costs as applicable.Supervisory Principles and practices.Marked ability to:Plan and supervise diversified design engineering work.Apply engineering knowledge and experience to the solution of diversified design engineering programs.Work cooperatively and effectively with others.Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, airport, soils and materials of which (B) at least three years must have been in a professional capacity and (c) at least one year have been a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity or any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. A degree in Civil Engineering is strongly preferred. EIT designation or PE License is strongly desired.BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIREDTerms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: AFSCME/RA- 20AHours: 35 per week

Associated topics: building, civil, concrete, construction, draw, infrastructure, land, remedial, road, roadway

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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