• State of Massachusetts
  • $92,010.00 -134,290.00/year*
  • Northampton , MA
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time
  • 91 King St

At MassDOT, transportation is not about roads and bridges, or trains and buses - it is about people. Our mission begins with customers - individuals, businesses, municipalities, and regional transit agencies. We support programs and projects that deliver a high return on investment. We partner with municipalities, public agencies, and private sector businesses. MassDOT supports the economic, quality of life, and environmental goals of the Commonwealth.

Perform all functions of Resident Engineer on contracts with scopes of statewide maintenance work that includes activities such as resurfacing, drainage betterment, safety sight distance clearance and tree removal, placement of guardrail, placement, chainlink fence, placement of pavement markings, betterment of traffic signals, sign upgrade and other related maintenance activities. Perform all functions of Resident Engineer on contracts with scopes of work that includes maintenance activities. Prepare or approve all contract documentation both hand written or computer generated on-site at construction projects. Inspect or monitor inspection by subordinate personnel of construction operations to ensure conformance to contract provisions, contract plans, Standard Specifications, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and other technical standards. The below listed duties and responsibilities are typical but not comprehensive.

Other similar duties and responsibilities are as required and as directed. Duties and responsibilities of lower grade employees in the same career track are assumed by the incumbent when subordinate personnel are not available.

1. Maintain contract diaries, ledgers, and other contract records. Ensure that all contractors' operations are properly measured and documented in daily reports as per Standard Operating Procedure format. Ensure that the contract diaries are up to date and prepared in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures. Ensure that contract financial projections are prepared as per District guidelines. Ensure that interim and final contractor evaluations are completed when required and as per guidelines. Ensure that all other required documentation is prepared in accordance with the applicable Standard Operating Procedure, guideline, or accepted format. Ensure that all contract documents are properly filed and secured. Complete all final records for project in a timely manner. Provide training of subordinate personnel in regard to contract documentation as required. Ensure that proper support is provided to the Schedule Reviewer for review of contractors' Critical Path Management (CPM) construction schedules.

2. Inspect all contractors' construction activities. Ensure that all contractors' construction activities such as concrete placement, HMA paving, drainage installation, pile driving, backfilling, compaction, grading, drilled shaft installation, high strength bolting, and steel erection conform to contract provisions, contract plans and required approved submittals. Provide training of subordinate personnel in regard to construction inspection and documentation.

3. Ensure all aspects of safety for MassDOT personnel, contractors' personnel, and the general public. Ensure that all project personnel are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. Ensure that approved or standard traffic management plans (TMP) are being implemented in construction zones and appropriate notifications are being made via Roadway Work Notification Forms and verbal notifications to HOC for lane takings.

4. Sample, test, and obtain all required documentation for materials incorporated into construction projects. Provide training of subordinate personnel in regard to materials control as required.

5. Make prompt payment via Contract Quantity Estimates (CQE) for satisfactory work completed. Ensure that CQE schedule is adhered to and that CQE forms are turned into the District Construction Office per the District schedule as best as contract activities allow. Make contract spending projections and report information on L-197 forms. Ensure that Balance & Excess Report (B&E) Contract Quantity Estimates are processed when required and otherwise when appropriate. Ensure that hold back percentages on individual items are in conformance to Standard Specifications, Directives, or guidelines. Provide training of subordinate personnel in regard to preparing CQE's as required.

6. Keep Area Engineer/Resident Engineer well informed of project status and significant project changes. Inform the Area Engineer/Resident Engineer of significant contract developments, changes, problems, and issues via conversation, interoffice memorandum, e-mail, etc. Prepare Engineers Report of Changes (CSD-683) as appropriate. Inform the Area Engineer/Resident Engineer when project or fiscal year funding may need to be increased with adequate time for adjustments to be made.

7. Review employee mileage submittals. Check subordinate employee's mileage reimbursement forms for completeness. Confirm that \"on the job\" mileage amount is appropriate for work assigned to employee.

8. Review subordinate employee performance by implementation of the Employee Performance Review System (EPRS). At the time of hire, applicants shall have a strong mathematical background and be competent with calculations involving algebra, trigonometry, and statistics. Applicants shall also have previous supervisory experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Civil Engineers may work in an office or outside in all types of weather and under exposure to such hazardous conditions as those found on construction sites and may travel for job related purposes. Covering night construction operations, when scheduled, is expected.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resource Generalist, Candida Bouchard at 857-###-####.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) three 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, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, airport, soils and materials of which (B) at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree with a major in civil engineering or civil engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in civil engineering or civil engineering technology, may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in civil engineering may be substituted for the required experience.*

NOTE: The terms civil engineering and civil engineering technology include related engineering disciplines such as construction, survey, hydraulics, design, transportation, structural, soils, sanitary, environmental, drafting, highway, architectural, mining, airport and materials.

* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required.


Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and E.I.T. certification or P.E. registration for appointment to this position.


Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and E.I.T. certification or P.E. registration for appointment to this position, or hold a position in the Department in the next lower title than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For purposes of bargaining unit designation, Unit 9 is equivalent to MassDOT Unit E.

Associated topics: civil, civil engineer, draft, foundation design, microstation, road, roadway, structural analysis, superstructure, traffic

* 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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