Civil Design Engineer

Town of Branford Job Announcement
Posting Date: September 29, 2021
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Title: Civil Design Engineer
Department/Location: Engineering Department
Union Affiliation: UPSEU
Employment Type: Full Time
Hours per Week: 40 hours a week

Your desire to work in one of the leading and progressive municipal CT towns, your Engineering degree and Engineering –In- Training license, your sound academic standing and your desire for a professional civil engineering growth experience may lead you to submitting your resume to the Town of Branford at CAREERS@BRANFORD-CT.GOV. The Town of Branford is seeking a detail oriented and collaborative individual to provide professional engineering work related to the design and construction of infrastructure projects, asset management, and capital improvement planning in the Engineering Department. This position will collaborate with municipal, state, and federal representatives, and will effectively communicate with residents and members of the local business community.
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

• Applies standard civil engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to a variety of public works planning, construction, design and land surveying projects.
• Provides consultation to Town Departments, Boards, Commissions, and Authorities.
• Serve as project manager on assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project. Develops written and oral project reports and interacts with outside government officials.
• Prepares plans and specifications for Town projects, including road and sidewalk reconstruction, drainage, flood control improvements, and other public facilities.
• Coordinates required advertising for bids; reviews construction bids and makes necessary recommendations based on lowest and best bids, competency of vendors and consultants, and the selection criteria.
• Prepares cost and material estimates for construction projects.
• Prepares grant applications, requests for proposals, and requests for qualifications.
• Assists with grant administration and capital project management.
• Maintains asset management software and databases. Assists in prioritizing projects and preparing reports utilizing asset databases.
• Assists the Public Works Department in ensuring compliance with State and Federal statutes.
• Review plans, drainage calculations, traffic studies, geotechnical reports, and other technical data submitted by developers of subdivisions and other private development projects for conformance with town standards and good engineering practices. Provide technical advice and reports to various Town Commissions and Authorities.
• Investigates drainage, roadway, and sewer system issues and complaints, and prepares corrective designs as needed.
• Prepares, analyzes, and reports in specialized engineering areas as hydraulics, drainage, pavement, and sewer systems.
• Operates drafting and specialized engineering equipment.
• Prepares and coordinates the application for and procurement of regulatory permits associated with Town projects.
• Represents the Department and makes formal project presentations before Commissions and Authorities.
• Assists with the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets.
• Assists the Department in marking the location of sanitary and storm sewers in response to requests made through the Connecticut Call Before You Dig program.
• Attends trainings and conferences; suggest innovative approaches learned through training and conferences.

Other Functions:

• Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
• Continue professional development.
• Assists other Department staff as needed to promote a team effort to serve the public.
• All other duties as assigned

Supervision Scope: Performs varied and responsible technical, management and supervisory responsibilities requiring the knowledge of regulations, state/federal statutes and local ordinances. Exercise responsible judgment and initiative in effectively and efficiently following department policies and practices.

Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Town Engineer.

Supervision Given: None.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
• Engineer-in-Training license valid in the state of Connecticut required. Professional Engineering license (PE) valid in the state of Connecticut preferred.
• Must have and maintain a valid CT Driver’s License

Special requirements
• Must be physically capable of moving about on construction work sites.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill
• Knowledge: of civil engineering and construction principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; knowledge of applicable Town, State and Federal policies, laws, and regulations affecting department activities

• Ability: Ability to read and interpret plans, designs, maps, drawings and specifications; ability to inspect and evaluate municipal civil engineering construction projects at all phases of completion; ability to enforce regulations firmly and courteously; ability to write and administer grants; ability to design municipal construction projects; ability to prioritize; ability to conduct research to understand new engineering methods; ability to multitask; ability to prepare and present technical and narrative reports in oral and written form; ability to use computer systems such as AutoCAD, GIS, hydraulic and hydrology software; ability to use surveying equipment

• Skill: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; aptitude for working with drawings, plans and maps; aptitude for working with and explaining laws and regulations to people; aptitude for working with people and maintaining effective working relationships with various groups; conflict resolution skills; aptitude for working with paperwork and details; skill in using the mentioned equipment.

See attached document for a full job description.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Town of Branford reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be considered for the position. The files of all qualified candidates will be maintained for a minimum of six months from the announcement date. All candidates must successfully pass a post-offer substance abuse test given at the Town's expense. The Town of Branford conducts background investigations for all positions prior to hiring. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate from further consideration.


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