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3/26/2014 - County Engineer

 

Job Opportunity

 

County of Cumberland

790 E. Commerce St.  Bridgeton, N.J. 08302  856-453-2121

www.co.cumberland.nj.us

March 26, 2014

 

County Engineer

(Unclassified, Appointed Position)

Salary: Dependent Upon Skills and Experience

 

Duties:                   Reports to the Director of Public Works; administers highway planning, design, construction and maintenance programs; coordinates activities of highway engineering agencies; reviews highway and bridge plans, locations, contracts, and cost estimates for technical accuracy; approves acceptable proposals and makes corrective recommendations; represents the county with the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization; provides leadership, direction, coaching and performance evaluation to employees; provides assistance and training in technical issues and statutory requirements; establishes and maintains good working communications with subordinates, colleagues, administrator, freeholder liaison and Board of Chosen Freeholders; responds to resident inquiries; trains and directs workers in research activities for highway planning and engineering; formulates highway engineering policies and procedures; prepares and manages departmental budget; applies for and prepares grant applications; directs and assists workers with reports to state and federal officials, contractors and engineering personnel; supervises departmental design, survey and inspection personnel;  plans alterations and modifications of existing streets, roads, highways and freeways to improve traffic flow; coordinates acquisition of right-of-way or obtains permits, licenses and agreements; works with appropriate individuals and agencies in review of proposed private development and the inspection of their public work improvements to ensure that all subdivisions, parcel maps and plans for construction comply with applicable statutes and meet engineering standards; attends freeholder meetings; sets project priorities and monitors deadlines and performance standards; examines county and regional engineering issues and trends;  researches relevant laws in cooperation with County Counsel; identifies policy, procedural and compliance issues; recommends solutions; serves as a member of the Cumberland County Planning Board; related duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:     Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Possession of valid New Jersey Professional Engineer’s License. Ten (10) years of civil engineering experience with a strong emphasis on roads and drainage. Ten (10) years of local government experience (municipal/county). Supervisory experience. Technology background including working knowledge of computer-aided design software and Microsoft Office products. Strong public speaking and interpersonal skills. Attends required meetings. Graduate degree in civil engineering preferred. Possession of valid New Jersey driver’s license required.  

 

Note:                      Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness screening and criminal background checks. 

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to the Senior Personnel Assistant at Courtneyci@co.cumberland.nj.us or fax to 856-453-0361. Application deadline is May 1, 2014.

 

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Striving For Diversity in the Workplace.