Junior Civil Engineer

Posted: 05/26/17 | SHARE:


The Town of Niskayuna is seeking a Junior Civil Engineer for its Engineering Department. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited university with a BS degree in Civil Engineering, possession of a NYS Engineer-in- Training. Certificate and one year of engineering experience. This position involves performance of professional engineering work at the entry level. The incumbent may be in charge of projects in the field, the design of projects in an office, or engaged in some special phase of engineering or public works activities and utilizes a personal computer as a tool for engineering and design.


-Prepares, reviews, and revises plans, specifications and design of engineering and public works projects, involving municipal installations, including airport facilities, libraries, office buildings, jails, highways, bridges, drainage systems, hospitals, nursing home facilities, parks and preserve systems;

-Participates in field survey, inspection and data taking for the purpose of collecting information to serve as the basis for the preparation of estimates, plans and specifications for engineering and public works projects;

-Assists in the instruction and development of subordinate employees in assigned department and in the operation and maintenance of equipment assigned to the department;

-Prepares engineering estimates, specifications and bidding documents for materials, equipment and construction projects for various municipal agencies and departments;

-Assists in coordinating the efforts and inspecting the work of private contractors whose services have been acquired for the performance of engineering projects;

-Provides engineering advice and expertise in the administration of state, federal and municipal programs such as locally administered Federal Aid Projects, tree replacement and cutting programs, municipal utility systems, etc.;

-Designs highway sections for construction or reconstruction;

-Participates in office operations of the Engineering Department for processing of permit applications, maintenance of equipment, maintenance of filing system for correspondence, technical reference materials, maps, and plans and operation of plotter;

-Design drainage and culvert sections for a variety of public works projects, including sanitary sewers, storm sewers and culverts;

-Supervises field parties engaged in establishing alignments and grades for engineering and public works projects;

-Makes field investigations to insure compliance with engineering specifications;

-Designs right of way corridors and borders for road and highway construction;

-Prepares technical drawings, maps and surveys utilizing computer- aided drafting and design software, word processing and other software;

-Prepares field surveys as electronic station operator, or assistant operator, in a survey team;

-Utilizes data to prepare surveys, site plans and drawings;

-Prepares a variety of records and reports related to the work;

-Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Full Job Description is accessible here http://www.niskayuna.org/sites/niskayunany/files/uploads/jr_civil_eng_2.pdf


Job Requirements: This job requires successfully passing a civil service exam. The full civil service job description and job requirements are attached. Schenectady County Residency is required. Niskayuna residency is preferred. 

To Apply:

If interested, submit a cover letter, resume, and civil service application (http://www.niskayuna.org/sites/niskayunany/files/uploads/application-plus-general-conditions-7-2006.pdf) via email to Nicole Salamone, at nsalamone@niskayuna.org.


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