City Engineer

Department of Public Works

City of Melrose

City of Melrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Are you looking for a multi-faceted and fulfilling role in the field of Engineering? Melrose Public Works is a fast paced, service driven Department with ever-changing, multiple priorities and demands. We seek a seasoned manager who has the energy, flexibility and foresight to excel in a hectic environment while adapting to change. The successful candidate effectively manages in-house staff and outside consultants, maintains positive public relations and communicates with tact and diplomacy with constituents, elected officials, businesses and state and federal agencies. The right candidate is not afraid to wear many hats, likes the challenge of working outside of his/her skillset and handles changing demands with confidence and professionalism.

The City Engineer will assist the Department in managing a diverse scope of work in a team oriented environment. Working under the Director, the City Engineer leads the Engineering Division including scheduling and supervising the development, design and construction of roadway and utility infrastructure projects; developing grants and managing personnel, contracts and vendors. The City Engineer serves as the city’s liaison to boards and commissions; s/he plans and implements short and long range plans. The qualified candidate has a MA PE Registration and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field with eight years’ of progressively responsible experience and minimum of three years of municipal experience or experience working with the municipal sector; thorough knowledge of civil engineering principals, materials, methods, practices and equipment, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, AutoCAD and GIS Systems. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Detailed job description is on Employment page Please send a resume and cover letter by Dec. 18 to Director of Human Resources, city of Melrose via