The city of Fall River, Engineering Department, has a vacancy of a City Engineer.

The City Engineer supervises the work of a group of engineering division employees engaged in the field or office in connection with the construction, investigation, development and design of civil engineering projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A thorough knowledge of modern methods and practices of civil engineering as applied to public works projects;
  • Working knowledge of the practices, methods, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in the operation, construction, maintenance and repair of public works;
  • Ability to plan, layout, coordinate, direct and supervise the work of a group of subordinates;
  • Ability to take independent action and make judgment decisions in the absence of specific direction from higher authority;
  • Knowledge of job hazards and ability to observe and enforce observance of necessary safety precautions;
  • Ability to express self clearly; orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws governing public works and public procurement, as well as state and federal regulations.

 Education and Experience:

Applicants must have at least three years of full-time paid experience in public works duties directly involving the application of civil engineering construction, operation, and principles to the maintenance and repair of public works systems. At least one year of this experience must have been in a managerial capacity involving considerable administrative responsibility. The applicant must have graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering. The applicant must also be a registered Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Madeline Coelho, City of Fall River, One Government Center, Fall River, MA  02722 or e-mail to

Annual salary up to $90,000.00 annually.

Posting will remain open until position is filled

Equal Opportunity Employer