The Civil/Transportation Engineer is a professional/technical position responsible for providing engineering services to the Water Resource Protection Department, Public Works Department and occasionally other departments within the city of South Portland reporting directly to the Engineering Division Manager. Responsibilities include design and management of streetscape and utility improvement projects; participation in the asset management program; implementation of the city’s Complete Streets policy; and participation in the city’s CSO mitigation and stormwater treatment programs. The position requires frequent collaboration with the Treatment Plant/Pump Station Manager, the Collection Systems Manager, Director of Public Works. Stormwater Program Coordinator, and other departments as needed. Applicants need to have a thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods applicable to a municipal setting. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills and advanced communication skills in technical writing, oral presentations and public meetings. Must possess strong ethics and a commitment to public service.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in the field of engineering. An emphasis on civil engineering, including collection systems and roads, highly preferred. Must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience. Professional Engineering License in the State of Maine (or ability to obtain through reciprocity) is required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license throughout employment. Ideal candidates have experience with GIS, Capital Improvement Projects, Maine Construction General Permits, MS4 permits, and CSO programs.

The city of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, generous matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, and long term disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, a full complement of paid time off, and more. The city also offers “payment-in-lieu” of health insurance, tuition reimbursement, an acclaimed wellness program, and professional development opportunities. The city of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with strong leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers. Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!

Starting pay is $65,811 – $75,046 per year, depending on experience, and this position is eligible for annual merit and cost of living increases, as approved. Job description is available on our website at

Application materials will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. First round of interviews will be determined for all who apply on or before Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4 p.m.

To apply, send cover letter, certifications, licenses, resume, and references to

You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at

You may also mail application materials to:
City of South Portland
Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist
25 Cottage Road
P. O. Box 9422
South Portland, ME 04116-9422