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Company name
City of East Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Engineering, Executive, Sciences, 100k

Posted on
Jan 14,2020

Valid Through
Apr 28,2020


Public Works


$74,201 - $81,132


The Assistant Chief Engineer is responsible for assisting the Chief and Deputy Chief Engineers with planning, organizing, directing and supervising the full range of projects managed by the Department to include office, engineering, construction and managerial support of traffic, sewer, storm drainage, flood management, roads, sidewalks, and other City projects and programs. This position exercises wide latitude in decision making for projects and policy.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Directs, supervises and reviews work of staff engaged in essential components of the Engineering Division including the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier Berms.

2. Performs complex design, analytical and managerial work necessary to support traffic engineering, sewer, storm drainage, roads, sidewalks, and other City projects to ensure technical competence and compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, and standards.

3. Prepares requests for proposals, bid specifications, documents, and drawings; reviews bids for cost-benefit analysis and specification compliance.

4. Coordinates, directs and manages projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.

5. Analyzes technology, resource needs, and market demand to plan and assess the feasibility of projects; develops applicable statistical analysis and reports from data.

6. Confers with other departmental personnel to determine scope of work assigned.

7. Provides technical insights and support to the Chief and Deputy Chief, and writes and implements office policy and practices necessary to achieving operational objectives.

8. Supervises engineering projects performed by the staff in the Engineering Division during both the design and construction stages of projects, to include oversite of project funds and conformance to engineering and construction standards.

9. Coordinates with utility companies, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and other public and private entities on projects impacting the public right of way both during the design/permitting stage and during construction.

10. Supervises Engineering Division staff working on projects and maintenance work effecting public roads, to include permitting, construction inspection and road/sidewalk restoration inspection including during the road/sidewalk restoration warranty period.

11. May Assist the Highway Superintendent in the management of snow removal operations, or other emergency situations such as hurricanes or particularly dramatic storms.

12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited College or University with a major course of study in an engineering curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience in a highly responsible capacity to include at least two (2) years of professional experience supervising large scale projects.

2. Certification as a registered professional engineer licensed to practice in the State of Rhode Island.

3. Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of the engineering sciences.

4. Extensive knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques employed in large scale engineering projects.

5. Demonstrated ability in administering and managing large professional engineering operations in connection with design, construction, operation and maintenance work comparable to public works activities.

6. Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with staff, department heads, other officials, and the general public.

7. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with inter and intra-departmental officials, consultants, and other constituencies of the City.

8. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send resume and a cover letter which clearly articulates your interest and qualifications for the position. Place “Assistant Chief Engineer” in the subject line and send electronic submissions to

Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.

Human Resources

25 Dorrance Street

Providence, RI 02903



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