Project Engineer

City of Portland | Portland, ME

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Posted Date 3/13/2018

Public Works Department – Engineering Division - This is a full-time position in the Engineering Division. The City of Portland Public Works Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Engineering Division.  This position involves highly skilled professional level work in municipal construction and engineering.  Requires progressively responsible experience in construction management, civil engineering, ability to perform complex assignments under a minimum of supervision, ability to operate personal computers and utilize contemporary engineering related software, and excellent communication and customer service skills.  This position is responsible for preparation of design plans and specifications for municipal public works projects (generally transportation, street, and sidewalk projects), and administration of consultant and construction contracts. Work involves scoping, estimating, and monitoring of public infrastructure construction activities. This includes negotiating on-site challenges and opportunities with contractors, acting as the resident inspector, and recommendation and design of field changes.  Work involves professional contact with other City staff, consultants, public utilities, construction contractors, the general public, stakeholder groups, various Boards & Committees, and the City Council as may be required by a particular project or program. Applicants must have ability to present project information, schedules and work detail to a diverse audience.  Training and experience desired:  MaineDOT Local Project Administration certification, working knowledge of municipal infrastructure rehabilitation; facilitation and consensus-building skills; working knowledge of CAD & GIS software, and technical writing skills.  Requirements:  Graduation from a four-year college or university with specialization in Civil Engineering (Transportation Programs preferred), possession of an Engineer Intern Certification, and two (2) years or more of progressive work.  Applicants must have and maintain a working knowledge of federal and state regulations that affect current programs and projects.  Must possess a valid State of Maine Class C driver’s license (must provide license number on application) and have and maintain a clean driving record. 

Salary range is $56,394 to $63,531/year, depending on experience and qualifications plus 6% for P.E. license.


Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction programs with Kaplan University and the University of Southern Maine.  Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above. 

To download the City’s application form, log on to the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website,

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Tel. (207) 874-8624, Fax (207) 874-8937

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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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Address389 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101