The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers exists to improve the practice of municipal engineering in the State of New Jersey.  We do this by providing continuing education for municipal engineers; advising public officials and agencies on the impact on the profession of proposed rules and legislation and promoting the highest professional standards to advance the social status and welfare of our members. NJSME discourages any influence of party politics in the selection and retention of Municipal Engineers or in the efficient and professional administration of this office.


About Municipal Engineers

Municipal Engineers combine knowledge of science, mathematics, and economics to solve the problems that confront towns and cities with regard to the design, construction, maintenance and operation of publicly-owned property and infrastructure systems.  Municipal Engineers must also be licensed as a Professional Engineer, which means they have demonstrated they possess the required education and experience to practice engineering in the state of New Jersey.

Most municipal engineers have degrees in Civil Engineering, which is the broad field that deals with the planning, construction, and maintenance of public works.  The Municipal Engineer’s responsibilities usually includes: roads, traffic control devices, structures, water supply, sewers and flood control.  Duties may also include land use and development controls via local Planning, Zoning, and Construction Boards; in addition to traditional infrastructure and capital program management functions.