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DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – ENGINEER

Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority

$5.4 Million Budget, 19 Employees

Due to the retirement of the existing Deputy Executive Director, the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority (HMUA) is seeking to hire a new Deputy Executive Director – Engineer.  The HMUA provides water and sewer service to portions of five municipalities in Warren and Morris Counties.  The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and assist in the overall management of the HMUA.  Responsibilities will involve coordination with professional consultants; working with contract documents; project management; maintenance of GIS; monitoring and tracking of operational performance; tracking of regulatory compliance requirements; and various other projects.  Candidate must have substantial experience with the operation and management of comparable public facilities, project management, and preparing and coordinating capital improvement programs.  The new Deputy Executive Director – Engineer will be encouraged to apply for the Executive Director position when it becomes available.  Must have outstanding computer skills, and oral and written communication skills.  Bachelor’s Degree required. Engineering degree preferred.  Water and wastewater operator licenses also highly desirable.  Minimum 7 years of experience required (10 years preferred) in the water or wastewater treatment field with supervisory responsibilities.

Salary range $110,000 to $155,000  DOE-DOQ.

Please submit informative cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dan Mason at JPM@jerseyprofessionalmgt.com.  Please include “HMUA Deputy Executive Director – Engineer” in the subject line.


ENGINEER AIDE – CITY OF HOBOKEN

Under the direction of the City Engineer, the selected candidate will be responsible for managing the right-of-way construction permit program for curb, sidewalk and road openings including performing road inspection services and enforcing the City code related to sidewalks. The Engineer Aide will assist in the  coordination of construction of the City’s major capital improvement projects, including scheduling, working with the Hoboken Police Department for traffic control, and preparing community notifications. The candidate will provide assistance in general engineering support tasks to advance the City’s capital program; including the Pavement Management Program, monitoring the flood resistance initiative “Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge”, new City parks encompassing a combined 11 acres, and rehabilitation of municipal parks and parking facilities.

About Hoboken:

With over 50,000 in population and only minutes from Manhattan by mass transit, Hoboken is a New Jersey success story. Ranked America’s #1 most walkable city by walkscore.com, Hoboken’s south waterfront district has been designated a Great Place and Washington Street has been designated a Great Street by the American Planning Association. Already the fourth most densely populated city in the country, Hoboken’s population grew by almost 30% between the 2000 and 2010 census.  Most of the City’s infrastructure was built in the early part of the 20th century, with little reinvestment happening in the years since. This significant population growth and redevelopment has heightened the need to invest more in our critical infrastructure in coming years.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists with the City’s consulting engineers to monitor the status of scope, schedule, and budget changes of the City’s project during construction.
  2. Assists with planning, design and inspection of a variety of in-house engineering projects, including:
    • Preparing plans, specifications and cost estimates for City projects.
    • Facilitating the bid process by preparing and/or reviewing bid and contract documents,
    • Supervising City inspectors and directing tasks required to monitor construction activities for compliance with plans and specifications
    • Performing wage rate inspections to ensure contractor compliance with prevailing wage
    • Reviewing contractor’s certified payrolls and progress payments
    • Enforcing contractor compliance with Health and Safety Plans
    • Completing funding agency, project accounting responsibilities, and other documentation for contract close-out
  3. Completes construction administration and inspection duties as required; including managing inspection of curb, sidewalk and roadway openings for compliance with issued permits.
  4. Maintains and updates records, databases, and files for the Engineering Division.
  5. Provides engineering support to City departments to ensure that construction projects are in accordance with applicable engineering standards and City policy initiatives.
  6. Proficiency in ArcGIS, Google Earth, and other mapping software desirable.
  7. Familiarity with engineering and planning software, such as AutoCAD, etc.
  8. Coordinates with developers, utility companies, and other governmental agencies on projects impacting the public right of way.
  9. Assists in the development of presentations and other documents to advance and/or present information regarding projects and other City initiatives.
  10. Assists in the preparation and/or review of scopes of services for consultant design, construction administration and inspection services on capital projects.
  11. Assists in the review and development of city ordinances in accordance with department responsibilities.
  12. May be required to respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours; preferably within two (2) hours of notification.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with an Associate’s degree in Engineering Science, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience in civil engineering work in urban areas. A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field may be substituted for two years of experience.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and desirable Abilities:

  • Strong proficiency with reading and interpreting engineering plans, maps, and specifications
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
  • Ability to read, prepare, analyze, develop, and interpret construction plans and specifications
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with general contractors, consultants, and inhouse staff.
  • Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative engineering inspection reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille are considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Additional Desired Knowledge

  • Strong proficiency with State and Federal engineering roadway design and signage standards
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Google Earth, and other mapping software
  • Comprehensive knowledge of state and local contract law (bidding and construction processes and procedures
  • Experience implementing State and Federal transportation grants
  • Knowledge of New Jersey Department of Transportation reimbursement procedures
  • Experience with projects financed by the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (i-Bank)

Note: The position description is intended as a summary only of key duties.  Other related duties may be assigned as appropriate.

Salary

Negotiable depending on qualifications.

**To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Michael Kraus at mkraus@hobokennj.gov**