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DPW - Senior Engineering Aide, Grade II
City of Marlborough
Department of Public Works
Senior Engineering Aide, Grade II


The City of Marlborough, Department of Public Works seeks qualified applicants for the position of Senior Engineering Aide, Grade II.  This is a technical and sub-professional engineering position within the DPW.  Responsibilities include investigating, design, construction and maintenance of engineering projects.  Candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of civil engineering experience preferably within the public sector.  Candidates must also possess a working knowledge of the use of personal computers, electronic survey equipment, and the Microsoft Office Suite software.  BSCE and AutoCad experience preferred.  

General Statement of Duties
Sub-professional engineering work in the investigation, design, construction and maintenance of engineering projects.

Description of Work
Position involves the performance of sub-professional engineering work requiring some knowledge of and training in engineering principles and the application thereof in the field or office.  Assignments are received from a supervisor who defines the scope of the work to be performed although the employee often works independently to carry out the assignments.  Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level engineer.  Accuracy of the work is reviewed through standard checks made by a supervising engineer.  Interaction with members of the public, contractors and design professionals is frequent.

Examples of Work  
(Illustrative only – the omittance of any example of work does not necessarily exclude that work or duty from being performed by any employee in the classification.)
  • Operates survey equipment gives lines and grades on field surveys;
  • Assists chief of survey party or supervising engineer;
  • Drafts plans and sketches;
  • Conducts traffic counts and other field studies;
  • Makes preliminary cost estimates;
  • Performs engineering calculations;
  • Processes street opening and other permits;

Department of Public Works
Senior Engineering Aide, Grade II

  • Calculates and records data on projects and surveys;
  • Inspects construction projects;
  • Processes requests for house numbering;
  • Assists in testing construction materials;
  • Maintains equipment;
  • Checks conformance of projects for minority (employment) compliance;
  • Determines conformance of construction work with plans and specifications;
  • Reads and interprets maps and charts;
  • Keeps track of office supplies and processes equipment purchases when needed;
  • Measures and tracks quantities for payment on construction projects;
  • Maintains records and City plan/map inventory;
  • Delivers reports and supplies;
  • Assists public in obtaining record and plan information;
  • Writes letters, reports and memoranda;
  • Makes copies of plans, maps, reports, and other documents; and
  • Performs related works as required.
Required Knowledge, Abilities, Skills
  • Working knowledge of basic mathematics including algebra and geometry;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of basic engineering field surveying;
  • Working knowledge of terminology, symbols, codes and standard abbreviations used in civil engineering work;
  • Working knowledge of computer and engineering/CAD hardware and software;
  • Working knowledge of hand and computer drafting techniques and instruments;
  • Ability to code and arrange data according to a given order or procedure;
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply technical literature, laws, rules, regulations, descriptions, blueprints, plot plans, topographic maps, etc. related to civil engineering;
  • Ability to use appropriate formulae in determining exact locations and measurements (lines, grades, areas, etc.);
  • Ability to interpret and apply written instructions;
  • Ability to operate reprographic equipment; and
  • Ability to deal tactfully and professionally with the public, contractors, design professionals, and co-workers.
Required Experience and Training
Two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, surveying, hydraulics, design, transportation, structural, materials, sanitary, environmental, soils, drafting, highway, or any equivalent combination of such experience and the substitutions given below.

Department of Public Works
Senior Engineering Aide, Grade II

An undergraduate degree with major in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of one year of such education for six-months of the required experience.

Salary Range:     $52,032.90 – $58,529.04

To apply, please forward cover letter and resumes to:
Human Resources Department
City of Marlborough
140 Main Street
Marlborough, MA  01752

Position will remain open until filled

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