Civil/Transportation Project Engineer


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Posted on 03/02/2017 by the City of South Portland, Maine  |  Expires 04/07/2017

Help Wanted


The City of South Portland, Maine, is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Civil/Transportation Project Engineer. This professional/technical position is responsible for providing engineering services to the Engineering Division of the City of South Portland and reports directly to the Engineering Division Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • design, surveying and layout, oversight of studies,
  • "complete street" design,
  • inspection of assigned projects,
  • construction administration oversight,
  • job site safety,
  • participation in asset management program,
  • being responsibile for the SWMM model and CSO program,
  • reviewing residential, commercial, municipal and subdivision applications,
  • providing project management on assigned projects,
  • coordinating and assisting the Collection Systems Manager and Public Works Director with projects pertaining to the City’s collection systems, sidewalks, and roadways, and
  • maintaining the GIS data base.


  • a thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods applicable to a municipal setting,
  • considerable skill in operating computer-aided design software, GIS systems and mapping, Granite XP and SWMM modeling,
  • the ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with effective work output,
  • the ability to multi-task and work independently or part of a team, and
  • strong organizational skills and advanced communication skills in technical writing, oral presentations, and public meetings.

Applicants must also have a minimum of five years of practical engineering experience, a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (an emphasis on collection systems and roads is preferred), anda valid driver’s license. A Professional Engineering License in the State of Maine is preferred.

The City of South Portland offers a robust employee benefits package, including health insurance, ICMA retirement (401a and 457 Plans), or pension benefit through the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, dental, vision, income protection, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and more. We also offer tuition reimbursement, wellness program, health insurance buy-back, and professional development opportunities.

The City is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce. Our strong management team is dedicated to providing employees with inspiring leadership, stability, a positive, family friendly workplace, support, encouragement, and the necessary tools for success.  

Salary range: $51K to $70K, based upon qualifications and experience. A job description is posted on the City’s website at under Departments/Human Resources/Job Opportunities.

Please submit resume with cover letter to:

City of South Portland
Karla Giglio, Human Resource Specialist
25 Cottage Road
PO Box 9422
South Portland, ME 04116-9422.

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.