City of Portland - Transportation Engineer


Public Works Department - Transportation Division - The City of Portland Public Works Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Transportation Division as a full-time employee.  This position involves highly skilled professional level work in the field of municipal engineering and/or architecture. The position will require a significant level of design, including preparation of plans and specifications, for general municipal public works transportation system projects, such as sidewalks, trails, bicycle & pedestrian networks, pavement preservation, street rehabilitation, drainage related to road design, lighting and traffic signals.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of appropriately licensed professional engineer as may be required. Reviews federal and state legislation and regulations and prepares new or revised ordinances, policies, technical standards, or other documents for City adoption.  Maintains a working knowledge of federal and state regulations that affect current programs and projects and Provides recommendations for efficient and effective compliance measures. May monitor construction of municipal public works projects.  This includes coordinating necessary permits, acting as resident inspector, supervising a subordinate inspector, review of shop drawings, preparation of periodic payment estimates, recommendation of field changes, participation in final inspection of the work, and documentation. Prepares construction cost estimates for potential and actual projects.  Drafts and directs detailed plans for construction and/or reconstruction of a street, sidewalk, trail, drainage, signage, lighting, signals, or other transportation project. May make or assist with approval procedures & presentations to governmental boards, civic organizations and the general public as required by a particular project or program. Prepares various written reports, budget recommendations, and other relevant records. Reviews subdivision and site development plans, prepares calculations, written reports, and infrastructure system impact projections based on that review.  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; must possess Fundamentals of Engineering certification in State of Maine or ability to obtain in six (6) months.  Must have possession of, or ability to obtain, necessary Local Project Administration (LPA) certification to perform design and/or inspection of Federal and/or State funded projects.  Said certification must be obtained within thirty-six (36) months of appointment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.  Starting salary range is $1,031.25/week to $1,159.50/week, depending on experience, plus additional stipend per hour based on certifications.  

Deadline for applications for this position is Friday, March 6, 2020.


City Benefits - 

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 program with the University of Southern Maine.  


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.


For more information or to apply online visit the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website at

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Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Email to / Fax to (207) 874-8937

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