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State of Massachusetts District Economic Development Engineer in Arlington, Massachusetts

About MassDOT An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure. MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. MassDOT’s divisions include Highway, Aeronautics, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rail & Transit, and Planning & Enterprise Services. There are approximately 3,600 employees across the organization. Position Summary Incumbents of positions in this series prepare or review plans, designs, spefications, and cost estimates for engineering projects; prepare and/or review reports, studies and analytical data; perform calculations relating to engineering problems; perform engineering surveys; inspect construction and/or maintenance work; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to perform professional engineering duties in such areas as highways, bridges, buildings, and facilities all in accordance with sound engineering principles, applicable laws, regulations, and standards. Duties and Responsibilities * Performs complex engineering reviews of permit application submittals and recommends modifications to plans, specifications, TCCP’s, and engineering agreements in accordance with MassDOT design criteria, policies, and regulations. * Provides guidance and direction to consultants, developers, public and private entities, subordinates, and others to ensure access permitting review and issuance is performed in accordance with current CMRs. * Ensures associated construction activities are performed in accordance with current standards and approved plans and permit language. * Consults and coordinates with various District and Boston Statewide Units and Sections to insure timely review and distribution of comments for access permit submissions. * Sections to insure timely review and distribution of comments for access permit submissions. * Conducts comment resolution meetings to resolve conflict comments between review entities to expedite the issuance of highway access permits. * Coordinates with the District Project Development Section to ensure private development work within proposed Federal and State funded TIP and Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill projects do not negatively affect the project delivery process. * Serves as District representative with Legal disputes as related to permit and/or MEPA process. * Provides for interdisciplinary coordination of MEPA process with the Project Development and Traffic Operations Sections to review Environmental Impact Reports, Land Use and Socio-Economic impacts to state highway assets. * Coordinates with the MassDOT Private Public Development Unit (PPDU) for proposed private development projects abutting state highway. * Collaborates with legislative and municipal officials for all matters related to private development within the district. * Ensures private development access permit applications are in compliance with MEPA Section 61 Findings. * Supervises and coordinates major utility infrastructure work conducted under highway access permits. * Supervises and coordinates Special Permit activities, such as movie/television filming requests. * Works with the Office of Real Estate and Development (OREAD) to coordinate property canvas requests. Coordinates District review of proposed canvas locations for impacts to state highway and future department needs for proposed parcels. * Works with the Outdoor Advertising Group to coordinate District comments for proposed billboard locations adjacent to state highway. Coordinates District review of proposed outdoor advertising locations for impacts to state highway and future needs for access permitting. * Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinates engaged in Civil Engineering activities to ensure effective operations. * Provides oversight of District Permits engineering staff in the review and drafting of access permits. * Provides oversight of District Permits field staff for inspection and acceptance of permit related construction activities. * Insures effective and accurate data entry into the State Highway Access Permits System (SHAPS). Appropriately archives permit records for accessibility. * Performs final unit review and approval of all District Permits requiring DHD signature. * Prepares and reviews outgoing correspondence in response to customer inquiries, permit submittals, and other related unit matters requiring an official response. * Performs a variety of functions related to employee supervision including delegating work commensurate with staff titles, EPRS, employee discipline, review of weekly timesheets (SSTA), review of personnel policies, etc. * Performs customer service work (email, telephone, and person to person) to potential grantee's and other public and private entities to insure an effective, consistent, and streamlined MassDOT permitting process. * Performs related duties as required. This position is eligible for a five-thousand dollar ($5,000) signing bonus (“Signing Bonus”) if you are newly hired at MassDOT. Current MassDOT employees are not eligible for the Signing Bonus. The Signing Bonus will be paid in two parts: 1) $3,000 (less applicable taxes) included in the employee's first paycheck. 2) $2,000 (less applicable taxes) after the successful completion of the employee’s probationary period. Minimum Entrance Requirements First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, airport, soils and materials, of which (B) at least three years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience, and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate’s degree with a major in civil engineeringor civil engineering technologymay be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* II. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in civil engineeringor civil engineering technologymay be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* III. A Graduate degree with a major in civil engineeringmay be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.* *NOTE: The terms civil engineering and civil engineering technology include related engineering disciplines, such as construction, survey, hydraulics, design, transportation, structural, soils, sanitary, environmental, drafting, highway, architectural, mining, airport and materials. *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required. *FOR NON-MassDOT APPLICANTS: Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline for appointment to this position. FOR MassDOT EMPLOYEES: Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and E.I.T. certification or P.E. registration for appointment to this position, or hold a position in the Department in one of the next two lower titles than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder. Comprehensive Benefits When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. * For questions regarding the job posting, please email Heather Sweeney at * For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722. * For a disability-related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call ADA Coordinator, Heather Ulesoo 857-851-9447. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Engineering *Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation *Title: *District Economic Development Engineer Location: Massachusetts-Arlington-519 Appleton Street Requisition ID: 22000ANR