Patton Township

100 Patton Plaza
State College , PA

Assistant Township Engineer / Director of Public Works

Patton Township
State College, PA Full-time
Posted on March 10, 2019

Assistant Township Engineer / Director of Public Works
Patton Township, PA (State College, PA area)
Patton Township is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Engineer / Assistant Director
of Public Works. Qualified applicants must possess a BS in civil/environmental engineering or
related discipline, EIT certificate and a minimum of two years relevant experience. Competitive
salary DOQ with excellent benefits. See the Full job description at Submit
resume and cover letter by March 27, 2019 to Stephen Casson, Director of Public Works to be
Performs professional civil engineering work and administrative tasks assisting the Township
Engineer/ Director of Public Works with the planning, design, administration, and inspection of
projects and maintenance of Township streets, roads, stormwater infrastructure, equipment and
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Township Engineer/ Director of Public
Works a Professional Engineer.
• Position requires a minimum of a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering field
from an ABET accredited program at the time of hire.
• Engineer-in-Training or Engineer Intern certification from any State
• Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
• 2-6 years relevant experience in professional civil engineering or construction work
demonstrating increasing responsibility.
The tasks listed below are those the Assistant Township Engineer may be asked to perform in
successful fulfillment of the position. Other tasks may be assigned.
• Coordinate and conduct the planned activities and projects of the Public Works Department
including engineering and street, roadway, equipment and building maintenance.
• Perform engineering design of roadways, stormwater conveyances, earthwork and grading using
established engineering calculations and design criteria.
• Prepare contract documents, drawings and specifications for public construction work in the
• Review the engineering design work of Township construction projects.
• Inspect public improvement projects including those completed by others for dedication to the
• Track capital project expenses against budget, prepare correspondence, review shop drawings,
and respond to requests for information from contractors.
• Assist with review of subdivision and land development plans for compliance with Township
ordinances and regulations.
• Assist with traffic engineering studies, reports and field work for same.
• Prepare technical reports and give presentations of same as required.
• Respond to inquiries from Staff, residents, consulting engineers, contractors and government
agency representatives regarding technical engineering matters.
• Attend job progress meetings and prepare meeting agendas and minutes.
• Prepare and recommend change orders for approval.
• Attend Planning Commission Meetings and others as required.
• Perform physical activities such as standing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching,
pushing, pulling, walking, lifting (up to 50 pounds), typing, grasping, talking, hearing/listening,
seeing/observing and repetitive motions.
• Perform related tasks as required.
The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability necessary for
perform the duties of the job satisfactorily.
• Knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applied in planning survey, design,
construction, operation and maintenance of roads, storm water facilities, buildings and other
public facilities.
• Skilled in the use of AutoCAD or similar CAD software.
• Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Outlook, and Excel.
• Knowledge of surveying and civil design concepts and ability to prepare engineering drawings in
• Ability to learn and properly apply Pennsylvania Department of Transportation guidelines and
regulations regarding design standards, traffic control and traffic control devices.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning.
• Ability to plan projects and prepare related designs, estimates and specifications.
• Ability to perform difficult engineering computations and to make recommendations on
engineering problems.
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Township officials, employees,
contractors and the general public.
• Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, orally and in writing.