Civil Engineer I - Statewide


: $74,780.00 - $134,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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Position Summary

MassDOT is seeking entry-level candidates who hold a B.S. and/or M.S. degree in Civil Engineering or in an appropriate engineering discipline. The Civil Engineer I position is the entry-level professional job within the Civil Engineering series.

Note: There are multiple positions available and these positions may rotate throughout the District Divisions (Construction, Maintenance, Project Development, Bridge, and Administration/ Operations) based on operational needs and/or candidate strengths.

The incumbents for these positions will prepare and review plans, specifications 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 work; and perform related work as required.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Performs engineering duties in such areas as highways, bridges or facilities in accordance with sound engineering principles, applicable laws, regulations, and standards under the supervision of senior engineers and in coordination with other District Sections.

  2. Writes memoranda, letters and technical or general reports to supervisors concerning the status of engineering projects or problems.

  3. Performs review of consultant designs and contract documents for projects developed for advertisement through MassDOT's Road and Bridge Program.

  4. Assists in the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for engineering projects.

  5. Performs calculations relating to engineering problems.

  6. Provides engineering data for the preparation and review of engineering or environmental reports and studies.

  7. Performs general calculations related to bridge design, survey traverses, traffic forecasting, soil capacity, groundwater flow, and quantity of materials by using calculators, computers and other instruments.

  8. Reviews applications for licenses or permits for the transportation of materials and for the construction of privately funded improvements.

  9. Acts as an Assistant to the Resident Engineer or Resident Engineer, to inspect construction and maintenance operations on roadway, intersection and bridge improvement projects to ensure that work is being performed according to specifications.

  10. Participates in field investigations to gather information needed to resolve construction, maintenance, environmental or traffic problems.

  11. Acts as a Team Member assisting in the inspection of highway bridges.

  12. Tests materials used in the production of bituminous concrete pavements and cement concrete to ensure compliance with relevant standards.


District 1 - Berkshire County/Western, MA

District 2 - Connecticut River Valley/Western, MA

District 3 - Worcester County/Central, MA

District 4 - North Eastern, MA

District 5 - South Eastern, MA & Cape Cod

District 6 - Metro Boston, MA

Headquarters - Downtown Boston, MA

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Robin Burke, Human Resources, at

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two 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 or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associates degree with a major in civil engineering* or civil engineering technology* may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

II. A Bachelors or higher degree with a major in civil engineering* or civil engineering technology, may be substituted for the required 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required.


Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelors Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline for appointment to this position.


Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelors Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline for appointment to this position, or hold a position in the Department in the next lower title than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder.

All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. If you need an accommodation to complete the application electronically, please contact the ADA Coordinator, Rita DiNunzio, at 857-###-####.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Organization:*Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Title:Civil Engineer I - Statewide

Location:Massachusetts-10 Park Plaza

Requisition ID:190002V2

Associated topics: building code, calculation, civil engineer, concrete, construction, drainage, function, microstation, remedial, traffic * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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