Assistant County Engineeer
Job Description and Requirements:
  • JOB TITLE: Assistant County Engineer

    DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works, Engineering & Transportation/Engineering

    REPORTING: County Engineer


    The position of Assistant County Engineer assists in the direction of the Monmouth County Engineering & Traffic Safety Division by performing professional engineering and administrative/personnel responsibilities. The employee reports directly to the County Engineer and supports the planning, analysis, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the County’s extensive transportation network and public building inventory, to include bridges & culverts, roads & highways, traffic signals, beacons, signs, striping, storm sewer systems and outfalls, and various building facilities throughout the County. Supervision is exercised over Engineering Unit (10 Sections), Traffic Safety Unit (4 Sections), consultants, clerical and subordinate supervisors. The work is performed under the general policies established by the County Engineer, as part of the Public Works and Engineering Department.


    1. Manages the development of major County road, bridge and building facilities capital construction projects.
    2. Supervises the management and technical personnel in the routine and emergency inspection, maintenance and repair of all existing County roads and bridges, and building facilities.
    3. Assists the County Engineer with the general planning of difficult projects and with inspection and approval of plans and specifications.
    4. Oversees the preparation of the Engineering & Traffic Safety Division’s annual operating budget and monitors expenditures.
    5. Prepares reports of construction expenses, time spent, and materials used.
    6. Manages inquiries and/or concerns from the public or public officials.
    7. Exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and implementing the work of the department.
    8. Consults with general contractors on construction projects.
    9. Sees that inspectors perform their jobs satisfactorily, and gives professional and other needed advice to subordinates whenever difficult and unusual problems arise.
    10. Prepares specifications and plans for long-range County improvements in accordance with officials and civic groups.
    11. Supervises 72 full-time employees.
    12. Serves as the County Engineer in his/her absence.
    13. Work closely with other departments to prepare proposals and resolutions for Board of Freeholders approval.


    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.
    • Minimum of five (5) plus years of progressively responsible work experience in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of major roads, bridges, drainage structures, and building facilities.
    • Minimum of five (5) plus years of civil engineering supervisory experience involving funding, contract administration, scheduling, cost analysis, and grant reimbursements for large-scale capital improvement projects.
    • Five (5) years or more experience in NJ State, County and/or Local government.
    • Ability to walk long distances over rough terrain as needed to inspect work projects.


    • Professional Engineer’s (PE) License issued by New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers preferred.
    • Valid New Jersey driver’s license.


    • Knowledge of problems and procedures used in the design and supervision of construction projects.
    • Knowledge of accepted methods of preparing construction plans and specifications.
    • Knowledge of making varied engineering calculations.
    • Ability to read, prepare, analyze, develop, and interpret construction plans and specifications.
    • Ability to work well with general contractors, associates, subordinates, and others having an interest in county engineering work.
    • Ability to take a leading part in the development of construction projects by providing needed advice and assistance.
    • Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative engineering and other related reports.
    • Ability to supervise the establishment and maintenance of records and files.
    • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the County or related units.
    • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant technical journals, reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or business associates. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and Board of Freeholders.


    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function as well as possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the position. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible if they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

How to apply:
  • Individuals will only be considered if they possess the minimum requirements listed above.
  • All applicants: In order to be considered for a job opening, an Application for Employment must be completed for each position. Resumes may be attached but are not considered as substitution for a fully completed job application form.
  • Mail: Completed applications referencing the job title code on the application to: County of Monmouth, Human Resources Department, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Phone: To request a Job Application be mailed to you, call 732-431-7300
  • In Person: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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