The Cambridge Department of Public Works (DPW) is committed to providing high-quality public services, developing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment, providing excellent customer service, and planning for a sustainable future. We are currently seeking a Superintendent of Streets to join our team, to play a leadership role in the following major program areas including but not limited to: Maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, and sewer and stormwater infrastructure, planning and operations for winter weather on City streets and sidewalks, and permitting for construction and business use in the public way.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directing, coordinating, and supervising the work of 26 full-time employees engaged in street and sewer construction and maintenance within the public way including 125 miles of streets, over 200 miles of sidewalks, 244 miles of sewer and stormwater pipelines and $1.3 million annually in contracted supplies and services.
The general care and charge of streets and public squares and attends to the making, mending and alteration thereof.
Manages DPW’s winter weather operations; monitoring weather reports; and supervising up to 200 City staff and 100 contracted pieces of equipment during major snow operations during winter months.
Plans, coordinates, and oversees City wide snow clearing operations maintaining safe, unobstructed public ways during the winter months. Salting and plowing operations covering 125 miles of roadway and over 23 miles of sidewalk.
Manages permitting for construction and business use in the public way including over 2,000 private and institutional construction projects impacting the public way each year, as well as business sidewalk use. Resulting in total revenue collected from these programs exceeds $1 million.
Reviews all repair, construction and maintenance projects to determine the efficient use of equipment, material and staff.
Monitors work in progress daily to ensure timely and proper completion of projects in conformance with applicable safety and health rules and regulations.
Liaises with the City Engineer, other City departments, and outside contractors engaged in street and sewer construction projects.
Produces and submits a variety of reports and records to include purchase of capital equipment, expenditures and accounts for funds within his/her authority.
Prepares operating and capital budget to the Commissioner.
Responsible for all operation of construction equipment and any other allied functions associated with street, sewer and sidewalk maintenance, construction, and repair.
Attends staff meetings to report on division operations, review policy issues, provide and receive information.
Responsible for all stocks and control of repair and replacement of parts and materials.
Responds to public complaints related to street, sewer and sidewalk operations.
Documents, coordinates, and prepares all documentation associated with the Street Preservation Offset Fee.
Coordinates, plans, and constructs driveway permits and curb cuts.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related field required.
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in the construction industry, at least five years supervising projects and / or personnel.
3 years of progressively responsible experience in snow operations.
At least 5 years of experience in responsible charge of the design or construction of significant infrastructure projects.
At least 3 years of direct experience interpreting and implementing relevant Local, State and Federal Laws, Rules and Regulations related to accessibility, sewer use and stormwater management.
Experience successfully implementing complete streets designs, emphasizing superior accommodation for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Understanding of construction materials, specifications and processes.
Comprehensive knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques used in street construction, maintenance and repair.
Good working knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices in relationship to construction and maintenance in the public way
Understanding of procurement procedures for design and construction of public works projects.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with superiors, subordinates, contractors, the public and other city departments and government agencies.
Demonstrated skills and abilities in communication and community relations.
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APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and letter of interest by 11/6/18 via email to: email@example.com or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. We are an AA/EEO Employer.
Internal Number: M046
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With over 107,000 people located within a 6.5 square mile area, Cambridge is a unique community with a strong mix of cultural, demographic and social diversity, intellectual vitality and technological innovation. Located just across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge is home to world-renowned educational institutions, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as to numerous high-tech and bio-tech companies. Cambridge has developed into an international community, with 28% of residents being foreign born, representing over 70 countries and speaking more than 40 different languages.