The Town of Brookline seeks an innovative and dynamic professional to lead its Engineering and Transportation Division. The following profile describes the Town, the Division and the position.

Engineering and Transportation is a Division of the Department of Public Works. The Public Works Department is managed by a Commissioner who oversees all divisions, including Engineering & Transportation, Highway & Sanitation, Parks & Open Space, and Water & Sewer. The Engineering and Transportation Director leads a staff of 14 and manages an annual budget of approximately $1.6M.

Responsibilities of the Division are divisible into seven broad service areas: 1) Permit administration and inspection; 2) Archival maintenance and reference; 3) Interagency coordination and oversight; 4) CIP project engineering, management, and construction; 5) Multi-modal planning, analysis and review; 6) Public right-of-way signage, signalization, and accessibility; and 7) Management and administration of the Town’s metered and permit parking program.

The Town has adopted a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan and Green Routes Network Plan 2020 and embarked upon several multimodal improvement studies. The Division is responsible for the engineering review and public improvement portion of private developments. This portion of the work often occurs in projects with high visibility and public interest. Additionally, the Town is currently reviewing and updating its Climate Action Plan, which will have significant impacts on the design and implementation of capital projects. It is expected that the Division will play a significant role in this cross-departmental initiative.

The position of the Director of Engineering and Transportation is critical to the success of the organization. The position is a high-level Professional Engineering leadership position with administrative, supervisory and engineering responsibilities to further the mission of the Division, the Department and the Town organization. The Director has responsibility for all engineering projects and work relating to traffic rules and regulations, as well as intermodal transportation. The Director will also drive innovation within the Division, including implementation of new technologies and processes to enhance workflows and customer service. Under the administrative direction of the Commissioner of Public Works, the Director works directly with
the Transportation Board and the Select Board.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and a certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the Massachusetts State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, with at least seven to ten years of experience designing, planning, and directing complex engineering projects including three to five years at a management level is required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, certification and experience. However, individuals without the Professional Engineer will not be considered. A Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering is desirable.

In addition to being a dynamic community, Brookline is an excellent place to work. The Town has a generous benefit package including health insurance contribution by the Town at 83% of premium for most plans, a health insurance opt-out incentive program, dental plan, flexible spending and dependent care plans, life insurance options, and deferred compensation options. The Town anticipates negotiating a competitive total compensation package with the selected candidate, DOQ, in the range of $135,000 to $160,000.

Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications by visiting the Town of Brookline Human Resources page and clicking on Engineering and Transportation Director at We encourage prompt responses. The position will be open until filled.

Resumes will be screened and a group of candidates will be invited to an initial interview. Selected candidates will be invited to a second interview.