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CUNY University Engineer Level III (Provisional) in Bronx, New York

University Engineer Level III (Provisional)

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Lehman College

Full/Part Time



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This class of positions encompasses professional engineering work and project management of the University's capital and rehabilitation construction program. There are three assignment levels within this class of positions. At each level a University engineer may sign and seal engineering drawings for which that individual has supervisory or preparatory responsibility, and may sign and seal other official documents. All personnel perform related work.

Assignment Level I

Under general supervision, performs responsible supervisory, or difficult and responsible engineering work, such as the following:

  • Is in charge of a Unit of major field of engineering.

  • Plans, assigns and reviews the work of subordinates, prepares progress reports, and may represent a college or the University in relations with contractors and their representatives, damage claimants and their representatives, and consultants.

  • Engages in or supervises the conduct of complex and important research, investigations, or studies related to engineering.

  • Makes interpretative detail sketches or layouts of engineering plans.

  • Assists in the preparation of documents for bidding, advertisements for bids and in the final selection of successful bidders.

  • Meets with contractors, manufacturer's representatives, consultants, college administrators, Central Office and in-house staff to review project details and to identify concerns.

  • Prepares reports on contracts, estimates, modifications, and recommendations of award.

  • Reviews projects designed by outside consultants or subordinates and provide in-depth written comments.

  • Participates in the development of proposals for such major engineering projects as the acquisition or disposition of a College or University property or the public or private use of such property; may conduct surveys in the development of such proposals.

  • Participates in engineering investigations of claims for direct or indirect damages.

  • Prepares recommendations for alterations or repairs.

  • Prepares, or supervises the preparation of specifications, cost estimates, and estimates of materials and equipment in all areas of the assigned projects.

  • Prepares change orders if necessary.

  • Reviews and comments on change orders.

  • Attends job-site meetings when necessary.

  • Supervises the conduct of field surveys and construction inspections to secure compliance with contract and other specifications, or inspection of the construction, or alteration of structures, to secure compliance with building codes, zoning resolution and other pertinent statutes, rules and regulations.

  • Makes periodic field inspections and final inspections as necessary.

  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of, compliance or final analysis of the spatial organization and efficient utilization of sites and structures, or the functional arrangement of interior units, utilities and appurtenances.

  • Develops engineering designs of a complex nature.

  • Monitors and advises the supervisor on the preparation of construction documents and adherence to project program and budget for small maintenance or alteration projects.

  • Gathers information for preparation of various programs, utilization studies and space inventories.

  • Maintains and files reference materials and projects drawings for such purposes as an engineering resource library. This may include duplicating and distributing of materials.

  • May supervise University Assistant Engineers, other related professionals, and support personnel.

Assignment Level II

Under direction, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment or action, performs highly difficult and responsible work in a recognized field of engineering, and is responsible for providing engineering related management services for projects of some complexity, such as the following:

  • Serves as a consultant on major engineering matters of a College or the University.

  • Coordinates projects with other related professionals.

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of legal matters related to engineering.

  • Directs very complex and important research.

  • Supervises a special and difficult project.

  • Reviews reports of lower engineers on the preparation of construction documents and adherence to project program and budget for small maintenance or alteration projects; directly monitors if necessary.

  • Makes periodic field inspections to assure the timely completion of project phases in compliance with the contract, and pertinent building codes, zoning resolutions and other pertinent statutes, rules and regulations.

  • Is in charge of more than one unit of major fields of engineering.

  • May supervise lower level engineers, other related professionals, and support personnel.

  • Assists in the preparation of consultant services contracts.

  • Acts as point of contract and liaison within the University and with outside governmental agencies.

  • When necessary, periodically performs the duties described under assignments Level I.

Assignment Level III

  • Serves as a consultant on extremely complex and highly specialized engineering matters.

  • Directs all aspects of research on extremely complex and important engineering projects.

  • Supervises the generation or review of multiple proposals or reports of a complex nature. Reviews such proposals and recommends for approval.

  • Supervises multiple special and difficult projects.

  • Represents the University on major engineering projects at major decision making levels.

  • Acts as point of contact and liaison for the Office of Facilities Planning and Management with the Colleges, Central Office Staff, and governmental agencies.

  • May supervise lower level engineers, other related professionals and support personnel.

  • Coordinates all activities for projects assigned.

  • Conducts project meetings with consultants.

  • Reviews field reports.

  • Reviews, recommends and/or approves change orders in accordance with procedures.

  • Reviews projects designed by outside consultants or the colleges.

  • Monitors adherence to project budget and program.

  • Monitors timely completion or projects phases.

  • Assures compliance with project specification and quality requirements.

  • Prepares resolutions for budget allocations.

  • Recommends approval of contract payments when required.

  • Assists the contract administration unit in the preparation of documents for bidding, advertisements for bids and awarding of contracts.

  • Attends job site meetings when necessary.

  • Makes periodic field inspections and final inspections as necessary.

  • May incidentally perform duties under lower assignment levels.






Lehman College, of The City University of New York, ranks among the top five institutions in the nation for fostering social mobility. A four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Bronx, Lehman offers bachelor’s, master’s, and advanced degrees and certificate programs in the Liberal Arts, sciences, and professions. The College’s community-driven mission and notable academic programs attract a diverse, international enrollment of over 15,000 students who take courses on its 37-acre, tree-lined campus and online degree programs. Many thousands more community members benefit yearly from its active cultural, educational, health, and economic outreach programs and services.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans and scopes and estimates mechanical, electrical and plumbing system upgrades.

  • Reviews design submissions for upgrades to campus mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

  • Coordinates provision of campus engineering information for capital projects and outside entities.

  • Reviews energy saving measures.

  • Coordinates update of mechanical electrical and plumbing equipment inventory.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


  1. A baccalaureate degree in engineering from an accredited college and four years of full-time experience in professional engineering work in the required field; and

  2. A valid New York State Professional Engineer's license; OR

  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 above. However, all candidates must possess a valid NYS Professional Engineer's license.

  4. In addition, the candidates are required to have one year of project management experience for assignment Level II and two years of project management experience for Level III. Graduate degree in Public Administration/Business Administration from an accredited college may be substituted for one year of project management experience for Level III on the basis of 48 credits for one year of experience.


New hire rate: $88,427

Incumbent rate: $99,920

*This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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