Manager for Engineering Services

Location US-MA-Boston
Office of Court Management
Posting Date
USD $86,172.29/Yr.
Current Maximum
USD $127,084.18/Yr.


The Trial Court is committed to:

  • the fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
  • efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.


The capital planning component of the Facilities Management and Capital Planning Department of the Trial Court is committed to providing access to justice, through the capital improvement of life safety, security and structural integrity of court facilities that are owned by the Commonwealth or the political subdivisions of the Commonwealth.




Working within the Court Capital Projects Department of the Office of Court Management of the Trial Court, the Manager for Engineering Services shall be responsible for assisting the Director of Court Capital Projects and staff on court facility design and construction standards. The Manager for Engineering Services provides professional and technical services regarding building operations and building codes as well as specifications for the restoration of buildings and maintenance related issues. Other duties include participation in technical reviews with the Division of Capital Asset Management, contractors, and architects as a representative of the Trial Court.



Reports to the Deputy Director of Court Capital Planning or to the Director of Facilities Management and Capital Planning, who reviews work for professional soundness, conformity to policy and the achievement of objectives.


Organizes and schedules construction work on facilities throughout the Trial Court;


Reviews building documents to ensure that construction plans meet the facility needs of the court staff;


Participates in technical reviews with the Division of Capital Asset Management, contractor, and architects as a representative of the Trial Court;


Consults with the Trial Court Justices on courthouses being reconstructed and provides briefings on work schedules, health related issues, and technical logistics;


Creates and prepares technical documents such as plans and specifications for various building repairs and improvements and applies registered stand to such documents;


Draft memoranda and files reports citing the conditions of the building systems, structure, and envelope;


Ensures building compliance with state and local building codes, accessibility, HVAC, electrical systems, fire alarms and sprinklers;


Develops programs for building upgrades and compiles budget requests;


Reviews and processes invoices;


Performs related duties as required.


All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:


Ethics and Values

Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Court Facilities Department and the Trial Court.


Understands, upholds, and communicates the Trial Court and Court Capital Projects Department missions.

Applied Knowledge

Understands the various operational best practices for professional and technical services regarding building operations and building codes as well as specifications for the restoration of buildings.

Problem Solving

Accurately assesses design and construction problems within the department and recommends corrective action.

Continuous Learning

Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improve himself or herself through professional development.

Commitment to Diversity

Respects organizational diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Customer Service

Contributes to a departmental environment emphasizing conduct that is courteous and professional toward both Trial Court employees and the public.


Works with others cooperatively, and promotes teamwork, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals.


The following are the minimum requirements for consideration for the position of Manager for Engineering Services:


Bachelor’s of Science of Engineering from an accredited college or university;


Licensed, Registered Professional Engineer with Stamp and 5 or more years of experience, at least 3 of which involve the operation and management of organizations involved in building/facility construction and maintenance;


Proficiency in the following software: Microsoft Office; Autodesk Architecture 2013; Autodesk Revit 2013;


Demonstrated professional knowledge of engineering principles relating to building design and construction;


Demonstrated professional knowledge of building materials, including their selection and use;


Demonstrated professional knowledge of the building trade relating to the assignment of work;


Demonstrated professional knowledge of Massachusetts Building Code and Ordinances;


Demonstrated professional competency with sequencing work for construction and repair;


Demonstrated professional competency to determine difficulties likely to the encountered in large-scale projects and to determine methodologies for overcoming problems;


Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally with persons at all levels, including judges, and to maintain effective working relationships;


Ability to travel to courts throughout the Commonwealth; and


Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and ability to follow oral and written instructions.


Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check for all new hires.




Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address:


PLEASE NOTE: paper, faxed, or emailed applications are no longer accepted for any Trial Court position.




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