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Position Information


Under general direction, plans, schedules, supervises, and reviews the work of staff and consultants performing engineering planning, design, and construction work for Public Works projects and facilities; performs and/or reviews technical calculations; develops construction documents including plans, specifications, and estimates for capital improvement projects; ensures functions meet all applicable laws, regulations, and City policies; coordinates project activities with other City departments and outside agencies; provides complex staff assistance to departmental management staff in areas of expertise; and performs related duties as assigned.


Job Description


Receives general direction from assigned management personnel. Exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff.




This is the full supervisory-level class in the professional Engineer series that exercises independent judgment on diverse and specialized engineering activities with accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of assigned staff and consultants and for organizing and overseeing day-to-day engineering activities, capital improvement project planning and development, and administration of federal, state, and local funds for capital improvements and various other projects and studies. Incumbents are responsible for providing professional level support to the Director of Public Works in a variety of areas. Performance of the work requires the use of independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines.


Additional Information


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of staff, consultants, and interns performing engineering planning, design, and construction work of public works projects and facilities; trains staff in work procedures; evaluates employee performance, counsels employees, and effectively recommends initial disciplinary action; assists in selection and promotion.
  • Participates in the development of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned services and programs; recommends and implements policies and procedures including standard operating procedures for assigned operations.
  • Monitors activities of the Engineering work unit; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements.
  • Coordinates assigned services and operations with other divisions and outside agencies.
  • Participates in project budget preparation; identifies resource needs; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications; monitors expenditures.
  • Provides staff assistance to management; prepares and presents staff reports and other written materials; supervises the establishment and maintenance of reports, records, and files; ensures the proper documentation of operations and activities.


  • Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates and responds to complaints and inquiries from citizens, other departments, and outside agencies; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues.
  • Serves as project manager as assigned; plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work; develops project budgets; conducts project site visits and field exploration; oversees project planning, design, construction, and implementation; ensures projects meet mandated engineering standards, budgeted funds, best practices, and City goals and objectives.
  • Supervises and gives technical advice, guidance, and direction to an engineering team concerning project feasibility, design, or construction; provides support for design-related questions or necessary revisions throughout the project.
  • Reviews and designs project plans and specifications involving hydrology, traffic and soils reports and calculations, as well as grading plans, sewer plans, water and wastewater facility plans, streets plans, traffic studies, transportation facilities, and other documents, including plans, parcel and tract maps, and studies; reviews drawings and details of construction and implementation plans; prepares conditions for approval.
  • Plans, coordinates, and reviews project work performed by private consultants; reviews change orders for errors and omissions and incorporates changes into future designs.
  • Develops and manages requests for proposals for professional and/or contracted services; prepares scope of work and any technical specifications; evaluates proposals and recommends award; negotiates contracts; administers contracts to ensure compliance with City specifications and service quality.
  • Performs engineering calculations for stormwater, water, sewer, pavement, or other areas of expertise; reviews plans, design drawings, calculations, and specifications of staff and consultant engineers for conformity with City standards, policies, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Manages, coordinates, reviews, and recommends final master plan reports for adoption by the City Council.
  • Prepares and presents technical reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services.
  • Maintains files, databases, and records related to engineering design and construction projects; prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda, and correspondence.
  • Represents the City in meetings with members of other public and private organizations, community groups, contractors, developers, and the public.
  • Ensures staff observe and comply with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 52.10
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 71.81