City Engineer

  • City of University Park
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 09, 2018
Full Time Engineering Public Works Management
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 2149875306
  • Apply By: Oct 31, 2018


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Public Works, the City Engineer directs and manages the City's Engineering Division, including design functions and construction inspection for all Public Works construction projects; recommends projects to be included in the City's Capital Improvements Program; Interacts with engineering consultants, developers, contractors, residents, and City staff.

Job Description

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with consulting engineers, developers, contractors, residents, and City employees.
  • Directs and manages the preparation, implementation, and interpretation of the City engineering design manuals, specifications, ordinances, procedures, resolutions, and special studies.
  • Directs and manages the engineering staff in the design, consultant design review, and construction coordination and inspection of capital improvement projects.
  • Directs, instructs, schedules, reviews, trains, and evaluates the activities of staff within the Engineering Division.
  • Reads and understands field notes, engineering sketches, construction drawings, construction estimates, and technical specifications.
  • Manage and maintain the City's public information and outreach efforts related to capital improvement projects.
  • Communicates with and responds appropriately to a demanding and diverse public in answering questions, handling complaints, and explaining City policies.
  • Responds to property owners, developers, engineers, architects, planners, attorneys, contractors, and other individuals regarding state laws and City procedures.
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of engineering reports for management.
  • Directs and manages the City's infrastructure asset inventory system.
  • Administration of capital improvement project contracts including the review of pay estimates, inspection reports, change order requests, and quality control of work in progress.
  • Represents the city at meetings with various state, regional, and local government agencies.
  • Prepares annual budget for Engineering Division, and manages budget expenditures.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Requires seven years of progressively responsible engineering experience in related field including four years in a supervisory capacity.  Municipal experience is preferred.
  • State of Texas registration as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain such registration within six months of hiring date; State of Texas Class C driver's license; State of Texas registration as a Public Land Surveyor is preferred.

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Additional Information

  • Knowledge of civil engineering techniques and construction practices; knowledge of Engineering Division functions, policies, practices, and procedures; knowledge of standard engineering design principles; knowledge of engineering record keeping requirements; knowledge of equipment and procedures used in engineering field projects; knowledge of State and Federal regulations related to water distribution, sanitary sewer collection, and storm water system design and operation; knowledge of personnel management principles and techniques; knowledge of construction and construction management techniques and procedures; knowledge of budget making procedures; knowledge of effective letter and report writing practices; knowledge of water distribution modeling and analysis; knowledge of design and drafting software; and knowledge of land surveying principles and practices.
  • Skill to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; skill to introduce innovative ideas, methods, or devices; skill to analyze and resolve complex Engineering Division issues or problems; and skill in making formal presentations and communicating effectively with groups of all sizes;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with citizens, elected officials, and employees in order to provide or gather information for the effective management of the public works department.
  • Ability to sit, stand, and transport self from building to building.  Ability to attend functions and meetings in buildings and at other sites.  When inspecting construction sites or working with subordinates, employee may be exposed to physical, chemical, or environmental hazards.