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City Engineer

at City of Abilene, Texas

Pay: $95008 to $120959/year
$95008 - $120959
Posted: 9/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2413080
Keywords: engineer, electrical

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



This position includes professional, administrative, and engineering duties and work that assist the Director of Public Works in managing the Public Works department of the City.  Work involves responsibility for the planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and coordinating of engineering activities in the various divisions of the Public Works department.  Work includes development of divisional policies and procedures, short and long range program planning, and decision making. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Public Works through formal/informal discussions, conferences, observations, and analysis of reports and recommendations.
Will perform direct supervision over the Engineering Division professional, technical and clerical staff as well as the engineering functions of the other divisions of the department, in consult with the Director.  Will assist with additional supervisory responsibility over other divisional and clerical staff as needed and appropriate.

Examples of Duties

Conference with and advise Engineering Division staff on planned engineering projects, develop short and long range plans for City Public Works projects, assign engineering plans, including schedules, feasibility studies and cost estimates, perform overall project management for City public works.
Provides support in the review of engineering plans and programs and in the development of project scope requirements.
Prepare Engineering Division budget and assist with Departmental budget preparation and control.
Assists in review of operational procedures and evaluates work performance of Engineering Division staff. 
Hire, assign, supervise and evaluate Engineering Division staff; assists in hiring and evaluation of other departmental personnel. 
Advises other departmental personnel on engineering functions associated with their work. 
Assists in liaison efforts to other City departments and outside organizations; responds to information requests and general citizen inquiries. 
Represents the Department Director before Council and other agencies and groups as required and appropriate. 
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works or utilities construction and maintenance, including methods, materials and techniques.
Office management practices, technology and methods.
Equipment management, usage, maintenance and safety.
Safe driving principles and practices.
Skill to:
Use current technology engineering and drafting equipment, as well as traditional drafting tools.

Effectively provide independent judgment and decision-making expertise in the application of technical engineering skills.

Advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and system that affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes throughout the City.
Ability to:

Check, design, and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies. 
Apply fundamental concepts of engineering theory, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
Operate a computer and standard office equipment.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a clear and professional manner.
Assimilate information to arrive at logical conclusions and to make responsible recommendations.
Provide responsible administrative assistance in budget, organization, personnel, staffing and scheduling in a large service-oriented department.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division's mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
Experience in organizational management activities, including budgetary control is required.
At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible engineering experience is require.  Graduate level engineering education may be substituted for engineering experience on a year per year basis.
Municipal City Engineer experience is preferred.
Education/ Training:
A Bachelor's Degree from an EAC/ABET accredited university with major course work in civil engineering or a related engineering field is required.
License or Certificate:
A licensed professional engineer by the State of Texas Board of Professional Engineers is required.
A valid Texas driver's license, the ability to obtain one within ten (10) days, or a military waiver is required.
A Certified Floodplain Manager certification is required within 12 months of hire date.
Special Requirements:
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and climb.
Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.
With or without accommodation ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
Ability to travel to other work locations.

Supplemental Information

City of Abilene Core Values
  • Demonstrating through our actions that we hold ourselves and our citizens in high enough regard to do what we say we will do, in the timeframe we commit to.
  • Recognizing that everyone has dignity and deserves helpful, courteous, and prompt attention.
  • Consistently doing what is necessary, expected, and required, and when able to do so, exceeding expectations.
  • Possessing an unwavering commitment to doing the right things right.
  • Consistently adhering to high professional and ethical standards.
  • Keeping commitments to our citizens, co-workers, and others.
Service Above Self
  • Being open and approachable to council members, citizens, and our fellow employees at all times.
  • Treating our customers like we would like to be treated.
  • Fostering a servant's heart in ourselves and each other by conscientiously doing what is best for the community in all cases.
  • Passionately committed to serving others.
  • Helping to make our citizens' lives better.
  • Finding ways to say yes.
Excellence in All We Do
  • Delivering on promises made, taking personal responsibility for achieving community-minded goals.
  • Leading by example, recognizing the importance of working together to meet everyone's needs, treating everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect.
  • Sharing resources and information freely.
  • Communicating regularly and honestly with council members, citizens, and employees.
  • Having a can-do attitude.