City Engineer

City of Prescott | Prescott, AZ

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Posted Date 4/26/2022


City Engineer

Public Works Department

Pay Range: $90,000 to $126,000

FLSA Status: Exempt

Deadline to Apply: 5/11/22

Position Summary:

Manages, supervises, and coordinates design and review of both City and private development projects. This position serves both as a Division Manager and technical advisor for the Public Works Department.

Essential Duties:

· Reviews, processes, and approves private development engineering plans, reports, model outputs, and any other information related to City public infrastructure to ensure compliance with applicable City, county, state, and federal codes and guidelines.

· Performs highly complex program and project management that includes one or more functional areas such as engineering design, plan review, transportation, construction, planning, surveying, and/or mapping and general civil engineering pertaining to utilities, roadways, drainage and other public facilities.

· Coordinates with others to resolve problems during construction that require the expertise of a professional engineer.

· Assists other Division Managers with reviews, processes, and approval of City and private development engineering plans to ensure compliance.

· Coordinates with other departments and divisions to resolve construction phase problems and requested changes.

· Ensures coordination takes place between private development review/processing/approval activities and planned infrastructure improvements.

· Assists in updating the General Engineering Standards to include technical specifications and standard details.

· Provides CADD designs for water, sewer, transportation, drainage, and other infrastructure improvements.

· Coordinates and/or resolves questions and concerns from the public; represents the City at internal and external meetings involving utilities and other infrastructure.

· Leads small in-house design projects.

· Attends public meetings for Capital Improvement Projects.

· Provides supervision and oversight of the Engineering team's technical staff addressing engineering, storm water management, surveying, environmental, and development review issues.

· Meets with citizens and professional groups to discuss active and proposed projects, concerns, and possible solutions.

· Attends meetings and makes technical presentations to stakeholder groups, executive City leadership, and City Council.

· Establishes and maintains relationships with internal City departments as well as external partners such as the ADOT, other governmental agencies in the Quad City area and community, advocacy, or interest groups such as developers, contractors, etc.

· Provides leadership and supervises assigned staff.

· Provides mentorship and leadership to staff particularly as it relates to professional and technical development, P.E. registration, on-going training, and education.

· Identifies ways of improving work processes and cost controls.

· Develops and manages project and division budgets.

· Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; six (6) years of civil engineering experience including three (3) years of experience in the design of water, sewer, roadway, and drainage; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Licensing, Certification, and Other Requirements:

Possess a valid Arizona driver's licenses or obtain one within 30 days of hire; desire registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona.

Employee Core Beliefs

City of Prescott employees should seek to uphold the City's core beliefs throughout their day-to-day business and with every customer they come in contact with, both internal and external. Our core beliefs are: Act with Integrity, Work as a Team, Have Personal Commitment and Loyalty, Solve Problems, Take Pride In Excellent Results, High Level of Productivity and Being Nice.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

· Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D.

· Knowledge of Arizona codes, policies, and procedures as related to the planning, design, construction, and approval of public water and sewer systems.

· Knowledge of Maricopa Area Government details and standards associated with the design of public water and sewer systems and other infrastructure.

· Knowledge of job related computer software simulation programs, including database development, maintenance, and utilization.

· Knowledge of land development laws of Arizona and municipal procedures related to the review and approval of subdivision-related utilities.

· Knowledge of methods and techniques of estimating costs and budgeting.

· Knowledge of government bidding processes.

· Knowledge of contract administration.

· Knowledge of construction project management.

· Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

· Skill in planning.

· Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing.

· Skill in balancing the interests of the development industry and the City.

· Ability to supervise others.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state/federal/local officials, elected officials, consulting engineers, government agencies, developers, contractors, supervisor, other City employees, and City residents.

· Ability to think and plan strategically.

Physical Demands And Working Conditions:

· Work is performed in a standard City office environment and in the field with exposure to the elements.

· Safely operates a City vehicle and variety of standard office equipment including a computer terminal, telephone, 10-key calculator, copier, and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement.

· Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

· Drug screening

· Motor vehicle records check

· Criminal background screening

City of Prescott Contact Information

201 N. Montezuma Street, Suite 303

Prescott, AZ 86301



Phone: 928-777-1410 / Fax: 928-777-1213

Major Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays and one floating holiday per year; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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