City Engineer

City of Gulf Shores, Alabama | Gulf Shores, AL

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Posted Date 5/21/2024

A vibrant community nestled on the stunning shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores offers so much more than your typical beach town experience. With its sugar-white sand beaches, relaxed atmosphere, and strong sense of community, this is a place where you’ll feel right at home. Our residents are dedicated to preserving Gulf Shores’ natural beauty and small-town charm. The relaxed pace of life here, combined with our unique beachfront setting, has opened up amazing opportunities for economic growth and development. With over 8 million visitors annually, the tourism industry is thriving, bringing in an average of $7.3 billion in revenue each year.

The Engineering Division is located within the Community Development Department. The Division provides civil engineering services for the City, assists Community Development by providing engineering reviews and civil inspections for all commercial, multi- family and residential developments, administers municipal capital improvement projects, and maintains all traffic control systems within the city limits. Under limited supervision by the Director of Planning and Community Development, the City Engineer will plan, organize, direct, and review the activities of the organization’s Engineering Division.

The City Engineer is the City’s highest-level engineering authority and is responsible for policy implementation, the coordination of all engineering functions, overall project preparation, and the development and control of project schedules. Gulf Shores seeks a skilled and solutions-oriented leader ready to tackle the organization’s engineering needs. Candidates should have strong civil engineering experience, including site plan review, stormwater drainage, transportation design and roadway construction. Knowledge of municipal engineering and techniques concerning the design, construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of public infrastructure, as well as an understanding of procurement procedures, budgetary principles, and applicable state, federal, and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations, is critical.

This role requires a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and at least 5 five years of relevant experience. Candidates should be prepared to obtain their license as an Alabama Professional Engineer within six months of hire if they do not already have one. Certification as a Floodplain Manager and FEMA training with debris management are preferred, as is local government experience. The selected candidate will also be required to maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license throughout their tenure. Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job’s essential functions will be considered. Please note that although residency is not required, it is preferred.

Please apply online.

For more information on this position, contact:
Marsha Reed, Senior Vice President

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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