City Engineer

City of Abilene, TX | Abilene, TX

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Posted Date 6/05/2024

More than 125,000 friendly people call Abilene home, as the city offers a comfortable mix of Old West heritage, contemporary culture, and traditional values. Conveniently located at the center of a 22-county area known as the Big Country — and just 180 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex near the state’s geographic center — Abilene is a centerpiece for employment, retail, and medical services in West Texas that offers the perfect balance between urban and rural life.

The Public Works Department delivers and manages a number of systems, services, and projects that are vital to the City of Abilene. Under the general direction of the Director of Public Works, the City Engineer oversees the City of Abilene’s Engineering Services Division. This position plans, organizes, directs, supervises, and coordinates the engineering activities for the City. The City Engineer has nine direct reports in the Engineering Division. The City Engineer will work with Engineering Division staff on planned engineering projects; develop short- and long-range plans for City engineering projects; assign engineering plans, including schedules, feasibility studies and cost estimates; and perform overall project management for public works. This position reviews engineering plans and programs and the development of project scope requirements. They prepare the Engineering Division budget, review operational procedures, and assist in the hiring, supervising, and evaluating of staff.

The City of Abilene seeks an experienced, solutions-oriented leader to serve as its next City Engineer. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works or utilities construction and maintenance, including methods, materials, and techniques. This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited university with major course work in civil engineering or a related engineering field. Experience in organizational management activities, including budgetary control, and five (5) years of progressively responsible engineering experience after registration is required. Graduate-level engineering education may be substituted for engineering experience on a year-per-year basis. Experience in land development, including grading, drainage, and street and utility design, is preferred. Municipal City Engineer experience is preferred. A relevant combination of education, experience, and training may be considered.

Required certifications include:
• Licensed Professional Engineer by the State of Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land
Surveyors (or ability to obtain within six months).
• A valid Texas driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one within 90 days or a military waiver).
• Certified Floodplain Manager certification (or the ability to obtain one within 12 months).

The City of Abilene offers a competitive salary range of $114,325-$171,488, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online.

For more information on this position contact:
Marsha Reed, Sr. Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

Salary114,325.00 - 171,488.00 Annual
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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