City Engineer

  • City of University Park
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 07, 2018
Full Time Engineering Public Works Management, Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: The salary range is $96,148 to $132,903 depending on qualifications, with an expected hiring range of $96,148 to $111,303, with an excellent benefit package. Annually
  • Salary Top: $132,903
  • Phone: Questions should be directed to Catherine Tuck Parrish at or 513-221-0500.
  • Apply By: May 01, 2018


University Park's next City Engineer will join an outstanding organization that values and supports its employees, resulting in a historically low turnover rate and long-tenured employees. The City has maintained a close, family-oriented culture that values service and excellence in serving its residents.

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Apply online at and submit just one document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with first review of applications April 16, 2018. Questions should be directed to Catherine Tuck Parrish at or 513-221-0500.

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Job Description

The City Engineer, who reports to the Public Works Director, serves as the supervisor for the Engineering Division and directs, instructs, schedules, reviews, trains, and evaluates the activities of the staff within the Engineering Division. More specifically, the City Engineer:

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with consulting engineers, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, home/business owners, citizens, and City staff.
  • Works with citizens on requests and resolves complaints. A commitment to providing excellent customer service is necessary for the chosen candidate to be successful.
  • Attends Public Works Advisory Committee and Capital Projects Review Committee meetings to provide professional and technical support as needed.
  • Directs and manages staff in design, consultant design review, and construction coordination and inspection of all capital improvement projects.
  • Directs and manages the preparation, implementation, and interpretation of the City engineering design manuals, specifications, ordinances, procedures, resolutions, and special studies.
  • Manages and maintains the City's public information and outreach efforts related to capital improvement projects.
  • Reads and understands field notes, engineering sketches, construction drawings, construction estimates, and technical specifications.
  • Prepares the annual budget for the Engineering Division and manages budget expenditures.
  • Administers capital improvement project contracts including the review of pay estimates, inspection reports, change order requests, and quality control of work in progress.
  • Directs and manages the City's infrastructure asset inventory system.

Job Requirements

Requirements for this position are a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and seven years of progressively responsible engineering experience including at least three years in a management/supervisory capacity. A State of Texas registration as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain such registration within six months of hiring date is also required. Preferred qualifications include a State of Texas registration as a Public Land Surveyor and municipal experience.

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Additional Information

The Engineering division has a budget of $722,157 and five employees: the City Engineer, a staff engineer, two construction inspectors, and an engineering technician.

The City has a Council-Manager form of government, with a mayor and four council positions elected at large. The City Manager, City Attorney, and Municipal Judge are appointed by the City Council. The City has a total 2018 budget of $50.9 million and approximately 248 full-time employees. The City Manager serves as head of the day-to-day operations, implements policies and laws enacted by the City Council, and oversees the hiring of all personnel. The City has ten departments.

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