City Engineer

  • City of Sandpoint, Idaho
  • 1123 W. Lake St., Sandpoint, Idaho
  • May 19, 2022
Full Time Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $81,515 USD
  • Salary Top: $112,611
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Jun 19, 2022

Job Description

City Engineer

City of Sandpoint, Idaho

Salary:  $81,515 - $112,611


Nestled in the northern panhandle of Idaho, Sandpoint is known for its magnificent lakes, stunning mountains, vast forests, and vibrant community. Sandpoint is just 63 minutes south of the Canadian border, 46 miles from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and 72 miles from Spokane, Washington. The City of Sandpoint has a population of 10,000 and is the county seat and largest city in Bonner County. The city is snuggled at the base of three mountain ranges which offers year-round outdoor recreation, from hiking and biking to skiing and snowboarding. This charming city is located right on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho, and Sandpoint attracts a large number of tourists and seasonal residents.


The City of Sandpoint’s Infrastructure & Development Services (IDS) Division oversees and supports the Engineering, Maintenance, Planning and Building, and Streets service groups. IDS functions with a total of 13.90 FTEs, on a FY 2022 budget of $2,363,004, plus capital projects. The Engineering Services group has 2 FTEs. This service group assists property owners, developers, and the public in technical matters primarily related to civil engineering. The Engineering Services group supports capital construction projects and may assist other service groups with project delivery.


Under the direction of the IDS Director, the City Engineer is responsible for the direction and administration of engineering programs and related policy development for the City and works in close coordination with other City officials and the broader IDS team to accomplish the City Council’s strategic plan and priorities. The City Engineer is a staff liaison to the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission and educates members of the public and elected officials, compiles data, maintains records, and completes analyses and studies as the basis for policy recommendations. This position processes, reviews, and approves various private development proposals related to subdivisions (plats), streets, stormwater management plans, water and sanitary sewer improvements, and related infrastructure. Additionally, the City Engineer directs, oversees, and participates in design and review of capital improvement development including, but not limited to, utility infrastructure and transportation projects.


A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related field is required. Candidates must have at least 5 years of progressively responsible management and administrative experience in local government engineering, with at least 3 of which were at a managerial level. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Candidates must possess a State of Idaho Professional Engineer License, or if licensed in another state, the ability to acquire a license through the Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers within 90 days of hire.


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Sandpoint is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: June 19, 2022 (open until filled).

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1123 W. Lake St., Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 United States View Map