Civil Engineer I / II - CIP

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Aug 15, 2023
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $79,352.00 - $123,834.67 Annually USD

Job Description


Depending on experience, education, and qualifications, applicants may be hired as either Civil Engineer I or as Civil Engineer II.

FULL PAY RANGE - Civil Engineer I
$79,352.00 - $115,060.40 Annually

FULL PAY RANGE - Civil Engineer II
$85,402.51 - $123,834.67 Annually


Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named “The #1 Best Place to Live in America.” Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That’s why we exist.


City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.


The City of McKinney is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable and professional civil engineering project manager to assist with the oversight and delivery of the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) within the Engineering Department. Under direction of the Engineering CIP Manager, the Civil Engineer I or II has primary responsibility for managing capital improvement projects from inception to completion relating to roadways, drainage systems, water/wastewater systems, and various traffic improvements throughout the City of McKinney. Tasks included but are not limited to: design or study management/development/review, project schedule/budget estimating and tracking, project procurement and construction management, and public/stakeholder outreach. Additionally, they will be required to manage various contracts and conduct meetings with consultants, engineers, agencies and homeowners as needed for project development. Performs other related work as required.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
  • Contribute to a positive work culture.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
  • Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.

  • Develops, reviews, and/or coordinates plans, specifications, cost estimates and contracts for multiple capital improvement projects in a timely manner based on design standards, construction details, and specifications to meet established standards and engineering practices.
  • Manages, coordinates, and oversees procurement of capital improvement projects.
  • Performs construction management responsibilities for capital improvement projects to attain timely completion within the allotted project budget constraints and project controls.
  • Manages and develops professional service and construction contracts including contract negotiation, review, execution, tracking and invoicing.
  • Develops and/or coordinates various agreements related to capital improvement projects.
  • Acts a liaison with consultants, external engineers, and various internal/external stakeholders.
  • Serves as the city’s project manager for assigned projects including supervision and oversight of contractors and/or consultants.
  • Conducts public meetings and/or facilitates public involvement/input as needed on various city projects.
  • Assists, coordinates, and/or reviews project efforts related to land acquisition and franchise utility coordination.
  • Develops and updates design manuals and construction specifications within their specified discipline.
  • Responds to public inquiries and inter-departmental inquiries relating to Engineering Department functions.
  • Presents information and provides recommendations to City Council and Administration with respect to engineering-related projects.
  • Prepares ordinances and resolutions for City Council action.
  • Confers with the supervisor and other departmental professionals and comprises various forms of written documentation in acquiring information for accurately performing essential functions such as civil engineering drawings, final plats, standard construction specifications and zoning maps.
  • Utilizes a variety of technological equipment and software applications in the performance of functions such as computers, technical software, stations and plotters.
  • Provides technical direction, training and support to other divisional professionals and other City departments.
  • Performs research and routine clerical functions when necessary.


  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Knowledge of the development and derivation of formulas and relationships, the basic assumptions made, and the limitations and areas of applicability of established civil engineering principles, methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to construction activities, the environment and various City programs.
  • Skill to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
  • Skill to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Skill to utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as technical study reports, engineering drawings, budget printouts, zoning and subdivision codes, planning maps, engineering designs and city ordinances. Knowledge of engineering and legal professional language.
  • Skill to perform moderately complex algebraic and geometric operations; ability to utilize principles of basic probability and statistical inference.
  • Skill to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions. Ability to deal with several concrete and abstract variables, and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.
  • Skill to perform coordinated movements, such as drafting, utilizing drafting and engineering instruments and equipment, performing data entry on a computer and operating vehicle.
  • Ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.
  • Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable, especially during times of change.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience in Civil/Municipal Engineering and/or training that includes engineering design and/or project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Texas Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within 6 months required.
  • Must maintain a valid Texas driver license.
  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering; supplemented by eight (8) years previous experience in Civil/Municipal Engineering and/or training that includes engineering design and/or project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Texas Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within 6 months required.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of direct experience related to design and/or management of municipal/local government infrastructure.
  • Must maintain a valid Texas driver license.
  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Must have Class C Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Demands/Supplemental


Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a computer or work station.


This position has limited exposure to environmental conditions.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

The City offers a full complement of benefits:

Health Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Medical and Childcare Account (FSA)
  • Mental Health Care and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • City-paid and VoluntaryLifeInsurance
  • City-paid and VoluntaryLong Term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance through Aflac
Additional Benefits
  • Legal Services through Legal Shield
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $10,000 per year)
  • Wellness Program (earn up to $600 per year)
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
    • Mandatory 7% employee contribution
    • City match 2:1
    • 5 year vesting
    • Retire after 20 years of serivce, or age 60 with 5 years of service
457(b) Deferred Compensation PlansPaid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Vacation (80 hours per year for new hires; tieredincreases after 2 yrs)
  • Sick Leave (135 hours per year for yourself and immediate family)
  • Ten Paid Holidays
  • Personal Day
  • Optional compensatory time for hourly employees

For more detailed information, please see the City of McKinney's summary of benefits .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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