The City Engineer is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the work of the Engineering Division, Stormwater Division, Streets Division, Protective Inspections Division, Parks Division, and Government Buildings Division and for providing technical engineering services to other city departments.
Trains, supervises, motivates and evaluates the work of personnel in assigned divisions, resolves employee grievances, and conducts staff meetings;
Directs the operations, employees, programs, projects, work and activities of assigned divisions;
Assists in the direction of operations, employees, programs, projects and activities of the department;
Performs the duties of the Director of Public Works and Engineering in his/her absence;
Prepares the annual budget for the Engineering Division, Stormwater Division, Streets Division, Protective Inspection Division, Parks Division, and Government Buildings Division;
Monitors related expenditures;
Prepares the Capital Improvement Program for the Engineering Division, Stormwater Division, Streets Division, Protective Inspection Division, Parks Division, and Government Buildings Division;
Monitors related expenditures;
Plans, directs, manages, and supervises construction and improvement projects, including the design and development of municipal infrastructure and facilities projects;
Performs long-range planning;
Reviews subdivision and site construction plans for proposed construction and improvement projects to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances;
Interprets codes and ordinances as requested;
Exercises purchasing authority up to $20,000 without approval from supervisor;
Administers building codes, subdivision regulations, and city ordinances, including but not limited to: Stormwater Utility, Drainage Control, Flood Damage Prevention, Soil Erosion, Sedimentation, and Pollution Control, and Urban Forest Beautification and Conservation;
Oversees the issuance of related permits;
Serves as the city traffic engineer by evaluating traffic flow patterns, traffic control devices and timing, street signage, pavement markings;
Plans and performs improvements as necessary;
Oversees the maintenance and repair of all city traffic signals and related equipment and related contracts;
Provides technical guidance and makes recommendations regarding construction and improvement projects to other city departments;
Administers the design of road and drainage projects;
Performs construction cost estimates and recommends bidder for award to City Council;
Administers project contracts, including preparation of contract documents, obtaining right of way and easements prior to start of construction, conducting a pre-construction meeting with contractors, inspectors, and utility personnel to discuss the project, and coordination and oversight of inspection staff;
Prepares grant applications;
Manages or Administers state and federal grants;
Prepares and maintains records and maps of the city, including Eastside Cemetery, city limit boundaries, rights-of-way and stormwater infrastructure;
Prepares and maintains required environmental reports;
Responds to inquiries and complaints from citizens, interest groups, design professionals, elected officials, city management and other city departments;
Serves as technical advisor and governmental liaison to the Airport Committee;
Serves as first responder to State Department of Transportation traffic signal malfunctions;
Serves as a member of the City’s Emergency Response Team; and
Performs other assigned duties.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field;
Seven (7) years of experience in a related field;
Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience;
Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; and
Professional Engineer certification required.
Equal Opportunity Statement
The City of Statesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Statesboro will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with eligible disabilities (unless the disability precludes performance of the essential functions of the position).
The City of Statesboro is a drug free workplace. The City of Statesboro participates in E-Verify.
Additional Salary Information: There is a reclassification study being undertaken to evaluate the hiring range which currently begins at $68,000.
About City of Statesboro
The City of Statesboro is seeking a skilled, knowledgeable City Engineer experienced with aging infrastructure. The role of the City Engineer and Engineering staff is to manage the City public infrastructure by means of oversight of design and construction requirements to provide for the health and protection of citizens and protecting the use and integrity of the public rights-of-way for generations to come. The next City Engineer will be effective in leading the department in a highly engaged fashion both internally and externally as well as take on the challenges of a growing community.
About the Community
The City of Statesboro (population 29,779), founded in 1803 and county seat for Bulloch County, is a progressive community that provides an exceptional quality of life to its residents and offers southern charm and hospitality to its visitors. The City offers a high standard of living with a commitment to ensure the most responsive and progressive public services to residents, businesses, and visitors. Statesboro is where the living remains softly southern and folks call out to one another by first name. The City is located in southeast Georgia approximately 45 miles f...rom Savannah. With its growing industrial base, growing university, expanding retail activity and a regional medical center, Statesboro serves as the region's economic, educational, business, medical and cultural hub. There are three institutions of higher learning located in the greater Statesboro area: Georgia Southern University (GSU) within the City limits and Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) and East Georgia State College located just outside the City on US Highway 301 South. Statesboro was recently named a Finalist for the America's Best Community Competition sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH, CoBank and The Weather Channel. Statesboro's downtown was named one of eight "Renaissance Cities" by Georgia Trend magazine.