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Senior Civil Engineer

Fayette County Board of Commissioners

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This position is responsible for providing senior-level civil engineering support of county operations, environmental compliance and permitting of private developments.  The position manages a staff of three and reports to the Director of Environmental Management.




  1. Supervises, trains, directs, and evaluates assigned staff.
  2. Reviews rezoning requests, preliminary plats, construction drawings, final plats, variance requests, etc. to ensure compliance with the County’s development regulations and design guidelines.
  3. Implements and enforces Fayette County’s Development Regulations.
  4. Ensures compliance with NPDES and Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (MNGWD) requirements.
  5. Manages Fayette County’s Utility Accommodation Policy and Standards program.
  6. Performs and/or reviews hydrology and hydraulic design for stormwater maintenance and repair projects.
  7. Oversees the management of County right-of-way files and maintains County policies with respect to land acquisition.
  8. Develops and manages and Asset Management Program for County roads, bridges, and storm sewer systems.
  9. Oversees transportation engineering services, including MUTCD compliance, data collection and evaluation, recommendations for traffic control devices, safety audits, etc.
  10. Meets with citizens, real estate professionals, developers, contractors, and design professionals to resolve problems, assist in property due diligence and answer questions concerning compliance with County regulations and general engineering principles.
  11. Oversees and/or uses CADD, GIS and similar technologies to support Department needs.
  12. Provides surveying support through in-house work or oversight of surveying contractors.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.




  1. Knowledge of standard management and supervisory practices.
  2. Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal guidelines and regulations in the areas associated with civil engineering, including transportation, land development, building construction, etc. 
  3. Knowledge of engineering practices in the areas of hydrology, hydraulics, transportation/road design, soils, environmental, economics, etc.
  4. Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs, including CADD and GIS systems.
  5. Knowledge of basic surveying principles.
  6. Skill in oral and written communication.
  7. Skill in reading and interpreting engineering reports, construction plans and specifications.
  8. Skill in conveying technical information to non-technical personnel.




The Director of Environmental Management assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.



Guidelines include federal, state, regional and local laws, codes and polies related to environmental protection, transportation, safety, building and development and technical manuals and policy paper issued by professional organizations and federal agencies.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.




  • The work consists of varied management, supervisory, and engineering duties.  Frequent changes to regulations contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to provide engineering support in areas of plan review, private development, environmental compliance, design, utility permitting, etc.  Success in this position contributes to the fair and safe and consistent implementation and enforcement of County regulations and ensures County operations comply with applicable Federal, State, and local rules.




  • Contacts are typically with other county personnel, engineers, surveyors, architects, contractors, developers, elected and appointed officials, environmentalists, civic organizations, planners, realtors, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information; resolve problems; provide services; motivate and influence persons; or justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters.




  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office or outdoors. The employee is exposed to occasional cold, hot, or inclement weather.




This position has direct supervision over a Transportation Engineer (1), Development Permits Engineer (1) and indirect responsibility for a GIS Technician (1).




  • Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver's license (Class C) and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) in compliance with County Safety and Loss Control Guidelines.  Completion of the State of Georgia Department of Transportation Defensive Driving Course and/or Emergency Vehicle Operation Certification within twelve (12) months of employment.  Possession of or ability to readily obtain certification from the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  Completion of classes required by GDOT for Local Administered Projects (LAP) certification within 18 months of employment.




  • Fayette County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.




  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, requires employees to protect the security of Protected Health Information (PHI) however it is obtained, handled, learned, heard or viewed in the course of their work.




  • In accordance of Fayette County's Substance Abuse Policy of 1996, as amended, all job applicants offered employment will undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs and alcohol as a condition of employment.   In the course of employment, employees are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and routine fitness for duty testing for illegal drugs and alcohol abuse.  Employees are prohibited to work under the influence, to possess, to distribute, or to sell illegal drugs in the workplace or abuse alcohol on the job.  Confirmed positive is reason for denial of employment and/or termination.





  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering or a related course of study.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually interpreted to require seven or more years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's licenses issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain Georgia Soil and Water Conservation certification.
  • A strong working knowledge of typical office software (the Microsoft suite, etc.) and software commonly used in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Professional Engineering License in the State of Georgia is preferred.



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