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City Engineer


Listing Summary

The City of Norcross is looking for a full-time City Engineer. The purpose of this position is to oversee land development plan review, permitting, inspections, and enforcement for the department. The incumbent will also work closely with Public Works Utilities and Parks on capital improvement projects.

The incumbent in this position will ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations in land development activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the land disturbance permit, development, and utility permit process for the City.
  • Issues land disturbance permits, development, and utility (right of way) permit.
  • Performs on-site inspections of projects in a pre, during, and post-construction state.
  • Performs technical tasks to support department functions; reviews and approves hydrology studies for proposed development; conducts site reviews to ensure compliance with design plans; performs State water determinations.
  • Interacts and communicates with groups and individuals to provide information and assistance; works with engineers and developers on on-site design-related issues.
  • Provides professional recommendations and assistance to city staff; provides input regarding rezoning applications, subdivision plat application, stream buffer exception requests, and other requests as applicable.
  • Administers the flood plain, stream buffer, soil erosion control, and stormwater ordinances of the City, including monthly and semi-annual reports for the Georgia EPD and District SWCC.
  • Represents the department in various administrative and professional situations and for Boards, Commissions, and Authorities meetings to include Mayor and Council. 
  • Manages the city capital improvement projects including the development of budgets, design, implementation, and working with contractors.
  • Manage the acquisition of ROW for the city, prepare acquisition, documents, negotiate property acquisitions with owners, and record deeds of an easement.
  • Supports the Public Works, Utilities & Parks Department with technical assignments associated with the implementation of the Storm Water Management Utility Fee Program and other related duties.
  • Write/Review procurement documents (RFPs/RFQs/ITBs) for design and construction
  • Act as Local Administered Project representative for GDOT/Federally funded projects
  • Write/Coordinate/Submit grant applications for CDBG and other opportunities.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from a four-year accredited school
  • Some local-government experience is preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Certification preferred

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Any other duties as assigned by management.

Scope and Impact:

Job has recurring work situations involving high degrees of discretion.  The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high.  Errors in judgment will waste resources and adversely impact performance.  Incumbent operates independently but work is verified.  Content of work priorities are determined by supervision.

Communications/Customer Contact:

Contacts are typically with the general public, property owners, real estate developers, attorneys, architects, engineers, bankers, landscape architects, elected officials, and city, county, state and federal officials. Contacts are typically to provide or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of theories, practices and procedures of community planning, economic development, zoning, land development, construction and building.
  • Knowledge of City subdivision regulations and development specifications, state engineering standards, and the city code.  These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.
  • This position consists of varied analytical, technical, and organizational assistance tasks.
  • Knowledge of building construction standards, methods and related codes.
  • Knowledge of real estate law.
  • Ability to review, understand and interpret design drawings, site plans, construction specifications, engineering plans, maps and plats.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, officials, developers, builders, contractors, lawyers, architects and the general public

Job Type: Full-time

Starting Salary 65,671.38 (minimum) up to 85,372.80 (midpoint) based upon qualifications/experience

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and updated resume to  please verify receipt.

EOE/DFW; No phone calls, please

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