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City Engineer

College Park

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City Engineer


$115,884.39 Annually


College Park, GA

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A successful candidate will play an active role in the City of College Park’s existing operational success. The purpose of this position is to perform engineering work in the design, investigation, and construction of street, utility, and other public works projects, preparation of plans and specifications, and project management for assigned projects.


Essential Functions

Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate available guidelines and procedures as well as interpret precedents. The City Engineer is responsible for engineering related to the design and construction of City Public Works projects.

  • Prepares engineering designs, specifications, costs, and quantity estimates for Public Works projects; obtains required easements or permits for streets and storm drainages.
  • Assists in the development of City transportation projects.
  • Conducts site inspections of construction projects and discusses problems that may require project changes with affected crews or contractors; recommends methods of resolving unusual, complex engineering problems related to stormwater drainage,  road construction, and water and sewer.
  • Serves as a project engineer; researches applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects; develops engineering plans and compiles preliminary layouts of plans; writes specifications for plans; coordinates required advertising for bids; advises contractors and construction inspectors during actual construction.
  • Reviews and comments on development plans, and assists with final decisions on coordination of development permits.
  • Facilitates engineering bid proposals on City projects and provides bid recommendations to the City Council.
  • Investigates citizen complaints regarding roadway, storm drainage, and right-of-way problems related to the City infrastructure and Public Works projects and make recommendations for corrective action as needed.
  • Supervises or acts as survey party chief for in-house surveying requirements.
  • Performs other administrative duties as required. 
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations and standards for highway and drainage design.
  • Knowledge of GIS-based stormwater inventory development and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to drainage, road infrastructure design construction, and water and sewer construction.
  • Knowledge of land survey and engineering methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of work zone safety techniques.
  • Skill in using independent judgment and discretion.
  • Skill in prioritizing, scheduling, and delegating assignments.
  • Skill in analyzing, interpreting, and preparing reports.
  • Ability to exercise professional engineering judgment to achieve results consistent with objectives.
  • Requires excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with consultants, contractors, community officials, state and federal officials, and fellow employees.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presenting to groups and in a one-to-one setting.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently; use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. 
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.  
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.  
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability. 
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. 
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field; Master’s preferred.
  • PE certification is required.
  • Seven (7) to nine (9) years of related experience.
  • Must possess Georgia Certificate II Erosion Control.
  • Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
  • Pre-employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.



College Park, City of (GA)


3667 Main Street

College Park, Georgia, 30337


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