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Engineering Manager


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The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for the position of Engineering Manager in the Engineering Department with a starting hourly rate of $63,481.60 to a maximum hourly rate of $92,225.60 depending upon qualifications. Qualified applicants MUST apply via our website by downloading an application packet at or may apply in person (drive thru only) at the City of Covington, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until 4:00pm on January 27, 2022. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This is a working management position that is responsible for daily activities and responsibilities associated with the Engineering Department.  In addition to managing the engineering staff, the person in this position performs administrative and technical tasks on a regular basis.


Works closely with and under the direction of the Planning and Development Director.


This position has direct supervision over Senior Engineering Technicians, and GIS Analyst, and indirect supervision over Engineering Technicians, Inspectors, GIS Technicians, and Administrative Staff.


•    Manage the day-to-day operation and personnel of the Engineering Department.
•    Reviews private development and public works plans for compliance with codes, regulations, and standards.
•    Determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.
•    Applies regulations and standards consistently to each project.
•    Coordinates the preparation of engineering plans and specifications, advertisement for bids, reviews of construction bids, and makes most responsible bid recommendations.
•    Oversight of predesign, preconstruction, and other coordination meetings.
•    Works closely with the Public Work Director to ensure sufficient coordination with public works departments.
•    Provide management of stormwater and public works construction projects and ensures contractor complies with time and budget parameters.
•    Responsible for managing the city’s NPDES MS4 - Phase II Storm Water Program and NPDES industrial sites.
•    Provides oversight of the National Flood Insurance Program.
•    Assists in maintaining the engineering library and infrastructure records.
•    Responsible for as-built records of projects and translation into the GIS.
•    Responds to public or other inquiries relative to engineering procedures on specific projects and other information.
•    Oversight of utility, land disturbing, environmental permitting, etc.
•    Maintains regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding division activities and services.
•    Coordinates inspection, maintenance, and enforcement programs.
•    Performs construction administration on select projects, reviews pay requests, and processes invoices in a timely manner.
•    Performs such administrative tasks as preparing engineering reports and studies, and preparing draft amendments to local ordinances related to land development and public works projects.
•    Prepares annual Engineering Department and Storm Water Department budget.
•    Hires, supervises, evaluates, counsels and disciplines subordinate employees.
•    Any other duties as directed by the supervisor.


Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (or closely related field) from a four-year accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years in a position of planning and project management at a supervisory level.

Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the Engineering Department in order to direct and coordinate its day-to-day operations.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•    Ability to effectively lead, motivate, and supervise people.
•    Ability to effectively manage and successfully complete complex projects.
•    Ability to delegate project tasks to the appropriate people.
•    Ability and willingness to learn new skills and concepts.
•    Knowledge of city policies and procedures.
•    Knowledge of laws, codes, and regulations governing municipal planning, the acquisition of property, land development, and storm water management. 
•    Knowledge of civil engineering principle and practices.
•    Knowledge of construction methods and materials as well as the strategies and techniques for contracting and administering construction services.
•    Knowledge of surveying equipment, methods and practices.
•    Knowledge of cost estimating.
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
•    Skill in using or the ability to learn software and hardware essential to computer aided design and drafting as well as other common forms of digital communication and office operations.
•    Skill in oral and written communications.


•    Must possess a valid State driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment;
•    Must be physically capable of moving about on construction work sites and under adverse field conditions.


Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and data base and computer-aided-design software, standard drafting tools, surveying equipment including level, motor vehicle, and phone.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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