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Civil Engineering Manager

Atlanta, GA

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Description - External

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community.  Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure.  Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained.  Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!   If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.


Posted until filled


Salary commensurate with experience


The Department of Watershed Management is a regional public water and wastewater utility serving 1.2 million people each day.  The Department’s core services include treatment and distribution of safe drinking water; collection and treatment of wastewater to a high standard; management of watersheds within the City of Atlanta; and customer care and billing services for 164,000 accounts.  The Department’s vision of being a leader in innovation, service and value is supported by eight strategic priorities including: Service Delivery, Infrastructure Reliability, Workforce Development, Operational Efficiency, Financial Resilience, Compliance, Smart Utility Transformation; and Safety, Security and Emergency Management. 

General Summary

The Office of Watershed Protection requires a civil engineer with extensive knowledge of stormwater management to perform general civil site engineering design, hydraulic and hydrological analysis, best management practices, designs detention and retentions ponds, storm pipes, culverts, and any other civil engineering site design related projects. oversee the design and construction of the stormwater Capital Improvement Program (CIP), as well as asset management, project prioritization, engineering design and standards review. This is an experienced managerial level position charged with responsibility for one or more activities within a department. Position manages a small group of specialized professional employees. Areas of responsibility are typically unique within the department.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities   These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Manages the stormwater management capital improvement program; Assigns task responsibilities to staff; Functions as a City Expert on civil engineering design for stormwater management, environmental processes, specifications & other municipal applications for evaluating and recommending solutions to problems or verifying consultant recommendations.
  • Provides training, coaching and mentoring to assigned staff; Manages, supervises and directs the staff, functions, operations, programs, classes, seminars and budget of the stormwater staff.
  • Serves as technical lead in handling stormwater and green infrastructure projects; Coordinates and conducts activities in conjunction with relevant agencies. Performs analyses and design, manages design contracts, evaluates bids for design and construction services.  Updates & enhances the stormwater project database.  Communicates with various groups for data acquisition and sharing.  Develops and executes stormwater project prioritization and budget strategy as relates to Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Master Plan, Asset Management, Operations and Regulatory divisions. Assists in stormwater flooding investigations and regulatory reports.  Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other engineering applications for pipe network updates and improvements. 
  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and provides technical guidance. Manages small to large design projects meeting schedule, scope and budget objectives per requirements of stakeholders. Provides as needed expertise and input during wet weather events.

  Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of civil engineering and stormwater pipeline & open channel flow engineering design; familiarity with water main & sewer construction. Ability to use design software; ability to interpret the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other divisions; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to read, interpret and produce engineering calculations, technical memorandums; ability to interpret engineering drawings and graphics.
  • Basic knowledge of computer hardware, software and server specifications and network architecture.  Ability to work with IT staff on application software installation, maintenance, update and data storage.
  • Skilled in communicating verbally and written; Good interpersonal skills; Good leadership skills. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with various personality styles and with upper departmental management or elected officials; ability to read and interpret construction drawings; ability to interpret laws, regulations and guidelines; ability to utilize Microsoft suites and project management programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, employees and representatives of other public agencies.  

Additional Requirements

Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc. May commit department to action.

Qualifications - External

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in Civil, Water Resources or Environmental Engineering; or a closely related engineering field.
  • 10 years of work experience and design with significant experience in stormwater management engineering design.

Preferred Education & Experience

Master's degree with a major in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Management, Environmental Engineering, or related area with a Minimum of 5 years of experience in AutoCAD. Mid-level knowledge of GIS is preferred.  (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis).

Licensures and Certifications

Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) required eligible for Professional Engineer (PE) Certification in Georgia or ability to acquire by reciprocity is required.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job. City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

The City of Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran's status or national origin, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.

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