Under the direction of the City Manager this position exists to provide strategic planning and management of the City Engineering department and leads a team of professionals in the design, construction and oversight of all civil engineering projects for the City of Midland. Plans, prepares and oversees contracts for streets, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, sidewalks and other public works programs. Ensures technical competence and compliance with current codes and design criteria, as well as working within budget constraints. Represents the department by serving as liaison between the City, developers, regulatory agencies and citizens, managing difficult issues and competing interests. In addition, the City Engineer is responsible for leadership and management of City traffic and traffic controls, the Signs and Signals division, Jack Barstow Airport and general facilities management for the City.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent field.
State registration as a licensed civil engineer or ability to obtain such license upon appointment.
Five years of direct work experience in the practice of civil engineering and design of public works projects, including at least three years at a management level.
Working knowledge or ability to learn traffic engineering and storm water design and modeling.
Demonstrated working knowledge of methods, tools and equipment utilized in civil engineering.
Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, directing and controlling budget and staff resources to accomplish multi-faceted engineering plans and projects.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to a wide variety of audiences including City Council, City staff, developers, contractors, regulatory agencies and the general public.
Demonstrated knowledge of technology and specific software applications to accomplish tasks and solve work related problems.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated history of effective leadership actions. Ability and initiative to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
Ability to exercise good judgement, initiative and resourcefulness in dealing with internal customers, the public, elected officials, contractors, subordinate staff and other professionals.
Ability to work under stress and use good judgment in critical situations.
Must possess a valid State of Michigan driver’s license with a good driving record