Civil Engineer

Newcastle, Oklahoma
$85,000 - $95,000 + benefits
Sep 10, 2021
Oct 10, 2021
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Performs complex and professional engineering work for environmental, water, sewer, street, storm drainage and other public works projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria; serves as City Engineer. The City Engineer is responsible for overseeing the platting process through the final development and construction phases; reviews and approves plats and improvement plans, communicates requirements with the developer and their engineering firm and ensures developments are constructed per the approved plans. The City Engineer will conduct preconstruction meetings with developers and contractors as well as inspect infrastructure improvements and oversee the maintenance period for all developments. The City Engineer is responsible for accepting public improvements and keeping records of all as built plans.


· Administers various consulting engineering contracts for the City to include contract preparation, development of technical requirements, and time frames; reviews plans and specifications prepared by the consultant; approves pay estimates; insures compliance of plans with standards of engineering practice and applicable City, State, and Federal regulations and requirements; coordinates bidding process; administers projects through the construction phase and the Maintenance Bond period.

· Regularly serves as Project Engineer for sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, street and other municipal public works projects; designs projects and prepares plans/specifications; writes project related agenda items for review by the City Council; performs agency coordination for applicable State/Federal permits; reviews construction bids; recommends contract awards; reviews work for compliance with plans and specifications; reviews and approves contract pay estimates and change orders; recommends final acceptance of projects to the City Council.

· Frequently reviews private development projects, including subdivisions, building permits, flood plain permits and similar items for compliance with codes/regulations/standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans.

· Regularly utilizes AutoCAD and Eagle Point programs for project plan preparation.

· Regularly determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.

· Frequently assures as-built records of projects and documents necessary changes for the operation and maintenance programs.

· Frequently writes standard specifications, contract documents and prepares standard details for use on City projects.

· Occasionally performs flood plain modeling using HEC Programs and water system modeling using KY pipe programs.

· Other job functions as assigned.


· Master’s degree preferred or graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or closely related field and a minimum of three years professional civil engineering experience with municipal infrastructure improvements or closely related experience.

· Registration in Oklahoma as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain registration in Oklahoma by reciprocity within one year of employment.

· Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; considerable knowledge of applicable City policies, laws and regulations affecting Division activities.

· Thorough knowledge of Subdivision Regulations and processes associated with administering the regulations.

· Knowledge of AutoCAD, Eagle Point, KY pipe and HEC computer programs.

· Considerable skill in developing cost estimates on complex projects.

· Skill in operating the following tools and equipment: personal computer, motor vehicle, phone and mobile radio.

· Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public.

· Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.

· Possession of a valid Oklahoma drivers license at date of hire or valid drivers license from state of residency.

· Must be physically capable of moving about on construction work sites and under adverse field conditions.


  • Skill in using engineering knowledge, principles, practices, and techniques to analyze public works engineering projects and problems.
  • Skill in assessing pertinent technical information.
  • Skill in critically reviewing construction plans.
  • Skill in supervising.
  • Skill in designing construction projects.
  • Skill in conveying technical information.
  • Skill in reviewing existing engineering systems for adequacy in meeting present and future demands.
  • Skill in preparing construction cost estimates.
  • Skill in critically reviewing engineering reports.
  • Skill in monitoring and maintaining compliance with project budgets.
  • Skill in relating to others with tact and diplomacy.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Must be able make presentations to planning commission and city council and convey technical data and terminology to citizens.
  • Ability to make comprehensive decisions.


· Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, constructions sites, or public work facilities.

· 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, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear and smell.

· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

· Subject to working near moving machinery, power tools, and vehicles in motion.

· Exposed to intermittent or continued loud and incessant noises caused by machinery and construction equipment.

· Exposed to varying amounts of noxious odors, dust, etc., when performing field inspections.


· Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers, and various pieces of office equipment.

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

· Hearing enough to identify factors such as the location of vehicles and equipment or when equipment is malfunctioning.

· Manual and finger dexterity enough to operate standard office equipment and to produce hand- written and electronically generated correspondence.

· Speech and hearing enough to communicate in-person and by telephone, two-way radio, etc.