City Engineer

Oak Park, Michigan
Oct 01, 2021
Oct 31, 2021
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JOB TITLE                                                              

City Engineer


Full-Time, Salaried


Technical and Planning Services


The City Engineer performs the administrative and technical activities of the Engineering Division. The City Engineer will be responsible for preparing plans, designs and specifications for various City Engineering projects and supervising the personnel and activities of the Engineering Division. This position will also perform work in accordance with procedures and policies established by the Director of the Department of Technical and Planning Services.  This position will also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO:   Director of the Technical and Planning Services

General Responsibilities

  • Prepare plans, designs and specifications for construction of the public works projects.
  • Perform and oversee inspection of construction for sidewalks, street improvements, pavements, sewers, water mains, and other public works facilities
  • Perform and oversee the drawing of public plans for construction projects.
  • Review construction plans for commercial and residential developments.
  • Issue public utility right of the way permits after reviewing plans.
  • Perform project feasibility studies.
  • Address general inquiry and complaints from citizens and developers.
  • Supervise Engineering Division staff.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget for the Engineering Division.
  • Oversee the work of consultants on engineering projects.
  • Perform grant administration for a variety of infrastructure-based grants.
  • Present engineering projects to the City Council and the public.



  • Auto CAD and ARC view experience preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of municipal Government preferred but not required.
  • Ability to manage and interact effectively with other employees.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with City Council, supervisors and the public.


  • Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License mandatory.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Civil Engineer.


  • Must be available on-call for questions as needed.


SALARY RANGE – This is a full time position with benefits and a salary of $85,000.00-$95,000.00 annually.

BENEFITS - A comprehensive package is available and includes healthcare, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement and section 125 plan.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of an employee so classified.

Employees must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

The City of Oak Park does not discriminate in its employment or any o      ther programs or activities on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, economic status, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability, if requested.

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