Engineering Manager

Tucson, Arizona
$93,724.80 - $117,145.60/year
Jul 01, 2022
Jul 31, 2022
Position Type
Contract Type
Organization Type

Manages and coordinates improvement programs and projects by leading and supervising personnel and directing the operations of an engineering section.

The essential duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Supervises section personnel by planning and assigning work and projects, counseling and assisting employees, providing training opportunities and resolving issues; ensures staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to section personnel.
  • Manages capital improvement programs (including budget) by recommending plans and projects, preparing preliminary scopes, schedules, and budgets, preparing design and bid documents and overseeing the selection process.  
  • Manages projects by meeting with related parties, identifying the needs and problems of the project, determining timelines, preparing cost estimates, preparing and reviewing plans and specifications, discussing project parameters, resolving conflicts and clarifying reviews, directing personnel on project issues, recommending decisions to superiors, conducting project reviews, ensuring conformance with engineering standards, codes and policies, inspecting and approving projects and issuing certificates and permits.  
  • Responsible for the delivery of capital improvement and other agency driven projects.
  • Ensures work performed by section personnel complies with plans and specifications, and local, state, and federal agency regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.
  • Interacts with contractors, consultant engineers, developers, other city outside agencies, and Tucson Water operations and maintenance staff in resolving project conflicts; represents Tucson Water in resolving construction related issues and inquiries.
  • Interacts with Tucson Water leadership, city staff, external agencies and construction and development interests.
  • Completes and seals as-built documents and submits to regulatory agencies, as necessary.

The City of Tucson offers a wide range of generous benefits for eligible employees. Some of those benefits include:

  • Medical: Choice between a high deductible plan (HSA or HRA), or Network plan
  • Dental: Choice between a national dental PPO and a local dental HMO
  • Vision: Coverage for annual eye exam and glasses or contacts, plus LASIK
  • Life: City-paid coverage for you & dependents, plus option to buy more
  • Long-Term Disability: Income replacement of up to 60% of your base salary in the event of a qualifying disability
  • Employee Assistance Program: Enhance your wellbeing when life doesn’t go as planned
  • Flexible Spending: Pay for qualified health and dependent care expenses using pretax dollars
  • Colonial Voluntary Benefits: Financial help in the event of cancer, hospitalization, accident, and more

Your Security and Future

  • Pension: Generous pension plans that help both civilian and public safety employees retire more comfortably
  • Deferred Compensation: Save more toward a comfortable retirement with a 457(b) plan
  • Training & Tuition Assistance: Pursue your dream through internal training or financial help toward a degree
  • Back-Up Care: Care for your loved ones when your regular care is unavailable

Your Peace of Mind

  • Paid Parental Leave: Six (6) weeks paid leave when you welcome a child, plus other generous leave policies for FML, Medical and USERRA
  • Paid Time Away: New hires enjoy 37 days of paid time off in the first year, with time increasing steadily thereafter (In year one: 13 accrued days of vacation, 13 accrued days of sick leave, and 11 paid holidays)
  • Employee Discounts: Generous discounts, ranging from car rentals to computers, gifts to groceries, electronics to entertainment
  • Social Connectedness: Forge connections with the community we serve through paid volunteerism and payroll-deducted charitable giving

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree 

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years in engineering.  At least 3 of the required 5 years must be in a Lead or Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

 "Lead" is defined as leading at least one (1) full-time FTE in a work unit.  It does not include leading projects, departments, contractors, interns, etc.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least one (1) full-time FTE.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered.

Special Job Requirements

Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the above qualifications the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Seven years engineering experience in an engineering or construction related environment
  • Experience in water-related construction management 
  • Experience interpreting construction documents, including plans, specifications, and design standards
  • Demonstrated ability to generate quality written work products involving policy development issues 
  • Ability to communicate complicated policy or strategies to various groups of staff and citizens with a wide variation of expertise