Sr. Project Manager - Drainage

Garland, Texas
Jul 06, 2022
Aug 05, 2022
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Organization Type


Responsible for managing, reviewing and approving the design of Capital Improvement Projects related to drainage engineering/Public Works to ensure compliance with the City of Garland code of ordinances, generally accepted engineering practices and techniques and other agency regulations.


Salary: Commensurate with experience.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage Capital Improvement Projects related to drainage/water resources engineering from inception to completion, which includes scoping, design contract negotiation, design reviews, bidding and construction administration.
  2. Negotiate/manage contracts, coordinate and implement various drainage studies for specific areas in the City.
  3. Review drainage studies and flood studies for conformance with City standards and FEMA requirements. This position is also responsible for the review of Hydrology and Hydraulic Studies for submittal to FEMA for CLOMRs, LOMR's and other required submittals including those to the Corps of Engineers, to satisfy City, State and Federal requirements.
  4. Assist with the evaluation of the City's drainage system. Help determine causes of drainage issues, erosion concerns and recommend solutions.  Assist citizen drainage/flooding questions and concerns.
  5. Tasked with identifying and evaluating potential flood management evaluations, flood management strategies, and flood mitigation projects and coordinating with TWDB for potential funding for such projects.
  6. Serve as Flood-Prone Property Buyout Program Coordinator.
  7. Program manager of the City’s Drainage Improvement District and Drainage Participation Project program.
  8. Provide recommendations to the City Floodplain Administrator.
  9. Lead the effort to pursue federal and state funding opportunities for drainage projects.
  10. Coordinate with other City Departments, outside agencies and utility companies for the design and construction of various City projects.
  11. Collaborates with staff and management across the organization and with outside third parties to clearly identify, explain and communicate their project involvement, project goals, expectations, objectives, policies, priorities, and tasks.
  12. Represents the Department and City by attending meetings, public events, and speaking engagements; attends staff meetings; schedules and coordinates project meetings and appointments.
  13. Communicate and respond to residents and outside agencies in regards to flooding, drainage and erosion questions and complaints and provide assistance and/or solutions.
  14. Prepare the projects’ item summaries, policy reports and resolutions for Council review and approval.
  15. Oversee the project’s preparation costs, agreements, design solutions and construction from start to finish.
  16. Provide design assistance to Street and Stormwater Departments.
  17. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from ABET accredited school.
  2. Licensed Professional Engineer
  3. Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM) or ability to obtain in six (6) months after employment
  4. 7 years of municipal/drainage/water resources related experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


Preferred Qualifications

Education/ Experience:     

  1. 7-10 years experience in Capital Improvement Projects and drainage studies as well as designing and coordinating public works projects.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

  1. Extensive knowledge of Civil Engineering principles, techniques and practices
  2. Extensive knowledge of FEMA floodplain regulations, floodplain modelling best practices and floodplain permitting.
  3. Experience with drainage and stormwater system calculations.
  4. Skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  5. Skill in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software such as HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, XPSWMM, FlowMaster, CulvertMaster software and AutoCAD.
  6. Skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  7. Skill in Project Management Software (ie. Project Web Access, Microsoft Project, Projectmates, etc.)
  8. Ability to read and interpret construction documents and plans
  9. Ability to communicate written and orally in English
  10. Intermediate ability to read plats, land records and other documentation


Licenses and Certifications

  1. Valid Class C Texas driver's license
  2. Licensed Professional Engineer
  3. Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM)


Job Competencies

Models Organizational Values

Demonstrates concern for and readiness to serve external and internal customers in a manner that consistently exhibits the City of Garland’s mission and values; projects the City’s mission and values in interactions with employees, citizens, and in carrying out responsibilities.  Takes responsibility for own and subordinates’ performance by setting clear goals and expectations that align with the City’s vision and values; tracks, develops, recognizes and rewards performance that reflects Garland values and commitment to service

Customer Focus

Builds customer confidence (internal and external customer) and is committed to increasing customer satisfaction; sets achievable customer expectations; assumes responsibility for solving customer problems; ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to customer requests consistently in a timely manner


Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; expresses self clearly in business writing; creates accurate reports; plans and delivers oral and written communications effectively to intended audiences; shares information and ideas with others; demonstrates good listening skills


Adapts to change, is open to new ideas; takes on new responsibilities; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things; functions effectively when under pressure; adjusts plans to meet changing needs and circumstances

Results Focus/Project Management

Focuses on the desired result of own or team’s work; sets challenging goals, focuses effort on the goals to meet or exceed them; prioritizes tasks and overcomes obstacles; accepts accountability for project by establishing project goals, milestones, procedures and defines roles and responsibilities; sets team standards and objectives; acquires project resources and monitors progress; provides leadership/motivation


Physical Requirements / Work Environment

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards may be required.