Join our team! The City of Kentwood is seeking applicants for a Project Engineer in the Engineering Department.
Pay and Benefits
The compensation range for this position is $74,106 - $99,313, dependent on qualifications and experience. Additionally, the City of Kentwood offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 12% employer retirement plan contribution, 11 paid holidays, three personal days, 12 sick days, and up to four weeks of vacation annually.
We're proud to be among the first municipal employers in West Michigan to offer a fully paid parental leave benefit. Our policy provides employees with four weeks of fully paid leave following birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Employees who give birth are eligible for an additional two weeks of leave for a total of six weeks fully paid.
We also offer competitive medical insurance with a 2% employee premium share, ranging from $7.50-$17.00 biweekly, as well as free telehealth visits. Employees enjoy no-cost dental insurance, vision coverage, a health savings account with an annual employer contribution ranging from $700 - $1,400, flexible spending account options and a generous retirement health savings plan. Additionally, we provide employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability coverage at no cost to employees and free access to an employee assistance program.
We cover the cost of job-related training, certifications, and licenses to help our team members excel in their positions. Employees also enjoy free access to a fitness room and all employees receive a discount on city recreation programs and rentals.
Reporting directly to the Engineering and Inspections Director, main responsibilities for this role include managing and coordinating professional engineering level work of difficult, complex, and/or sensitive building and infrastructure projects through all phases including planning, designing, and construction. The Project Engineer will also oversee various aspects of workflow, budget allocation, and scheduling of the assigned project(s).
Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, construction management, or a field related to the work and at least five years of professional experience in design, construction, and/or project management. A Licensed Professional Engineer is preferred, but not required. This position will be responsible for several large-scale city projects, including a new recreational facility, an outdoor concert venue, and the development of a 109-acre recreational park. Please view the full job description and requirements for more details.
About the Engineering Department
The Engineering Department supports the community through its work with city infrastructure, which includes more than 150 miles of pipes underground and more than 155 miles of streets above ground. The department conducts engineering review of all Kentwood projects and private developments. It directly supports operations such as:
- Street resurfacing and reconstruction
- Storm sewers
- Stormwater management
- Public utilities construction
- Water pollution reporting
- Sidewalk repairs
- Right-of-way permits
About the City of Kentwood
A community of more than 54,000 residents and growing, Kentwood is a safe, prosperous and welcoming city with vibrant neighborhoods and flourishing businesses that make it a wonderful place to live and work. The City offers easy access to a variety of amenities including many of West Michigan’s destination shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation options. This, along with Kentwood’s outstanding public-school systems, wide variety of businesses and career and education advancement opportunities attract a diverse population.
With a mission of providing high quality services to foster a thriving community for all, Kentwood maintains a culture of excellent customer service, actively providing a responsive and responsible local government with a focus on continual improvement.
The City of Kentwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply today to join our supportive, dynamic team! This position will remain open until filled.