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Senior Civil Engineer

City of Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama (US)
$64,043 - $99,361 + Full Benefits (starting salary is commensurate with education and experience)
Closing date
Jan 5, 2023

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type

The City of Birmingham is looking for a well-qualified, motivated Senior Civil Engineer to assist in the management of drainage structures and stormwater infrastructure within its Watershed Management division.  Learn more about Birmingham, the position, and the tremendous benefits of being a part of the City of Birmingham team below. 


About the Position

The City of Birmingham is actively seeking a Senior Civil Engineer to design public infrastructure facilities, including drainage structures, sanitary sewers, roads, bridges, and culverts using accepted civil engineering practices, jurisdiction-specific standards, and specifications, and nationally recognized engineering codes, standards, or regulations. Individuals in this job class also review proposed construction plans, and work closely with external contractors to ensure they safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Their work requires familiarity and use of accepted civil engineering practices, and must comply with applicable codes, regulations and standards. Senior Civil Engineers conduct engineering studies, and prepare reports and recommendations based on the study’s results. Incumbents work with other engineer professionals as well as sub-professional engineering positions, and work under general supervision of a Chief Civil Engineer.


About Birmingham

Adorning the name “The Magic City,” Birmingham, Alabama is a vibrant place of outstanding communities and unlimited potential.  Consisting of a population of over 200,000 and serving as the central hub of a metropolitan area of over 1.1 million, the Birmingham is the largest city and the economic center of the State of Alabama. 


Birmingham offers an array of advantages that make it a perfect place to start or grow your career.  Today’s Birmingham serves as an economic, cultural, and societal leader for the Southeast.  It is home to world-class universities and medical research facilities and professionals, a critically-acclaimed culinary arts scene bursting with eclectic restaurants, a thriving arts community, a diverse range of local music venues and events, national and international sports and athletic competitions, and a progressive business climate with a strong entrepreneurial spirt and a devotion to social justice.  Sitting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham also provides an abundance of natural and scenic wonders, beautiful parks, hiking and biking trails, and mild weather to complement virtually any lifestyle or adventure.  Birmingham provides these amenities, along with a robust, diverse and inclusive lifestyle, all while remaining as one of the most affordable cities to live in the nation. 



A Career with the City of Birmingham

With the motto of Putting People First, the City of Birmingham works to ensure employees and the citizens of Birmingham are the number one priority.  Employment with the City provides an opportunity to work in an environment that fosters a culture of teamwork and community, supports equity and justice, promotes employee growth and development, and encourages individualism, while also emphasizing accountability to fellow coworkers and the community.  Putting People First also means that, as an employer, the City of Birmingham strives to provide and maintain a highly competitive compensation structure, excellent health and medical benefits, and a strong and secure retirement and pension plan, along with other employee wellness benefits and programs.  Working with the City of Birmingham provides not only the opportunity for a productive and secure career, but also a career that provides meaning and the opportunity to truly make a difference. 



The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications:


  • Drafting experience.
  • Stormwater experience.
  • Hydrologic & Hydraulic modeling (i.e., H & H) experience.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or MicroStation software.
  • Supervisory or lead worker/team lead experience.



To be considered for qualified for the position, a candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Driver's license.
  • Professional Engineering License from the State of Alabama (or from a state that has reciprocity with Alabama).
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering field (e.g., Structural, Environmental).
  • Experience assessing civil infrastructure and preparing and providing plans or recommendations for rehabilitation or replacement. Experience preparing engineering estimates of probable cost.
  • Experience preparing and reading engineering plans. Experience designing or managing civil infrastructure projects (e.g., roadway projects, sewer, storm water systems).

Job Duties

Typical Senior Civil Engineer job duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:


  • Assists with the process to announce, collect, assess, and accept bids from contractors for public infrastructure projects.
  • Interacts with parties (e.g., developers, contractors, engineers, surveyors, governmental agencies) taking part in the jurisdiction’s permitting process by providing information about permit requirements, and assisting with reviews of permit applications and plans in order to ensure that permit applications and plans meet the jurisdiction’s requirements.
  • Designs and conducts engineering studies to gather data related to existing and/or proposed infrastructure projects and prepares reports and recommendations based on the study’s results.
  • Directs and guides the activities of Civil Engineers and Engineering support staff by assigning and reviewing their work, providing technical expertise and assists with various administrative tasks.
  • Interacts with members of the public, public officials and other governmental agencies to investigate complaints or provide information related to public infrastructure. Manages public infrastructure construction projects that were designed by engineering consultants/contractors by ensuring the construction project adheres to any approved plan, contract or issued permit throughout all phases of construction.
  • Participates in the design phase of public infrastructure projects (e.g., drainage structures, sanitary sewers, roads, bridges, culverts, etc.) using accepted civil engineering practices, jurisdiction-specific standards and specifications, and nationally recognized engineering codes, standards, or regulations.
  • Reviews proposed construction plans to ensure they safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public; use accepted civil engineering practices; and comply with applicable codes, regulations and standards.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary range:  $64,043.20 - $99,361.60 (starting salary is commensurate with education and experience)
  • Flexible work arrangements including remote/telework options for up to two days per week and alternative work schedules (e.g., four 10-hour days). 
  • Such flexible work arrangements must be approved by the Department Director.
  • A City-sponsored pension retirement plan.
  • The City of Birmingham provides a Tier 3 a “defined benefit” plan where employee retirement payments are computed using a formula that considers several factors, such as length of employment and salary history.
  • Excellent medical insurance with employee monthly contribution as low as $32.50/month
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Behavioral health plan
  • Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Voluntary Term Life & AD&D, Whole Life Insurance, and Short-term Disability options
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Generous holiday schedule
  • Membership and admission benefits for City attractions such as the Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Museum of Art, Southern Museum of Flight, and more. 


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