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Civil Engineer I

City of Sanford
North Carolina
Civil Engineer I
Closing date
Mar 9, 2023

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Water Resources Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
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Position: Civil Engineer I                                Department: Public Works – Engineering Hiring Range: $57,742 - $80,000 (DOQ) per year; earned and paid on a bi-weekly basis Closing Date: Open until filled Life Well-Centered: Our Promise for Your Career with the City of Sanford As early as 1925, visionary leaders in Sanford understood the value of promoting an expanded downtown area, investing public funds to construct modern infrastructure, and attracting job creators. That foresight paid off, and for decades Sanford has offered a strong foundation and welcoming atmosphere to manufacturers, small businesses and entrepreneurs, and families of all kinds and sizes.


Today, visitors to Sanford can enjoy a little bit of everything. The fully restored Temple Theatre boasts an eight-show season with nationally recognized programs and actors. The 20,000 SF Civic Center hosts regional meetings for professional associations and interest organizations of up to 500 people. Three craft breweries deliver house-made beer and entertainment, while local specialties Yarborough’s Ice Cream and The Dairy Bar serve up sweet treats year-round.


Because Sanford is in the geographic center of North Carolina, you’re an equal drive from the world-renowned beaches of the Outer Banks and the picturesque peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But you don’t have to leave Sanford at all to find natural wonders: nearby nature preserves and state parks put all of the hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding you desire right in your own backyard.


As the next Civil Engineer I, you will be charged with supporting the vision to make Sanford successful in the 21st century. Your technical expertise will enable the City to deliver critical services like water, sewer, and road maintenance. You will safeguard the public trust by reviewing the work of private developers and consultants for conformance with City standards, thereby ensuring Sanford acts to preserve the best interests of its approximately 30,000 residents.


You will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the daily lives of people in Sanford. In return, you will reap the benefits of being a citizen in the community you help create, as well as:


  • Employee provided health, life, accidental death & dismemberment, and short-term disability coverage Dependent provided life insurance coverage Participation in the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System (one of the five best pension plans in the country) 401(k) supplemental retirement plan exclusive to public employees of North Carolina (5% employer contribution) Recognition for longevity of service beginning with year five Tuition assistance (up to $2,000 per fiscal year) Employee assistance plan Flexible spending accounts Paid time off (holidays/vacation/sick)



Find your life – and career – well-centered in Sanford.


Description of Work/Duties: Technical & Professional

  • Prepares designs, plans, specifications and estimates for public works, street and utility projects Serves as project engineer on construction projects, inspects projects for conformance to construction plans and specifications Provides contractors and general public with technical information relating to engineering projects Prepares and maintains engineering records and prepares reports to enable collaboration and transparency with other departments and the public Receives and responds to engineering questions presented by residents, contractors, developers and other parties Assists with the preparation and/or review of cost estimates, prepares bid documents and specifications, and assists with the review and evaluation of bids received


  • Administers and/or supervises the administration of contracts for the City; processes requests for payment Attends various meetings and seminars as needed Performs related tasks as required

Minimum Training & Experience:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, or related field, and moderate experience in civil engineering Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire Must be eligible for registration as E.I.T upon hire; registration as P.E. in the State of NC preferred Must meet and maintain all certification, license and training requirements for position

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications in the area assigned Thorough knowledge of reading and interpreting internal and external design drawings and specifications, including some knowledge of the use of AutoCAD and ArcGIS and photo editing software Thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design of public works and utility projects General knowledge of standard accounting software and the ability to understand and apply government accounting practices in the maintenance of financial records Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, for lay as well as technical audiences Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, associates, contractors and the general public





A complete job description and online application can be found at:  Jobs • City of Sanford, NC • CivicEngage (


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