Assistant City Engineer

City of Amarillo
Amarillo, Texas
$64,000 - $119,000
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

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Planning & Development
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type

This position is responsible for the design and review of public works projects, providing periodic construction supervision to protect the City’s interests, assisting the City Engineer in administrating City ordinances that affect existing facilities, assisting the public in projects that require connection to public works facilities and assuming the responsibilities of the City Engineer in his absence. Supervises and evaluates the design, survey, inspection, and administrative staff for the efficient and effective completion of public works and various other City projects.






  • Supervises and directs department personnel in the preparation of plans and specifications for public works projects such as arterial street design, arterial storm sewer design, water and wastewater Utility design, and other City Division projects as assigned. Oversee the design team of surveyors, designers, engineers, and inspectors to design and construct public works projects. Reviews and comments on the civil engineering portions of projects prepared by the CP&DE Department and other City Divisions. Designs and prepares projects that include hydrological, hydraulic, street and storm sewer alignment and grade, water utilities, wastewater utilities, airport paving, navigational aids, drainage, parks, public buildings, and other unique public works improvements. Participates in public infrastructure planning, and designs and prepares project proposals. Supervises construction projects, including periodic inspections for compliance with plans and specifications and periodic review of materials. Assists department personnel in answering questions from contractors, other public entities and City departments. Assists Project Representatives and Engineering Assistants in obtaining repairs and maintenance for projects that have been completed. Prepares recommendations for Project and Consultant Contract awards. Investigates complaints from the public concerning potential drainage, pavement, and utilities problems, recommending viable solutions. Reviews contractor submittals on projects. Reviews subdivision plats, right-of-way encumbrances agreements, development site plans, and public utility easements. Prepares information for deeds from traverse and existing plat data for easements, right -of- way dedications, property acquisitions and annexations. Prepares project change orders and their related redesign of construction projects. Prepares participation costs for projects requiring property assessments, other public entity participation, utility company participation, and/or City participation. Assists the City Engineer in administrating paving, utility cut, right-of-way, flood damage mitigation, platting and subdivision development ordinances. Provides information, documents and engineering assistance to the public, utility companies, other public entities, and railroad companies on public works projects and private projects that affect City facilities. Prepares and administers developer agreements for private development within City limits and the extraterritorial jurisdiction area. Reviews and comments on design elements of proposed and privately designed developments. Prepares project plans, and specifications. Reviews and provides comments to City Engineer of street, alley, storm sewer, drainage structure, water and wastewater projects designed by consulting engineers that affect City facilities. Assists the Street Department in identifying street maintenance problems and recommend repair procedures. Assists the City Engineer in preparing the Department annual operating budget and capital improvement program. Prepares purchase specifications for engineering software, surveying equipment, and construction material testing equipment. Prepares engineering reports required by other public entities for proposed public works improvements. Assists in selecting consulting engineers for projects and engineering reports. Assists the City Engineer in annually updating the applicable sections of the City Standard Specifications. Assists the City Engineer in providing project information to the CDBG Citizens’ Advisory Committee through the Community Development Department. Assists the City Engineer in preparing NPDES required plans, applications for notices of intent and notices of termination. Assists the City Engineer in preparing TPDES required plans, notices of intent, notices of termination, and TCEQ project signs. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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