Founded in 1860 as a railroad town, Sedalia is a community rich in history. But just as the rail system has evolved, so has this west-central Missouri city of approximately 22,000. Sedalia has always been at the center of things. Where the railroad once provided easy access to larger cities, now highways 50 and 65 serve as the crossroads to compass points beyond and have made Sedalia the retail and manufacturing hub for five counties. Combine that with warm, welcoming, and hard-working residents, and it’s no surprise the seat of Pettis County continues to flourish.
The City of Sedalia is searching for an experienced and customer-focused servant leader eager to get their hands dirty. The community’s next City Engineer will have broad technical expertise, excellent project management skills, and experience with streets and traffic, solid waste and recycling, water and wastewater treatment operations, storm and sewer maintenance, and infrastructure financing. They will understand the relevant federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies regulating their industry and the customer service and community relations expectations of City leaders.
The right person for this position has experience developing and implementing short- and long-range goals and objectives, an annual departmental budget, and a Capital Improvements Program. They work well under pressure, have the organizational skills needed to oversee multiple high-profile capital construction projects and initiatives, and have the communication and people skills to work in a typical municipal environment focused on collaboration and cooperation.
The ideal candidate is open-minded, adaptable, and strategic. They excel in building relationships with colleagues, elected leaders, consultants, engineers, architects, contractors, and stakeholder agencies, and they will take the time to settle in and learn about the organization and community to help ensure their success.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university and five years of progressively responsible in public works, utilities, engineering, or any combination thereof. Candidates must also have knowledge of municipal government accounting practices and planning and a valid driver’s license. Certification as a Project Manager is preferred. A professional engineering license (PE) is required.
Sedalia is offering a salary range of $75,845 - $113,347 for this role, based on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.
For more information on this position, contact:
Kurt Hodgen, Senior Vice President