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Civil Engineer (Planning & Development Services)

City of Arlington
Arlington, Texas
$76,352.00 - 95,440.00 Salary USD
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Planning & Development
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type

To be considered for this position, you must apply online through the City of Arlington, TX website at:


Under general supervision, plans, designs and reviews construction plans including but not limited to paving, drainage, water, and sanitary sewer designs for development-related projects within the City.


  • Conducts reviews for accuracy, completeness, feasibility, compliance with City standards, and sound engineering practices, including but not limited to:
  • Reviews plats for accuracy, reviews public and private paving, water, sewer, and storm  water infrastructure plans, hydraulic studies and detailed drainage studies.
  • Works with planning personnel to review proposed rezonings and provide preliminary assessments as to traffic and storm water issues.
  • Reviews and analyze site plans and site grading plans for proposed development to ensure compliance with all applicable ordinances and regulations.
  • Responds to inquiries, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and compile written reports to professional, technical personnel, and the public.
  • Investigates citizen complaints such as drainage problems and water/sewer line problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and propose alternative solutions to supervisors and citizens.
  • Communicates frequently with other city personnel, franchise utilities, consultants, contractors, and the public concerning construction and to resolve complaints and requests in a timely and effective manner.


  • Evaluates all engineering-related issues for development projects pertaining to paving, drainage, water & sewer and other construction related infrastructure.
  • Evaluates floodplain related issues during planning, design, and construction of development projects.
  • Maintains accurate records (such as the AMANDA development tracking system), files, computer models and status of projects.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of office and administrative practices and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil or equivalent engineering and hydrology and hydraulic engineering related to the design, construction, and maintenance of public works projects.
  • Knowledge of surveying practices and procedures, drafting, design and inspection of paving, drainage, water and sanitary sewer projects.
  • Knowledge of laws and local ordinances pertaining public works projects.
  • Knowledge of the methods, equipment and materials used in surface and underground construction and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of current storm water drainage methods to ensure minimum criteria is met.
  • Knowledge of platting, zoning and permitting statutes, including Chapter 245 (“vested rights”) and Chapter 395 (impact fees) of the Texas Local Government Code.
  • Skill in using PC Software including current Microsoft Office Suite of applications. 
  • Skill in communicating professionally and tactfully with other city employees and the public by oral and written means. 
  • Skill with organization and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment utilizing knowledge of the organization's policies. 
  • Ability to work independently under general instructions. 
  • Ability to apply City Subdivision Rules and Regulations, Design Criteria Manual, and the Floodplain Management Program.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate materials, information and resources associated with civil engineering projects.
  • Ability to create clear, concise reports regarding engineering issues.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical skills including but not limited to filing, pulling, seeing, sorting, squatting, standing, stooping, twisting body, typing, walking, and writing. 
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including but not limited to PC, telephone, calculator, scanner, and copier. 
  • Ability to prioritize deadlines and tasks. 
  • Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Ability to learn new systems and procedures quickly. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, monitor, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish unit objectives.
  • Ability to understand mathematical calculations involving fractions, percentages, and decimals.
  • Ability to work within a set schedule.

Qualifying Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or equivalent engineering degree from an accredited school.
  • Four (4) years’ experience in the field of engineering including but not limited to paving, drainage, water and wastewater.
  • OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Possession of a valid Professional Engineer (PE) license.
  • The ability to secure Texas professional registration within six (6) months of employment.

Employment Screenings Required: Criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening


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