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City Engineer

City of Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Preferred hiring range of $41.84 - $47.07 per hour (equivalent to $87,027 - $97,905 annually).
Closing date
May 24, 2024

Job Details

Are you seeking a career in a collaborative environment that allows you the opportunity to use your engineering skills to benefit the local community? If so, apply to become the next City Engineer with the City of Harrisonburg's Department of Community Development.

The City Engineer role is a full-time, exempt position with benefits and a preferred hiring range of $41.84 - $47.07 per hour (equivalent to $87,027 - $97,905 annually); however, an exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications/experience and in compliance with City policy. In this role, you'll be pivotal in planning, organizing, and directing the design and construction of capital improvements while ensuring compliance with City land development, stormwater management, and erosion control policies, rules, and regulations.

As the City Engineer within Community Development, you'll:

  • Manage the engineered comprehensive site plan review process and participate in the review of engineered comprehensive site plans to ensure compliance with the City’s Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) and other applicable land development regulations;
  • Provide support to the Department by reviewing and commenting upon development proposals associated with rezonings, special use permit requests, street and alley closing requests, major subdivisions, and other matters;
  • Serve as the administrator and enforce the City's erosion and sediment control and stormwater regulations, including enforcing subdivision regulations;
  • Oversee the review and approval of subdivision and site work by private parties;
  • Oversee and manage major capital improvement projects, including the development of cost estimates and schedules for capital improvement projects and regulatory programs;
  • Administer design and construction contracts;
  • Support the administration of an provide inspection of flood control/water supply dams;
  • Coordinate work with other departments and agencies, including Federal, State, and City;
  • Provide liaison with the public, land developers, and private engineers;
  • Supervise and direct assigned employees in the preparation of design criteria, designs, analysis, specifications, plans, inspections, cost estimates, tabulations of contract bids, contract payments, and related matters;
  • Establish employee schedules, assign tasks, and evaluate the performance of employees, including reviewing work and giving suggestions on public works projects;
  • Prepare and monitor the division's budget;
  • Prepare a variety of technical reports and give presentations on them, as required.

A detailed list of the essential functions and the ideal candidate's knowledge, skills, and abilities is available in the class specification.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering and considerable (3-5 years) experience in professional civil engineering work, including some supervisory experience.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Click here to view the physical requirements for this position.

The selected candidate for this position will be subject to the following screenings and must receive satisfactory results:

  • DMV record review; and
  • Criminal background check.

To Apply: In order to be considered, all candidates must submit a complete City of Harrisonburg online employment application, including previous work experience and education history. This position may close at any time after 10 calendar days. (posted on the City's website on 04/19/2024)

The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & MissionSquare), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Harrisonburg, Virginia is an independent city located in the central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Harrisonburg is located right along Interstate 81 and is only two hours away from both Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is recognized as the county seat for Rockingham County. The City of Harrisonburg operates under a council-manager form of government which combines elected officials in the form of a governing body with an appointed local government manager. The City Manager then oversees the delivery of public services through the city departments. Each city department then has a role in how services are provided to the citizens.

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