City of Garland, TX

TEMP - Civil Engineer

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 5 months ago(1/29/2020 1:25 PM)
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# of Openings Remaining
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Depending on Qualifications
Temporary Part-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for managing, reviewing and approving the design of Capital Improvement Projects, and various public works projects to ensure compliance with the City of Garland code of ordinances, specifications, standard construction details, generally accepted engineering practices and techniques and other agency regulations.   


Essential Job Functions

  1. Evaluate engineering related problems directed through citizen complaints, City department requests or personal observation; coordinate and develop corrective actions.
  2. Provide technical expertise, guidance and instruction to consultant engineers, general public and staff including information on proper flood plain management practices and requirements.
  3. Manage Capital Improvement Projects and various other special projects.
  4. Search, obtain and review plats, record drawings, easements and other relevant historical documents. Review, approve or execute contracts, easements, reports, invoices and other legal documents as needed.
  5. Review development, street, drainage and utility related infrastructure documentation to ensure compliance with the Code of Ordinances, and that adequate information is presented to construct particulars of the proposed project or development. Coordinate and facilitate project design reviews with various City Departments and franchise utilities.
  6. Review license agreement applications for accuracy and adherence to City requirements.
  7. Meet with other Municipal, County, State, Federal and other agencies for review and compliance with established requirements and obtain permits when necessary.
  8. Perform site visits to project sites that may contain open ditches, creek beds, active thoroughfares and construction sites.
  9. Possess proficient communication skills and have the ability to professionally interface with property owners and residents related to Engineering issues.
  10. All work must be performed in the City of Garland Engineering Office.


Minimum Education & Work Experience

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from ABET accredited school
Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and obtained an Engineer in Training Certificate
Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to become licensed in the State of Texas within six months.
5 years related experience
Or equivalent combinations of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • 3 years or more experience designing and coordinating public works projects

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with software for project management, record storage software and GIS mapping.
  • Experience with Share Point.
  • Experience HEC-1, HEC-2, FlowMaster, CulvertMaster, and MicroStation or AutoCAD programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local land development regulations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Civil Engineering principles, techniques and practices
  • Working knowledge of construction practices
  • Ability to read and interpret plats, easements, plans, construction details, specifications, and contracts.
  • Ability to adapt to a structured environment and implement adopted policies and procedures.

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas driver's license
Licensed Professional Engineer

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards; occasional exposure to environmental conditions and/or hazards may be required.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Focus
Results Focus/Project Management


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