City of Garland, TX

Sr. Project Manager - Civil Engineer

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/19/2021 3:28 PM)
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Depending on qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for representing the City Engineering Department by coordinating, negotiating and managing various projects with industry professionals, property owners, City Departments, Utility Companies, other governmental agencies and City Management.


"Salary conmensurate with experience"

Essential Job Functions


  1. Manage projects from inception to completion, which includes scoping, design contract negotiation, design reviews, bidding and construction administration.
  2. Negotiate/manage contracts, coordinate and implement various drainage, water and/or wastewater studies for specific areas around the City.
  3. Coordinate with other City Departments, outside agencies and utility companies for the design and construction of various City projects.
  4. Negotiate, coordinate and implement Capital Improvement Project designs in compliance with City standards, accuracy, completeness and quality.
  5. Collaborates with staff and management across the organization and with outside third parties to clearly identify, explain and communicate their project involvement, project goals, expectations, objectives, policies, priorities, and tasks.
  6. Represents the Department and City by attending meetings, public events, and speaking engagements; attends staff meetings; schedules and coordinates project meetings and appointments.
  7. Communicate and respond to residents and outside agencies in regards to flooding, drainage and erosion questions and complaints and provide assistance and/or solutions.
  8. Prepare the projects’ item summaries, policy reports and resolutions for Council review and approval.
  9. Oversee the project’s preparation costs, agreements, design solutions and construction from start to finish.
  10. Provide design assistance to Street and Stormwater Departments
  11. Organize and administer public meetings and departmental education seminars regarding engineering project questions and concerns.
  12. Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education & Work Experience

 Bachelor’s Degree on filed of Civil Engineering or equivalent
 Licensed Professional Engineer
 7 years of municipal related experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from ABET accredited school
  • 10+ years experience in public works design and/or construction as well as designing and coordinating public works and land development projects

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           


  • Extensive knowledge of Civil Engineering principles, techniques and practices
  • Extensive knowledge of Capital Improvement Project planning as it relates to engineering
  •  Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Intermediate skill in Engineering applications such as HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, FlowMaster,CulvertMaster and AutoCAD, Project Management Software (ie. Project Web Access, Microsoft Project, Projectmates, etc…)
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents and plans
  • Ability to communicate written and orally in English
  • Intermediate ability to read plats, land records and other documentation

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 unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards may be required.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Focus
Results Focus/Project Management


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