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Organization:  City of Pearland
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Texas (TX)
City:  Pearland
Post Code:  77581
Salary and Benefits:  $100,000 - $120,000 DOQ


The Director of Engineering is a highly responsible role that manages and leads the diverse and complex operations of the Engineering and Capital Projects. The Director of Engineering performs a wide range of technical, administrative, and supervisory duties while working with City staff and partnering with a variety of public agencies to ensure the improvement and integrity of Pearland's infrastructure.

The department is comprised of 21 employees with a combined proposed FY 2014-2015 operating budget of $1,976,614. Two assistant City Engineers, the Assistant Director of Capital Projects, and the Administrative Assistant report directly to the Director of  Engineering. Positions indirectly reporting to the Director of  Engineering include a Senior Engineering Technician, Engineering Technician, Chief Construction Inspector, five Construction Inspectors, four Project Managers, an Acquisition Manager, two Project Coordinators, and the Senior Office Assistant. The Director of Engineering is responsible for staff development and creating an environment that is conducive to professional growth and organizational success.

In addition to developing and maintaining the Capital Improvement Program and various portions of the City's Master Plan, resource allocation, budget administration, and policy development and implementation are key functions of the position. The Director of Engineering also assists in developing standards, specifications, and procedures related to municipal public works construction, development, commercial site plans, and code compliance. Significant duties include researching and responding to complex and sensitive design and construction issues and overseeing all elements of the engineering division, including but not limited to construction and platting approval, project review, floodplain management, capital improvements, and contract administration.

The new Director of Engineering focuses on long-term planning by participating and coordinating activities with local, county, and state agencies to maximize the benefits and efficiency of adjacent and/or overlapping improvements. A focus for this position will be the coordination of Engineering/Projects with the Public Works operations, all under the general direction of the Assistant City Manager.


The successful candidate will be an innovative public works professional who is proficient in current engineering and construction trends, and skilled in the comprehension and utilization of project and data management software programs. The new Director of Engineering should have considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to civil engineering, plan design, development, and construction. Experience and familiarity with CADD, GIS, Microsoft Project and various modeling programs is essential.

The ideal candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills with an extensive level of expertise in complex technical and professional material. It will be critical for the new Director of Engineering to be able to effectively inform, educate, and persuade a myriad of audiences with varying levels of knowledge and understanding of engineering and public works infrastructure matters.

The new Director of Engineering should be a dedicated member of organization and consistently contribute to the overall team effort of delivering exceptional services to residents. Supervising, mentoring and leading employees with varying levels of education and professional development to achieve success will be crucial.


The selected candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of 10 years municipal related experience. The candidate hired for the position must be a registered professional engineer in Texas or be able to obtain their Texas designation within six months, and be a certified floodplain manager within one year of employment. Experience in supervision, survey, platting, and hydraulics/ hydrology is required. Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification is preferred.

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