Designer - Community Development Department


Organization : City of Mount Belvieu
Job Category : Other
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : City of Mont Belvieu
Salary and Benefits : See City Website

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City of Mont Belvieu

Job Description

Job Title:                 Designer

Department:            Community Development Department

Reports to:              Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Manager

FLSA Status:          Non-Exempt


The City of Mont Belvieu is a fast growing City looking for a Senior Designer capable of planning and designing capital projects. The candidate will be responsible for plan review of construction plans, plats, and specifications for conformity with the City’s standards. Provide some project management over with minor projects, assist CIP manager in the development City’s Capital Improvement Plan.



  • Designs complete set of construction plans and specifications of different projects related to road, water, wastewater, and drainage.
  • Reviews plats, site plans, and zoning exhibits for conformance with City of Mont Belvieu Codes on Subdivision Rules & Regulations. 
  • Reviews engineering plans for conformance with City engineering design standards and good engineering design practices.
  • Performs various calculations for the in-house design of water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage and/or paving projects. 
  • Provides assistance including project management of City projects in the development of construction plans while coordinating with engineering consultants. 
  • Provides in reviewing the work of surveyors, appraisers, and engineers. 
  • Extensive knowledge using the latest version of AutoCAD/Microstation in the preparations of various City maps, engineering plans, details, charts, topographic information, and ortho photography. 
  • Provides customer service in person or on the phone and is able to answer engineering questions relating to manuals, standard specifications, existing infrastructure, franchise utilities requirements, and construction permits. 
  • Prepares spreadsheets and reports as needed.
  • Performs other related work as required.


  • Knowledge of general engineering and surveying practices and principles in the areas of drainage, traffic, water, wastewater, and streets.
  • Extensive Knowledge of computer-aided drafting software, such as AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or Microstation/Geopak.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word.
  • Knowledge of GIS software is a plus.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret project plans and specifications.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively and politely respond to citizen complaints.
  • Ability to read legal descriptions.
  • Ability to work effectively with the public and co-workers.
  • Ability to visually inspect sites under construction, such as sidewalks, channels, etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with at least 2 years working on Municipal Projects.
  • Valid State of Texas Driver's License and good driving record required.


Starting salary of $60,000+, DOQ

The City of Mont Belvieu offers all full time employees a competitive benefit package. This includes medical and dental insurance, mandatory retirement through TMRS with a city match of 2:1, vesting at 5 years, voluntary deferred compensation with the City match of 1%, annual longevity pay, free membership (employee only) to Eagle Point Recreation Center with family membership at a discounted rate, (10) paid holidays and vacation.


Ability to read and interpret documents of moderate complexity such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, certain City records, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is often required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions. This description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The City of Mont Belvieu retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete, from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.


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