Design Engineer - Community Development Depa ....


Organization : City of Mount Belvieu
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
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:                 Design Engineer

Department:            Community Development Department

Reports to:              Community Development Director

FLSA Status:          Exempt


Work involves responsibility for the planning, organizing, designing, and coordinating activities of engineering related to Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  Project Management of small projects and plan review of commercial and residential developments.  Work is performed under direction of the Capital Project Manager and Community Development Director.


  • Prepares plans and specifications for CIP projects and other City small projects.
  • Inspects construction to ensure that City specifications and standards are met.
  • Prepares cost estimates for budget.
  • Performs project manager duties for projects.
  • Attends and participates in conferences and meetings.
  • Consults with contractors, engineers, manufacturing representatives and others in carrying out various objectives and programs.
  • Prepares engineering reports and recommendations.
  • Checks site plans for adequacy of easements, storm drainage facilities, traffic flow and parking.
  • Checks construction plans for site development, buildings and subdivisions to ensure the design meets all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Performs other related work as required.


Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or similar field of study from an accredited college or university with a minimum (3) years of experience in Civil/Municipal Engineering to include drafting and design. Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or recently acquired Professional License preferred but not required. Project Manager with a minimum of (8) years of experience would be considered.  Valid driver’s license also required.


  • Genuine interest in customer service, improving the community and performing the role of a good public servant.
  • Knowledge of engineering as applied to the methods and practices essential to storm drainage management, sidewalk and street construction, environmental permission, coastal zone management, water and sewage operations facilities, transportation planning and traffic operations.
  • Knowledge and ability in organization, project management, and coordination of a wide variety of City projects and activities to obtain maximum results.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City officials and the general public.
  • Under supervision, design 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.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports, estimates, construction and cost records.
  • Provides assistance with design of in-house project construction plans while coordinating with engineering consultants.
  • Knowledge of computer-aided drafting software, such as AutoCAD/Civil 3D or Microstation/Geopak.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.


Starting salary of $70,000+, 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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