EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE JOB IN LEANDER
City of Leander
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$150,000 to $159,000 Annually
Executive Director of Infrastructure – City of Leander
Conveniently located on the northern edge of the Austin Metro Area, Leander is the fastest-growing large city in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It has a population of 75,339 — up from 26,521 in 2010. Its residential population grew at a rate of 12 percent between 2018 and 2019, and it is expected to maintain this trajectory in the upcoming years due to the City’s quality of life, excellent schools, hometown pride, and one of the lowest crime rates in the state.
The City seeks an Executive Director of Infrastructure to oversee regional transportation infrastructure projects and water development initiatives. This person will be a highly dedicated, hardworking, and respected engineering professional with successful experience leading transformative, rapidly growing, and developing suburban cities at a department head level or higher. The City Manager created this position to bring in technical knowledge and expertise to provide effective oversight and inter-department coordination of projects for the following departments: Public Works, consisting of Water/Wastewater Services and Street Maintenance, Engineering, and the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, or hydraulic engineering; construction management; or a closely related field. Additionally, the successful candidate must have 10 years of progressively responsible, senior-level professional experience overseeing, planning, and managing major capital projects, as well as engineering and design processes and approvals. The chosen candidate will also have public works experience, including 7 to 10 years of experience at a city department head level or higher. A current Texas Professional Engineer (PE) certification is required, or the equivalent transferable license from another state. (Out of state PEs are expected to apply for and receive licensing in Texas after hire). The preferred candidate will have a master’s degree in public administration, business, engineering, or a related field. It is highly desired that the new Executive Director have public works, engineering, and CIP experience in high quality, growth-oriented suburban cities (particularly populations of greater than 100,000).
The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $159,000.