The APWA National & Chapter websites will be unavailable March 12 from 6:00pm-10:00pm CST to perform important updates to our websites.

Project Engineer


Organization : City of Heath
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : City of Heath
Salary and Benefits : See City Website for more information


Invites applications for the position of:

Project Engineer


SALARY:        $3,031.42 - $4,101.35 Biweekly

$6,568.08 - $8,886.25 Monthly

$78,817.00 - $106,635.00 Annually


DEPARTMENT:       Public Works


OPENING DATE:     01/15/21





To assist the Director of Public Works in the timely operations of the Public Works Department. Works under the direction of the Director of Public Works.  Specific duties include the Public Works input into the development plan approval activities in the City, including City planning, zoning code administration, and subdivision code administration. Other duties such as administration and management of assigned capital improvement program projects.



Reviews and coordinates the Public Works input into the development activities within the City and the extra-territorial jurisdiction;

Reviews and coordinates assigned Capital Improvement Program projects within the City;


Reviews and coordinates with the City Engineer and Director of Public Works the applications for subdivision preliminary and final plats, subdivision construction plans, supplies input to the City’s master land use plan, supplies input to the City’s master plan for water, wastewater, transportation, trails and parks;


Provides input related to the requirements of the City’s ordinances, codes and master plans for the development of property;


Effectively communicates verbally and in written forms, such as email, memorandums, letters, reports, and briefings;


Organizes, tracks and reports on the development activities including preparing reports on projects status;


Oversees the construction activity of development projects and coordinates with the Operation Managers and Construction Inspector for quality control of projects;


Confers and provides information to property owners, contractors, developers, engineers, planners, architects, and the general public regarding conformance to standards, plans, specifications, ordinances, and codes.


Other Important Duties*

Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.






Knowledge of:


  • Administration and Management: principles and processes involved with organizing, tracking, filing, and completing the development review and approval process and with project management.


  • Budget Management: develop and manage annual budget for areas of responsibility.


  • Personnel and Human Resources:  be knowledgeable or acquire knowledge of the policies and practices involved with personnel / human resources functions, including selection, supervision, training, performance evaluation, and termination.


  • Office Software: current word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, scheduling, and database programs used by the City.



  • Federal and State Regulations: for water, wastewater, air quality and storm water as administered by the US EPA, TCEQ and TWDB.



  • Third Party Service Contracts: regulations and principles for developing specifications, bidding projects, managing individual contractors, and approving invoices for payment.



  • Developer Contracts and Agreements: Become familiar and self-sufficient in negotiating, writing, administering, and tracking development contracts and agreements.



  • Construction Contracts: regulations and principles for developing plans and specifications, bidding and awarding projects, managing projects and approving invoices for payment.



  • Civil Engineering / Public Works Design and Construction: engineering design, materials selection, methods, laws, and equipment to safely and accurately complete civil engineering or public works projects.



  • Customer Service: principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including a desire to help citizens, developers, contractors, and other customers regardless of their circumstance.



  • Bureaucratic Systems: politics, power, and dynamics of the intergovernmental system.




  • Public Speaking: effective oral communication with an audience.


  • Complex Problem Solving: identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


  • Cooperation: establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


  • Management of Personnel Resources: motivating and developing people as they work, and identifying the best people for the job.


  • Maintain Current Knowledge:    reading, analyzing, and interpreting professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.


  • Deductive Reasoning:  applying general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. This involves deciding if an answer makes sense or provides a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.


  • Inductive Reasoning:   combining separate pieces of information or specific answers to problems to form general rules or conclusions. This includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.


  • Negotiation:  bringing others together to reconcile differences.


  • Judgment and Decision-making: weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action.


  • Interactive Presentation:  effectively presenting information to groups and respond to questions.



A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas; and at least five years’ experience in municipal engineering, development, and / or public works engineering.

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.



Texas Professional Engineer

Valid Texas driver’s license



You have been logged out...

You have been logged out of the system due to inactivity. Please login again.