Project Engineer - Engineering


Organization : City of Mesquite
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : Mesquite
Salary and Benefits : See website for details


Project Engineer-Engineering

Salary: $73,465.60 - $91,832.00 Annually (Depending on qualifications)


The Project Engineer is primarily responsible for managing a variety of civil engineering tasks as it relates to the project management of private and public works projects including but not limited to: project scoping, design and plan review, project budgeting and tracking, construction management, cost estimates, and obtaining easements and right-of-way. Additionally, they will be required to conduct meetings with consultants, engineers, agencies and the public. Tasks are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making technical decisions of considerable difficulty. Incumbents typically oversee and review studies and design work prepared by outside consultants, although some positions apply their professional registration seal to plans and specifications prepared in-house under their direct supervision. Performs other related work as required.

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Under general supervision of the City Engineer. This position will require initiative and broad independence of decision making and action regarding assigned projects and duties. Responsible for providing direction to the Public Works Construction Inspectors related to project construction issues on assigned projects. Responsible for providing direction to the Engineering Plan Review and Records Specialist, Stormwater Specialist, GIS Staff, and Administrative Staff on issues related to assigned projects.


All behaviors comply with the Code of Conduct & Rules of Behavior outlined in Chapter 8 of the General Government Policies and Procedures Manual. Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
General Duties:
Provide highly technical and responsible staff assistance to the Infrastructure Asset Manager and other support staff in the completion of their duties and responsibilities. Complete other tasks and programs as requested.
Serve as project engineer/manager for all phases of project development, design, construction and project closeout for public works projects (both City and private development).
Provide timely and effective customer service to both internal and external customers. Provide technical assistance and support to other divisional professionals and City departments.
Responsible for the preparation of ordinances and resolutions. 
Ensure assigned projects adhere to budget, schedule, specifications, recognized engineering design standards and guidelines and City, state and federal laws, regulations, policies and standards. Anticipate schedule, budget, design or construction difficulties and take proactive actions to mitigate project impacts.
Read and comprehend plats, engineering plans and specifications, analyze complex engineering problems, formulate feasible solutions, build consensus, and communicate recommendations and decisions both orally and in writing. Communicate and discuss review comments and recommended corrections to plans and specifications with consulting engineers and developers. 
Develop, write, prepare, review, update, coordinate, and maintain City design guidelines, standards, specifications, bid documents and standard details for drainage and flood control, roadways, alleys, sidewalks, trails, bicycle facilities, potable water systems, sanitary sewer systems and other municipal infrastructure. In addition, design and manage plan preparation.
Research, develop, suggest and coordinate solutions to design and construction challenges involving interpretive, judgmental and evaluative skills. Recommend modifications to Division programs, policies, and procedures to improve efficiency and to further City goals.
Represent the City at various professional organizations and committees; stay abreast of current standards, innovations, technologies and trends in the fields of civil engineering and construction and project management.
Investigate, respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen, employee, developer, contractor and consultant inquiries and complaints.
Manage and organize responsibilities and work assignments in a way that promotes maximum productivity, effectiveness and efficiency.



Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering.


A minimum of four (4) years previous experience required, six (6) years preferred, in Civil/Municipal Engineering and/or training that includes engineering drafting and design; project management of private and/or public works projects; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Any work-related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels above the Minimum Requirements may be an acceptable substitute for the above education and experience requirements.


Possession of an active license as a Professional Engineer, with specialization in the field of civil engineering, issued by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers;
Possession of license issued by another state, with the condition that the successful applicant obtain an active license as a Professional Engineer, issued by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers within six months of employment as a condition of continued employment.

Possession of a valid driver’s license


Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm., with overtime as needed


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