Project Engineer - Stormwater


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

Project Engineer - Stormwater

SALARY: 80,542.41 - 100,678.02 Salary USD


Under general direction plans, designs and reviews construction plans drainage projects as well as development related activities within the City. Performs all contract management functions for watershed planning and drainage projects. Supervise Engineering Tech positions within the division.  


1. Ability to investigate stormwater and floodplain problems and evaluate solutions; also must manage watershed plan development, comprehensive plans, stormwater infrastructure assessment and the resulting capital projects through design, right of way, utility and construction phases.
2. Ability to review hydraulic studies, interpret FEMA floodplain/floodway maps, and apply USACE 404 permit requirements as they relate to capital projects.
3. Ability to use effective verbal and written communication techniques with the public, City Council, various committees and commissions, and professional and technical personnel.
4. Ability to select, train, discipline, evaluate and supervise subordinates to ensure the department’s objectives are met.

6. Ability to serve as cross functional subject matter expert.
7. Ability to evaluate all engineering related issues during the acquisition of property and utility relocation phases for drainage projects.
8. Ability to provide expert testimony to City Council, District Courts, and other various boards or commissions as may be required.
9. Ability to negotiate and administer engineering services and construction contracts to ensure that the city’s policies, standards and schedules are met.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering related to municipal surveys, plans, plats, zoning applications, public work designs, material evaluation, construction and maintenance of public water, sewer, paving, drainage to support development projects.

Knowledge of surveying practices and procedures, drafting, design and inspection of water, sewer, paving and drainage projects.

Knowledge of laws and local ordinances pertaining to stormwater and floodplain projects.

Knowledge of the methods, equipment, and materials used in surface and underground construction and maintenance.

Knowledge of current stormwater and floodplain management methods to ensure minimum criteria is met.

Skill in use of hydrologic and hydraulic models (HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and StormCAD) for watershed planning and capital design projects.

Skill in planning, organizing and coordinating multiple engineering projects.

Skill in interpreting and writing engineering specifications.

Skill in communicating orally and in writing with the public and professionals.

Ability to apply City Subdivision Rules and Regulations, Design Criteria Manual, and the Stormwater and Floodplain Management Program.

Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.

Ability to use independent judgement and make sound decisions.

Ability to perform a variety of physical skills including, but not limited to seeing, holding, calculating, and writing.

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including but not limited to a PC and a calculator.

Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Ability to organize and coordinate materials, information and resources associated with stormwater and floodplain projects.

Ability to create clear, concise reports regarding engineering issues.

Ability to operate a motorized vehicle.

Qualifying Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering plus four years experience in the field of drainage, stormwater, floodplain engineering, public works engineering, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience, and a   Professional Engineer (PE) license with the ability to secure Texas registration within six months of employment. Possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License (Class C). Must successfully complete required pre-employment screens including criminal background check, drug and alcohol and motor vehicle record review. Designation as a TFMA Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) is preferred, but not required.

To apply, visit the City of Arlington, Texas website at:


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