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Performs mid- to senior-level work related to engineering duties, including but not limited to, reviewing and approving site and subdivisions plans and plats for water and wastewater utilities, assisting in managing the design and construction of City municipal utility projects, and regularly interacting with a wide variety of individuals, companies, and organizations. Generally, this position uses complex skills and works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications

  • Review wastewater collection and water distribution system improvements, coordinate with engineering consultants on designs for water and wastewater facilities on city’s behalf.
  • Review plans and plats for site development and subdivision improvement projects for compliance with City Codes and Ordinances specifically in regard to water and wastewater utilities, as well as drainage/water quality, and transportation design.
  • Prepare written technical comments on proposed development projects submitted to the City.
  • Attend meetings with developers, engineers, and other City staff to discuss utility, water and wastewater treatment, drainage/water quality, and transportation elements of proposed development projects.
  • Conduct periodic field inspections and assesses construction progress and compliance with codes, plans and specifications, developing solutions for problems and questions and coordinating with engineers, contractors, and inspectors to implement solutions.
  • Present status reports of development projects to Assistant City Engineer and City Engineer, as needed.
  • Review permit applications for franchise utility construction in City right-of-way for compliance with City Codes and Ordinances.
  • Assist in the management of capital improvement projects including budgets, contracts, design, construction, and coordination with internal and external stakeholders including engineers, inspectors, contractors, and other project related individuals.
  • Coach, mentor, train, and develop EIT Engineers on staff.
  • Work closely with other department leaders, staff, engineers, developers, construction inspectors and contractors regarding engineering and public works activities and projects.
  • Respond to citizen, engineer, and developer inquires related to development drainage/water quality, utility, and transportation matters in person, on the phone, and via email.
  • Interact with various regional utility, regulatory and governmental organizations (i.e., Counties, FEMA, TCEQ, TxDOT, and LCRA), and consult with various data sources concerning engineering standards, regulatory compliance and requirements for development activities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree (B. S.) from an accredited college or university with an engineering degree or a related field of study.
  • For Engineer position: Minimum of four (4) years of civil engineering experience.
  • For Senior Engineer position: Minimum of six (6) years of civil engineering experience.

Required Certificates and Licenses

  • Licensed in the State of Texas as a Professional Civil Engineer (PE), OR, if licensed in another state, the ability to obtain the State of Texas license within six (6) months of hire.
  • Valid Driver’s License. (Approximately 20% driving time in a City vehicle.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain a Texas driver’s license within 90 days per state law.
  • Experience with City, State, County, or other government entities.
  • Experience with review and design of city and site water and wastewater projects.
  • Collection and Distribution System Modelling Software and knowledge of GIS.
  • Experience with City of Austin Criteria Manuals.
  • Experience implementing TCEQ Water and Wastewater Guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Read and interpret technical information from engineering construction plans and plats.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication.
  • Manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Operate computers using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and AutoCAD. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Gather, compile, analyze, and evaluate a variety of data to make sound decisions as it applies to providing required services.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with public officials, superiors, subordinates, and the general public.

Physical Demands & Additional Information

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle and feel items; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crawl; talk and hear; and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; risk of vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally loud. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. 


Job offer and continuation of employment with the City of Leander is contingent upon:

  • Proof of education, certification(s) and experience as listed on the employment application based on the job posting requirements.
  • Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background and driving record check.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.*
  • Compliance with the Selective Service Registration for male US citizens and immigrants, who are ages 18-25.


*The City of Leander participates in E-Verify! Information from each new employee’s Form I-9 will be provided to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confirm work authorization. 


The City of Leander is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information in employment. 


Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to our Human Resources Department at or 512-528-2708. Deaf and hard of hearing applicants may contact our office via Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or 1-800-735- 2989 (TTY/TDD).

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