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Development Engineering Director

Location:Pflugerville, TX
Salary Range:$74,226.64 - $87,216.43/annual, DoE
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Development Services Administration
Description:Directs the activities of the City’s Development Engineering Department to ensure proposed subdivisions, related utility projects and other site developments comply with City codes and construction standards and generally accepted engineering practices.

Manages an annual department and capital expenditure budget of $500,000+. This is accomplished by supervising department personnel, planning and directing areas of development, and coordinating activities with other departments and outside agencies. Interfaces directly and frequently with the City Council, City management, and other City employees and with the general public. Other duties include representing the City at regional issues, coordinating with other communities and outside agencies and representing the City as the Floodplain Administrator as spelled out the in the Flood Damage Prevention ordinance.
Duties:1. Hire and supervise department staff to ensure effective and efficient operations; assign, schedule, and review work; deliver or provide for work-related training /education; complete performance evaluations; conduct counseling and take disciplinary measures as indicated; terminate the employment of personnel, as required.

2. Prepare department budget and monitor budget expenses; review and approve departmental expenditures.

3. Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures; ensure department personnel comply with City policies and procedures. Interpret, amend or update codes and standards as necessary; remain current regarding developing trends and changes in federal, state, and local regulatory practices.

4. Oversees the engineering phase of the development review process by meeting with developers and engineers, coordinating and reviewing with departments, managing plan review, and drafting letters and various correspondences during the review and construction phases.

5. Reviewing traffic impact studies and making recommendations; overseeing the construction process and conducting on-site inspections as needed to enforce engineering standards and criteria; releasing civil plans for construction and the acceptance of the work; and reviewing zoning and subdivision cases and representing engineering concerns before the Council.

6. Resolves engineering problems with developers, contractors and construction companies by reviewing and analyzing problems, determining the economic feasibility of the solution, facilitating communication between parties, establishing solutions and distributing any necessary documents.

7. Oversees departmental activities and budgets by developing and administering the departmental budget; overseeing plan review services and personnel; reviewing, revising, and establishing consistent design standards, construction details, and policies necessary for the proper development in accordance with engineering practices; making technical engineering decisions and establishing and enforcing engineering standards and criteria.

8. Prepare regular monthly reports and special reports regarding Engineering Department operations as requested by City management or the City Council.

9. Attend City Council meetings, as required; interface with other City and community organizations, as requested.

10. Performs other various engineering functions by coordinating, working with, and representing the City with other outside departments and agencies; administering and coordinating regulatory sign placement and requirements; responding to citizen complaints and requests for information, meeting with citizens and citizen groups, and conducting on-site investigations as required; providing assistance to other City departments; assisting in making decisions relating to various facets of the municipal government; and performing other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Sound working knowledge of general management principles; generally accepted engineering practices; applicable Federal, State and City regulations/guidelines pertaining to areas of responsibility; and overall City operations.

Professional, administrative and technical knowledge in Civil Engineering design, project management, construction and other relevant fields.

Ability to establish and maintain professionally effective relationships with external publics/vendors, internal management and non-management employees and City and government officials.

Ability to make final decisions regarding policy development and implementation.

Ability to handle major fiscal responsibility and make major financial decisions within the department. Ability to monitor budget plan, and adjust work activity as necessary.

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and analytical skills.

Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and hydrology/hydraulics computer software including AutoCAD and GIS.

Ability to operate computer and other standard office equipment.


Bachelor of Science Degree, Civil Engineering or related engineering field.

Professional Engineering Registration by the State of Texas.

9+ years’ experience in civil engineering, preferably within a municipal or county government and with emphasis in utility, street, and drainage projects.

Valid Class C Texas driver’s license and good driving record.


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