The City Engineer plans and directs the design and construction of all municipal infrastructure. Works under the general policy direction of the Public Service Director with independent responsibility for the Engineering Bureau functions.
Plans and directs the design of highways and freeways, sanitary, storm, and combined sewers, bridges, public buildings, parks, the water reclamation facility, sidewalks, street lighting, public works maintenance and improvement projects, and urban renewal projects. Bureau design responsibility includes types, locations, layouts, materials, clearances, widths, grades, drainage studies, plans, specifications, cost estimates, project surveying, easement details, and property acquisition. In design projects assigned to consultant engineers, oversees and approves design and planning. Recommends contract award. Plans and directs construction administration including layout, inspection, testing of materials, contractor estimates, and final approval. Establishes standards and construction specific actions for public and private engineering. Directs the establishment and maintenance of a wide variety of legal and engineering records, plats, maps, and utilities data. Maintains constant official contact with federal, state, and other local governmental officials, developers, consultants, contractors, suppliers, utility company representatives, the press and other news media, and the general public. Through subordinate managers, directs the activities of a large and diverse engineering design, inspection, surveying, materials testing, and administrative staff. Drives to meetings and job sites. Performs related work as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in engineering or construction technology. A minimum of five years of management level paid experience in the planning, design and construction of civil engineering projects. Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Ohio or eligibility for prompt completion of registration after appointment. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license.
Extensive knowledge of the techniques and practices of civil engineering, planning, design, and construction administration. Knowledge of the processes involved with the operation and maintenance of combined sewer overflow projects. Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and engineering specifications and design standards governing or bearing on comprehensive civil engineering, contract administration, and public works funding. Extensive knowledge of management principles. Extensive knowledge of planning techniques and how they relate to civil engineering projects.
Ability to plan and manage the City Engineering Bureau function. Ability to effectively negotiate with federal and state regulators. Exceptional ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with consultants, contractors, utility company representatives, suppliers, developers, other City divisions, and federal, state, and municipal agencies. Exceptional ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
About The City of Akron, Ohio
What does it mean to be an All-America city? What does that title tell you about the kind of people who live in that city and what kinds of lives they lead within it?
Akron, Ohio has been named an All-America city not once, not twice, but three times! Akron is the fifth-largest city in the state of Ohio, but it lacks the intimidation factor associated with a larger metropolis like Cleveland or Cincinnati. Perfectly blending an urban atmosphere with small-town closeness, Akron brings something to the table for everyone. From picturesque parks and minor league baseball to upscale dining options and exciting nightlife, Akron lays claim to a wealth of entertainment options. As a community of almost 200,000 residents, Akron is the seat of Summit County.
We are currently looking for a City Engineer with the vision and expertise to lead and develop the next chapter in a long history of continuous improvement for our residents.
Although founded nearly 200 years ago, this All-America city is still full of intrigue. So come check out Akron, Ohio and everything it has to offer. What you find may surprise you.