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Assistant City Engineer

City of Kyle Texas
Kyle, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Under general direction, this position develops, plans, and implements engineering programs, capital improvement projects, project delivery, and other engineering work that includes designing, planning, and overseeing work in support of construction, maintenance, alteration of structures, facilities, processes, equipment, and systems.

  • Identify, evaluate, and provide improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and designs criteria for assigned programs or projects.
  • Assists in the preparation of preliminary and long-range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions, and agreements.
  • Assists in the preparation, presentation, and monitoring of the departmental budget.
  • Develop cost estimates and track expenditures, prepare cost estimates, engineering and feasibility reports, and studies for projects. Prepares and/or assists with preliminary contract documents, specifications, and plans.
  • Prepares final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements, and coordinates and oversees the work of contractors, affected public agencies, and utilities. Drafts technical specifications for construction contracts.
  • Develop, analyze, and provide a recommendation of engineering reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications.
  • Develop standard operating procedures, safety programs, policies, and ordinances by researching, reviewing, analyzing, and updating standardized policies and practices.
  • Develop and monitor performance criteria for various contracts and/or projects. May provide analysis and recommendations of the performance of various personnel assigned by contract or projects.
  • Investigates and resolves citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Represents the department at City Council meetings, citizen groups, and board and commission meetings.
  • Assist the City Engineer in administration and management of division activities.
  • Assist the City Engineer in managing, supervising, and providing direction and guidance to staff on division activities including assigning work projects, prioritization of work assigned by others, reviewing work, approving time sheets, and completing performance reviews.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the City Engineer, City Manager, and/or Assistant City Manager.

Kyle Core Roles as an Employee by:

  • Knowledge - Knowledgeable in all aspects of job and City operations; maintains a high quality of work; follows health and safety guidelines.
  • Yes-Attitude - Demonstrates superior customer service; treats other employees and citizens with kindness; promotes goodwill; solves conflict with tact.
  • Leading Edge - Continually looking for areas to improve upon; decisive and adaptive; supports new ideas; a driver for change. Innovative
  • Employee Accountability -Actively seeks and gives performance feedback in order to determine developmental opportunities; uses feedback as an opportunity for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to Manage Performance - Organizes work processes to be effective and efficient; provides employees with the necessary training and resources to get the job done; communicates clear performance expectations and standards to the team and provides formal feedback on performance on an ongoing basis constructively and tactfully.  
  • Develops and Leads an Effective Team - Supplies learning opportunities to the team; encourages decision making and accountability; establishes a vision and direction and motivates/inspires the team to follow suit; leads by example.  

  • Knowledge of:
    • Principles and practices of civil and structural engineering.
    • Pertinent Federal, State, and Local laws, codes, and regulations including civil engineering laws and regulations.
    • Fiscal planning and budget preparation; city practices, policies, and procedures.
    • Technical aspects of operations and maintenance.
    • Supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
    • Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical civil engineering report and project estimate preparation.
  • Skill in:
    • Oral and written communications.
    • Managing multiple programs, projects, and tasks.
    • Operating computers and related software programs.
    • Negotiations and conflict resolution techniques.
    • Developing, reviewing, monitoring, and evaluating contracts for services and/or materials.
  • Ability to:
    • Quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
    • Establish and maintain excellent communication and working relationships with city personnel, city council, and the public.
    • Organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate engineering problems and provide practical, cost-effective solutions.
    • Use graphic instructions, such as schematic drawings, maps, layouts, or other visual aids.

  • Graduation with a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering, or a directly related field; and
  • Minimum of six (6) years of professional-level supervisory/management experience in Engineering, Project Management, or a related field.
  • OR graduation with a master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering, or a directly related field is highly preferred and four (4) years' experience will be considered.
  • Or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience which evidences a comprehensive knowledge of required job duties and expectations.
  • State of Texas Professional Engineer License is required.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License and be eligible for coverage under the City of Kyle's vehicle insurance provider.

Any individual who poses a direct threat to the health and safety of himself/herself or others in the workplace will be deemed not qualified for this position.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportations, and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

This position description has been prepared to aid in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions. This description is not intended to limit or change the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The City of Kyle retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to, or remove, from any section of this document as it believes, in its judgment, to be proper.

City of Kyle Texas


Kyle, TX
78640 USA



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