The purpose of this job within the organization is to manage and direct the City of Petersburg Engineering Department. The City Engineer is designated as essential personnel. This job works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports. The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this job. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Manages the City’s engineering, construction, traffic engineering, land development, and stormwater management programs. Directs professional, non-professional, technical and other employees in planning, investigation, development and design of a variety of public works projects. Reviews and confers with the Director of Public Utilities for approval of plans and specifications for construction contracts. Maintains public relations by meeting with and giving talks to various groups and organizations; investigates complaints. Prepares and make recommendations to Director of Public Utilities for work programs and budgets for the Division. Reviews and coordinates right of way permits and site plan approval. Enforces codes and regulations within the Engineering, Utilities, and Stormwater Divisions. Attends public hearings, presents information, and answers relevant questions.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or a related field. Requires five years experience in professional engineering or environmental work, utilities, traffic and/or land development. Requires 1 year of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the position. Professional Engineer’s (PE) License. Valid Virginia Driver’s License. Must have a Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Good Driving Record Requirements consistent with the City of Petersburg’s Administrative Regulation. Driving Record: Must not have more than six 6 demerit points within the past 36 months. No major violation within the past 36 months and no misdemeanor suspension within the last 24 months.