Director of Engineering
City of McKinney, TX - McKinney, TX

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As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Director of Engineering will report to the Executive Director of Development Services and assume a strategic role in the overall leadership of the City. The purpose of this position is to direct the engineering activities of the City. Employees in this classification perform managerial and supervisory work. Position is responsible for infrastructure development, capital project construction, and municipal activities that require engineering expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities/Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:


1. Supervises professional, technical and clerical personnel.

2. Develops and maintains a knowledgeable, service-oriented, productive work group.

3. Develop realistic and attainable goals for subordinates through a team process and ensure success through assigned accountability.

4. Provides engineering expertise for development projects on a daily basis.

5. Evaluates capacity of water system and sanitary sewer system. Responds to requests related to the city’s drainage system and recommends improvements to address system deficiencies.

6. Assists developers, real estate agents, and engineers in evaluating property sales.

7. Provides construction management for water, sewer, paving, and drainage projects.

8. Coordinates traffic engineering activities; communicates with the Texas Department of Transportation.

9. Responds to requests for service related to street lighting installations, construction of streets, water systems and sanitary sewer systems. Responds to citizen concerns, such as erosion.

10. Evaluates potential funding opportunities for construction projects.

11. Conducts public meetings for construction projects.

12. Coordinates assessment process, acquisition of easements and R-O-W, and franchise utility construction.

13. Coordinates preparation and administration of Facilities Agreements.

14. Evaluates development requests.

15. Prepares cost estimates for capital projects.

16. Coordinates School Safety Program.

17. Provides City Council with technical information related to drainage, construction projects, and other engineering projects.

18. Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; responsible for monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.

19. Elicit respect and trust through actions and leads by example.

20. Performs routine clerical functions when necessary.

21. Provide timely, accurate and thorough performance evaluations for supervised employees.

22. Complies with all written City policies and procedures.

23. Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.

24. Performs other duties as assigned.


· Ability to lead a team; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and others with respect.

· Ability to build professional relationships with internal staff and internal and external customers.

· Demonstrate high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation.

· Ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.

· Ability to coordinate, manage, strategize, and/or correlate data and/or information. Includes exercise of judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations. Includes referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components.

· Ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.

· Ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

· Ability to utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as design manuals, flood plain management guides, TxDOT Policies, EPA regulations, Corps of Engineers regulations, product literature and computer programs for design analysis.

· Ability to perform moderately complex algebraic and geometric operations; ability to utilize principles of basic probability and statistical inference.

· Ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions. Ability to deal with several concrete and abstract variables, and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.

· Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

· Ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as utilizing drafting instruments, a scale, survey equipment, and operating a computer terminal and various office equipment.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with Master’s level course work in the field; supplemented by seven (7) years previous experience that includes municipal engineering, construction methods, and management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

Master’s degree strongly preferred

Physical Demands/Supplemental:

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Some tasks require visual and sound perception and discrimination and oral communications ability.

Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.