Graduate Engineer / Civil Engineer
City of McKinney, TX - McKinney, TX

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Sal ary Range: $53,965 - $90,573 Year, DOQ

Under direction of the Development Engineering Manager, the Graduate Engineer or Civil Engineer has primary responsibility for managing tasks associated with land development including but not limited to: subdivision and commercial plan reviews, conducting meetings and interaction with consultants, engineers, and property owners, construction management, attending Development Review Committee meetings, planning and designing public improvements, project budgeting, cost estimates, obtaining easements, and answering general engineering questions and inquiries. Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment, critical thinking, and initiative in making technical decisions of considerable difficulty.

Other duties include creating and maintaining records/files, handling correspondence, electronic, phone, and personal contact with the general public, businesses, and developers. Must be able to read and understand technical specifications, laws, and codes as they relate to development improvement projects. Must be able to provide exceptional customer service and perform in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Performs other related work as required.

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


1. Develops plans, specifications, cost estimates and contracts for major projects. Conducts site inspections during all stages of construction projects.

2. Reviews CIP, subdivision and commercial plans/plats for approval, verifies right-of-way dedications, drainage requirements, parking, and paving as per local, state and federal standards and codes.

3. Acts a liaison with consultants and external engineers.

4. May supervise contractors and/or consultants.

5. Develops and updates design manuals within their specified discipline.

6. Responds to public inquiries and inter-departmental inquiries relating to departmental functions.
Presents information and provides recommendations to City Council and Administration with respect to engineering-related projects.

7. Prepares ordinances and resolutions for City Council action.

8. Updates and revises City geographic data as needed, including but not limited to base maps, subdivision locations, right-of-way dedications and utility easements.

9. Confers with the supervisor and other departmental professionals and comprises various forms of written documentation in acquiring information for accurately performing essential functions such as civil engineering drawings, final plats, standard construction specifications and zoning maps.

10. Utilizes a variety of technological equipment and modem software applications in the performance of functions such as computers, CAD programs, stations and plotters.

11. Provides technical direction, training and support to other divisional professional and other City departments.

12. Performs research and routine clerical functions when necessary.

13. Performs as the supervisor in his/her absence.

14. Performs other related duties as assigned.


1. Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

2. Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.

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

4. Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as technical study reports, engineering drawings, budget printouts, zoning and subdivision codes, planning maps, engineering designs and city ordinances. Knowledge of engineering and legal professional language.

5. Requires the ability to perform moderately complex algebraic and geometric operations; ability to utilize principles of basic probability and statistical inference.

6. Requires the 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.

7. Requires the 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.

8. Requires the ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as drafting on AutoCAD, utilizing drafting and engineering instruments and equipment, performing data entry on a computer and operating vehicle.

9. Requires the ability to work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.

10. Requires the knowledge of the development and derivation of formulas and relationships, the basic assumptions made, and the limitations and areas of applicability of established civil engineering principles, methods and techniques.

11. Requires the knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to construction activities, the environment and various City programs.

12. Requires the ability to pass a drug screen and background check.

13. The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.

14. Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.

15. Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.

16. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, supplemented by previous experience and/or training that includes engineering drafting and design of municipal infrastructure; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Texas Professional Engineer (PE) license or ability to obtain within 6 months required OR Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification or ability to obtain within 6 months required.

Physical Demands/Supplemental:


Tasks require 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.


There is limited exposure to environmental conditions.


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.

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