Do you want to play a part in ensuring the local community has a high-quality, lasting, and manageable developed environment by utilizing your engineering knowledge, skills, and abilities? If so, the Community Development Department's Engineer role may be the right career for you! The Engineer is a full-time, exempt position with benefits and a preferred hiring range of $31.51 - $36.24 per hour (equivalent to $65,540 - $75,379 annually); however, an exact salary will be dependent upon the selected applicant's qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications for the Engineer level may be considered for another level within the department at an annual rate commensurate with applicant qualifications. As an Engineer with Community Development, you'll perform a variety of duties involved in the review, design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of City projects, such as reviewing engineered comprehensive site plans, ensuring compliance with multiple land development ordinances and regulations, and coordinating work with other agencies and departments. Serving as the project design/inspection engineer and manager of engineering and construction-related projects, you'll inspect projects for conformance to construction plans and specifications, provide technical assistance to a diverse group of internal and external customers, administer design and construction contracts, and design and prepare specifications, schedules, and cost estimates for projects. As this role is vital to the success of the department and City as a whole, you'll prepare a variety of technical reports and give presentations on them, assist with the acquisition of properties for public use, prepare and maintain engineering files and records, and assist with the preparation and monitoring of the division's budget. A detailed list of the ideal candidate's knowledge, skills, and abilities is available in the Engineer class specification.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree with coursework in civil engineering, environmental science, or a related field and considerable (3-5 years) experience in professional civil engineering work with some supervisory experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be used to meet this requirement. Valid driver's license. Certification in Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred but not required for consideration. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Plan Reviewer certification in Stormwater Management and/or Erosion and Sediment Control is preferred but not required for consideration. Click here to view the physical requirements of this position. Successful applicants for this position will be subject to the following screenings and must receive satisfactory results: DMV record check; and Criminal background check.
The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & MissionSquare), life insurance, paid leave and holidays. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status. The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.