Engineering Division Manager

City of Fayetteville | Fayetteville, NC

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Posted Date 8/29/2019

Hiring Range: $87,650 - $137,736/Year D.O.Q.

The City of Fayetteville is currently recruiting for an Engineering Division Manager to direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the programs and activities of the Engineering Division of the Public Services Department including reviewing and approving plans, specifications and bids, and resolving highly sensitive issues with citizens and other departments; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments, divisions and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Public Services Director. Depending on qualifications, this position will supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff in stormwater and infrastructure development review, the Stormwater Division, engineering project management, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and horizontal and/or vertical construction management. This position will act as City Engineer as appropriate.


  1. Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of the Engineering Division of the Public Services Department.
  2. Manage the development and implementation of the Engineering Division goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of each service area; establish, within city policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; allocate resources accordingly.
  3. Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of changes.
  4. Assist in the selection of personnel; train, motivate and evaluate engineering and technical personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  5. Compose, prepare, review and approve a variety of documents including technical reports and letters, memoranda, specifications, proposals, contracts, studies, plats, maps and other related correspondence.
  6. Develop and maintain standards and specifications for public infrastructure improvement projects.
  7. Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the Engineering Division; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  8. Coordinate and assist staff Engineers and/or Project Managers in preparing in-house designs (plans and specifications) and studies of engineering alternatives for infrastructure improvements.
  9. Participate in the development and administration of the Public Services Department annual budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve division expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.
  10. Serve as liaison for the Engineering Division with other city departments, divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.
  11. Provide responsible staff assistance to the Public Services Director; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  12. Conduct a variety of studies and investigations for proposed annexations; prepare a cost/benefit analysis.
  13. Provide staff support to a variety of boards and commissions including City Council as directed; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering.
  14. Administer and enforce the Stormwater Control Ordinance including: administering, coordinating and overseeing the design, construction and operation and maintenance of City stormwater infrastructure; implementing and overseeing the development of Stormwater standards and guidelines; providing advice to other departments on issues related to stormwater; ensuring the protection of facilities and properties, overseeing compliance with ordinances for proposed developments; and/or, performing other related activities. Serve as the City Flood Plain Manager as appropriate.
  15. Administer professional construction management duties during bidding and construction phases of a variety of capital improvement projects (horizontal and/or vertical) including: roads, bridges, sidewalks, pavement resurfacing, parking lots, signals, parks, drainage and stormwater, public buildings, and facility upgrades. Manages construction contractors, consultants, and inspection services, and coordinates staking, materials testing, permitting, environmental mitigation monitoring, scheduling, public relations, and related duties to promote safe, effective construction operations.
  16. Review and approve plans, specifications, designs and related documents, reports and studies; direct, oversee and coordinate the development and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for public improvement projects.
  17. Direct and participate in the inspection of field projects; verify status; ensure compliance with contract specifications and city, federal and state codes.
  18. Use MS Project (or other approved software) to track CIP project design (and construction) contract costs and change orders, time of completion, critical paths (tasks), etc.
  19. Ensure engineering functions and activities adhere to federal, state and local guidelines, laws and codes.
  20. Select, contract and manage professional services and other contracts; monitor contract compliance; approve payments; negotiate adjustments and new provisions to contracts.
  21. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Six years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.


North Carolina Professional Engineer (PE) license; possession of an appropriate valid driver's license and ability to maintain insurability.

Certified Construction Manager, Certified Flood Plain Manager, Certified Stormwater Manager, Project Management Professional.


  •  Health & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Death Benefit
  • Supplemental Benefits

To apply or for more information, please visit the City’s Employment Opportunities website:

The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.
The City of Fayetteville reserves the right to close this job posting at any time without notice.

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