Assistant Director of Public Works & Engineering (City Engineer)

$96,403 - $120,000 yearly
  • City of Baytown
  • 2123 Market St, Baytown, TX, USA
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Sign-on Bonus $10,000  Relocation up to $5,000
The City of  Baytown is seeking an experienced City Engineer (PE) for our Assistant Director of Public Works & Engineering position.  Baytown is a growing community with a population of approximately 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay approximately 25 miles from Downtown Houston. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple – Together we enrich lives and build community. Our employees are dedicated to public service through Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership and Stewardship, and we are looking for a qualified candidate who shares our values to join our team in the role of Assistant Director of Public Works & Engineering (City Engineer).

The Assistant Director (City Engineer) is responsible for the administration, development and direction of the PWE Development Engineering function.  Responsibilities include leading and directing the development engineering process, long-range CIP planning and in-house design efforts.  In this key role, the City Engineer provides leadership and direction of interagency coordination, floodplain management, right-of-way permits, utility service requests and impact fee management.  The City Engineer enforces City policies, procedures and directives; is responsible for the review of development projects; manages the work of 7 staff (direct reports); and maintains the City's standard construction specifications and details. This role is also responsible for GIS data management and supervision of City's survey resources. They are responsible for evaluating, coordinating and implementing long and short-term planning, goals and objectives; ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations; and addressing questions and complaints from management, Council and residents.   


Manages the work of staff including: coaching staff for improvement and development, training, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating work performance; coordinating activities, maintaining standards, allocating personnel, selecting new employees. Ensure continuing professional development and training opportunities are in place to support the department's succession planning efforts. Review employee non-performance and compliance issues and initiates the appropriate corrective actions.
Manages the reviews of plans for public and private infrastructure to ensure compliance with applicable standards and regulations. Provides coordination between City, developers, consultants and contractors.
Provides timely and complete response to work requests from constituents, such as residents, Council Members and management. Keep all interested parties informed of the status and completion of the request. Coordinates and communicates with citizens, developers, consultants and other governmental agencies.  Participates in the planning and construction of public infrastructure and in the development of the CIP. Coordinates with Project Utility Companies (Electrical, Gas, Fiber optic, Cable, etc.)
Assists Director in developing a vision and strategic plan for PWE.  Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, and ensure reports required by regulators are filed in a timely and complete manner.
Produces plans and specifications. Maintains and runs modeling software. Responsible for evaluating, coordinating and implementation of long and short-term planning, goals and objectives. Develops and maintains Capital Improvement Plan.
Develops and monitors operating budget expenditures, provides internal budget controls, and assists Director in determining budget priorities and developing an appropriate course of action.  Discusses and reviews each division's budget along with goals and objectives within each.

Minimum Qualifications

1. BS in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited university.
2. Current Professional Engineer License (Obtain Texas P.E. license within six months).
3. Seven or more years of experience as a Licensed Professional Engineer.
4. Valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record.

  1. Certified Floodplain Manager.
  2. Experience in review of development plans
  3. Experience in utility modeling
  4. Experience in Public Works and Public Utilities 
  5. Experience in CIP planning

Additional Information

Skills in management and leadership techniques.  Knowledge of interpersonal, motivational and people skills.  Ability to deal effectively with several problems at one time, dealing appropriately with several individuals in solving problems.  Must be customer service oriented.  Computer literate in Word and Excel.  Ability to get along appropriately with co-workers and the public.