The City Engineer provides direction, control, and management over key engineering functions which include, but are not limited to the following:
Prepares engineering designs, specifications and cost estimates for a wide variety of capital improvement projects; and ensures the accuracy of specifications, legal notices for receiving bids and awarding contracts, RFPs and RFQs for infrastructure projects.
Approves and signs plans for public work improvements and reviewing and stamping plans for work designed in-house.
Provides oversight for construction management, development review, and assistance with utilities engineering and managing the design, public involvement, environmental, right-of-way, bidding, construction, inspection, and close out phases for streets, bridges and all civil infrastructure projects.
Ensures traffic engineering standards are executed for traffic impact studies, traffic patterns, investigating and preparation of engineering recommendations to improve traffic control, reduce accidents and optimize traffic flow. Ensure warrant analysis for traffic control, signal timing plans, accurate documentation for traffic signals, pavement markings and all other traffic control devices.
Meets and confers with developers, contractors, engineers and the general public relative to the city policies, regulations, and procedures.
Administers the issuance of permits to private and corporate individuals for construction in public right-of-ways to ensure public safety and preclude any liability for negligence on the part of the City, and administers the inspection of all bridges within the City to ensure public safety and adequate maintenance.
Maintains public records of highway right-of-ways and public utilities in order to provide records for legal action in respect to liability and future needs.
Prepares and compiles the City’s master infrastructure plans, major projects’ financing plan, and capital improvement program for review by the Department Director.
Develop and maintain City of Dayton’s Standard Specifications for use on City infrastructure projects.
The City Engineer manages the development and implementation of divisional goals, objectives, policies and priorities and performs short range planning of design and project management tasks and engages stakeholders in the development of long-range planning for major engineering projects.
The incumbent oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division budget: approves the forecast of funds needed for infrastructure projects; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary; ensures that all projects are completed successfully by contractors, consultants and other team members. Seek federal and state funding including MVRPC (Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission) for leveraged funded infrastructure improvement projects.
The incumbent collaborates with the City agencies engaged in community and economic development to ensure infrastructure projects, including right-of way, roadway, and transportation projects meet priority goals of asset-based development strategies, and public transportation funding. Incumbent attracts and leverages appropriate levels of private funding to ensure that designs meet goals and expectations generated during the community engagement process, and acts as the City's professional representative providing a coordinated and professional review at various meetings where Public Works projects are being discussed.
The City Engineer prepares or direct the preparation and presentation of various reports to City Administration Leadership, City Commission and Planning/Zoning Boards, state and federal entities. The incumbent also coordinates special studies on a variety of complex problems that require a high degree of technical competence and political awareness. He or she maintains regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, city, county, state and federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding the City’s activities and services.
The incumbent ensures active communications with residents and general public on infrastructure projects; meets with neighborhood organizations, the public and other interested parties to coordinate their input into engineering projects and resolve any conflicts that may exist; provides regular updates and project status to the Director of Public Works through meetings, project schedules, and budget status reporting; prepares and presents complex routine and non-routine reports to the Public Works Director and City Manager Office; ensures timely follow-up and resolution to resident request and concerns; and attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of professional civil engineering.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field with major coursework in civil engineering AND ten (10) years of increasingly responsible and varied civil engineering experience including at least three (3) years of significant supervisory responsibilities and public works management.
Up to one (1) year of experience may be granted for employment with the City of Dayton as a Chief Engineer, or Senior Engineer II. A Master's degree in a Civil Engineering related field or in Public Administration may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
Internal Number: 21-1022-001
About City of Dayton
Dayton is a bustling urban center surrounded by close-knit neighborhoods. It is a manufacturing
giant becoming an innovative hub for technology. It is a hotbed for fine arts, ranked among the very best in the nation. It is the epicenter of international aviation and aerospace. It is home to bountiful and well-maintained parks and rivers. It is the virtual center of commerce in America.
But Dayton is, first and foremost, defined by its people.
Innovators, inventors and dreamers mix seamlessly with hard-working tradespeople in pursuit of the American dream. It is filled with vitality and resilience. A unique blend of palpable energy and
unmistakable optimism. And yet, it remains balanced with Midwestern pragmatism. Dayton is a city steeped in history, yet positioned for the future.
Launched in 2011, the Welcome Dayton initiative established a framework for welcoming and integrating foreign-born residents. By embracing an inclusive attitude and promoting a diverse yet integrated community, Dayton has attracted a rich mixture of immigrant backgrounds that have rebounded a population decline, revitalized neighborhoods, fostered economic development and bro...ught new, exciting arts and culture to the city. Welcome Dayton has garnered national recognition from Time, Forbes, The New York Times, NPR and other major news media, as well as partnerships with the White House and Welcoming America.
Dayton's 2,570 manufacturing companies earn $36.6 billion in annual sales (Source: Dayton RMA). These industries make Dayton a force to be reckoned with in the national Makers Movement. New technologies and critical products emerge form Dayton labs, workshops and businesses. The people of Dayton are moving the needle on new frontiers at state-of-the-art facilities.
As we plan for the future, Dayton's leaders make decisions today that pave the way for a better, brighter tomorrow. This entails using and preserving the abundant natural resources of our region in a reasonable, responsible manner. Our 1.5 trillion-gallon aquifer ensures clean drinking water to the Dayton area, protected by the Source Water Protection Program. Dayton's climate and landscape have made it the outdoor capital of the Midwest, offering recreation opportunities from water sports where rivers converge in downtown to hiking, biking and more along the nation's largest paved trail network.