Senior Engineer - Streets Division

  • 300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Engineering

Job Description

Primary Duties

Under general supervision, develops, designs, reviews, and executes engineering projects. Responsible for signing and sealing calculations, designs and reports completed under their direct supervision.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages civil projects (public works, public utilities, traffic, stormwater and development) through all phases from initial project assignment to completion according to project schedules, budgets, state and federal regulations and City standards.
  • Serves as Design Engineer for in-house design.
  • Serves as Project Engineer for selected consultant projects.
  • Serves as Project Engineer for construction projects.
  • Prepares plans, specifications, estimates, special provisions and funding documents.
  • Conducts various meetings including pre-bid, bid-openings, and pre-construction.
  • Reviews engineering designs for in-house, consultant and developer plans.
  • Develops notices, exhibits, and presentations for public meetings.
  • Assists with development engineering plan review.
  • Assists with traffic engineering work.
  • Performs other duties assigned in support of Engineering.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • May be required to respond after hours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.
  • Driving is essential.

  • City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
  • Fundamentals of civil engineering, mathematics and physics.
  • Principles and practices of public works design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Principles and practices of public utilities design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Principles and practices of government project management
  • Federal and state codes and regulations governing public works, utilities, development, and traffic
  • Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

  • Analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives and making logical recommendations based on findings.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Interpreting and applying engineering standards and procedures, Federal and state regulations and City policies and procedures.
  • Developing and checking designs, details, estimates, plans and specifications of engineering projects.
  • Preparing, reviewing and presenting reports and presentations.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
  • Strong oral and written technical communication skills.
  • Proficiency with software including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS and Microsoft Office a plus.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university and four years' work experience in engineering, or project management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

Physical Demands

Light Work:
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

EEO Statement
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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Job Address

300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas 76701 United States View Map