City Engineer

Jackson, TN

The person employed in this position will plan, organize, and direct all activities of the engineering department. Specific job duties include: Must be able to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions regarding engineering activities; assist in project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects. Oversee assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project; review all contracts for projects covering streets or bridges; work closely with the planning department in reviewing subdivision plats and zoning requests; prepare estimates for project costs to correct drainage problems; follow-up on complaints regarding drainage and street flooding; prepare and submit budget for the, engineering department and control the expenditures; evaluate the work of subordinates and departmental working conditions; formulate and prescribe work methods, policies and procedures; maintain regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, county, state and federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding engineering activities and services. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the area of construction architectural systems, civil engineering or a related field, and least 10 years of experience or equivalent as an architect, engineer, inspector, contractor, superintendent of construction or any combination of these (five years of which shall have been in responsible charge of work, plus five years' experience as supervisor/manager in city/county government. P.E. or eligible for P. E. licensing in the state of Tennessee, Generous benefit package; hourly rate $44.98; EOE/M/F/V/D. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Apply on line at or contact the City of Jackson Human Resources Department, 127 E. Main Street, Suite 303, Jackson, TN 38301: Phone: (731) 425-8252: Fax: (731) 425-8673.