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Location: Bozeman, Montana
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Years of Experience:
Internal Number: BOZCE
City Engineer - City of Bozeman, MT
Please follow this link to view the formal brochure: https://www.affionpublic.com/position/city-engineer-bozeman/
About Bozeman, MT
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, with a population of 53,923 in the 2020 Census, the City of Bozeman has topped the charts for fastest growing micropolitans in the U.S. and now officially holds the status of “metropolitan” community. Spurred on by rapid growth the city touts a robust economy, world class university, and a thriving international airport.
Home to Montana State University, Bozeman is a dynamic growing community. The City's economy is supported by regional trade, tourism, higher education, and many high-growth industries such as photonics and optics, outdoor recreation, bioscience, manufacturing, technology, and healthcare. The region has drawn numerous tech start-ups looking for a Silicon Valley alternative, and Bozeman has become the high-tech center for the state.
Bozeman is a welcoming, diverse community that has received numerous awards and accolades over the years, including a high ranking in Livability's "Top 100 Best Places to Live for 2018" and National Geographic's "World's 25 Best Ski Towns."
Bozeman is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking and skiing to mountain biking and fishing, Bozeman offers a variety of outdoor recreation amenities. Bozeman residents are within easy distance of several cross country and downhill ski centers and trails in the region. The City of Bozeman parks system consists of 42 public parks, 52 miles of trails, numerous sports fields and open spaces, ice rinks, off-leash dog parks, and three community garden areas. Yellowstone National Park is just 90 minutes from Bozeman and offers an endless variety of activities and stunning vistas.
The City of Bozeman operates under a city commission-city manager form of government. The City Commission is composed of four members and a Mayor who are all elected at-large. At every regular city election, a mayor is elected for a term of four years and serves as a Deputy Mayor and a Commissioner for the first two years of the term and Mayor for the balance of the term.
The City Engineer plans, organizes, supervises, and directs the overall operation of the City’s Engineering Division, ensuring compliance with the requirements of federal and state regulations and permits. The City Engineer reports to the Director of Transportation and Engineering, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Education and Experience
Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor's degree in in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, or a closely related field and at least seven years’ experience in civil engineering, surveying/drafting, and public works and utilities planning, design, and construction, including at least four years in a supervisory role. Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work will be considered.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Montana either at the time of hire or by reciprocity with another state to be obtained within six months of employment is required.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate should have significant experience in municipal engineering, construction, and building codes to include knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and ordinances, and comprehensive knowledge of modern construction contract provisions and standards, contract terms, and construction methods, materials, techniques, design, practice, and procedures. Knowledge of GIS and subdivision platting processes will be necessary to be successful in this role. The ideal candidate will have experience in strategic planning and should possess financial knowledge to include fiscal planning and budget management.
The ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service skills and a strong ability to build relationships with stakeholders and work closely and effectively with City Officials, the City Commission, the City Manager, City engineering personnel, the Director of Transportation and Engineering, the media, developers, consulting engineers, contractors, other City employees, and the general public.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate the capacity and interest to be an effective mentor and leader for staff. This individual should inspire staff to achieve excellence and encourage professional development. Advanced written and oral communication skills are imperative.
The City of Bozeman is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance and potential temporary housing may also be available for the successful out-of-area candidate.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:email@example.comReference: BOZCEAffion PublicPO Box 794Hershey, PA 17033888.321.4922www.affionpublic.com **The deadline to receive resumes is May 30, 2022**
The City of Bozeman is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.