The Engineer is a full-time, exempt position with benefits and a preferred hiring range of $31.51 - $36.24 per hour (equivalent to $65,540 - $75,379 annually); however, an exact salary will be dependent upon the selected applicant's qualifications.
Internal Number: 5332 - (Jan 2023)
Do you want to play a part in ensuring the local community has a high-quality, lasting, and manageable developed environment by utilizing your engineering knowledge, skills, and abilities? If so, the Community Development Department's Engineer role may be the right career for you!
The Engineer is a full-time, exempt position with benefits and a preferred hiring range of $31.51 - $36.24 per hour (equivalent to $65,540 - $75,379 annually); however, an exact salary will be dependent upon the selected applicant's qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications for the Engineer level may be considered for another level within the department at an annual rate commensurate with applicant qualifications.
As an Engineer with Community Development, you'll perform a variety of duties involved in the review, design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of City projects, such as reviewing engineered comprehensive site plans, ensuring compliance with multiple land development ordinances and regulations, and coordinating work with other agencies and departments. Serving as the project design/inspection engineer and manager of engineering and construction-related projects, you'll inspect projects for conformance to construction plans and specifications, provide technical assistance to a diverse group of internal and external customers, administer design and construction contracts, and design and prepare specifications, schedules, and cost estimates for projects. As this role is vital to the success of the department and City as a whole, you'll prepare a variety of technical reports and give presentations on them, assist with the acquisition of properties for public use, prepare and maintain engineering files and records, and assist with the preparation and monitoring of the division's budget.
Bachelor's degree with coursework in civil engineering, environmental science, or a related field and considerable (3-5 years) experience in professional civil engineering work with some supervisory experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be used to meet this requirement.
Valid driver's license.
Certification in Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred but not required for consideration.
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Plan Reviewer certification in Stormwater Management and/or Erosion and Sediment Control is preferred but not required for consideration.
Harrisonburg, Virginia is an independent city located in the central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Harrisonburg is located right along Interstate 81 and is only two hours away from both Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is recognized as the county seat for Rockingham County.
The City of Harrisonburg operates under a council-manager form of government which combines elected officials in the form of a governing body with an appointed local government manager. The City Manager then oversees the delivery of public services through the city departments. Each city department then has a role in how services are provided to the citizens.
We are the capital of the Shenandoah Valley:
(-) We provide a quality urban living option for everyone who wants to reside here.
(-) Our diverse population thrives in a welcoming city where all are valued as friends and neighbors.
(-) Our inclusiveness is our strength and reflects the true spirit of our city.
(-) The pillars of our multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational city consist of a robust economy and a vibrant education epicenter, along with a broad range of amenities that enrich life.
(-) This is ma...de possible by the fiscally sound planning of our staff and elected leaders.
Our attention to these focus areas assures this future:
(-) A City For All
(-) Economic Development: Goals, Gains, and Growth
(-) A Thriving Educational Epicenter
(-) Available Housing for All
(-) Community Resiliency and the Natural Environment
(-) Distinctive, Reliable Delivery of High Quality City Services
(-) Fiscal Responsibility and Planning