Engineering Manager

Public Works: Engineering


$75,362 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package

The City of St. George covers 100% of the premiums for the High Deductible health plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. New hires also receive 2 weeks of vacation time during their first year of employment, one of which is available to the employee the first day of employment. To find out more about our benefits package, please click the link below:

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Job Description

Salary Range

Engineering Manager Starting Salary: 66 ($75,362/year)

Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $113,044/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2019.


Position Summary

Under direction of the Assistant Public Works Director/Development, directs, and coordinates for the City of St. George a variety of municipal processes and major construction projects to ensure the mission, goals, and objectives of the city are met.  This is a professional engineering and managerial position.


Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1.  As assigned, manages day-to-day operation of certain development projects in all phases of project development; including design review, estimating, construction inspection, field surveying disputes, bonding, budget control, and contract administration.

2.  Provides professional engineering advice for technical problems throughout division and other city departments.  Gives input and evaluates plans, reports and proposals prepared or received by other city departments.

3.  Coordinates with required state and federal agencies to ensure that governmental guidelines and controls for municipal engineering projects are met, and ensures that the goals and objectives of the division and city are represented.

4.  Ensures city projects meet city standard specifications and sound engineering practices and are built in accordance with allotted budget and time schedules.

5.  Evaluates consultant prepared improvement plans and reports for development.  Ensures that development improvement plans and reports meet city ordinances, standards, specifications and master plans. 

6.  Manages controversies and disagreements during development approval process and construction of improvements within the city.  Resolves issues and assists in determining appropriate action.

7.  Responds to inquiries and complaints from individuals, groups, organizations, and fellow professionals with diverse objectives and interests.  Provides information and makes presentations to these groups regarding goals and objectives of division.

8.  Assists and makes presentations to various committees, commissions, and councils; explains division goals, objectives, and possible impacts; presents alternatives, and makes professional recommendations.

9.  May perform duties of Assistant Public Works Director/Development or designee in his/her absence. 

10. May provide engineering design services for internal city projects. 

11.    Performs other related duties as required.


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Light physical effort.  Comfortable working conditions handling light weights.  Intermittent sitting, standing, and walking.  Significant exposure to stress as a result of human behavior and public contact. 

Minimum Qualifications


Education: Graduation from accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field.

Experience:  Minimum of six (6) years full time closely related engineering experience.  

Licenses and/or Certifications: 

•         Must possess a valid driver license.  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

•         Certification as a Professional Engineer in State of Utah.  Applicants possessing professional engineer certification from another jurisdiction must be registered by the State of Utah within one (1) year of employment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

•         General principles, codes, requirements, and regulations relating to organizational dynamics, planning, design, and construction.

•         Project management techniques, traffic standards and requirements, and regulations established by state and federal agencies.

•         Working knowledge of the principles and standards of subdivision law, coordinate systems, public land systems, property descriptions, deeds, title rights, abandonments, prescriptive rights, boundary control, etc.

•         Knowledge and training in construction management of capital projects.

•         Working knowledge of contract administration relating to municipal projects.

Ability to:

•         Implement and carry out complex goals related to the growth of the city, exercise good judgment and diplomatically represent the goals of the division and the city in complex engineering situations with numerous stakeholders, and cope with pressures arising out of municipal liabilities and varying and conflicting views and aims.

•         Analyze, review, and approve difficult and complex engineering computations, designs, estimates design documents, and specifications.

•         Negotiate and communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

•         Establish and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, department heads, subordinates, the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 09/21/2020 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.