City of Enid

  • Project Engineer

    Deadline for Applications
    Employee Group
    Work Schedule
    Regular – 8 hour shift, typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
    Regular Full-Time
    USD $51,710.69/Yr.
    400 Engineering
  • Position Description




    POSITION TITLE: Project Engineer                             DEPARTMENT: Engineering   


    POSITION CODE: 32-100                                             FLSA STATUS: Exempt




    POSITION REPORTS TO: City Engineer and Director of Engineering


    POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None.                                 BLS COMPARABLE: 17-2051, Civil Engineers

    Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building,

    and providing feedback.    



    • Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
    • Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
    • As a position directly affecting the safety of others, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of City of Enid’s substance abuse policy, including random drug and alcohol testing.
    • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

    POSITION PURPOSE: To provide quality of life for Enid residents through the design and plan development of municipal improvement projects, construction management, and contract administration and geographic information systems.


    • Develop long range planning for infrastructure to provide quality of life to Enid residents.
    • Analyze survey reports, maps, design drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects.
    • Analyze soils and materials test results to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, streets, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
    • Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems and structures, following construction and government standards, using design software such as AutoCad and drawing tools.
    • Determine Right-of-Ways, prepare legal descriptions, and coordinate property acquisition.
    • Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and material stress factors to determine design specifications.
    • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility; bid projects based on this information.
    • Serve as lead worker to technicians and surveyors.
    • Prepare reports and contracts, such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, and property and right-of-way descriptions; provide public access to this information.
    • Plan, coordinate, and direct construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project site.
    • Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
    • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
    • Provide technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to operating and managerial personnel.
    • Review plan submittals for:
      • private development of commercial, industrial, and residential tracts.
      • City of Enid projects prepared by consultants, to include coorindation of Right-of-Way acquisition, utility relocation, and overall construction of project.
      • ODOT projects in the City of Enid, including coordination of Right-of-Way acquisition and utility relocation.
    • Provide assistance to other departments as needed.
    • Perform other duties as required.



    • Continual efforts towards completion of assigned Capital Improvement Projects in a timely and efficient manner resulting in maintaining and improving the public infrastructure in relation to health, safety, and quality of life.
    • Effectiveness of design projects after completion.
    • Employee responds in a timely manner to the requests of others.
    • The employee’s job-related performance promotes the smooth and efficient operation of the Engineering Department.
    • Procedures and processes are well maintained, documented, and recorded.      
    • Effective working relations exist with City personnel.
    • New employees are well trained and assisted. Management is appropriately informed.
    • Employee understands and adheres to applicable safety policies.
    • The City’s professional reputation is maintained.



    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:                  Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from a four year accredited institution; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

                                                                5-7 years of progressive experience preferred.

                                                                Civil Engineering degree preferred.


    CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:                  Continuing education and professional training required.

    Successfully completed Fundamentals of Engineering (EIT) preferred.


    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:                    Engineering & Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and design of infrastructure projects and public services.


    Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.


    Building & Construction – Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repairs of public improvements.


    Mathematics- Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts applicable to the engineering field.


    Computer- Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record-keeping, routine database activity to include development of spreadsheets, formulas, record tracking applications, word processing, graphics, etc. Knowledge of AutoCad software.


    Specialized- Understanding of public land system and legal principles applied thereto. Knowledge of legal requirements for federally funded projects and ADA regulations. Knowledge of or interest in road and street design and construction standards and techniques.


    SKILLS/ABILITIES:                              Ability to use AutoCad drawing software.

    Handle multiple projects simultaneously.

    Prioritize, organize, and delegate assignments.

                                                               Accurate and attentive to detail.

    Excellent communications and public relations abilities.

    Strong typing and computer application skills.

    Ability to assist and support others.

    Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.



    FINGER DEXTERITY:                      Manual dexterity sufficient to work with the fingers.

    VISUAL ABILITIES:                          Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.

                                                          Color vision.


    PHYSICAL STRENGTH:                   Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally. (Almost all office jobs.) Sedentary physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature.



    LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION:     Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from department supervisors or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


    REASONING ABILITY:                     Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


    MATHEMATICS ABILITY:                 Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.  Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.  

    WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS:      Regular – 8 hour shift, typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

    Occasional attendance at after-hours public meetings and conferences.


    Other - Salaried position requiring attendance at meetings after hours and the ability to respond personally or by phone to address problems that may develop after normal work hours.

    WORK CONDITIONS:                Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation. Occasional outdoor setting with exposure to weather conditions.


    Noise level:                             Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).


    Other work conditions:             None.  




    6-8 years related experience.

    9+ years related experience.

    Additional coursework towards Master’s Degree in related field.

    Master’s Degree in related field.

    Ability to fill in for other Project Engineers for a short period.

    Ability to fill in for Project Engineer for an extended period.

    Ability to fill in for the Deputy Director for a short period.

    Advanced knowledge of related principles.

    Expert knowledge of operating procedures beyond engineering design

    Engineering discipline certification or training.


    Advanced computer aided drafting.

    Expert computer aided drafting.

    Membership in professional organization.

    Membership in community organization or committee.

    Valid CPR Certification.

    Advanced knowledge of safety.

    Licensed Professional Engineer.




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    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.


    I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.


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