Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $39.41/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $53.81/Yr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    As a registered professional engineer reporting to the City Engineer, incumbent advises and exercises responsibility for management of the day-to-day operations of the City Engineering Division. The Deputy City Engineer is responsible for: monitoring operational efficiencies and performance within the division, division budget management, providing engineering oversight, and represents/leads the division in the absence of the City Engineer. Assists the City Engineer in ensuring city construction projects are constructed according to city standards, specifications, sound engineering practice, and in accordance with allowed budget and time schedule.


    • Assists the City Engineer in managing and coordinating the operation of the City Engineering Division, including such activities as field surveys, cost estimates, design, drafting, specification preparation and engineering inspections of City construction projects.
    • Assists with hiring, motivating, training, and evaluating staff, and resolving personnel issues within the City Engineering Division.
    • Manages the Division budget and financial resources, and working with the City Engineer, makes decisions on resource allocation for staff and materials.
    • Manages the Capital Improvement budget for the City Engineering Division, including the identification of needs, application processes, expenditures, and construction progress.
    • Manages the administrative function of the Division, including space allocation, administrative and support staff, and other day to day operational considerations.
    • Assists in managing and updating the operational procedures for the City Engineering Division.
    • Assists in supervising the processing of permits and petitions for public improvements, interpreting construction plans and specifications, and advising inspectors on projects.
    • Researches and pursues local, state and federal funding opportunities, and organizes the application processes among various staff.
    • Represents the City Engineering Division at internal and external meetings in the absence of the City Engineer or as assigned by the City Engineer.
    • Assist in the coordination with other City Divisions and Departments on technical day-to-day issues. Works collaboratively with multiple City departments and divisions on city construction projects and permit issues.
    • Assists the City Engineer in ensuring the City construction projects are constructed according to City standard specifications and sound engineering practice and in accordance with allowed budget and time schedule.
    • City Engineer may delegate procurement authority in the City Engineer’s absence to the Deputy City Engineer; therefore, sound knowledge and background of government procurement rules are necessary. 
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    • Graduation from an accredited university or college with a degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field, plus twelve (12) years of related civil engineering experience, six (6) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
    • Certification as a Professional Engineer in the State of Utah, or registration as a Professional Engineer in another state or jurisdiction.   Out of state Professional Engineers must be registered by the State of Utah within six months of employment.
    • Must have knowledge of engineering principles, codes, requirements and regulations relating to municipal engineering planning, design, construction and operation. Working knowledge of contract administration as related to municipal projects.
    • Ability to supervise and motivate multi-disciplinary staff to be genuinely interested in the people they serve so they can more readily recognize opportunities in the community.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing before the general public, large and diverse groups, boards, Mayor’s office, and City Council. Must be able to clearly explain expectations to employees and follow-up with staff to ensure that the Division’s goals are being achieved.
    • Ability to: Review and approve difficult and complex engineering computations, estimates, design documents, and specifications; use computers, express ideas clearly and concisely, and relate well with the general public, supervisors, subordinates and co-workers.
    • Well organized, detail oriented, and have the ability to meet specific deadlines and manage all federal requirements.
    • Must have the ability to understand the division’s mission and develop and refine the business processes to achieve that mission.  Must be able to objectively evaluate the program’s processes and outcomes.
    • Possession of a valid driver's license or driving privilege card.



    • Extensive knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to development and construction of a variety of municipal projects.
    • Membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Works Association or an equivalent professional organization.


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