Civil Engineering Project Manager

City of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI (30+ days ago)3.8

Salary Range: $63,000 – $86,000

Offer will be commensurate to the level of experience and licensing that you possess, at the time of your application.

Role Summary

Assignments require independent evaluation, selection, and application of standard civil engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in order to make adaptations and modifications to existing plans or specifications. Performance at this level requires a professional civil engineer, competent in conventional aspects of civil engineering. May coordinate the work of engineers, draftspersons, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.

Essential Duties

Performs civil engineering design and construction contract administration. Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects. Reviews construction plans, reports, and coordinates the work of consultants and contractors. Interacts with the public, consultants and contractors.

Related Work

Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as confirming design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements. Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the project assignment area and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.

Assignments usually include any of the following: preparation of construction plans, contract specifications, legal documents, easement descriptions, written communications with City Council and other governmental agencies, data collection and processing, project reports. This position is in direct communication with the public and coordinates project team members.

Knowledge of

Leading small technical teams
Technical report preparation
Proposal preparation
Project budget administration


Road design and construction
Public utilities design and construction
Communicating through oral and written instruction, with the ability to understand and follow oral and written policies, procedures and instructions
Teamwork and leadership
Customer service orientation
Using computers and applicable software


Passenger vehicle, computers, printers, scanners, blue print machines, field and office measurement tools, conventional surveying equipments, cell phones, pagers and miscellaneous office equipment

Training and Experience (position requirements at time of application)

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university
A minimum of five years of full time civil engineering experience, if a Professional Licensed Engineer in the State of Michigan
  • OR-
A minimum of eight years of full time civil engineering experience, if applicant has passed the Fundamental-in-Engineering (FE) exam

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at time of application)

Fundamental-in-Engineering (FE), or Professional Engineering License (PE)
Valid Driver's License

Physical Requirements

The physical ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions.

Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to: work in a standard office environment; read fine print on blueprints and display terminals; converse by telephone, two-way radio, in person, or around the noise of heavy construction equipment; move across rough terrain and bridge scaffolding; climb into and out of sewers and trenches, climb ladders, and several flights of stairs; use drafting instruments, calculators, and personal computers; and strength to lift and carry up to 30 pounds. The work requires the ability to distinguish colors and to hear audible alarms. Incumbents may be subject to potentially hazardous physical conditions, atmospheric conditions, extreme temperatures, intense noise, and/or vehicle traffic.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a small amount of force constantly to move objects.

EEO: The City of Ann Arbor is proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of a person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, height, weight, source of income, family responsibility, educational association, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. We have earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.