Senior Engineer II

Recruitment #22-1018-001



This is a multi-incumbent position with assignments in the Department of Aviation, Public Works and Water. Senior Engineer II's develop, coordinate, design, and manage capital improvement and master plan projects for the city. Incumbents must coordinate, schedule, and review the work of engineering staff members so that projects and tasks are technically sound and completed on schedule.

Department of Water - Design Bureau: Incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, designing and managing capital improvement and master plan projects. Writes Requests for Proposals and prepares cost estimates and contract documents relevant to the Capital Improvement Program. Coordinates and manages engineering design work, construction design work, and construction activities, and oversees inspections to ensure projects are technically sound and completed on schedule. Prepares pay applications and change orders for approval; works with city, state, and private engineering firms, contractors, and crews to verify quality work is performed and construction time frames are met. Supervises and reviews the work of engineering, surveying and design staff. Incumbents must maintain a broad knowledge of engineering theory and practice in all phases of civil engineering and surveying.

Department of Public Works - Civil Engineering Division: Incumbent manages Capital Improvement Projects for the department by coordinating design work, construction activities, preparing pay applications and change orders for approval, and overseeing inspection. Responsible for writing Request for Proposals and preparing cost estimates and contract documents as applicable to the department's Capital Improvement Program. Ensures assigned projects/tasks are completed in a timely manner and are economically feasible, conform to plans, specifications, and approved standards. Incumbent coordinates projects with other departments/divisions and with engineers and architects that work for the City on bidding. Works with City, State, private engineering firms, contractors and City work crews. Handles complex problems including disputes over payments, quality of work, coordination of projects, final punch list and scheduling issues to ensure construction time frames are met and the quality of the project is maintained throughout the phases of construction. Incumbents must maintain a broad knowledge of engineering theory and practice in all phases of civil engineering and surveying.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering AND 8 years of experience in designing and/or construction of capital improvement projects.

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

License Requirements

  • Must be registered as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) by the State of Ohio or be able to obtain registration through a reciprocity agreement.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer