Departmentof Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2209-2015-001


The Engineering Division of the Department of Transportation and Mobility, is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to become part of our Engineering team. The Engineering Project Manager supervises and performs senior-level professional engineering work in the planning, design, construction and operation of the roadway network.

General Description

Manages and coordinates engineering projects.  Oversees compliance with contracts.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks.  This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments.  Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.

Manages projects by developing scopes of work, managing contract schedules and budget issues, developing plans and specifications, performing professional project management, directing the work of consultants and contractors, approving payments of invoices, maintaining project schedules, preparing reports, coordinating resources, and ensuring conformance with engineering standards and regulatory requirements.

Oversees and administers contracts by negotiating design contract fees, reviewing and approving plans, reports and other design materials, reviewing received bids and recommending award of bid, conducting meetings, issuing permits, reviewing plans and forwarding on for permits, resolving issues, investigating on-site issues, preparing contract amendment, negotiating and preparing change orders, interpreting disputed contract language, issuing warnings and determining penalties for non-compliant work and reviewing and approving pay estimates.

Prepares and reviews special provisions, construction cost estimates and construction schedules.  Analyzes bids and schedules preconstruction tasks for the department.  

Coordinates permits, reviews schedules, reviews barricade plans and provides direction to contractor, inspection and administrative services staff on construction projects. Meets with the contractor regularly and documents project events daily, communicates City expectations orally and in written form.  Prepares change orders, creates independent cost estimates and analyzes force accounts for extra work. Approves pay estimates, updates project reporting on website and department reports and provides information for public relations reporting.

Coordinates with other departments and agencies by sharing technical knowledge, providing experience on policy designs, aiding in contract administration, assisting in consultant selection, attending site investigations and providing engineering consultation on the unique needs of particular sites or problems.

Interacts with the public by tracking neighborhood improvements and budgets, attending neighborhood meetings, representing the City at public meetings, providing project status information to neighborhood associations and citizen committees and responding to inquiries from the public and City officials.

Develops and upgrades policies and standards by evaluating the adequacy of standard specifications, recommending revisions, researching and investigating new materials and methods available and recommending and writing new or revised policies.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years in engineering

Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona

Please note that equivalency on education and/or experience will not be accepted in this recruitment. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements as stated above.

Special Job Requirements

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona or in another state having a reciprocity agreement with Arizona is required at time of application. If you are registered in another state, please visit the website for reciprocity requirements

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be evaluated on their Resume and Letter of Interest requested as part of this recruitment process. 

An evaluation will be conducted and scored on the Resume and Letter of Interest submitted with the application materials via the resume tab in the application process.

**Please ensure that you have uploaded a resume and letter of interest, failure to do so will result in a negative score for this portion of the process and may impact your ability to move forward in this process.**

The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to a virtual oral board.

Oral Board Interviews will be held on:  Friday, October 7, 2022

*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual interview.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:


§  10% of your rating for education and work experience

§  30% of your rating for resume review

§  60% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Malena.Carreon (520) 330-8471 least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, and are hired on or before September 24, 2022, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.  You will need to  submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption and/or accommodation from your representative.**

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.

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