Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Spring Lake Complex
Depends on Experience  Annual
Full Time with Benefits
Monday Through Friday (Overtime Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for the review and design of construction plans and specifications, reports, and studies for City projects.  Coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies.  Provides highly responsible and complex engineering support to the City Engineer/Public Works Director and Assistant City Engineer.  Guides, directs, and oversees work of subordinates involved in engineering projects.


  • Coordinate, implement, and manage construction projects and field operations for public works department.
  • Prepare/review plans, specifications, designs, estimates of project cost, reports, and studies for city projects; review plans and specifications for private development construction; prepare detailed cost estimates.
  • Review drainage reports prepared for residential subdivisions and commercial projects.
  • Assist in planning, managing, coordinating, and overseeing engineering design and construction contracts for capital improvements.
  • Prepare requests for proposals from engineering firms for public works projects.
  • Monitor construction contracts; inspect and investigate construction activities and complaints; review construction projects to ensure compliance with construction specifications, plans, and federal, state, and city codes, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Investigate and provide solutions to water pressure problems utilizing Telog pressure recorders.
  • Investigate and provide solutions to sanitary sewer infiltration and inflow problems utilizing flow meters.
  • Prepare for and make oral presentations at City Council meetings and other group meetings regarding engineering projects.
  • Prepare correspondence and memoranda pertaining to actions and proposed actions by the public works department.
  • Perform field surveys and investigations, gathering topographic information necessary for the preparation of base plan sheets and construction drawings.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public works, engineering, or related field.
  • Represent the public works department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments, outside agencies, and organizations.


  • Bachelor's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Valid Oklahoma Class 'D' driver license.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma or the ability to obtain within six (6) months



  • Knowledge of personnel laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of relevant city, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Knowledge of the development and administration of municipal budgets or other relative budgets.
  • Knowledge of governmental budget procedures.
  • Knowledge of contract management and cost analysis.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering with concentration on engineering design, construction, and maintenance of public and/or private infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of effective administration and supervision.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of computers and various software programs.
  • Skill to develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments.
  • Skill to work effectively with elected officials, department heads, representatives of other agencies, city employees, and the general public.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication.


  • The Assistant City Engineer assigns work in terms of division goals and objectives.  The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of division activities.


  • Guidelines include department operations, City ordinances, and the City Employee Handbook.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


  • The work primarily consists of varied project management and engineering.  The need to coordinate local, state, and federal agencies contributes to the complexity of the position.


  • The purpose of this position is to provide engineering services in support of the development and construction of city infrastructure.  Successful performance helps ensure the timely design and construction of city projects.


  • Contacts are typically with city personnel, elected officials, members of the general public, vendors, engineers, architects, developers, contractors, lawyers, and members of home owners' associations.


  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to motivate or influence persons, and to negotiate or settle matters.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects.


  • The work is typically performed in an office, but visits to potential project sites and active construction sites are frequently required.
  • Field work may occur during inclement weather conditions.
  • Employee may occasionally be required to attend evening meetings.


  • This position functions as a team leader to the Engineering Technician, GIS Technician, Construction Inspector, and the Stormwater and Utilities Technician.