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Senior Engineer – Drainage job in Denton

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Organization:  City of Denton
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Texas (TX)
City:  Denton
Salary and Benefits:  Depends on Qualifications

Primarily responsible for administration of the City of Denton’s floodplain regulations and for Capital Improvement Projects related to drainage engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages and designs projects in the capital improvement program from planning through construction phases
  • Represents the Engineering Services and Drainage Utility Departments in the City of Denton Development Review Process in-house meetings relative to drainage designs and modeling for development projects on an as needed basis and acts as liaison with other city departments involved in the review of land development projects. Responsible for the implementation of codes, rules and regulations applicable to the development projects, and reviews of plans and specifications related to drainage improvements.
  • Acts in the capacity of Floodplain Administrator. Provides information to and deals with developers, engineers, contractors, the public and outside agencies in relation to drainage issues. Serves as the City of Denton’s liaison with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on permitting issues. Maintain requirements for participation in Community Rating System (CRS) and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Provide determinations for base flood elevations (BFEs) and minimum finish floor elevations in accordance with City Code.
  • Prepares written reports and agenda items for the City Council.
  • Directs the efforts of and provides technical leadership to other engineers and technicians in the department in relation to drainage issues.
  • Other assignments may include performing engineering calculations, selecting equipment components, preparing specifications, plan preparation and review, project management of capital improvement projects, and report preparation related to drainage and transportation projects

Additional Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Provides assistance with development review projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
  • Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager or ability to achieve same within six (6) months after employment.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years directly related experience with at least five (5) years experience after registration.

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance (evaluate per position)
  • Skilled in the basic use of a personal computer including the following types of software: Windows, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, cybernet, hydroworks, HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must have a valid Class “C” Driver’s License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class “C” driver’s license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 30 days of hire per state law)
  • Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
  • Must be able to work outside of regular business hours as required
  • Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager or ability to achieve same within six (6) months after employment




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