Employment Opportunity: City Engineer


City Of Fairview Employment Notice

The City of Fairview is accepting applications for a full-time Engineer. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field, be licensed as a professional engineer in the state of Tennessee and have a minimum of three (3) years of engineering experience, preferably in a municipal, county or state environment. Prospective employees must pass a pre-employment physical including drug screen. Applications may be obtained by downloading below. Submit applications to the City of Fairview, Attn: City Manager Scott Collins, 7100 City Center Way, Fairview, TN 37062. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018. The salary range is $62,373 to $90,865. The City of Fairview is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The city engineer is responsible for providing highly skilled engineering services to the city on a wide variety of projects. The city engineer will work closely with the city manager, the city planner, the public works staff, the city attorney, the city’s planning commission and the city’s board of commissioners. This is a professional position requiring an individual who is capable of exercising independent judgment and who possesses the educational and relevant experience as relates to Civil Engineering principles. The city engineer reports to the city manager.



Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or a similar or related engineering field, with a degree in civil engineering preferred. Applicants must be licensed as a professional engineer in the State of Tennessee and have a minimum of three (3) years of engineering experience, preferably in a municipal, county or state environment. Experience supervising employees in a municipal, county or state environment is preferred but not required. Must possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license.



Advises the administration and department heads engaged in infrastructure requirements, infrastructure maintenance, property acquisition, construction inspection, storm water control, public rights of way and public easements.

For funded capital improvement projects to be designed by City employees, manages or performs the survey, design, drafting, preparation of specifications and bid packages, prepares right-of-way or easement documents, negotiates with property owners and manages construction.

For funded capital improvement projects to be designed by a consultant, prepares or assists in the preparation of the scope of work for the engineers involved, reviews and approves preliminary and final design plans and specifications, and manages key construction activities.

Recommends and prepares ordinances and revisions to the city’s zoning ordinances, design review manual, and similar regulatory documents.

Serves as the city’s Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) coordinator.

Prepares the operating budget for the engineering department and/or other assigned departments; ensures spending and purchasing are within approved budgetary limitations and legal guidelines.

Prepares the capital budget for the engineering department or other assigned departments and the capital budget for the construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of public infrastructure.

Prepares various alternative multi-year capital budgets for roadway construction, roadway maintenance, street resurfacing and drainage projects.

Reviews and approves periodic estimates of expenditures; reviews and approves payment of invoices prepared by contractors.

Observes delivery of services in the field, inspects infrastructure projects on site, and attends meetings regarding the progress and status of project completion.

Reviews plans for proposed residential and commercial development(s), approves plans for proposed residential and commercial development.

Attends planning commission meetings and works with city planner in making recommendations to the Board.

Meets with the public regarding various development, infrastructure and city services concerns.

Maintains continuous liaison with various state and federal agencies regarding regulations, project approvals, and funding of projects.

Reviews and approves, through the assistance of department heads and staff, plans and specifications developed by engineers and architects for private developments.

Administers subdivision bond program including inspections, correspondence, and determining bond amounts.

Supervises assigned staff which may include professional staff, semi-skilled and unskilled laborers, and support staff.

May serve as the director of public works.

Knowledge of municipal design, construction, maintenance methods, materials and equipment.

Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes related to the development and construction of public improvement projects.

Ability to plan, schedule and supervise complex civil engineering programs.

Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and individuals.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with subordinates, contractors, engineers, the general public, and elected officials.

Be available to work hours as needed or as necessary, including attending meetings scheduled after normal working hours.

Ability to be bonded.

Perform other related duties as assigned.



Must be able to operate a variety of automated office equipment including computers, printers, copiers and facsimile machines, telephones, cell phones and motor vehicles.

Must be able to operate a variety of manual and power hand tools including, but not limited to, levels, rakes, shovels, drills, ladders, and similar equipment.

Requires the ability to understand complex legal documents and regulatory documents.

Must be able to effectively give and receive assignments and directions to and from subordinates, staff, supervisors and others.

Requires the ability to prepare documents and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.

Must possess the ability to effectively communicate to the general public through written and verbal presentations.

Requires the ability to make independent judgments in absence of supervision. Requires the ability to record and deliver information, such as in a public speaking situation, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.

Requires the ability to discern color.

Requires the ability to hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.

Must have a full range of physical motion.

Must be able to safely lift 25 pounds without assistance.

Must be able perform physical tasks required for the inspection of public and utility infrastructure which includes, but is not limited to, climbing, kneeling, crawling, maneuvering on unstable surfaces, and maintaining one’s balance.