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City Engineer
City of Santa Fe

Santa Fe, Texas is an inclusive community, where small town values are still prevalent. Santa Fe is home to approximately 13,624 residents, and is located in the heart of Galveston County, just 35 miles southwest of Houston. For those who enjoy the sandy beaches and warm waters, a trip to Galveston Island is only 20 minutes away. 

Under the direction of the City Manager, the new City Engineer is responsible for managing all phases of engineering design, capital and development plan review, construction inspection, surveying, and mapping for the engineering services of the city. This is a new position for the City of Santa Fe and will be responsible for the functions of planning and zoning, subdivision, and related development regulations, and building inspection code enforcement; preparing, updating, and maintaining a capital improvements plan; serving as the Project Administrator for City Projects; specifications and standards used in Public Works projects; design and construction of public improvements by the City; reviews subdivision plats, public improvements and drainage improvements of new developments for compliance with City standards, specifications and ordinances; and responsible for controlling and inspection of construction of improvements in public rights-of-way by adjacent property owners.

The ideal candidate must be a seasoned, experienced, highly competent technical expert with an outstanding track record of prioritizing and implementing multi-discipline projects water, traffic, sewer, drainage, roads, and parks. The next City Engineer must be knowledgeable of City land use and development regulations, zoning codes, planning concepts and principles, along with the ability to interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations. The ideal professional must have demonstrated success developing and maintaining effective inter-agency communication with agencies such as Texas Department of Transportation, Houston-Galveston Area Council, and Galveston County. 

Candidates must have good interpersonal, analytical, written, and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy. Strong presentation skills are also essential as this role engages directly with and provides recommendations to City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals. Municipal experience is preferred. 

A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a minimum of 4 years of directly related, increasingly responsible professional engineering design and project management experience is required. Candidates must be a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas issued by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and preferably a licensed Land Surveyor. If licensed in another state, candidates must acquire license reciprocity in the State of Texas within six (6) months of date of employment. A master's degree is preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are highly desirable. 


Location: Santa Fe, Texas
Salary: $85,000 – $110,000
Final filing date: June 1, 2022

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.