The City of Topeka is seeking qualified candidates for the position of City Engineer.
This position is eligible for the Choose TopekaRelocation program offered through the Greater Topeka Partnership that will provide an incentive up to $15,000 by partnering with employers to encourage talent to move to Topeka & Shawnee County for career opportunities. Choose Topeka was created with the intention of investing in employees to live and work in Topeka & Shawnee County, so that we may foster an intentional community, and help promote positive population growth. More information is available at https://choosetopeka.com/apply/
The City Engineer is responsible for the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for, as well as supervising the design and construction of public improvements. Additionally, the City Engineer is responsible for performing all surveying and engineering work under the direction of the Public Works Director. This position will have direct authority over the Engineering Division and will also assist the Department Director with projects and initiatives related to Public Works service delivery.
Primary duties include:
Communications: The City Engineer is responsible for communicating initiatives, issues, and other items related to the City, Department, and assigned divisions.
Operations: The City Engineer is responsible for direct management of personnel and related services within assigned divisions.
Budgeting: The City Engineer is responsible for preparation and implementation of Operating and Capital Budgets for assigned divisions.
Asset and Performance Management: The City Engineer is responsible for preparation and implementation of asset and performance management in assigned divisions.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or related field. Must have at least ten (10) years of professional engineering management experience with at least five (5) years in a supervisory position. Must be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of KS or have the ability to obtain KS reciprocity within six months of hire date. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, KS driver’s license required within six months of hire date.
The City of Topeka offers a comprehensive benefits package, including
Kansas Public Employee Retirement System which totals over 315,000 active, inactive and retired members and manages approximately $20 billion in assets for KPERS members' benefits.
Generous paid vacation leave and separate paid sick leave, and one additional paid personal leave day each year.
Paid Life/Long Term Disability Insurance
(457) Deferred Comp Savings Plan
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Free Onsite Health & Wellness Clinic
Free in-house Wellness Center, a full service fitness facility
Employee Assistance Program.
The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About City of Topeka (KS)
Situated in the rolling, wooded hills in the heart of Northeast Kansas, the City of Topeka is the municipal government for the capital city of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Located at the intersection of I-70 and I-35, Topeka is sixty miles west of Kansas City, has a population of 127,000 and is one of the area's largest employers.
Topeka offers cultural amenities to rival big cities. Topekans revel in outdoor activities, excellent healthcare facilities, technologically advanced education, a diverse population and a below-average cost of living...making Topeka one of the most livable cities in the Midwest.