The City of Madison is looking for our next City Engineer – someone dedicated to improving the City’s urban fabric and quality of life. This is an important leadership position responsible for advancing the City’s goals in a creative and thoughtful way. High level goals include managing stormwater in an environmentally sustainable way; reducing greenhouse gas emissions in all aspects of our work; increasing the diversity of our workforce and contractors; building climate-resilient infrastructure; supporting increased housing construction; and improving active transportation options. As City Engineer, you would lead a strong staff team committed to green and sustainable infrastructure and inclusive, equitable decision-making. The City Engineer oversees a wide range of work, including the design, building and repair/upgrade public infrastructure like bikeways, sidewalks, streets, and City-owned buildings; the City’s storm water and sewer utilities; and private development.
The work of City Engineering impacts the lives of our residents and visitors every day. We are looking for someone to bring their leadership, expertise, and a spirit of innovation to help shape the future of Madison, our environment, and our residents’ lives. This position reports to the Mayor, and works collaboratively with the Public Works team. This work requires a commitment to upholding the City’s mission, values and service promise, a commitment to racial and gender equity, and a commitment to environmental sustainability.
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Four (4) years of senior management experience with municipal planning and directing public works or civil engineering activities.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:
Four (4) years experience in applying the following:
Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the design, construction, inspection and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, bike paths, storm water infrastructure, sanitary sewer infrastructure, solid waste facilities, building facilities, and other public works facilities.
Administrative practices and procedures associated with public works management.
Full range of supervisory principles and practices, labor relations, and personnel management.
Computer software applicable to the duties of the position. .
Two (2) years experience in applying the following:
Budgeting and program administration principles and practices.
Commitment to the importance of racial and gender equity in Division and City work. Knowledge of how climate change is impacting the built environment, and vice versa
Ability to obtain Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin within 12 months of hire. Failure to obtain the proper license within the specified timeframe will result in forfeiture of the position, absent extenuating circumstances.
Ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.
The incumbent of this position will be expected to attend frequent Common Council and Board of Public Words as well as other public meetings as required. Such meetings generally take place outside the regular work day during evening hours.
Employment will be subject to a five-year employment contract negotiated by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council and a term of the contract requires residency in the City of Madison. Non-residents will be given time to establish residency if necessary.
By your start date, you will be required to complete a form declaring your COVID-19 vaccine status as a condition of employment.
As an employer, the City of Madison places a strong emphasis on customer service and strives to provide a working environment where: Engagement and equity are supported; Diversity and differing opinions are valued; Teamwork and open and honest communication are encouraged; Meeting customer needs through quality service is a common goal; Creativity is encouraged; Continuous learning and improvement is fostered. Come be a part of the team!