The City of Newport News is seeking a leader who wants to make long-term, impactful changes in a community to ensure a strong future for generations to come. This is not your typical Director of Engineering position – Newport News is searching for a passionate leader who can lead a team to do amazing things for the community.
The planning and coordination of engineering design projects in Transportation, Wastewater, Stormwater, and the construction of bridges and roadways are overseen by the Director. The Director of Engineering also oversees the City’s architectural projects, site development plans, surveying needs, GIS systems, and environmental services.
The Director is responsible for the overall management of the Engineering Department, and as such, the development of the annual budget, procurement, and the supervision of all engineering personnel. This position is charged with the implementation of programs that promote engagement with the community at large and intergovernmental entities. The Director of Engineering provides guidance to City Management and City Council in planning related issues as well.
The Director of Engineering reports to one of the City’s two Assistant City Managers. The Director has three direct reports – Assistant Director, Financial Services Administrator, and Administrative Coordinator – and six divisions.
The salary range is $150,000 - $175,000, depending on qualifications. Benefits offered include the following:
Health, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance
Retirement benefits through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
Flexible spending accounts
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Discounted fitness center memberships
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group, now a part of Raftelis, at https://bit.ly/30lc9FY. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on November 6, 2020.
Experience and Education
Minimum requirements are any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or a related field and 10 years of progressively responsible engineering experience. Applicants must also be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and have a minimum of five years of supervisory experience.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, experience communicating complex project information to elected officials and the public, oversight of complex design of capital projects, and the ability to listen and connect with internal staff and residents. Consulting engineering and project management in either a public or private sector environment are both highly valued.
About City of Newport News
The Novak Consulting Group strengthens local governments through strategic planning, organizational assessments, and executive search services.