City of Ann Arbor
  • Engineering
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 69,360 – 86,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Civil Engineer III/IV - Project Manager

Salary Range: $69,360 to $86,000

Offer will be commensurate to the level of experience and licensing that you possess, at the time of your application.


Benefits offered with this position include:

  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 401a with City match
  • Optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Reciprocal Pension Credit, available for pension-qualified applicants
  • Retiree health reimbursement account
  • Very generous medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Paid vacation, personal time, floating holiday, plus sick days. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • You can earn up to $500 annually by participating in our Wellness Incentive Programs. These dollars will be deposited into a health reimbursement account (HRA), which can be used toward eligible health care expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement $5000, must be employed 1 year to be eligible
  • Employee assistance program
  • Voluntary benefits like accident coverage, critical illness, LegalShield, and Identify Theft

Role Summary

Assignments require independent evaluation, selection, and application of standard civil engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in order to make adaptations and modifications to existing plans or specifications. Performance at this level requires a professional civil engineer, competent in conventional aspects of civil engineering. May coordinate the work of engineers, draftspersons, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.

Essential Duties

Performs civil engineering design and construction contract administration.  Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects. Reviews construction plans, reports, and coordinates the work of consultants and contractors. Interacts with the public, consultants and contractors.

Related Work

Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as confirming design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements. Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the project assignment area and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.

Assignments usually include any of the following: preparation of construction plans, contract specifications, legal documents, easement descriptions, written communications with City Council and other governmental agencies, data collection and processing, project reports. This position is in direct communication with the public and coordinates project team members.

Knowledge of

  • Leading small technical teams
  • Technical report preparation
  • Proposal preparation
  • Project budget administration


  • Road design and construction
  • Public utilities design and construction
  • Communicating through oral and written instruction, with the ability to understand and follow oral and written policies, procedures and instructions
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Customer service orientation
  • Using computers and applicable software


Passenger vehicle, computers, printers, scanners, blue print machines, field and office measurement tools, conventional surveying equipments, cell phones, pagers and miscellaneous office equipment

Training and Experience   (position requirements at time of application)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university
  • A minimum of five years of full time civil engineering experience, if a Professional Licensed Engineer in the State of Michigan


  • A minimum of eight years of full time civil engineering experience, if applicant has passed the Fundamental-in-Engineering (FE) exam

Licensing Requirements   (position requirements at time of application)

  • Fundamental-in-Engineering (FE), or Professional Engineering License (PE)
  • Valid Driver's License

Physical Requirements

The physical ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions.

Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to: work in a standard office environment; read fine print on blueprints and display terminals; converse by telephone, two-way radio, in person, or around the noise of heavy construction equipment; move across rough terrain and bridge scaffolding; climb into and out of sewers and trenches, climb ladders, and several flights of stairs; use drafting instruments, calculators, and personal computers; and strength to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.  The work requires the ability to distinguish colors and to hear audible alarms.  Incumbents may be subject to potentially hazardous physical conditions, atmospheric conditions, extreme temperatures, intense noise, and/or vehicle traffic.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a small amount of force constantly to move objects.


We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of a person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, height, weight, source of income, family responsibility, educational association, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status in any aspect of our hiring or employment process.

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