SSTD Civil Engineer, Sewer Rehab Division - 3008

Career Purpose

Performs complex and professional engineering work for environmental, water, sewer, street, storm drainage and other public works projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria; serves as a Project Manager. Acts as Division Director for SSTD.


Provides supervision for SSTD Division.

Serves as project engineer for sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, street and other municipal public works projects; designs plans and writes specifications; writes project related agenda items for review by the City Council; reviews construction bids; recommends contract awards; reviews work to insure compliance with plans and specifications; reviews and approves contract pay estimates and change orders; recommends final acceptance of projects to the City Council.

  • Administers division budget and authorizes expenditures.
  • Administers and enforces council engineering policies in subdivision review, traffic analysis, and design of municipal projects.
  • Responds to public or other inquiries related to engineering procedures on specific projects and other information.
  • Maintains contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding division activities and services.
  • Coordinates City construction projects with local utility firms to determine if existing utility lines require relocation.
  • Provides leadership to monitor workflow, review and correct work, and direct work at job sites of drafting technicians, inspectors, surveyors, and clerical employees.


  • Represents the Assistant Director of Sewer Rehab & Collections when instructed.  Administers various engineering contracts for the City to include contract preparation, development of technical requirements, and time frames approves pay estimates; insures compliance of plans with standards of engineering practice and applicable City, state, and federal regulations and requirements; coordinates bidding process; writes agenda items for consideration of construction projects by the City Council; administers projects through the construction phase.
  • Writes agenda items for review by the City Council on a variety of engineering related subjects; writes engineering reports for, sewer lines, and other municipal facilities. 
  • Prepares DEQ permit applications for sanitary sewer projects; prepares required reports for loans/grants for OWRB/EPA and other agencies.
  • Performs environmental assessments and prepares supporting documents.  Determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.  Assists in maintaining the engineering library and infrastructure records. 
  • Assures as-built records of projects, and documents necessary changes for the operation and maintenance programs.  Coordinates construction projects between field personnel and office staff to achieve the goals and objectives set forth by supervisor.  Writes standard specifications, contract documents, and prepares standard details for use on City projects.


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or closely related field and a minimum of six (6) years professional civil engineering experience with municipal infrastructure improvements or closely related experience.
  • Registration in Oklahoma as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain registration in Oklahoma by reciprocity within one year of employment.
  • Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; considerable knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Division activities.  Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects.
  • Skill in operating the following tools and equipment: personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and data base and computer-aided-design software; standard drafting tools; surveying equipment including level, theodolite and electronic distance measuring devices; motor vehicle; phone; mobile radio.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public.   Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.  Advises Department Director.
  • Responsible for a small contingent of personnel and personnel evaluations.
  • Possession of valid Oklahoma Operator's license at date of hire or a valid drivers license from state of residency or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.   Must be physically capable of moving about on construction work sites and under adverse field conditions. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly:        Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Frequently:       Required to stand and talk or hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.  The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 10 pounds.

Occasionally:   Smell materials to better identify or insure purity (lack of contamination) and lift and move up to 20 pounds.


Civil Engineer, CAD Technician, Survey Technician, (2) Construction Inspectors, & Public Works Scheduler.

Provides second full supervisory level with two or more full supervisory subordinates and indirectly supervises between 10 and 20 professional and supervisory staff members in the absence of Assistant Director of Sewer Rehab and Collections.

Provides review of division staff and directions to experienced and specialized paraprofessionals and technical staff to monitor workflow, review and correct work and direct work at projects. Responsible for employee evaluations.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

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Closing Date
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$2,381.90 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Field Utilities Maintenance & Construction Department

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