Engineer I

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week $85,896 - $128,844 Per year TX Bexar County Public Works Department, 1948 Probandt St, San Antonio, TX 78214, United States


Under general supervision, is responsible for performing professional work supervising the activities of an Engineering section or division. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Location

100 W. Houston Street (City Tower) San Antonio, Texas 78205

Work Hours
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervises professional, technical, and other employees in the development, design, construction, and maintenance of principal public works projects.
  • Reviews design plans, project specifications, and cost estimates; attends review meetings; and identifies and solves design problems.
  • Approves plans and specifications for construction contracts.
  • Advises other City departments on matters related to technical engineering issues.
  • Requests and evaluates consultant fee proposals; monitors and approves
    compensation for professional engineering services.
  • Upgrades new installations involving traffic signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, and traffic counting.
  • Reviews bid packages prepared by consultants.
  • Attends pre-bid conferences; analyzes bid results; makes recommendations on accepting/rejecting bids.
  • Assists with budget preparation.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college, university, or engineering school approved by a State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
  • Four (4) years' experience in engineering.
  • No substitution for education allowed.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas.
  • OR 
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) from another state with the ability to obtain a P.E. license in the State of Texas within 6 months of employment.
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas driver's License.
Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations related to engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of engineering related computer programs.
  • Knowledge of engineering mathematics.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Ability to plan and program engineering work.
  • Ability to conduct engineering research and apply results to engineering problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good public relations.
  • Ability to prepare detailed technical reports.
  • Ability to interpret legal documents related to engineering.