Director of Planning/City Engineer, Texas City

  • Full Time
  • Texas

Texas City


Located on the southwest shoreline of Galveston Bay, Texas City is home to a busy deep-water port on the Texas Gulf Coast. The beautiful gulf coast shoreline and warm weather, combined with the charming atmosphere, plentiful employment opportunities, and proximity to the Houston Metro Area provide an attractive quality of life for its almost 50,000 residents who want a close-knit community with a charming small-town atmosphere and conveniences offered by a large metropolitan area.

Texas City operates under the Strong Mayor form of governance. The City Commission is comprised of the Mayor, two City Commission Members elected at-large, and four City Commission Members who represent single-member districts. The Director of Planning/City Engineer is a member of the City’s executive team and reports directly to the Mayor. The position is responsible for directing City Engineering activities, Planning Department activities, and the Building Inspections Department. The Planning Department has a total of nine employees and an annual budget of $1.2 million, in addition to its capital projects budget.

The selected individual must hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from a university with an accredited engineering program, and be a Professional Engineer currently registered in the State of Texas, or have the ability to obtain a license in Texas within six months of hire if licensed in another state. Candidates with five years of experience in a Civil Engineering practice, preferably with a municipal or county government, are preferred. Experience with municipal planning and land development is a plus.

The starting salary range for this position is $85,000 to $135,000, depending on qualifications.

Applications will be accepted until July 6, 2021.

For more information on this position contact:

Margie Rose, Sr. Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

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