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2232 City Engineer

City Engineer

Tomball, TX, USA

Tomball, TX, USA

City of Tomball

Greg Nelson and Bryan Noblett


Lead Recruiter


The City of Tomball offers a great opportunity for a talented City Engineer who seeks both compelling professional challenges and the opportunity to work in a major metropolitan area, but in a small town that is free of the congestion and problems found in large cities. Tomball’s growth has also led the City to create an Assistant City Engineer position to support the City Engineer.


The City of Tomball operates under a Council-City Manager form of government. Citizens are represented on the City Council by the mayor and 5 council members, all elected at large to serve 3-year terms. The Council is responsible for policy-making and general oversight and appoints the City Manager to conduct daily operations through a professional staff in accordance with the law and appropriate procedures. The City Council also appoints a City Attorney and a Municipal Judge.

The City Manager leads the provision of a full slate of municipal services, carried out by 202 full-time equivalent staff and a FY22-23 adopted budget of $99.3 million. Services are delivered through 12 municipal departments. The City Manager appoints department directors with the approval of the City Council.


The Engineering Division of the Community Development Department plans, designs and constructs the City of Tomball’s public infrastructure in a coordinated, efficient, and environmentally responsible manner-providing excellent customer service, superior drinking water, safe streets and mobility, and effective drainage, wastewater collection, and treatment. The City Engineer is supported by a newly created Assistant City Engineer position.


Reporting to the Director of Community Development, the City Engineer serves as lead for all support in utilities, subdivision plats, and review of surveys and site plans. The City Engineer is also responsible for providing technical support to the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), assisting with the implementation of capital improvement projects, managing and coordinating projects with Federal, State, County and local agencies, developing and managing developer agreements, and reviewing engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, inspections, contract documents and similar materials for projects and activities.

The ideal candidate will have a flexible and adaptable approach, a commitment to teamwork, strong communication skills, a keen understanding of Capital Improvement Programs, and experience with drainage projects.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying; however, the most qualified candidates will possess the following:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field.

Experience: Five years of professional engineering experience, and five years of project management and supervisory experience

Certifications: Registered in the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer. A Certified Floodplain Manager certification is desired.


The anticipated hiring point for the City Engineer is up to $128,745, depending upon experience. In addition, the City of Tomball offers an excellent benefit package including participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 7% employee contribution and a 2:1 match by the City, excellent insurance benefits for employees including two health plan options, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and two personal days annually. In addition, up to $5,000 is available in relocation assistance on a reimbursement basis for the selected candidate.


Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Greg Nelson or Bryan Noblett at (916) 550-4100.

Interested candidates are encouraged to review the recruitment brochure by clicking the link on this page and applying below.

This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.

The City of Tomball is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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