Job Description

Overall Job Objective


CITY SUMMARY - Bellaire, Texas is located seven miles southwest of downtown Houston with a population of approximately 18,862 residents and a span of 3.5 square miles. Founded in 1908, Bellaire is an enclave residential community surrounded by Houston, offering a quality of life that promotes a family atmosphere with great amenities and the charm of a small town. We provide a full range of services to the community, including police, fire, and solid waste pickup along with excellent parks, recreation, and library services. Generous employee benefits include a 2:1 employer match on TMRS retirement contributions, 98% employer subsidy of employee-only medical plans, employee wellness program, and employer sponsored health savings accounts. 


The Assistant City Manager/City Engineer serves as the City’s chief advisor on engineering matters and is responsible for establishing and maintaining engineering design standards, establishing, and maintaining master plans for the City’s infrastructure, and overseeing the delivery of services to the community. This includes reviewing the City’s design standards and recommending changes as needed; coordinating the City’s Capital Improvement Plan, Fleet Management Program, and asset management plans; scoping and managing engineering and technical services contracts; and leading special projects as assigned by the City Manager. This also includes supervising several City departments, which may include Development Services, Library, Parks Recreation and Facilities, and Public Works. The Assistant City Manager/City Engineer works under the general direction of the City Manager, is a key advisor to the City Manager, and serves as the Acting City Manager when the City Manager is unable to serve.  

**Position will be posted until filled, but applications received prior to September 15, 2023 will be given priority consideration**


  • Leads with purpose, integrity, and transparency.
  • Demonstrates the highest professional ethics.
  • Is responsive to citizens and citizen concerns.
  • Mentors staff and encourages professional development.
  • Builds positive relationships inside and outside the City.
  • Represents the City and the City Manager with outside agencies.
  • Serves as the City’s chief advisor on engineering and technical matters.
  • Reviews the City’s engineering design standards and recommends changes.
  • Coordinates the City’s Capital Improvement Plan, Fleet Management Program, and asset management plans.
  • Coordinates and manages consultant delivery of engineering and technical services to the City.
  • Scopes and manages engineering and technical services contracts.
  • Assists with scoping for some construction contracts.
  • Manages City departments as assigned by the City Manager, which may include Development Services, Library, Parks Recreation and Facilities, and Public Works.
  • Supports emergency operations as assigned by the City Manager and directed by the City’s Emergency Operations Manager.  
  • Assists with the preparation of City Council agenda materials and presentations.
  • Attends all City Council meetings.
  • Attends City Board and Commission meetings as requested by the City Manager.
  • Follows and upholds City rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; assists the City Manager with identification of needed updates or development of new rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Leads special projects as assigned by the City Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the City Manager.
  • The Assistant City Manager/City Engineer will be expected to work outside of regular business hours as needed, including during emergency situations (defined as any natural or man-made disaster that may or may not necessitate the relocation of City personnel or citizens). In the event of an emergency or a required evacuation, the Assistant City Manager/City Engineer may be required to remain at work (at an assigned location or remotely) to perform essential duties or provide needed services to assist the public, including duties and services different from those performed in the normal course and scope of the position.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering.
  • Minimum seven years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government.
  • Minimum seven years of civil engineering experience.
  • Minimum seven years of supervisory experience.


  • Experience with stormwater engineering.
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certificate.
  • Experience with ArcGIS.
  • Experience with business analytics tools such as Microsoft Power BI. 


  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas, or ability to obtain by reciprocity within one year.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Appointment conditional upon successful completion of the following pre-employment checks:
  • Criminal background check
  • Controlled substance screening

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