City Engineer, City of Oakwood


Organization : City of Oakwood
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Oakwood
Salary and Benefits : $101,605 - $123,619





The city of Oakwood is currently seeking applications for City Engineer in the Engineering Department. The ideal candidate for this position brings a combination of public and private sector experience, with a strong background in design. Significant experience in ESRI GIS and AutoCAD software is preferred. This position is accountable for planning, organizing, managing, and providing direction and oversight for the engineering functions and interacts daily with the Public Works Department.  It includes civil engineering design, construction and inspection, traffic engineering, and land development engineering. The City Engineer assists in coordinating assigned activities with other city departments, consultants, outside agencies, and the public. This position reports directly to the City Manager, but works very closely with the Director of Public Works.

Primary responsibilities include: designing and/or administering contracts for engineering plans and specifications for public improvements; preparing and/or supervising the preparation of construction plans and specifications for public infrastructure improvement projects; supervising the Engineering Department; reviewing plans for code conformance; assisting city departments and developers with long-range planning; receiving and responding to inquiries from the public regarding projects; working with consulting engineers, construction project managers, and other agencies on public works projects; overseeing all construction within city rights-of-way; preparing budgets and capital improvement programs.

Applicants must: have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college; a State of Ohio professional engineer’s license; a valid Ohio driver’s license; and a minimum of six years’ demonstrated progressively responsible experience as a Professional Engineer with a thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles and design related to a wide variety of public works projects.

Please provide copies of required and/or additional licenses and certifications.


Current annual salary range is $101,605 – $123,619.  Entry rate is contingent upon applicant’s skills, knowledge and abilities. The city of Oakwood offers an excellent benefit package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation; sick leave and holidays; and membership in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).


To be considered, please submit a City of Oakwood Employment Application, resume and cover letter:

  • in drop box located at 30 Park Avenue lobby, or
  • by mail to:  Personnel Director, City of Oakwood, 30 Park Avenue, Oakwood, Ohio 45419; or
  • by email to:,or
  • by fax to (937) 297-2940.


Selected applicants meeting the above requirements will be invited to participate in a competitive interview process. The successful candidate will be required to complete a thorough background check, including a criminal check, credit check, physical exam and drug screen.

Job Description: City Engineer 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Oakwood-Recruitment Announcement & Position Description City Engineer May 2021.pdf Oakwood-Recruitment Announcement & Position Description City Engineer May 2021.pdf

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