Assistant Director of Public Works - Engineering

Township of Manheim, PA

Assistant Director of Public Works - Engineering
Department: Public Works
Reports To: Director of Public Works
Supervisory Responsibilities: Crew Leaders
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Classification: Fulltime; Exempt
Job Level: Assistant Director
Work Environment:
Work is usually performed in a normal office setting but may involve frequent traveling to various sites in Township. Work requires a high degree of autonomy and may involve increased work hours during heavy work seasons or heavy work periods. Interactions with the public may involve responding to upset individuals, and resolution of all situations.
Assist Director of Public Works with overall operation of Public Works Department, capital improvement and maintenance projects, coordinate projects involving Township and consultant engineers, collaborate on development and implementation of capital improvement ideas, update Township ordinances, rules and regulations, respond to inquiries and complaints from members of the public or customers with permit applications. Assist Public Works Director with short- and long-range planning to include budget development and oversight.
Essential functions
1. Assist Director of Public Works and Assistant Director of Public Works – Field Operations with capital improvement, subdivision development and maintenance activity.
2. Prepare agreements, draft ordinances, reports, and documents.
3. Coordinate projects involving Township contractors, utility companies and consulting engineers, i.e., capital improvement projects; design plans and specifications for approved projects; meet with consultant engineer to discuss expectations and establish project parameters; submit final plans for approval; prepare bid specifications, review bids and recommend award; complete bonding paperwork; monitor progress and project status with on-site inspections and meetings with project engineer and contractors.
4. Collaborate with Public Works Director and Assistant Director of Public Works – Field Operations to develop and implement capital improvement project ideas and plans; design specifications and assign estimated costs; prepare capital improvement budget recommendations; prepare breakdown of projected costs.
5. Inspect developer improvements installed as part of approved subdivision/land development plan; review plans to ensure conformance with Township policies and requirements; attend pre-construction meetings; schedule inspections by consulting engineer to monitor improvements.
6. Collect data to update Township ordinances, rules and regulations; obtain information regarding desired changes, prepare revised language, review revisions with appropriate staff.
7. Respond to inquiries and concerns from members of the public or customers with permit applications.
8. Meet with agency groups, commissions, and Boards to represent Township interests in issues involving public health, safety, transportation and welfare, including County Commissioners, Citizens Advisory Committee, Pathways Committee, Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance, PennDOT, Advisory Task Force, individuals and Engineering consultants. Take part in and cooperate in inter-departmental planning and programs.
9. Comprehensive knowledge of MS4.
Related functions
1. Present Township and department activities, programs and projects to public agencies, planning groups, special interests’ groups and civic organizations.
Physical Requirements
1. Ability to talk, hear and see.
2. Ability to maintain a valid PA driver’s license and drive a vehicle.
1. Comprehensive knowledge of department policies, procedures, relevant state and federal laws and regulations, and local ordinances affecting public works.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of management principles and practices, including budgeting, public relations, and personnel management.
3. Thorough knowledge of public administration principles relating to funding, fees and revenue and government process.
4. Thorough knowledge of computer applications to department programs including database and spreadsheet.
1. Comprehension of computer applications.
2. Operation of survey equipment.
1. Ability to apply management and supervisory principles to solve practical, everyday problems.
2. Ability to evaluate programs and services, make recommendations and follow through with a plan of action.
3. Ability to perform basic and advanced mathematical calculations including preparation of budget reports or application of formulas to data to determine fees or standards.
4. Ability to prepare reports and present facts and ideas in a clear and organized fashion.
5. Ability to establish a cooperative atmosphere among various work units.
6. Ability to effectively resolve complaints through proper investigation, mediation and/or action to correct problem.
7. Ability to work with abstract ideas, visualize possible applications in planning for future work projects.
Required Education and Experience
1. Position requires at a minimum an Undergraduate Engineering degree with 15 years' experience. An example of acceptable qualifications for this classification is a combination of education, experience and job training which indicates possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed below and at a minimum a valid Class C Driver's License.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $90,000-$100,000 / Year
• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vision insurance
Work Location: In person

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Forward cover letter and resume to the attention of Maribel Fernandez, Director of Human Resources at

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

Township of Manheim


1840 Municipal Dr
Lancaster, PA 17601-4105
United States

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