City Engineer

City of Flint, MI

The City of Flint, MI (Pop. 96,500) seeks a professional engineer to join Mayor Sheldon Neeley's administrative team. Neeley was re-elected to a four-year term in November 2022. This position is ideal for the professional seeking a challenging and rewarding experience in an urban community on an upward track.

Flint is a mid-sized, mid-western city with an economy built on industrial manufacturing, continuing education, and medical research. Located on the Flint River, the city is the regional hub of Genesee County (Pop. 400,000) and home to businesses and colleges, significantly increasing the daytime population. Its challenges are well-publicized (e.g., the Flint Water Crisis, which is being addressed with State, Federal, and philanthropic dollars) but overlook the community's strength, passion, and heart.

Flint is the birthplace of General Motors and the United Auto Workers. The community developed the concepts of community foundations, land banks, and community schools—all of which became national models. Innovative work is underway here to prove the value of universal access to early childhood education (birth to 5) and how planning can help a city evolve and flourish after significant population loss.

Flint is located sixty miles north of Detroit and about sixty miles south of the forests and lakes of rural Northern Michigan. It is intersected with three major highways, including US-23 and Interstate 69, which stretches from Canada to Mexico, and Interstate 75, which continues from Michigan to Florida. Air service and travel is provided by Bishop International Airport with connections to major US cities. The city also contains an extensive railway system which includes Amtrak service. Internally, the city consists of 500 miles of road and 1,500 miles of underground water and sewer lines.

Those with active and social lifestyles will enjoy the many opportunities to recreate in revitalized Downtown Flint. These include organized groups of kayakers along the Flint River and joggers, runners, and bicyclists who gather on regular schedules. Venues offering cultural events are plentiful, along with other amenities typically only available in much larger communities.

The City of Flint is filling key professional staff positions as part of its plan to build a strong management team that will provide stability and long-term sustainability in the organization.

The city engineer is one of the key division head positions to be filled, resulting from the incumbent's retirement after seven years in the position. Responsibilities entail oversight of all city engineering work, including services provided by outside consultants and engineering reviews for planning and permitting processes. In addition to a major road system, the city is responsible for several bridges, dams, and levees. This position is appointed by and reports to the city administrator.

A civil engineering degree and professional engineering certificate are required, along with three to five years of experience in the practice of civil engineering. The salary range for the position is $100,000 - $115,000, with the upper end under review.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Submit a resume, cover letter, consent form, & 5 professional references to: Email: Subject Line: Flint Search EOE

Job Details

Job Function
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type
Full Time

City of Flint


1101 S Saginaw St
Flint, MI 48502-1420
United States

Form of Government


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