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Graduate Engineer - Engineering Services ROW

at City of Houston

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2539082

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Applications Accepted From: 
All Persons Interested

Posting Number: 22142
Service Line: Houston Permitting Center
Section: Office of the City Engineer / Engineering Services ROW
Reporting Location: 1002 Washington Ave., 2nd floor
Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm *
*Subject to change     
The Graduate Engineer provides a support role within the Office of The City Engineer (OCE). OCE is dedicated to enforcing the City of Houston's (City) Infrastructure Design Manual for both public and private capital improvement within the City's right-of-way. The candidate will be expected to receive professional engineering licensure within five-years of being hired as a graduate engineer. Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviews private development, street and traffic design plans, driveway and sidewalk design plans to comply with appropriate criteria, code of ordinances and Infrastructure Design Manual.
  • Review sidewalk variances to the City's sidewalk ordinance. 
  • Interaction with developers concerning various issues.
  • Updates and tracks plan reviews using the City's current software.
  • Assists the Supervising and Managing Engineers to complete tasks and special projects as required.
  • Discusses engineering matters and provides guidance to consultants, owners and the general public with regards to engineering design requirements.
  • Requires ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and provide excellent customer relations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a grant funded position subject to cancelation when funds are depleted and/or contract period ends.

This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking and standing. May require walking on rough surfaces during inspections and investigations.
This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level.


Requires graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering that is approved by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers as satisfactory standing.
Requires graduation from an engineering or related science curriculum at a recognized institution of higher education, other than a curriculum approved by the Board and passage of the eight-hour fundamentals of engineering examination prescribed by the Board.
Possession of a valid Engineering-in-Training Certificate issued by the Board under the current requirements of the Texas Engineering Practice Act.
No experience is required.


Preference may be given to applicants with experience in construction specifications, traffic study, plan reviews and  computer-aided designs (CAD) applications. 

Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate proficiency using Rules & Regulations Technical Standards and Microsoft Office applications.

Preference will be given to candidates with excellent communication skills and superior customer service attributes.

 **Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


None. However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
The candidate will be expected to receive professional engineering licensure within five-years of being hired as a graduate engineer. 
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Grants and Special funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred. 

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.  The salary range for this position is:
Pay Grade - 22
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or please call 832.393.6008.

If you need special services or accommodations, call 832.393.6008. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.