Civil Engineer




Under the general supervision of the Director of Engineering, performs a variety of professional engineering work associated with the design and construction of streets, trails, storm sewer, water distribution and treatment system, wastewater collection and treatment system, bridges, various structures and other public facilities.   

A few tasks performed:

  • Plan, supervise, and participate in the design and preparation of plans and specifications for construction projects and other projects including streets, storm sewers, water distribution and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment, curbs, trails and sidewalks, gutters, drainage facilities, building maintenance projects, bridges, viaducts and related appurtenances.  Review construction bids and make necessary recommendations based on lowest and best bids, competency of vendors and consultants, and the selection criteria.
  • Supervise and participate in the inspection of construction projects to ensure that City specifications and standards are met. Consult with contractors, engineers, private sector and representatives in carrying out various public works projects. Ensure accuracy of project list, including status and itemized estimates.
  • Administrative duties include providing input into budget preparation including the One and Six year program; assist with long range planning; oversee and monitor construction contracts; review contractor billing regarding construction expenses; tabulate project costs; determine property assessments; prepare cost estimates for project plans; preparing permits; assist in the maintenance of engineering and infrastructure records.
  • Prepare the division and/or special program budgets; implement and administer division budget; accurately forecast funding needs for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved construction budget.
  • Assists with recommending assessments for street, storm water systems, sidewalk, water and sanitary sewer to the City Council and Board of Equalization.  Recommend and implement improvements within special assessment districts regarding property owner identification and notification, public hearings, contract administration and assessment calculations. Assist in preparation of legal descriptions for creation of improvement districts. 
  • Perform duties essential for the proper coordination of joint projects with county, state and federal entities
  • Assist in the evaluation and review of transportation and traffic impacts of development proposals, permits, rezones, plats, legal descriptions and surveys, grading and drainage issues, etc., prepares traffic, utility and other studies and reports.
  • Acts as the administrator of the federal flood plain regulations for the City.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or equivalent engineering degree from a college or university.
  • Must possess a valid State driver's license.


  • Three to five years of engineering experience is preferred.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska is preferred.
  • Certified Flood Plain Manager is preferred.

See job description for complete details.


This is a full-time, FLSA exempt (salaried) position.


Interested individuals may apply online (link available at top of this page).

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1228 N Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

Deadline to apply: June 22 , 2020, 5:00 pm, CST

EOE/M/F/D/Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace/E-verify Participant
This position is subject to veteran's preference per Neb. statute 48-225 thru 48-227.

Contact Us

City of Hastings Human Resources
City of Hastings
1228 N. Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-3698