Engineer - Associate with Development Services


City of Round Rock Development Services


Round Rock, TX

Job Description


The Engineer Associate is an entry-level civil engineer with the Planning and Development Services Department. Duties include: performing plan review, reviewing citizen requests, performing studies, and providing technical services to contractors and developers.

Examples of Duties

  • Responds to a broad range of requests for information, service, concerns, or complaints from citizens, businesses, government agencies, internal departments, and/or other interested parties regarding a variety of engineering-related issues. Gathers and analyzes data in order to respond to complaints from citizens. Makes recommendations to supervisor(s) for solutions based on research findings.

  • Coordinates and administers design construction bidding/permitting processes; reviews projects involving multiple disciplines and design criteria, which include reviewing complex projects and making recommendations for alternative design; and reviewing studies (flood, wastewater capacity, TIA's, etc.) with the assistance of the Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer; executes tasks as associate engineer by coordinating and setting meetings; coordinates with engineers, surveyors, and contractors; responds to technical project inquires; meets with internal staff and staff from other departments, and consultants regularly to discuss issues and provide advice related to regulations and identify potential problems and solutions by advising the Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer on project-related issues and code interpretations; recommends approval of payments/estimates of cost within established guidelines; ensures conformance with project/permit timelines and fiscal constraints; and/or, performs other related activities.

  • Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and/or task forces to provide technical engineering information based on assigned area of responsibility. Provides expertise by analyzing, reviewing, and critiquing development projects and plans.

  • Reviews engineering plans submitted from consultants (engineers, surveyors, designers, and/or other applicable parties) to provide stipulations, informational comments, technical comments, and recommendations, ensuring compliance with applicable design standards. Provides expertise by analyzing, reviewing, and critiquing design and plans.

  • Performs in-house design, detail, and drafting of capital projects.

  • Participates in amending, interpreting, and implementing city ordinances and policies to improve and provide an adequate degree of safety in response to the changing market demands in design and construction.

  • Creates, updates, and maintains numerous reference materials, manuals, and brochures, which may also include forms, checklists, plats, board packets, reports, and/or other related information.

  • Provides administrative technical assistance to applicable boards and/or commissions.

  • Reviews engineering plans in assigned area of responsibility. Responsible for conveying/incorporating review comments to/from internal departments.

Experience and Training

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering or a closely related field.

  • No experience required but one year of work experience is preferred.

  • Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Must have Engineering In Training (EIT) in the State of Texas within two (2) years of hire.

  • Valid Texas Driver's License or the ability to obtain one prior to employment.

The City of Round Rock recognizes that everyone is concerned about financial protection - both now and for the future. Recognizing that employees are essential in the operation of an organization, the City wants to help provide our employees and their families with a measure of security through our benefit program.


Working toward that goal, the City offers security for the present and the future.

Security for the Present:

  • Health Plan

  • Dental Plan

  • Vision Plan

  • Additional Supplemental Plans (optional)

Security for the Future:

  • Retirement Plan

  • Deferred Compensation Plans

Additional Benefits:

  • Education Reimbursement Assistance

  • Clay Madsen Recreation Center Membership

  • Employee & Family Pool Pass (seasonal)

  • Round Rock Public Library Card

  • Medical and Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Account

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Longevity

Leave Benefits:

  • Vacation

  • Sick

  • City Holidays


Job Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Construction experience

  • Transportation knowledge

  • Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint

  • Hydrology/Hydraulics knowledge

  • HEC-RAS/HEC-HMS knowledge

  • Geotechnical engineering knowledge

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Driven by results


$25.84 - $32.29 Hourly ($53,747.20 - $67,163.20 Annually)

Contact Information

Apply Here to Engineer - Associate listing, Job Number 201800286