City of Allen

HIRING RANGE: $2,113.78 – $2,589.46 Biweekly
FULL SALARY RANGE: $2,113.78 – $3,065.15 Biweekly

The City:
With over 100,000 residents, the City of Allen is a dynamic and welcoming community. The City of Allen’s strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions, and quality of life make it the ideal place to work, live, and play. The City of Allen has something to offer for everyone.

The City’s Mission is “To achieve excellence in managing development of the community and in providing city services so that conditions of living and public confidence are continually enhanced”.

Our employees serve the citizens of Allen with the following values:

  • People First – Giving priority to others
  • Respect – Treating others with courtesy and dignity
  • Integrity – Serving with honesty, trust, and hard work
  • Deliver – Following through on commitments while exceeding expectations
  • Excel – Creating an innovative and improving work environment

This position may be filled as a Civil Engineer or Graduate Engineer depending on qualifications.
  • Civil Engineer’s full salary range is between $2,832.66 – $4,107.59 Biweekly
  • Graduate Engineer’s full salary range is between $2,113.78 – $3,065.15 Biweekly

This posting shows the description for a Graduate Engineer. For detailed information about the Civil Engineer job posting, use the link below.

  • Civil Engineer | Job Posting

The purpose of this position is to implement and manage capital improvement projects. This is accomplished by reviewing engineering plans, overseeing and coordinating project activities and administering contracts. Other duties may include coordinating financial planning and budgeting activities, assisting with government administration, ADA transition plan development, assistance with traffic studies, stormwater management program initiatives, floodplain management review, land development review, and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position provides direction to other employees.


Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.

  • Reviews engineering plans for capital improvement projects by evaluating and commenting on engineering plans and specifications and identifying and addressing problems with new construction projects and existing infrastructure.
  • Oversees and coordinates capital improvement projects by reviewing construction specifications and contracts, establishing and maintaining contracts for capital improvement projects, evaluating and processing proposed change orders and pay requests, responding to contractors’ requests for information and field adjustments, enforcing schedules and conformance to contract documents and serving as the liaison between the contractor and the City.
  • Communicates with the public by addressing questions and problems concerning capital improvement projects and existing infrastructure and responding to public inquiries on current and future construction projects.
  • Assists with government administration by preparing City Council communications, attending public meetings, and serving as the liaison between other City departments for capital improvement projects.


Job Requirements

Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Two years of relevant experience.

Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Texas Class C Drivers License
Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification, or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire

Supplemental Information

Advanced – Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Advanced – Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Advanced – Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Receives limited directions. The employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. The assignment may be reviewed upon completion. Performance is reviewed periodically.

Budget Responsibility
Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units)

Supervisory / Organizational Control
Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work.

Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.

Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Decisions regarding the establishment of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations.


Health & Dental Insurance
The City of Allen offers a choice of two PPO Medical Plan options for full-time employees. Vision insurance is included through enrollment in either of these plans. Employees also have the option of participating in an indemnity Dental Plan. Coverage is available to all full-time employees and their dependents under these plans at group rates. Employee insurance coverage goes into effect the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.

Insurance Coverage
Basic Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment protection is provided to eligible full-time employees in the amount of one time the annual salary up to a maximum of $250,000 for each benefit.

Long-Term Disability Insurance is provided at no cost to full-time employees.

The City of Allen also offers optional programs that include Short-Term Disability, Voluntary Supplemental Life, Dependent Life, and Voluntary AD&D insurance group rates.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Participation in Flexible Spending Accounts through payroll deduction for Health Care and Dependent Care expenses is also available for full-time employees.

Wellness Program
The City of Allen administers a wellness program for full-time employees which provides premium reimbursement for participation in various wellness programs throughout the year.

Workers Compensation
All employees are covered by workers’ compensation for injuries sustained in the line of duty.

Employees receive nine paid holidays per year, including one personal day.

Employees with less than ten years of service are eligible to earn 120 hours per year. Employees with ten or more years of service are eligible for 160 hours per year.

Sick Leave
Full-time employees on a 40-hour workweek shall accrue 4.62 hours of sick leave per pay period. There is no limit to the amount of sick leave hours accrued.

The City of Allen participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS): All full-time employees must participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. TMRS is a qualified tax-deferred retirement plan under Section 401 of the IRS. Seven (7%) percent of gross earnings are deducted from each payroll as a pre-tax deduction and deposited into the member account. When an employee becomes vested and retires, the City provides 2-to-1 matching contributions. The City of Allen also participates in Social Security.

Deferred Compensation
The City of Allen offers an optional deferred compensation 457 plan in which employees can contribute a portion of their salary, before taxes, to a retirement account.

Employees who have been with the City of Allen for at least a year receive $4 per month for every month worked.


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