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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 31, 2024
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary RangeThe preferred hiring range for this position is between $98,550.40 - $123,448.00 Annually. PLUS a one-time hiring bonus of $5,000!


Application Deadline: Open until filled.

NOTE: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of “Continuous.” If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.

To Apply: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Click here to apply now!

The City Engineer performs complex, technical, and administrative work directing and overseeing engineering projects for the city. Areas of work include but are not limited to traffic engineering, sidewalks, drainage, storm water, erosion and sediment control, road and bridge construction, repair and inspections of bridges and retaining walls, construction support, and public/private project collaboration for utilities and land development. Position has supervisory responsibilities over division personnel such as other engineers, project managers, inspectors, etc. Position reports to the Public Works Director.

To view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, please go to:

The preferred hiring range for this position is between $98,550.40 – $123,448.00 Annually.

One-time hiring bonus: $5,000 ($2,500 to be paid out within the first two-weeks of employment and the remainder to be paid out after 6-months of employment).
Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City’s retirement options, gym membership reimbursement (up to $34/month), and continuing education/training opportunities.

For a general summary of benefits offered by the City, please click the ‘benefits’ tab on this posting, or visit
The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City’s Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.

Education and Experience:
Candidates may qualify by demonstrating the required knowledge and skills outlined for the job through experience(s) other than formal education.

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management or related field AND at least 5 years of experience working in professional civil engineering including some prior experience supervising staff.
Associate’s Degree in an engineering related field AND at least 7 years of experience working in professional civil engineering including some prior experience supervising staff.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the specific requirements listed above.

Certifications/Licenses/Other Requirements:
Virginia Driver’s License and must meet the city’s driving eligibility requirements. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, visit
Required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Virginia Professional Engineer’s License
Land Development experience
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.