Assistant Director of Public Works – Engineering – Manheim Township

Deadline: July 26, 2023

Position Summary

Assist Director of Public Works with overall operation of Public Works Department, capital improvement and maintenance projects, coordinate projects involving Township and consulting engineers, collaborate on development and implementation of capital improvement ideas, respond to inquiries and complaints from members of the public or customers with permit applicationsAssist Public Works Director with short- and long-range planning to include budget development and oversight.

Essential functions

  1. Assist Director of Public Works and Assistant Director of Public Works – Field Operations with capital improvement and maintenance activity.
  2. Prepare agreements, reports, and documents.
  3. Coordinate projects involving Township contractors, utility companies and consulting engineers; design plans and specifications for approved projects; meet with consultant engineer to discuss expectations and establish project parameters; submit final plans for approval; prepare bid specifications, review bids and recommend award; complete bonding paperwork; monitor progress and project status with on-site inspections and meetings with project engineer and contractors.
  4. Collaborate with Public Works Director and Assistant Director of Public Works – Field Operations to develop and implement capital improvement project ideas and plans; design specifications and assign estimated costs; prepare capital improvement budget recommendations; prepare breakdown of projected costs.
  5. Respond to inquiries and concerns from members of the public or customers with permit applications.
  6. Meet with agency groups, commissions, and Boards to represent Township interests in issues involving public health & welfare, safety, individuals, and Engineering consultants. Take part in and cooperate in inter-departmental planning and programs.
  7. Comprehensive knowledge of MS4.


  1. Comprehensive knowledge of department policies, procedures, relevant state and federal laws and regulations, and local ordinances affecting public works.
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of management principles and practices, including budgeting, public relations, and personnel management.
  3. Knowledge of public administration principles relating to funding, fees and revenue and government process.
  4. Knowledge of computer applications to department programs including database and spreadsheet.

Required Education and Experience

Position requires at a minimum an Undergraduate Engineering degree with 10 years’ experience.

Salary: $90,000 – $100,000 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Work Location

In person

How to Apply

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Contact: Maribel Fernandez, M.Ed., Human Resource Director