County Engineer

Lincoln County Government
August 9, 2021
353 North Generals Blvd., Lincolnton, NC
Billing Address
PO Box 738
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• Coordinates the department’s utility engineering, operations, sewer collections and water distribution, wastewater treatment, water treatment, and solid waste management functions, as assigned by the Director.

• Coordinates the work of contractors and vendors; ensures compliance with county specifications and codes.

• Develops and implements short- and long-term capital improvement budgets; manages capital improvement projects.

• Develops equipment, project, and supplier bid specifications.

• Develops and proposes ordinance revisions and updates.

• Works closely with the Director to ensure budgets of the departments are properly monitored and is maintained within the budgeted amounts.

• Work assigned by the Director may include training of various personnel.

• Prepares or directs the preparation of a variety of regular and special reports.

• Coordinates with other government agencies, including emergency services, as needed and approved by the Director..

• Coordinates the work of and/or confers with county, state, federal, and regulatory agency officials, and/or private consultants, engineers, and contractors during development, implementation, and operation of programs; provides interpretation of applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations; ensures compliance.

• Serves as technical advisor to the County Manager and Board of Commissioners on construction, engineering-related matters, and capital improvement projects; attends job site meetings as appropriate.

• Maintains various and accurate data and records to compile reports; submits records and reports, as required.
• Plans and coordinates the County’s engineering activities with other County departments, divisions, and outside agencies.

• Reviews monthly payment requests, change orders, and related project documents; makes recommendations to the Director and County Manager.

• Monitors and evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; identifies improvement opportunities; reviews recommendations with the Director and management.

• Assists in preparation of requests for proposals and evaluation of proposals received; assists in negotiations to obtain contracted services at rates most favorable to County.

• Manage, train and mentor Engineering staff.

• Reviews the technical aspects of construction crews during project construction phase.

• Manages public works project development and execution including face-to-face contact with contractors and on-site visits to ensure work is progressing satisfactorily.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


Grade 26: $95,784.00 - $143,665.60


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require five to seven years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Certification as a Professional Engineer.

Special Requirements

Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Knowledge of public works management principles.

• Knowledge of budget development and management principles.

• Knowledge of capital improvement planning principles.

• Knowledge of project management principles.

• Knowledge of general construction and maintenance practices.

• Knowledge of solid waste management principles.

• Knowledge of work safety principles,

• Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, county ordinances, and department policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

• Skill in drafting, communicating, and executing complex work plans.

• Skill in management and supervision.

• Skill in problem solving.

• Skill in prioritizing and planning.

• Skill in interpersonal relations.

• Skill in oral and written communication.