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The City of Newnan is seeking a new City Staff Engineer.  Located 35 miles south of Atlanta, the City of Newnan is a growing, progressive community of more than 40,000 residents who hold a deep love for the city’s rich history and the surrounding Coweta county area.  Since its beginnings in 1828, Newnan has experienced steady and prosperous growth. Today, the city stands as a planned center of growth that blends beautiful residential areas with a solid business community. The community is the ideal environment for living and working, offering state-of-the-art city and public safety services as well as a public school system that is ranked “excellent” by the Georgia Department of Education. Additionally, community parks offer biking, swimming, team sports, walking paths, and golfing opportunities for everyone.

The City of Newnan is seeking a City Staff Engineer who is a dedicated team player and can quickly gain the confidence of the community.  This position performs professional work in the design, review, construction, inspection, and maintenance of civil engineering projects and facilities within the City, and related work as assigned.    The City Staff Engineer must embrace the challenges and opportunities of the position in a diverse and growing community and must possess superior management skills in project management.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the citizens of Newnan and the ability to develop long-range plans, oversee the management of construction and engineering projects, as well as manage engineering expenditures.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and have the ability to assist the Public Works Director in articulating a vision and developing consensus around public works issues and engineering projects.

Candidate Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, project management or a closely related field, with a Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a related-engineering field; or equivalent training, education, and/or experience required
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) is required. Professional Engineer (PE) is desired
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License within 30 days of hire
  • Possession of or ability to obtain Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Level 1b and 2 certifications
  • Possession of or ability to obtain certification as a Certified Floodplain Manager

To find out more details about the position expectations, please visit our website for the full recruitment brochure at www.mercergroupinc.com

Expected starting salary range for this position is $75,000 – $90,000 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, defined benefit pension plan, 457 deferred compensation plan, paid time off, and negotiable relocation expenses.  Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references and salary history no later than January 18, 2021 to:  Lisa Ward, Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc., at [email protected].  Any questions please call 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted the middle of February.

W. Alan Reddish, Senior Vice President
107 Indigo Lane, Athens, Ga. 30606
Cell:  706-614-4961

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