Engineering Manager

Application ends: March 28, 2025

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This professional position is responsible for the supervision and review of plans and specifications submitted by developer-hired engineers for developer projects and by County-hired engineers for water, wastewater and solid waste projects; management of certain CIP projects and land acquisition efforts; along with the supervision and management of a diverse work effort that prepares and presents reports, statistics, history, change orders, CIP requests, Water and Sewerage Plan amendments and general information to public officials, citizens and groups, engineers and consultants at various types of public hearings and meetings. Supervision is given to Engineers and Project Managers; supervision is received from the Department Head, Water and Sewer Engineering.

Frederick County Government recognizes the principles of diversity and inclusion, and strives to ensure equal opportunities for its workforce, applicants and community members. If you are a person who wants to make a difference, give back to your community, and be a voice for change, apply to Frederick County Government today.

Frederick County offers an extensive compensation package to reflect how much we value our employees. The following is what you can expect in your first year as a full time benefited Frederick County Government employee.

  • 11 days of Vacation leave with increase after 2 years of employment
  • 15 days of Sick leave with unlimited annual carryover
  • 11 paid scheduled holidays, plus 2 additional floating holidays
  • Day 1 coverage of comprehensive Medical Insurance Plan option to include generous County HSA contribution (if enrolled in the high-deductible plan). This is part of a full range of benefits including Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending
  • 100% County paid 2x annual salary Group Term Life Insurance benefit
  • Work/Life balance programs include: Employee Assistance Program and Employee Wellness Program
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • County and Employee funded Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    • Vesting after 10 years of service
    • Additional service credit for eligible previous public service, military service, etc
  • Other employee paid benefits such as Deferred Compensation Plan, Legal Resources, Supplemental Life Insurance, etc.

For more information, visit our benefits page on the Frederick County Government job opportunities webpage .




  • Supervise staff in all aspects of personnel matters (e.g., performance evaluations and goals, staffing assignments, etc.)
  • Create and maintain the implementation of “real-time” monitoring devices and systems to calibrate hydraulic modeling
  • Supervise and participate in review and approvals of plans and specifications for compliance with applicable local and industry standards
  • Update and maintain the Standard Specifications, Details and the Design Manual for County-owned water and sewer facilities
  • Review schematic or conceptual design alternatives that include treatment processes and/or chemical addition equipment
  • Create and develop effective reporting systems within each of the department’s disciplines that enable quick, concise and accurate reporting as needed by the Division Director
  • In collaboration with Operations staff, review, create and maintain operational equipment standards used at County-owned water and wastewater facilities, e.g., treatment plants, pumping stations, solid waste facilities, water storage tanks, etc.
  • Set up in-house spreadsheets to evaluate calculations in water, wastewater and solid waste facility design and/or capacity tracking
  • Create and maintain document management/control systems addressing water and wastewater system security
  • Create and manage status report of developer-submitted projects utilizing development review and permitting software
  • Compile and prepare the yearly CIP for review and approval by various County agencies, County Council and the County Executive
  • Use MSProject (or other approved software) to track CIP project design (and construction) contract costs and change orders, time of completion, critical paths (tasks), etc.
  • In collaboration with the Land Acquisition Coordinator, create and maintain a property acquisition status reporting system
  • Review and prepare draft Request for Proposals for engineering studies and/or design contracts for County CIP projects
  • Coordinate and assist staff Engineers and/or Project Managers in preparing in-house designs (plans and specifications) and studies of engineering alternatives for facility improvements and/or equipment retrofits
  • Coordinate and compose professional correspondence, memorandums and other written work related to review of plans and specifications, project management, land acquisition, etc.
  • Independently manage certain CIP projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.



The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a closely related field
  • Minimum 7 years of related water and wastewater utility infrastructure work experience managing multiple projects with complex interdependencies that must include the following (experience areas may be concurrent):
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in hydraulic modeling of water and/or wastewater systems
  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory work experience
  • Current Professional Engineer license in Maryland
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County Employee Driving Permit
  • Extensive knowledge of water, sewerage and solid waste infrastructure planning, (e.g. water storage tanks, water booster pumping stations, water treatment plants, water transmission mains and their appurtenances, wastewater treatment plants, wastewater pumping stations, MSW transfer stations, landfills, SCADA systems, PLCs, motor control centers and related electrical control equipment)
  • Extensive knowledge of land development practices related to water and wastewater infrastructure, preferably Frederick County, MD standards.
  • Considerable knowledge of industry-related standards such as Ten States Standards, AWWA, NEC, International Plumbing Code, NFPA, etc.; fundamental principles and practices of civil engineering and surveying; and land acquisition principles associated with public projects
  • Basic knowledge of regulatory permits or licenses required
  • Ability to effectively read, interpret and understand water and sewer plans and specifications, electrical schematics, mechanical piping, and process and instrumentation diagrams
  • Ability to effectively compile bid documents including estimate, proposal form, special provisions and drawings
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft project management, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software including Hansen®
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with developers, engineering consultants, attorneys, co-workers, other government agencies and the general public
  • Strong and effective written and spoken (English) communication skills including the ability to prepare and present clear, concise written reports and information, as well as effective spoken presentations before varied audiences