Position Description

This posting will be used to fill a full-time Senior Engineer position within the Department of Inspections and Permits of Anne Arundel County Government.

Anne Arundel County Government is a leader in delivering stormwater and water quality protections for communities, streams and the Chesapeake Bay. This posting will be used to fill a full-time position in the Engineering Division of the Department of Inspections and Permits to further these environmental protection goals.

This position will work with a team of stormwater engineers, environmental restoration specialists, drainage engineers and stormwater and construction site inspectors to ensure new and redevelopment projects deliver top-quality stormwater systems. This team will also investigate reports of inadequate stormwater management in existing communities, and propose stormwater solutions.

This position requires advanced level engineering and stormwater management work involving the review of site development, subdivision and construction plans, and working with citizens, contractors, developers and other departments in planning and oversight of stormwater improvements related to the design, construction, inspection and community outreach for storm drainage, outfall restoration and related stormwater mitigation and rehabilitation improvements.

The Senior Engineer position involves advanced or lead level engineering work responsible for providing efficient, timely and realistic solutions to complex engineering issues related to stormwater runoff, storm drainage, stormwater management and stream habitat protections in a fast-paced environment. The employee is expected to perform a variety of civil engineering tasks independently and with minimal supervision. The position will involve regular work outside, including traversing steep grades and natural areas.

Excellent customer service skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills are essential for routine communication with citizens, local organizations, staff as well as internal and external customers.


Work involves responsibility for performing increasingly more difficult engineering duties associated with the review, planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations of storm drainage, outfall restoration and related stormwater mitigation and rehabilitation improvements.

Work involves time in both office and in the field to ensure that established expectations are being met.

Work involves the application of thorough engineering knowledge to ensure assigned projects are in compliance with applicable industry standards, and Federal, State and County laws and regulations relative to area of assignment.

Work is performed within established policies and professional standards and is reviewed through conferences and reports for adherence to schedules and standards applicable to the assignment by the higher level engineer or management official.

Successful candidate will:

provide thorough and timely information through established reporting procedures and as required to clearly convey project status, schedule, problems, and action plans;

provide documentation for any significant changes in schedule, or quality of projects; provide information and recommended course of action on potential impacts to supervisory chain in time that direction for corrective action can be provided;

make quality written or oral presentations of project status to higher management as required;

provide technical engineering assistance as required within area of expertise to supervisors, other project managers, and other County agencies; review and comment with timely response to requests for input; serve on ad hoc technical review committees and provide well thought out recommendations;

review and suggest improvements that will provide more efficient and higher quality work products such as policies and procedures and operating manuals;

provide suggestions for improvements in engineering standards for the County’s Design Manual and Standard Specifications and Details; and perform related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Examples of Duties and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

(Note: The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications and salary level for all positions in this class. They are not intended to include all of the essential job functions of all positions in the class).

Design and review engineering and stormwater management plans and construction for conformance to County, State and Federal codes, standards and regulations.

Attends on-site field reviews, coordinates with inspectors and makes recommendations to the Supervisor on the engineering, stormwater management design and construction issues and plans as necessary.

Coordinates and works closely with other departments within the County, County officials, community representatives, design consultants, regulators, construction contractors, and the public-at-large.

Meets with owners, consultants, developers, and outside agencies.

Ability to make effective presentations of technical engineering subjects to a variety of government officials, community groups, and citizens.


Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques related to: stormwater management, drainage improvements, closed storm drain and culvert systems, environmental restoration and project management.

Ability to deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with all people.

Knowledge of stormwater management laws, rules and regulations in Maryland.

Knowledge of the application and use of the computer technology related to hydraulic and hydrologic stormwater management and engineering analysis.

Ability to provide technical guidance to less experienced engineers and technical support staff.

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relations with colleagues, developers, engineers, architects, contractors, inspectors and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering or a related field; four (4) or more years of technical experience in engineering; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.

Supplemental Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

1. Ten years of experience as an Engineer or Project Manager.

2. Experience working on the design and construction and/or construction management of stormwater and environmental infrastructure projects, such as the following is preferred: closed storm drain and culvert systems, stormwater management and conveyance systems, or environmental restoration and rehabilitation projects.

3. Experience managing a diverse team of engineers to deliver projects.

4. Microsoft Office software (Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint) and experience using ARCGIS

5. Knowledge and experience with environmental restoration, stormwater runoff and stormwater management techniques within the Coastal Plain of Maryland.

6. Proficiency using following applications: TR-20, TR-55, HY-8 and/or HEC-RAS

7. Professional Engineer License (PE) in Maryland.