Civil Engineer, Sandpoint, Idaho

Created 11/19/2022
Reference 579146
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Idaho
City Sandpoint
Zip 83864
Salary $81,515

Civil Engineer

City of Sandpoint, Idaho

Salary:  $81,515 - $112,611

(Moving allowance/reimbursement may be provided.)


Nestled in the northern panhandle of Idaho, Sandpoint is known for its magnificent lakes, stunning mountains, vast forests, and vibrant community. Sandpoint is just 63 minutes south of the Canadian border, 46 miles from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and 72 miles from Spokane, Washington. The City of Sandpoint has a population of 10,000, and is the county seat and largest city in Bonner County. The city is snuggled at the base of three mountain ranges which offer year-round outdoor recreation, from hiking and biking to skiing and snowboarding. This charming city is located right on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho, and Sandpoint attracts a large number of tourists and seasonal residents.


The City of Sandpoint’s Infrastructure & Development Services (IDS) Division is comprised of the Engineering, Planning and Building, and Streets service groups. IDS functions with a total of 18 FTEs, and its 2022 budget was $2,369,810, plus capital projects. The Engineering Service group assists property owners, developers, and the public in technical matters primarily related to civil engineering. This includes providing information on the regulations and guidelines that apply to property and projects; reviewing and processing development applications; reviewing plans for compliance with various codes and performing infrastructure inspections/acceptance. The Engineering Service group supports capital construction projects and may assist other service groups, such as, but not limited to, Utilities and Parks & Recreation, with project delivery. The two-year, citywide capital project list totals nearly $20 million.


Under the direction of the Infrastructure and Development Services (IDS) Director, the Civil Engineer is a staff liaison to the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission and educates members of the public and elected officials, compiles data, maintains records, and completes analyses and studies as the basis for policy recommendations. This position processes, reviews, and approves various private development proposals related to subdivisions (plats), streets, stormwater management plans, water and sanitary sewer improvements, and related infrastructure. Additionally, the Civil Engineer participates in review of capital improvement development including, but not limited to, utility infrastructure and transportation projects.


A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related field is required. Candidates must have at least five (5) years of professional engineering experience. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Candidates must possess a State of Idaho Professional Engineer License, or if licensed in another state, the ability to acquire a license through the Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers within 90 days of hire.


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Sandpoint is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by February 13, 2023. (Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Position is open until filled.)

Employer City of Sandpoint, Idaho

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