LANCASTER COUNTY, SC SEEKS EXPERIENCED
Lancaster County, a diverse and fast growing community located just south of the burgeoning Charlotte metro area, is seeking an experienced, committed, and “people oriented” engineering professional as its first County Engineer. At 555 square miles and a population rapidly approaching 90,000, Lancaster County has room to grow and is emerging as a great place to live and work. County officials are unified in their desire to assemble a strong leadership team to assist in managing growth and to ensure a safe and prosperous quality of life.
Candidates should possess experience working with public works and engineering related projects or services related to city, county or state governments. The County Engineer will provide engineering recommendations and guidance to better manage infrastructure assessment, replacement and maintenance. Additional responsibilities include overseeing public construction projects and managing Lancaster County’s storm water drainage operations, including all monitoring, permitting, and enforcement processes. Experience and a working knowledge about the development review process and infrastructure design standards in local government will be an advantage. The County Engineer is also expected to serve in an advisory role for other departments on special projects, such as future airport planning and expansion, construction of a new jail, and in the development of county parks.
The County Engineer must be a team player and collaborator working with other departments and outside agencies. Candidates must demonstrate a record of effective service delivery, outstanding customer service, strong project management and creative problem solving. Candidates should exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills and be experienced in making public presentations on capital improvements. The ability to conduct cost benefit assessments and recommend effective solutions is important. The County Engineer must be a leader that can effectively communicate with local elected officials, civic and business leaders, neighborhoods, developers, and other departments about a range of topics, including the importance of establishing a long-term vision for the County’s future capital infrastructure needs.