Carrollton Appoints New Engineering Director
The City of Carrollton is excited to announce the selection of Jonathan Wheat as its new Engineering Director, effective July 6.
Wheat brings more than 10 years of engineering experience working in the private sector where he recommended and implemented changes to industry standards and increased employee engagement and efficiency. He also served in an advisory role, providing direction to a variety of internal and external stakeholders regarding emerging technologies, job designs, and regulatory changes.
“Jonathan was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates after a thorough recruitment process,” City Manager Erin Rinehart said. “We were impressed with his commitment to serve both external and internal customers, as well as cultivate a positive workplace culture. I believe Jonathan’s leadership skills will be an asset to the Engineering Department and organization.”
In his new position as Engineering Director, Wheat will oversee the City’s Civil Engineering and Transportation Engineering Divisions.
“I am thrilled to join an experienced team that desires to serve the citizens and businesses of Carrollton and to build a community that families and businesses want to call home,” Wheat said. “Engineering has the distinctive role to support and add value to the community through infrastructure design and development activities, as well as develop relationships with our citizens and businesses, and I am excited to join such a talented group of technical experts.”
Wheat is replacing former Engineering Director Cesar Molina, who retired in February with more than 23 years of service to the City of Carrollton.
Wheat has a proven track record of leading organizational change and partnering with multiple departments to achieve key performance targets. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.
Carrollton’s Engineering Department plays a key role in effectively maintaining and investing in the City’s infrastructure through capital improvement projects for streets, drainage, water, and wastewater utilities; partnership with regional and state transportation authorities for transportation planning services; and service to external customers for review and approval of construction plans.
For more information about the City of Carrollton’s Engineering Department, visit cityofcarrollton.com/engineering.