Kyle Schniederjan promoted to CPDE Director

During the Amarillo City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 10, City Manager Jared Miller announced the promotion of City Engineer Kyle Schniederjan to the Director of Capital Projects & Development Engineering (CPDE) department.

With 13 years of experience in civil engineering design and capital project management for municipalities, Schniederjan was named the director after an extensive recruitment and selection process. He began his career with the City of Amarillo in June 2013 where he first served as an assistant city engineer.

Schniederjan is a longtime resident of the Amarillo area. He graduated from Randall High School and attended Oklahoma State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He holds several certifications including a Certified Floodplain Manager and Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He was previously an engineering consultant serving municipal and county governments in the top 26 counties of the Texas panhandle and is currently serving as the interim traffic engineer, the floodplain manager, and the city engineer for the City.

“I look forward to the new opportunities that this position offers and being able to utilize the City’s and the community’s desire to improve, enhance and sustain its infrastructure,” Schniederjan says. “I am excited to work together with other City staff to improve our city’s infrastructure, design, and any other needs I can help with.”

He serves on multiple boards including the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Committee, and the Director for the Interscholastic Cycling Team – The Yellow Jackets.

“Kyle’s consistent work ethic along with his abundant experience set him apart from other applicants, and he has excelled at each of his positions within the City, including most recently city engineer,” says Assistant City Manager of Development Services Floyd Hartman. “I look forward to his continued commitment to high performance to the residents of Amarillo.”

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