Assistant City Manager
Chief Operating Officer
Chris Steubing, PE, CFM, is a professional engineer with over 22 years of city, county and private-sector experience in the field of engineering and construction project management. He was named an assistant city manager in 2017. Prior to this, he served as Sugar Land’s city engineer since 2006, providing oversight of plat and plan reviews for new developments and construction of civil infrastructure improvements. He has also managed the development and implementation of the city’s capital improvement program, including planning, design and construction of all construction projects, and provided leadership for floodplain management and administration, thoroughfare planning and land acquisition.
He provided leadership and oversight for the design and construction of the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the largest capital improvement project in the City's history, and has provided leadership on projects to develop plans and programs to establish and strengthen relationships and protocols with the city’s drainage and transportation partners.
Prior to Sugar Land, Steubing spent the first 10 years of his career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in leadership positions with Denton County, the cities of Decatur and Colleyville and Racetrac Petroleum.
He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1996, earned a Texas engineering license in 2002 and completed the LBJ School of Public Affairs Public Executive Institute in April 2016. He is a member of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, the Texas Floodplain Management Association, the American Public Works Association and the Construction Managers Association of America.
He and his wife, Darla, have been married for more than 20 years and have three children.