Organization : City of Santa Clarita
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : CA
City : Santa Clarita
Salary and Benefits : $51.60 - $62.72/hour

Under the direction of the Assistant City Engineer, this position will be part of the team responsible for administering the City’s Capital Improvement Projects. The Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) division is responsible for the design and construction of new projects and infrastructure maintenance projects, such as the annual asphalt overlay and slurry seal project, the annual concrete project, pedestrian bridge and vehicular bridge construction and repairs, park renovations, and unique projects such as libraries, public parking structures, community centers, and other structures. This position will be responsible for overseeing and performing the most complex engineering projects within the division. This position is also responsible for supervising professional-level engineering staff within the division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises assigned employees within the CIP division; establishes goals and professional development opportunities for employees; trains, develops, and mentors employees; evaluates performance and resolves employee performance issues
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the CIP division; assists in developing short-term and long-term program goals; recommends programs and projects to meet these goals
  • Implements and manages projects pertaining to CIP; works with consultants to prepare plans, specifications, and estimates for a wide range of projects, incorporates grant funding requirements into projects as appropriate, communicates division goals and priorities to project managers; ensures project deadlines and quality standards are met; develops, monitors, and manages the contracts and budget for assigned projects
  • Responds, investigates, and resolves the most complex engineering inquiries, requests, and complaints relating to the CIP division
  • Organizes, attends, and presents information at City and community meetings
  • Establishes positive working relationships with the county, state and local agencies, Caltrans, contractors, City staff, and the public
  • Fills in for the Assistant City Engineer in his absence

Education and Experience:

  • Seven years of progressively responsible, professional engineering experience
  • Two years of supervisory experience including directing the work of others involved in civil engineering activities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field

Education and Experience continued:

  • Possession of a valid certificate as a Civil Engineer issued by the State of California

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of engineering regulations including construction codes, City Ordinances, City standards, and federal and state laws and the ability to ensure compliance with these codes, and laws
  • Understanding of engineering plans and the ability to read, analyze, and explain engineering plans and specifications
  • Strong knowledge of the grant process and how to manage a project with grant funds from design through close-out
  • Understanding of City, department, and division goals and objectives and the ability to assist in the development, recommendation, and implementation of programs and processes to further these goals
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to supervise, mentor, and evaluate employees including the ability to provide constructive feedback, resolve difficult employee relations  issues, and enhance teamwork
  • Ability to coordinate project schedules, assist in preparation of schedules for supervised staff, and monitor progress to meet established deadlines
  • Ability to participate in the preparation of the CIP Division workload analysis
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to oversee and manage multiple projects simultaneously, be sensitive to deadlines and changing priorities, develop project cost estimates, work within the constraints of the budget, and monitor contracts
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze engineering-related problems, be an innovative and strategic thinker, identify effective solutions, make sound decisions, and implement changes
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly convey technical engineering concepts to non-engineers and make effective presentations to groups including City Council and the Leadership Team
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to develop comprehensive technical reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide excellent customer service to outside agencies, City staff, developers, consultants, engineering firms, and members of the community
  • Strong customer service and conflict management skills and the ability to effectively resolve complex and politically-sensitive issues
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to function as an integral part of a cohesive team

An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position.  All employment information must be provided on the application.  Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application.  Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected.  The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions.  If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance. 

All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, a post offer background check may include a drug screen, a pre-employment physical, and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees.  All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program.  This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment.  Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted. 

Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees’ Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package.  All appointments are made at the “1” step of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled. The next review of applications will be on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


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The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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