Be a part of a progressive and pioneering community.
The City of Santa Maria seeks a Principal Civil Engineer who is strategic, customer-service focused, a self-starter, and an engaging and motivational leader who will lead the City’s Capital Improvement Project team. This ideal candidate will be an excellent project manager, with experience overseeing large scale capital improvement projects, and oversight of related grant funding and compliance requirements. This person will build and maintain effective relationships, be an effective communicator and presenter, and be a collaborative business partner with other City departments. This is a great position for the candidate who is looking to work for an innovative City and be part of a dynamic team to advance public projects that will serve the community for generations to come.
CURRENT AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES/CHALLENGES:
Three interchange replacements/improvements to Highway 101.
Large quantity of budgeted capital projects that need to be managed and moved forward.
Downtown revitalization and improvement project.
Building a new integrated waste management.
THE POSITION / IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Principal Civil Engineer is a high-profile position and has a leadership role within the Department of Public Works. This position will interface and present to the City Council, City Manager, the Planning Commission and constituents and businesses in the community at-large. This position reports to the Public Works Director, oversees approximate staff of five inspectors and engineers, and oversees complex CIP projects, and related funding and expenditures. This successful incumbent will have a high-degree of professional independence, exceptional judgment, and a proven track record of providing exemplary customer service while being flexible, proactive, and influential.
Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of civil engineering or a closely related field; and
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering or a related field; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Current technical/professional knowledge of complex principles, methods, standards and techniques, such as: engineering design, construction practices, drafting, inspection, and surveying, physics, chemistry, and mathematics as applied to civil engineering; use computer software and equipment effectively, etc.
Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer (i.e. PE) California issued or another state.
Registration as a Licensed Land Surveyor.
Registration as a Licensed Traffic Engineer.
Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver License.
Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the City prior to hire.
Interview dates are February 27th and 28th, 2020 (candidates selected to interview will need to be available for both days).
About City of Santa Maria
The City of Santa Maria is a full-service, Charter City with a City Council/City Manager form of government which has over 700 employees within 10 departments, an annual budget of approximately $222 million for FY 2019-20, and serves approximately 108,000 constituents. The City of Santa Maria is located on the beautiful Central Coast of California and covers over 23 square miles. The City is a harmonious balance of maintaining coastal and agricultural lands while promoting business. Santa Maria has been recognized nationally as an All-America City by the National Civic League and offers reasonably priced housing, community festivals, quality schools, and is in close proximity to beaches, cultural arts, a local airport, wineries, and higher education institutions.