The City of Salinas (pop. 161,042) is the 34th largest city in California and the largest city in beautiful Monterey County. The City is seeking an experienced Senior Civil Engineer to organize, direct, assign, manage, and coordinate the work of the Development Engineering division in the Public Works Department. This position will direct and coordinate the work of assigned engineering staff and perform complex professional-level field and office engineering activities. Click here for a brochure.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Oversees, supervises, and directs all division work; provides support and guidance for the formation, planning, permitting, surveying, design, construction, and inspection of city infrastructure projects 2. Plans, assigns, directs, and reviews the work of numerous engineering staff, private consulting firms, construction inspectors, and various contractors; attends meetings, delegates work, schedules activities, and provides management and direction; performs site visits and evaluations 3. Prepares and makes presentations to City Council, City commissions and other boards as assigned 4. Participates in the planning, development, and implementation of the Public works budget; review plans and specifications, estimates, land surveys and other documents to ensure financial requirements are considered in the budget 5. Supervises employees within the division, offers guidance and direction, ensures proper training, performs evaluations, and provides other supervisory support 6. Participates in a wide range of meetings and conferences; represents the City at meetings with outside agencies; engages professionally with other departments, governmental agencies, regulatory bodies, advisory boards, and others to promote quality service and professional standards 7. Responds and assists the general public with a wide range of inquiries and requests; handles requests for information from permit applicants, engineers, consultants, vendors, and other City departments; ensures proper documentation and reporting accuracy 8. Develops, drafts, and implements division policies, procedures, staff reports and standards; promotes safety in the workplace and that work done is in line with the City’s goals and objectives; coordinates, manages, and supports vendors, employees, and other departments through exceptional professionalism and procedural adherence 9. Oversees plan review and inspection of private development including compliance with NPDES permit requirements. 10. Issues and inspects encroachment permits for activities in the public right of way 11. Issues and monitors street vendors 12. Provides assistance to the City Engineer in implementing floodplain management and maintains FEMA compliance documents 13. Provides technical support to planning applications in accordance with the Subdivision Map Act and processes and reviews map for recordation 14. Reviews development proposals, prepares conditions of approval and recommends corrections 15. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates planning applications, environmental impact reports, planning documents, building and grading permits, and other data ensuring conformance and compliance with stormwater regulations, City standards, and other regulating agencies. 16. Manages City’s addressing database and coordinates with other departments on addressing and street naming 17. Performs other duties as assigned
At a minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and five years of increasingly responsible supervisory and professional civil engineering experience. Must be a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California; Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developer (QSD) highly desirable.
About City of Salinas
The City of Salinas is the 34th largest City in the state with a population of approximately 155,205. Salinas is located in beautiful Monterey County, and is the County seat. Just 40 minutes south of the heart of the nation’s high-tech industry, Silicon Valley, the City has the largest population in California’s Central Coast, is a multicultural and diverse community and a key asset in today’s global economy. The region also boasts spectacular scenery, from breathtaking mountains and valleys, to the beauty of the sun, sand, sea, and soil. Salinas serves as the main business, governmental and industrial center of the region. The marine climate is ideal for the floral industry, grape vineyards, and vegetable growers. Salinas is known as the “Salad Bowl of the World” for its large, vibrant agriculture industry. The City is rich in diversity with an approximate 75% Hispanic population and a median age of 34, which allows for various cultural family activities and world class annual events such as the California Air Show, California Rodeo Salinas, El Grito Festival, Forbes Ag Tech Summit and world-renowned amenities right next door, including the Pebble Beach Golf Resort and the Montere...y Bay Aquarium. Salinas is home to Hartnell, a robust community college, along with being just minutes from Cal State Monterey Bay. The City is also home to a wealth of cultural and historic assets, including the California Welcome Center/Regional Heritage Center and the National Steinbeck Center – the only museum in the country devoted to a single author - along with Steinbeck’s family home. Salinas is the birthplace of John Steinbeck.
Although agriculture forms the economic base, more than 100 manufacturing, financial, and medical related firms call Salinas home. Salinas has a global reputation as an agriculture and innovation hub, it is a source for agricultural research and resources and is developing the latest technology and advancements. Some of the largest employers in the City include the County of Monterey, Taylor Farms, D’Arrigo Bros, and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.
Visitors can also explore the nearby Monterey Peninsula, the historic missions of San Juan Bautista, Soledad, Carmel and San Antonio de Padua, the world class wineries of South Monterey County and the beauty of nearby beaches and Pinnacles National Monument.