Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer

City of Alameda
Alameda, California
$148,911 - $181,003 annually based on a 36 hour, 4-day work week plus a competitive benefits pacakge
Aug 04, 2021
Sep 03, 2021
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The Opportunity

The Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer serves as the second in command of the Public Works Department and has responsibility over the City's Engineering Division, while also serving as the City Engineer.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive organizational view; be a detail-oriented, collaborative, and an innovative problem solver; and possess strong management skills. They will be experienced in land use development and transportation as well as a seasoned administrator of a citywide capital program. The selected individual will be expected to foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous improvement where team members are always striving to be better.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the following areas:

  • Ability to organize and balance technical and administrative demands with the need for long-range planning and sustainability for both infrastructure and staffing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to successfully communicate highly technical issues to a lay audience. Demonstrated ability to present to, and lead discussions with boards, commissions and the City Council.
  • Ability to build and refine workflow management within Engineering Services Division and its units and creating strong relationships with other Public Works divisions and other City departments.
  • A collaborative style and ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to effectively move City initiatives forward.
  • Demonstrated mentorship skills to lead a talented technical staff currently comprised of six licensed engineers, and seven technical support personnel (assistant engineers, project managers, and inspectors).
  • Management experience for all engineering activities including: Citywide engineering, land development, transportation and capital improvements.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities is required. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, city or regional planning, construction management, business or public administration, or a related field and seven years of broad management and supervisory experience in Public Works, preferably in a public agency or governmental setting.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is required.