Principal Engineer

Apache Junction, Arizona
Qualified candidates may be considered at a salary range between $90,360.00 - $112,847.00.
Sep 13, 2021
Oct 13, 2021
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Principal Engineer (Open Positions: 1)


Location: Apache Junction, AZ

Department: Development Services

Job Status: Full-Time

Shift: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.

Details: Qualified candidates may be considered at a salary range between $90,360.00 - $112,847.; FLSA Exempt with benefits including ASRS Retirement. OPEN UNTIL FILLED - FIRST REVIEW: 09/30/2021  

Job Summary

Provides professional engineering oversight for the management, supervision, planning, and technical engineering work as assigned by the Planning Manager. This position is responsible for making decisions regarding application of city engineering codes, MAG Standards and professional engineering practices.  This position uses independent judgment in the interpretation of policies and procedures, as well as sound applications of local, state, and federal laws and/or ordinances. The position assists in the planning, supervising, and reviewing the activities of assigned personnel as well as consulting engineers while providing highly complex staff assistance to developers and their design engineers. Candidate has flexibility and latitude for independent actions. Leadership qualities and high level customer service to internal and external customers are required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and four (4) years paid fulltime engineering experience as a P.E., two (2) years of which included management or supervisory experience. Possess a current registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona.

The City of Apache Junction (AJ) Development Services Department is known for its high level of responsiveness to customers regardless of project scope and scale.  The city is searching for quality candidates that are interested in working in a fast paced but fun environment.  The city is looking for a highly experienced professional engineer to be part of a team that ensures that the development of 8,500 acres of Arizona State Land Department land in the SW portion of the city develops in accordance with the master planned community standards and other city development standards.  The city is expecting a high volume of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-used developments in this are of the city over the next 15 years with nearly 1,500 homes built per year.  The City has a full-time population of 41,739 residents with a winter population of more than 75,000 and is expected to double in size over the next 10-15 years. Apache Junction is nestled at the base of the Superstition Mountains and Usery Mountain State Park which offer various recreational activities such as hiking, camping, biking, boating, and fishing in the Tonto National Forest as well as other recreational areas. AJ is currently experiencing residential housing growth as well as new businesses.


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