City Engineer

Arvin, California
$92,664.00 - $118,268.80 Annually
May 06, 2022
Jun 05, 2022
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Under the general direction of the City Manager, the City Engineer performs professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating of Capital Improvement Projects and Engineering Services; makes public presentations and responds to public inquiries; provides guidance and maintains cooperative relationship with community groups, intergovernmental agencies and City staff and performs other work as required.

This single position class has responsibility for the overall administration of the Capital Improvement Projects and Engineering Services, including a variety of engineering, construction, surveying, drafting, inspection, contract management and inter-agency coordination activities.  

Supervision is provided by the City Manager.  There are no direct reports; position may provide technical task direction to Public Works Supervisor.


  • Manages the activities of Capital Improvement Projects and Engineering Services
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs through subordinate supervisors the work of Capital Improvement Projects and Engineering Services.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
  • Develops and implements management systems, procedures, and standards for program evaluation.
  • Directs the preparation of a variety of studies and reports relating to current and long-range City capital improvement needs and develops specific proposals to meet them; provides technical assistance to staff.
  • Plans and directs project management activities for a variety of capital improvement projects, including the preparation of plans, specifications and designs; estimates, schedules, inspection and project monitoring. 
  • Manages the review and plans for and inspections of public works improvements constructed by private developers.
  • Reviews and signs engineering drawings and all tentative and final subdivision maps
  • Confers with developers and others to resolve issues relating to public improvement requirements for subdivisions.
  • Directs the preparation and administration of the division's budget.
  • Directs the selection, supervision and work evaluation for division staff and provide for their training and professional development.
  • Prepares or reviews report for the City Manager, City Council or commissions; works closely with Council and other groups to explain or coordinate plans for proposed projects and to respond to their concerns
  • Coordinates the work of the division harmoniously with that of other divisions
  • Monitors developments related to public works engineering, evaluates their impact on City operations and implements policy and procedure improvements.
  • Ensures adherence to codes, applicable laws, regulations and guidelines relating to engineering activities
  • Administers policy as established by City Council; and interacts extensively with the public
  • Supervises and participates in the preparation of special engineering studies and reports
  • Coordinates Capital Improvement Program activities with other City departments and agencies
  • Assists in the evaluation, selection, and supervision of professional consultants
  • Reviews proposed private developments and assists in the establishing conditions of approval
  • Responsible for the review of improvement plans, maps, use permits, tentative maps, zone changes, specific plans, general plan amendments, and their associated environmental documentation
  • Oversees the Public Works permit functions, including the implementation, collection, and administration of Public Works fees
  • Coordinates Public Works development review activities with internal departments and outside agencies
  • Oversees the bidding, construction management, and inspection of capital improvement projects
  • Oversees the inspection of Public Works infrastructure installed in conjunction with new development
  • Participates in the preparation of capital Improvement Program and budgets
  • Wastewater facility oversight
  • Perform additional, related duties as requested.


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