Martinez is located along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers in the central part of Contra Costa County. The City’s roots can be traced to the late 1840’s, when it served as a ferryboat transit point across the Carquinez Straits on the way to the gold fields. By the time of its incorporation, Martinez had evolved into one of the area’s most significant trading posts and shipping ports. Today, the City covers 13.1 square miles and has approximately 38,373 residents. One of the unique aspects of Martinez is its architecture. Many of the downtown shops still retain their early 20th Century look and charm, with some homes dating back more than 125 years. Maintaining the charming and unique quality of life in Martinez is a top priority of the City Council.
City Engineer is responsible for overseeing all private and public projects within the City of Martinez and directs all the operations of the Division of Engineering and will report to the City Manager’s Office. This position plays a lead role in the development of the City’s Capital Budget and five-year capital plan. The direct reporting relationship is currently under review and will depend on the needs of the organization. The division designs and constructs all public facilities including streets, park improvements, storm drains, traffic signals and water systems. Additionally, the City Engineer will be responsible for oversight of the water treatment facility. As such, the ideal City Engineer candidate will have prior experience in oversight of a municipal utility operation to assist the current supervisor. The new leader will join the City during a critical and ambitious time. The primary responsibilities of this role will be planning and executing the City’s numerous Capital Improvement Projects.
The ideal candidate for this role must have a professional background that includes considerable experience in the direction of varied capital improvement projects and programs as well as graduation from an accredited college or university with specialization in civil engineering, water treatment, public administration or a related field with eight years of experience in a managerial or supervisory capacity. Possession of current registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California is required. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by October 10, 2022.