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Assistant City Engineer

Avery Associates
Antioch, California
$139,560-$169,632 annually, DOQ (2% COLA increase effective 10/9/2022).
Closing date
Oct 30, 2022

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Antioch is one of California’s oldest cities, with a growing population of professionals and skilled workers. Ideally situated on the banks of the San Joaquin River, the City of Antioch offers an abundance of recreational opportunities and cultural facilities and serves as a center point to Northern California, particularly linking the San Francisco/East Bay region to Sacramento and the Central Valley. With a population of over 114,000 residents and growing, the City of Antioch is the second largest city in Contra Costa County. Families with dreams of home ownership come to Antioch for its stunning neighborhoods, parks, and natural beauty. Land remains plentiful and affordable, compared with other parts of the Bay Area.




The Assistant City Engineer (ACE) will have a diverse and multifaceted set of responsibilities in this prominent role for the City. While reporting to the Public Works Director/City Engineer, the ACE will manage the Engineering Services division, coordinating with and supporting development services activity, the City’s CIP, Traffic Engineering, and the Clean Water Program. As one of two divisional managers within Public Works, the ACE manages a staff of 12, plus three contract personnel. A key focus is to strengthen engineering presence in development services through a more active engagement with key partners within the Community Development Department. This will include technology enhancements, more effective tracking and management of development plans, and improvement of workflow processes, all in conjunction with the Planning and Building divisions.




The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver who operates with a sense of urgency and a focus on results, with high levels of diplomacy and a relationship approach to the operation.  A professional background that includes five years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience including at least two years of supervisorial and administrative experience is required, along with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field.  Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California is required (or if registered as a Civil Engineer from another state, the ability to obtain registration as a Civil Engineer in California within one year of appointment is required).  The salary range for this position is $139,560 - $169,632 annually, DOQ. (This position will receive a 2% COLA increase effective 10/9/2022.) To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by October 28, 2022.


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