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City Engineer

Peckham & McKenney
Hollister, California
$162,000 to $173,000
Closing date
Jan 29, 2023

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City Engineer

City of Hollister, California


The City of Hollister is nestled in San Benito County, 47 miles South of San Jose, along Highway 156 near the San Luis Reservoir. Historically an agricultural community established by ranchers and farmers, Hollister has a population of more than 40,000 residents and has developed into an anchor community for the surrounding area, drawing residents, businesses, and tourists to its beautiful weather, charming downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, diverse work force, friendly people, and rural roots.  Hollister Hills offers over 6,800 acres of scenic and varied terrain for off-highway vehicles as well as dedicated hiking, bicycling, & equestrian trails. Only miles away from Pinnacles National Park, and with back country roads for bikers, the City is an ideal location for nature-lovers. Hollister is home to the widely popular Independence Day Motorcycle Rally, which began in 1947 and is believed to be the event that gave rise to the “American Biker”.  For more information on this charming city, please visit the City of Hollister’s website at


The City Engineer will serve as a critical member of the City’s management team and provide information and recommendations regarding operations and assist in making decisions related to all facets of municipal government.  This position will supervise, review and coordinate all engineering activities, including design engineering, development, transportation and construction management and will work with staff to resolve work problems within the scopes of engineering projects and make technical engineering decisions, prepare a variety of reports, special studies, and participate in meetings and conferences with City Boards and Commissions, the City Council.  This position will prepare and administer the Engineering department operating budget, direct and forecast any additional funds needed for staffing equipment, materials and supplies and implement any mid-year adjustments. 


The minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related field minimum and 5 years of responsible experience in engineering, including 3 years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.  Possession of a certificate of registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California is required.


The annual salary is $162,000 to $173,000.  Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.


Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney


Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.


Filing Deadline:   January 23, 2023


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