Principal Engineer

Eastvale, California
Jun 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
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The Eastvale Team recently defined our purpose and values:

We champion experiences that engage, excite, and elevate our commUNITY through our:  

KINDNESS; selfless concern for all, 

GRIT; passion and resilience in everything we do, and 

SOLUTIONS-DRIVEN; courageous, creative, and collaborative results. 

The new purpose and values really define our team and culture in Eastvale and are the basis and foundation of how we serve our community. Team is the single most important thing in any organization, and we have attracted and developed a talented team that is passionate about Exceeding Eastvale’s Expectations Everyday and creating a destination City where our community can live, work, play, and connect. 

In Eastvale we have created a Strengths-Based Leadership, Purpose & Values Driven, and People-Serving Team that is continually growing, learning, trying, and doing. We know perfection is the enemy of progress and mistakes are proof that we are trying. Some days we WIN, some days we LEARN, yet we ALWAYS TRY and GIVE our BEST!

If you are looking for a rewarding career that fosters innovation, creativity, collaboration, and a sense of purpose, we welcome you to apply to be a part of our award-winning team.

The Principal Engineer is a newly created in-house management level position that will serve as a key member of the City of Eastvale’s Engineering Division. The Principal Engineer has a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to work with sophisticated development, to design a downtown destination, and to develop large scale projects. The position will focus on bringing uniqueness to the City that will create places for people to prosper and connect. 

Further, the selected candidate will serve in elevating the quality of development in the City with a “can do” attitude and “get it done” performance approach to work in a fast-paced environment working closely with a talented, energetic, and highly engaged team of City talent.

This position might be perfect for you:

  • If you want to make a valuable contribution to the community
  • If you are passionate about serving others
  • If you want to help define our vision for the future and our ability to thrive, together
  • If you want to help build Eastvale’s tomorrow, today


You will contribute to the following key projects

    • Leading our increased strategic initiatives, including private land development and large-scale projects which include Leal Master Plan, Hamner Place, The Station, The Merge, The Homestead, Eastvale Entertainment District, among many other projects for our development community, businesses, and residents
    • Supporting long-range efforts of anticipated or potential future projects that would service the community such as the Eastvale 2040 General Plan, a Civic Center, which includes a City Hall and Public Library, a law enforcement substation, and/or developing the Leal property to become our downtown destination
    • Designing a downtown area/entertainment district from raw dairy land, and a unique brand destination location for years to come
    • Development of the $22 Million Limonite Bridge Extension over the Cucamonga Creek and through the Homestead development 
    • Development of the Altfillisch property (southwest corner of Citrus Street & Scholar Way)
    • Design and implementation of an $8 million Active Transportation Grant Trail System to enhance walkability and connect our schools, parks, neighborhood, and retail
    • Connect and synchronize traffic signals citywide
    • Smart City Technology and use of streetlights for community benefitting services and wireless data service
    • Oversee and manage Land Development projects


Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. 

Experience: Four or more years of progressively responsible experience in professional civil engineering (emphasis on private land development), including experience with public works projects, including three years of supervisory experience or any combination of training and experience that   provides the desired knowledge and abilities. 

 Licenses & Certificates: Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer (P.E.) with the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers required.  

Active membership and/or participation in professional organization such as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Public Works Association (APWA), Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and/or related groups is highly desirable.  

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid Class “C” California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.  

Ability to attend special City events including weekends, evenings, and holidays, as required.  

Ability to attend night meetings and work extended hours, as needed, and/or required.

Bilingual ability is highly desirable.

For more information about this position, please visit the job description here or view the job brochure here.  


Application Process

The closing date for this recruitment is July 20, 2021. To be considered for this opportunity, submit your application, cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references here.

Stage 1 –The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant’s employment application, resume, and cover letter.   Applications that are incomplete and/or that do not meet the minimum combination of education and experience will not be given further consideration.

Stage 2 – The second stage in the selection process will consist of review by subject matter experts who will evaluate and rate the candidates’ applications and resumes in order to determine those that most closely demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement.  Successful candidates who most closely meet the defined criteria will be invited to participate in the next stage.

Stage 3 – The third stage will consist of interviews with a panel of subject matter experts, where candidates will be evaluated and rated on responses to pre-defined questions. Candidates may also participate in a skills-based performance test.  Candidates must achieve a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.  

Stage 4 – The fourth stage will consist of an interview with the  City Engineer and/or Community Development Director.  Finalists will then move into background and reference checking.  

The City of Eastvale reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.  

Successful candidates shall be required to submit to:

Background/Reference Check/Physical Exam:  City employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a reference check, criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting, and a post-offer (City paid) physical examination (including drug/alcohol testing).  


Participation in E-Verify: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  In accordance, the City will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  For additional information regarding E-Verify, the Federal Government's online employment eligibility verification system, please visit

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The City of Eastvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non- job-related factor.  

Reasonable Accommodation:  In compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, the City of Eastvale is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.  Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process must make a request no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications.  Such requests should be addressed to the Talent Attraction & Development Division at the City of Eastvale, 12363 Limonite Ave. Suite 910, Eastvale, CA  91752, or call (951) 703-4434.       

Please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Talent Attraction & Development at (951) 703-4434. Applicants may visit the City's official website at www.eastvaleca.go

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