Director of Engineering/City Engineer

City of Chula Vista | Chula Vista, CA

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Posted Date 3/12/2024

Salary: $183,691 - $223,273

The City of Chula Vista is seeking a highly motivated Director of Engineering/City Engineer to plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of the Engineering & Capital Projects Department; coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provide highly complex staff assistance to the City Manager's Office.

The major areas of responsibility are:

  • Plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of theEngineering & Capital Projects Department.
  • Develop, plan and implement department goals and objectives.
  • Develop and administer the department budget.
  • Oversee the department’s human and financial resources including organizational and staff development.
  • Develop and implement the department work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Confer with and represent the department and the City in meetings with members of the City Council, members of boards and commissions, various governmental agencies, developers, contractors, business and industrial groups and the public; explain and justify department programs, policies and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive, significant and controversial issues; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Prepare and make presentations to the City Council, City Management, and the public.

The ideal candidate for this position will have significant management experience in public sector civil engineering and capital improvement projects with outstanding technical knowlege and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Qualified candidates, at minimum, will have the equivalent of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in professional civil engineering involving design and construction of public works projects, including four years of administrative and management responsibility, and training equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field. Municipal civil engineering experience is desirable. Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is required.

To be considered for this position, please submit an official City Application, a comprehensive resume and a letter of interest via our website at

To view the full recruitment brochure, please click here.

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Local Government
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