Deputy Director of Engineering/City Engineer

City of Port Angeles | Port Angeles, WA

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Posted Date 1/22/2019

Under administrative direction of the Public Works & Utilities Director, assists in the planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Public Works and Utilities Department and serves as City Engineer. Coordinates the integration of the office functions for all of engineering services, contracting and permitting. In addition, plans, directs, and coordinates the strategic and long-term planning of the, Stormwater, Water, and Wastewater Utilities, and acts as Director in his/her absence. Essential functions include:

Assists the Director in providing overall direction and budget monitoring of the engineering, resource management and permitting divisions of the department. Has direct supervision over engineering staff.

Helps develop and supervises the preparation and monitoring of the above division's annual budget, including capital improvement projects.

Assist Director in the development, award, and administration of public works construction and professional services contracts, including development of contract specifications.

Serves as advisor to the Director, City Manager, Utility Advisory Committee, City Council and other agencies concerning all aspects of municipal utilities.

Supervises the design, construction, and inspection of departmental projects.

Assists in assuring compliance with local, State and Federal laws relative to the operation of the Department.

Makes recommendations and assists in the development of local ordinances concerning issues of the department.

Prepares and presents reports, verbally and in writing, to the Director, City Manager, City Council, , Utility Advisory Committee, other agencies, concerning issues relative to the department.


Education:  BA or BS degree in engineering or related field.  Registration as a Professional Engineer is required. 

Experience: Experience as a high level manager, including engineering and resource management responsibilities, preferably in an agency with multiple utilities or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with construction and/or professional services contracts is desirable. 

Possession of a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment, and a driving record acceptable to the City's risk manager.

To Apply: Apply on-line at Please complete the online application and attach a letter of interest and resume. First review of applications is February 4, 2019.

Selection Process: Evaluation of all candidates will be based on qualifications. Only those selected to receive an interview will be contacted.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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