City Engineer

City of Visalia | Visalia, CA

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Posted Date 5/16/2024

The City of Visalia is looking for a City Engineer to join our team.  Please click here for the recruitment announcement. This is a continuous recruitment with first review of applications on June 5, 2024.

The City’s Engineering Division is highly active, managing all facets of municipal engineering services including capital project design and construction, private development project review, traffic safety, and public works inspections. The Division oversees a multitude of improvement projects ranging from street expansions, traffic signal installations, sewer and storm drain utilities, and City building projects such as the new Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, and all emergency service buildings.

The selected candidate will be responsible for managing and developing a wide variety of engineering projects, manage the capital improvement program by preparing long-range plans, budgeting and scheduling, advertising and awarding contracts, reviewing plans and specifications, and meeting with consultants and contractors during the design and construction phase of projects. They will review, recommend and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives related to engineering standards and the Division’s overall effectiveness. The position requires understanding of federal and state funding rules and regulations to secure, process and complete CIP. Additionally, the new City Engineer will assign, direct and evaluate the work of professional and technical engineering staff and participate in the hiring process.  

The ideal candidate is an experienced engineer, confident in municipal engineering principles and capable of overseeing on-time project delivery and exhibiting leadership qualities as they direct staff in a wide variety of projects. The ideal candidate will be well versed in managing projects deriving from a multitude of local, state and federal funding programs. 

 Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a BS degree in the engineering or architectural field related to the assignment;
  • Extensive experience in the engineering or architectural field related to the assignment, including supervisory experience of employees.
  • Administrative experience in municipal government is preferred.


  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license by time of appointment;
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California within 6 months of hiring.
  • Registration as a Licensed Traffic Engineer in the State of California is desirable.

Please click here for a detailed job description. 

Positions in this class are typically situated in a standard office environment. Positions also involve field work, resulting in exposure to the weather and exposure to disease-causing bacteria and other harmful pollutants. 

Application and supplemental material will be evaluated and applicants who appear to be the most qualified will be invited to participate in a job related interview and/or examination process. Successful candidates may be required to pass a background, physical examination, and/or drug screen. 

The City of Visalia offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

Monthly Salary:  $11,510 - $14,469
CalPERS retirement program
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)
Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much more!

Review the Benefits tab for more information.

If work-life balance is important to you, consider living in a thriving community that offers the most affordable housing in California with a typical commute time of less than 20 minutes. With a population of over 143,000, Visalia offers small town charm with metropolitan amenities. Visalia has a world class health care system, our own Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing arts community, a minor league baseball team, a downtown convention center, and numerous fine dining establishments.

As the Tulare County seat, Visalia is the principal retail center in the region, and home to several large industrial employers. Visalia has a vibrant downtown district, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, institutions for higher learning, and low cost of living. The City has many community parks, organized team sports, a municipal golf course and private country club, a multi-sport family-oriented regional sports park, and numerous outdoor and recreational activities.
Located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, Visalia offers easy access to the nearby mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers which provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation within an hour or less. Visalia was ranked as the top Central Valley community and one of seven California cities in the top 25 of Gallup Sharecare's latest State of American Well Being Index. Our strong sense of community and social well-being keeps Visalians happy, healthy and moving forward.  Come discover all Visalia has to offer!   

The City of Visalia is an equal opportunity employer.     

Salary11,510.00 - 14,469.00 Month
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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