The Principal Engineer is responsible for planning, supervising, and coordinating advanced professional engineering assignments on a wide range of municipal projects of a complex nature, including civil, sanitary, traffic, and other municipal public works, maintenance and construction projects; directs and supervises professional, technical engineering staff performing design, inspection and surveying duties; responsible for the administration, direction and supervision of the Engineering Division. The position receives administrative direction from the Director of Public Works.
The Principal Engineer is responsible for the general administrative direction of the Engineering Division and control of all projects. This is the management level class in the professional engineering series and performs more complex engineering duties as well as broader project management and supervisory responsibilities. This position shall also be capable of reviewing and completing staff work to a high degree of completion.
The process will first consist of a review of application materials and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. A resume is required to be attached to the application but will not take the place of a fully completed application; incomplete applications and/or questionnaires will not be considered. Do not put “see resume” on application or supplemental questionnaire as the submission will be considered incomplete. The highly suitable and qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview (weighted at 100%). Upon completion of the oral interview, an eligible list will be established which will be used for the appointment to the position. Possession of minimal qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process and placement on the eligible employment list. Top ranking candidates placed on the eligible list will be invited to the next phase of the selection process and will consist of any or all of the following: oral interview and written/practical exercise.
Appeals concerning administration of an examination must be submitted in writing within two (2) business days from the date the event occurred.
Note: The City of South San Francisco reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.