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Organization:  City of Carlsbad
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Carlsbad
Post Code:  92008-7314
Salary and Benefits:  $92,900.00 - $134,700.00

The City of Carlsbad is currently looking for candidates who will demonstrate the value of creating bridges between departments to maximize efficiencies and to streamline processes. The successful candidates will be comfortable taking calculated risks in an effort to work toward optimal results for the community. These key leadership positions requires the ability to establish high performing teams, and will develop top talent for the future.

Under general direction, to plan, organize and direct the activities of an assigned Engineering division which may include the areas of traffic and transportation, utilities, land development engineering or others; to coordinate activities with other departments, governmental agencies and other outside organizations; and to provide technical and administrative staff assistance.


This level acts as a division manager for an assigned engineering area within a major city department. Supervises other management level supervisors and lower level staff in directing the work activities of the division. An Engineering Manager typically reports to the director of a major city department such as Utilities, Transportation or Community & Economic Development.


Knowledge of: (May vary depending on assignment.)

Advanced principles and practices of engineering and administration as applied to the

design and construction of city facilities and projects.

Methods of preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports and Engineering Manager recommendations relating to engineering projects.

City policies and procedures governing engineering and traffic operations and land development.

Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations related to the

engineering, development and construction of projects.

Principles, practices and techniques of public administration including budget and personnel administration.

Principles of supervision, training and evaluation.

Principles and methodologies of establishing fees and assessments and spending costs to users, permittees and property owners

Ability to: (May vary depending on assignment.)

Plan, organize, motivate and direct the activities of assigned area of responsibility.

Interpret applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Develop and administer a division budget.

Prepare and analyze technical reports, statements, contracts and legal documents.

Supervise, train and evaluate professional and technical staff.

Maintain effective work relationships with staff, other governmental agencies,contractors and the general public.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required

knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

A Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Additional course work in public administration is desirable

Ten years of increasingly responsible and varied professional engineering and engineering management experience involving the discretionary review and plan check of a variety of Engineering Manager development projects and/or design and construction of a variety of public facilities and projects, including a minimum of two years of experience in a supervisory capacity.


License or Certificates:

Possession of a valid license as a Registered Civil Engineer issued by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

In addition, for Land Development Engineering, possession of a valid license as a land surveyor issued by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, or a qualifying license as a Civil Engineer issued prior to 1982.

In addition, for Transportation, possession of a valid license as a Traffic Engineer issued by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

The City of Carlsbad offers an excellent salary and benefit package.

Apply online at www.carlsbadca.gov.

CARLSBAD, California - A Great Place to Live and Work

Carlsbad, Calif., is ideally situated in north San Diego County where a great climate, beautiful beaches and lagoons, and abundant natural open space combine with world class resorts, family attractions, well-planned neighborhoods, excellent schools and a charming village atmosphere to create the ideal California experience. Covering 39-square miles, the City of Carlsbad is approaching build out and is currently home to about 107,000 residents. Thanks to an award-winning growth management plan and a solid financial foundation, the city features infrastructure and services that keep pace with development and promote an excellent quality of life. Three lagoons, 46 miles of hiking trails and nearly seven miles of coastline are just part of what makes Carlsbad truly a world class city.

With all the amenities of a large City, Carlsbad has maintained a strong sense of community and citizen connection to government.  In Carlsbad, 97 percent of residents are satisfied with the quality of life, 94 percent are satisfied with City services.

Year-round perfect weather, quality schools, a vibrant and revitalized downtown and a diverse selection of neighborhoods help make Carlsbad one of the most livable communities in California and one you would be proud to call home!


City of Carlsbad is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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