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Principal Civil Engineer (Capital Projects)
City of Mountain View, South Bay


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 903-6309
Close Date: Feb 12, 2013
Salary: $8,767.00 - $10,959.00 Monthly


The City of Mountain View Invites Applications for the Position of
Principal Civil Engineer (Capital Projects)
$8,767 to $10,959 Monthly* 
(Plus a comprehensive benefits package including CalPERS retirement benefits with 2.7 percent at 55 formula for PERS classic members and 2 percent at 62 for new members. Employee’s contribute 10.5% to PERS with no Social Security deduction.)
The Position
The Public Works Department is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic individual to join a fast paced department as a Principal Civil Engineer in the Capital Projects Engineering section. The Principal Civil Engineer is a high-level position reporting directly to the Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer. This position will lead and supervise the Capital Projects section and oversee the administration of the Capital Improvement Program. Primary responsibilities include: lead role in planning, supervising staff, coordinating and directing public works capital improvement projects; provide professional and technical engineering support services relative to capital improvement projects; inter­pret and apply relevant codes, ordinances, rules and regulations; check plans for accuracy, suitability and completeness, and make recommendations for revisions and improvements; prepare conditions of approval and evaluate environmental documents; meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers and the general public relative to City policies, regulations and pro­cedures; coordinate discrepancies and problem situations with a wide variety of outside parties; administer and/or oversee the administration of contracts; oversee and participate in the review of projects under construction in the field; and resolve complaints and problems in the field between the inspectors and developers, contractors and/or engineers.  Applicants are encouraged to view the full job description at
Minimum Qualifications
·         Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering. Masters degree in engineering, business administration, public administration or a related field is highly desirable. 
·         Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible design civil engineering experience at the Senior Civil Engineer or higher level, including three years working in a lead capacity. Supervisory experience is highly desirable.
·         Licenses:Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California; possession of a valid California driver's license.
Minimum Knowledge and Skills
·         Knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering in municipal and public works; applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design and construction; and methods and techniques used in the design, construction and surveying of a variety of public works projects, including utilities, streets, buildings, mechanical and electrical systems. Familiarity with Caltrans standard specifications and details is highly desirable. 
·         Ability to: Interpret, review and analyze plans and specifications; make complex engineering computations and check, design and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects; administer contracts; prepare specifications and write technical reports; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Selection Process
Application and resume screening will be part of the examination process. Based on the application screening, the candidate with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to a written exercise and oral interview (weighted 100 percent). Depending on the number of applications, the above process may be altered.
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a preemployment process, including employment verification and a DOJ fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination. 
Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
How To Apply
Applications are available in the Human Resources Division, City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, California, 94041, (650) 903-6310, or applicants can apply on-line at  Applications and resumes must be received in the Human Resources Division by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2013. (Postmarks, faxes, emails and interoffice mail will not be accepted if not received by the filing deadline.)
*Incentive pay beyond this control point range may be awarded by the City Manager for meritorious performance.
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