City Engineer, Costa Mesa, California

Created 01/13/2021
Reference 393725
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Costa Mesa
Salary $53.93 - $72.27 Hourly
This job posting was last updated on September 15, 2020.


For detailed information about this opportunity, see the City Engineer brochure.

This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice. The next application review date is Friday, October 9, 2020 .

The City of Costa Mesa (population 115,296) encompasses 16.8 square miles and is approximately one mile from Southern California's incomparable coastline. Located  in Orange County on the "coastal tableland" above Newport Beach, Costa Mesa has established a reputation as one of the area's leading cultural and business centers. Its predominant industries include retail trade, light manufacturing, finance/insurance, and real estate. Since its incorporation in 1953, the City has transformed from a quiet suburban community with deep farming roots, to a world-class city featuring some of the best restaurants, retail centers, and cultural arts in the nation. With an ideal location, business-friendly atmosphere, and superior amenities, Costa Mesa represents the best Southern California has to offer.

The City is currently seeking to fill its City Engineer position. Under the direction of the Public Service Director, the City Engineer is responsible for all the functions and activities of the Engineering Division by performing professional and administrative engineering work, and assisting in planning, organizing, budgeting, directing staff and implementation of the City's Capital Improvement Program. Reviews and approves designs, plans, and specifications prepared by division and consulting engineers. Interacts with the public, other governmental agency officials, contractors, and consulting engineers. Also may act in the absence of the Public Services Director.
The ideal City Engineer will be a seasoned leader with a proven track record of effective team management. He/She must have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of civil engineering, including three (3) years supervisory/management experience in a municipal agency. Graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering. Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field is highly desirable.

*Due to recent budget reductions, employees in these classifications are required to furlough 104 hours between June 21, 2020 and July 20, 2021. New employees will have their required furlough hours prorated based on hire date.
  Application & Selection Process

To be considered for this desirable opportunity, candidates must submit an application online.  Candidates must upload a detailed resume into the " Attachments " section of the online application.  

Candidates'  resumes must include the following information:
  • Name of agencies/organizations worked including employment dates
  • Specific employment duties performed with each employer
  • Population and employment size of agencies/organizations worked
  • Breadth of functions supervised
Candidates must also provide five (5) professional references representing various organization levels into the "References" section of the online application. 
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Employer City of Costa Mesa, CA

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