The City Engineer is part of the Community Development Department, which includes the Planning Division and Building Division. The Department has 12 full time employees and works very closely with the Public Works department on all development related projects.
The City Engineer reports to the Community Development Director and is responsible for the City's engineering standards, improvements in the right-of-way, subdivision map processes, circulation plans, Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) implementation and coordination with Public Works functions.
The City Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the City's engineering services to ensure that development plans, subdivision maps, storm water public improvements, and capital project designs are completed in accordance with current professional standards and consistent with the community's high expectations.
In conjunction with the Community Development Department, the City Engineer will be involved in a variety of exciting projects to fulfill the vision of the City's General Plan, including:
- Implementation of award winning Uptown/Town Center Specific Plan with form based code, walkable neighborhoods, traffic calming streets and storm water enhancement improvements
- Entitlement of three new specific plan areas to allow construction of over 2,500 new housing units
- Preparation of new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
- Paso Robles Airport Infrastructure projects
- Collaboration with Public Works on Recycled Water System
- Salinas River trail and watershed improvement projects
To see more exciting projects, download the recruitment brochure here: goo.gl/LeM3u3
The City Engineer will plan, direct, and review City engineering activities including design, plan check review and inspection of subdivision maps, tract improvements, storm water management plans, public improvements, encroachment permits, grading permits, transportation improvement projects, public parking projects, traffic engineering projects, pedestrian circulation enhancement projects, City Engineering Standards and AB 1600 Development Impact Fees programs.
Employment Standards & Special Requirements
The Ideal Candidate
The City of Paso Robles is seeking an experienced professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker with high interpersonal skills, who can work effectively in a variety of team situations and with the public. The candidate will be an effective leader with excellent communication skills, capable of educating and motivating internal staff and the community. The ideal incumbent will possess: experience in managing engineering contracts and the ability to present complex concepts and ideas to governing bodies and community groups; experience in negotiating with private sector developers on new projects to ensure that future development is consistent with the values and needs of the community; strong leadership qualities; excellent time and project management skills; a keen desire to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of Civil Engineering and Storm Water Management.
Engineering principles, including planning and development, as well as design and construction; management, supervision, and coordination of the activities and operations of the Engineering Division composed of Development Services, Capital Projects, and Traffic Engineering; planning, design, and implementation of large and smaller community public works projects; regulations and experience working collaboratively with governmental agencies, as well as with property owners, contractors, developers, and the general public.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; collaborate with a wide variety of community groups and other stakeholders, and explain complex issues in straightforward terms; demonstrate tact and diplomacy; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including community leaders, public officials, public groups, and the general public.
The incumbent must also have the ability to oversee and determine scope of engineering projects, review plans of private engineers, make technical engineering decisions, and establish technical criteria and standards; review and approve engineering drawings, subdivision maps, agreements and associated requirements, Capital Improvement Plans, specifications, and estimates; resolve complex land development issues, and recommend and implement revisions to codes and processes to improve services and reduce risk; identify and choose appropriate courses of action from multiple alternatives and anticipate the impact of such decisions; exercise sound managerial judgment in the administration and oversight of complex engineering, construction, planning, and operational problems.