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Transportation and Public Works Engineering Division Manager

County of Sonoma
SANTA ROSA, CA Full time
Posted on September 26, 2017

Transportation and Public Works Engineering Division Manager

Salary $109,406.84 - $132,970.42 Annually

For more information & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331.

EOE   Apply by 10/25/17!

 The County of Sonoma Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Department Seeks a Highly Experienced Engineer to Lead Our Road's Division!

TPW provides road construction and maintenance services throughout the County of Sonoma. It is TPW's mission to plan, build, manage, and maintain Sonoma County's investment in quality services and infrastructure by leading the way to a safe and sustainable community through stewardship and innovation. The departments' 10 business units include: Airport, Integrated Waste (Refuse), Lighting Districts, Road Maintenance Districts, Roads, Special Projects, Transit, and Water System Service Areas. 

The Engineering Division Manager oversees the Construction, Design, Materials Lab, and Survey sections 
of the Road Division, and is focused on managing staff and engineering activities related to the administrative operation of the Division. This position oversees fiscal accountability of the Division and establishes performance goals and objectives associated with the delivery of road and bridge capital projects. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience managing and coordinating the work of Public Works staff involved in the design, survey, and construction of bridges and highways
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices relating to modern budget, program, and systems management
  • Extensive knowledge of requirements concerning the design, construction, and inspection methodology necessary for federal, state, and local funded road and bridge construction projects
  • Experience and working knowledge of the Caltrans process for all types of projects, including those related to major capital projects
  • A State of California Civil Engineering License

What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice

In addition to generous starting pay, expansive opportunities for growth and development, being part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that offers continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better the communities of our region, you can look forward to some excellent benefits


Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Normally, any combination of experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, five years of full-time, professional engineering experience, including two years at the level of Senior Civil Engineer with the County of Sonoma would provide such opportunity.

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers. Registration may be documented by presentation of the applicable certificate. It is highly desirable for the incumbent of the position allocated to the Permit and Resource Management Department to have both a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer and as a Licensed Land Surveyor.

Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: the principles, practices, and techniques of civil engineering; statistics and advanced mathematics including algebra and analytic geometry; topographic and construction surveying, stress analysis, analytical mechanics and the strength, properties and uses of construction materials; common methods and equipment utilized in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work; real property descriptions; civil engineering design and drafting methods and equipment; legal requirements concerning the design, construction and inspection methodology necessary for private and commercial structures as well as major construction projects; the daily operations of a modern solid waste disposal facility.

Considerable knowledge of: 
the principles and practices relating to modern budget, program and systems management; English syntax and grammar; the principles, practices and techniques of supervision and training.

Working knowledge of:
 building inspection as well as plan checking practices and techniques.

Ability to:
 successfully manage complex and technical engineering assignments; effectively supervise and direct the work of professional, technical, and operations staff; plan and organize various aspects of the work relating to administration, budget, and general management matters; make accurate mathematical calculations; read, understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings and plans; listen attentively and participate in negotiations by providing required data and information; adjust workload changes and work under stress to meet deadlines; develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of representatives from governmental and private agencies, construction and consultant contractors, coworkers and the public; write and direct the preparation of technical reports, correspondence, and maintain records; provide effective leadership in the development of new or improved procedures; analyze and review staff reports and recommendations and give constructive criticism; effectively assemble organize and present in written and/or oral form, reports containing alternative solutions and recommendations regarding specific resources, plans and policies; speak before groups regarding department plans, projects and functions.