City Engineer

City of Turlock

This is a mid-management classification responsible for the management of the Engineering Division and programs/functions involving the management, coordination, and delivery of the Citywide engineering and surveying service. In addition, the job incumbent has direct responsibilities for overseeing and directing the work of subordinate staff. This position differs from other positions involved in engineering functions in the broader responsibility for developing and implementing programs, systems and procedures that affect the overall City operations and multiple departments and units. Duties and responsibilities are performed in accordance with law, ordinance, and City policy.
Essential Functions
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Plans, develops, and implements or directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities relating to engineering surveying functions.
Participates in Pre-Development meetings regularly.
Directs and reviews all public works engineering activities including design, surveying, and inspection.
Reviews for adherence to engineering principles and standards the construction, maintenance and operations activities of the City of Turlock water distribution, sewer collection, street, storm drain systems, parks and trees, buildings and airport functions.
Supervises and participates in the development and administration of the Engineering Division budget; directs and forecasts additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements mid-year adjustments.
Supervises and participates in the development and implementation of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Confers and consults with administrative staff on problems related to the design and construction of public works systems and the interpretation and enforcement of construction specifications.
Reviews and evaluates for propriety engineering plans, specifications, engineering reports, cost estimates, contract documents, and proposed ordinances submitted by City staff and consulting engineers.
Selects trains, and evaluates personnel; establishes and monitors employee performance objectives; prepares and present employee performance reviews; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination actions.
Serves as technical advisor to the City Manager, City Council, and Department Heads on public works engineering matters; conducts special studies and assignments; develops comprehensive recommendations for management consideration.
Selects, oversees, and evaluates adequacy of consulting engineering services; prepares requests for proposal; coordinates contract activities and provides technical advice and interpretation as required.