Director of Public Works/ City Engineer

City of Lawndale
Until Filled

SALARY:  $118,908 - $144,528 Per Year Plus Benefits

The City of Lawndale is seeking a dynamic leader with strong management, organization and communication skills to oversee its Department of Public Works.

The Director of Public Works/ City Engineer has full responsibility for providing direction and oversight for the department key areas, which includes: engineering; street, building and landscape maintenance and contract administration. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of effectively overseeing capital improvement projects and public works operations, managing staff, and working collaboratively with all levels of the organization. Successful candidates should be innovative, dedicate attention to achieving specific strategic plan objectives to improve the overall performance and effectiveness of the organization, while providing exemplary municipal services to City residents, businesses, and visitors.  


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred. Six (6) years of experience managing diverse public works operations involving administration, engineering, capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations, including: two (2) years managing and/or directing a division or department.  Possession of valid registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of California is required.  Registration as a Land Surveyor is desirable.

TO APPLY: Please submit an official City Employment Application and resume to the City of Lawndale’s Administrative Services/ Personnel Department. Emailed or faxed application materials will not be accepted. Applications may be obtained from the City website at or by contacting the City of Lawndale at (310) 973-3200 OR via email at Office hours: Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm.

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