Principal Civil Engineer

Marin County


Engineering Division

Department of Public Works

$10,227 - $12,558/Month

Marin County, San Rafael, CA


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people, “I work for the County of Marin.” The Marin County Department of Human Resources and the Department of Public Works are conducting a recruitment for the position of Principal Civil Engineer – Engineering Division.


The Principal Civil Engineer is a division head classification within the professional engineer series, and will be assigned as chief over the Engineering Division within the Department of Public Works. This position has responsibility for a staff of sixteen and for implementing multiple and complex programs of extremely broad scope that are characterized by highly difficult and sensitive public, engineering and technical issues. The Engineering Division is a service-oriented division with a broad client base, including support for several divisions in Public Works, other departments and outside agencies. The Division is responsible for the delivery of $10-$20M in projects per year within the following programs: Countywide Road and Bridge Rehabilitation, Storm Damage, Bike/Pedestrian, Safety Elements, and administration of Federal, State and Local grant programs. The Principal Civil Engineer is expected to exercise substantial initiative, judgment and expertise in administering the programs of these divisions. Additionally, the Division manages several County infrastructure initiatives and the Office of the County Surveyor.


The highly qualified candidate has registration as a professional Civil Engineer and experience in the design and construction of civil engineering projects and managing and supervising engineers and technical staff. They have experience successfully managing complex civil engineering projects, including planning and evaluating projects and completing project deliverables on schedule. The ideal candidate effectively manages program budgetary, staff and consultant resources, makes decisions regarding service quality levels, and makes clear decisions for the effective execution of program plans. In addition, the ideal candidate provides clear interpretation of civil engineering regulations and policies and maintains successful working relationships with governmental boards, commissions and members of the general public. The ability to simplify challenging and complex issues around civil engineering projects for ease of public comprehension is a key aspect of success in the position. The ideal candidate has experience in delivering civil engineering projects to maintain a safe and effective transportation system.


We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Five years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience which provides the knowledge and skill requirements as listed in the class specification. Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is required.


Filing Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018, 4pm. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY


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