City of Encinitas
Job Category
Work Schedule
Job Closing Date
Job Open until Filled
Job Description

he Assistant Director of Engineering  is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and providing oversight for multiple functions, work groups and service areas in the Engineering Department, including the CIP, and Traffic programs. Coordinates assigned activities with other City Departments and outside agencies. The Assistant Director will manage each program’s work plan, oversee staff development, monitor grant opportunities, ensure projects are being delivered efficiently and ensure staff are providing excellent customer service.

Assists the Department Director in the administration and coordination of services and functions within Engineering Department; oversees the day-to-day operations of the department.
Performs diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility.
Provides complex administrative and professional assistance to the Director, City Attorney, Assistant City Manager, City Manager, and/or City Council.
Plans, directs, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work plan for assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns work activities, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
Reviews departmental operations to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of services and/or programs; monitors and evaluates work flow.
Formulates long and short-range forecasts of work and develops and executes appropriate plans.
Directs the development and implementation of policies, procedures, programs, goals, standards and priorities.
Manages and administers a variety of operations, plans, and activities, which include: ensuring timelines are met; monitoring work quality; monitoring safety compliance; and, performing other related tasks.  
Coordinates training and development activities and opportunities.
Reviews engineering projects to ensure conformance with standards, plans, and policies; certifies completion of projects.
Prepares or directs the preparation of reports and presentations to City Council and Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission, and public meetings and events; attends and presents at City Council, Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission, and public meetings and events.
Serves as a lead in cross-division teams and cross-department initiatives and programs. Coordinates activities, services, and programs with other agencies, partners, departments, and/or other applicable parties.
Assists in the preparation of and monitors the Department, division, program and project budgets; forecasts funding needs; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends budget adjustments.
Responds to and resolves citizen complaints; investigates and analyzes sensitive and complex issues.
Monitors national and state-wide developments in funding, engineering, economic, and community development matters; evaluates their impact on City programs and operations and recommends responsive changes. 
Makes hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
May serve as the Director in his/her absence.
Speaking in public. 
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Training and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field plus seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience in civil engineering, including five years of professional supervisory or management responsibility experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. A Master's degree in a related field is desirable.
Licensing Requirements 
Professional Engineering (P.E.) License with the State of California in Civil Engineering