City of Milpitas
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City Engineer
Public Works Department – Engineering Division
City of Milpitas, California 
Annual Salary: $157,977 - $221,168 DOE/DOQ


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The City of Milpitas, California, is seeking a City Engineer to oversee the Engineering Division within the Department of Public Works. The City Engineer will have oversight of 32 full-time employees, as well as an approximately $5.7 million annual operating budget and a $32 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget. They will directly oversee the three functional areas of design and construction, land development and traffic, and utility engineering. This is a deputy-level position that serves in close collaboration with the Director of Public Works to plan for the City’s infrastructure needs. The City is seeking a highly strategic and futuristic City Engineer, who will see beyond the management of day-to-day tasks and identify opportunities for growth, innovation, improvement, and fiscal sustainability. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional work ethic to drive progress forward. They will also have strong interpersonal skills, including an enthusiasm for mentoring staff, the ability to maintain effective relationships with vendors and contractors, and a desire to collaborate with other Department leaders to maximize impact. Lead a dedicated team and build the future of Milpitas – apply today!

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned civil engineer with expertise in one or more of the following: water, sewer, traffic, and land development. They should be knowledgeable of California’s laws, codes, regulations, and rules related to engineering and construction of public infrastructure. Prior experience in financial oversight is essential, as they will be assisting in the preparation and administration of large budgets. The successful candidate will be a forward-thinking and dedicated professional with a passion for building a resilient and sustainable future for the City of Milpitas. They will be friendly and engaging, flexible, and an excellent problem solver.