Principal Civil Engineer

  • City of Milpitas
  • 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, California
  • Apr 05, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering Other Mid to Senior Level, Supervisory
  • Salary: $132,922 USD
  • Salary Top: $172,877
  • Phone: (408)586-3086
  • Apply By: Apr 27, 2021


The City of Milpitas is excited to invite applications for experienced Civil Engineers!

The Principal Civil Engineer leads, supervises, plans, coordinates, and participates in one of the Engineering Sections of the Engineering Division or Building Department.  Engineering sections include Design and Construction, Land Development and Transportation & Traffic.  This position will manage the Land Development Engineering Section, overseeing new private development projects, review and approve private development plans, encroachment permits, and review maps for compliance with Municipal Code and the Subdivision Map Act. The Land Development Engineer will manage the City’s Community Rating Service (CRS) Flood Insurance Program, the City’s Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, Franchise Agreements, and Landscape Lighting Assessment Districts.  Extensive, recent local government and Land Development Engineering experience is highly desirable.

Job Description

Examples of Duties

  • Lead, supervise, plan, administer, coordinate, and participate in the activities of a major engineering section;
  • Provide professional and technical engineering expertise relative to assigned area of responsibility;
  • Serve as part of Departments Senior Management team by assisting in development and implementation of Department goals, policies, procedures and priorities;
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned professional, technical, and clerical staff;
  • Interpret, apply, and prepare revisions as appropriate for relevant codes, ordinances, rules and regulations;
  • Develop and administer assigned section budget, administer and/or oversee consultant and other contracts, provide technical review and approval of all payments and billing for contracted services, and track section costs;
  • Review and sign engineering drawings, plans, specifications, studies, and reports;
  • Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and divisions as appropriate;
  • Serve as staff to a variety of City and outside commissions, boards and committees as assigned;
  • Conduct special engineering studies relative to assigned area of responsibility; prepare appropriate reports and analyses; and
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or closely related field AND Five years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience, including significant supervisory responsibilities. A significant portion of experience with public agencies is highly desirable.

License and Other Requirements

  • Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
  • Possession of, or an ability to obtain and maintain, a valid driver’s license from the State of California.

Special Instructions

First application review scheduled for April 14, 2021 for all applications received through April 13, 2021. Apply immediately for first consideration. 

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Additional Information

Candidates will receive all communications by email regarding the recruitment process, which includes, but is not limited to, application status, testing dates, and interview scheduling. If you require alternate communications, please contact Human Resources at (408) 586-3090.

Job Address

455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, California 95035 United States View Map