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Interim-City Engineer

El Monte, CA | Full Time

Post Date: 12/08/2017 Job ID: PPI001933 Category: Public Works Pay Rate: $120,000 - $145,000 Annually

Provide effective direction, control, and management over key engineering functions including: infrastructure and utilities engineering, transportation engineering, construction management, and development review. Manage, supervise and assist subordinate staff in the planning, design, manage construction and maintenance of street, sidewalks, drainage structures, transportation facilities and other public works.  Prepare and oversee the preparation of engineering designs, specifications and cost estimates by consultants for a wide variety of capital improvement projects. Meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers and the general public relative to the city policies, regulations, and procedures; coordinate discrepancies and problem situations with outside parties. Ensure the effective coordination of work and project development between engineering/design components and the operations/maintenance components.  Also ensure effective coordination with the other Departments such as Community Development Department and others. Determine priorities and work sequences necessary to achieve objectives and assigns personnel in accordance with priority and need.

Civil engineering principles and practices as applied to municipal public works, including planning and development, design and construction, and operation and maintenance. Methods of preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports, and recommendations related to a variety of public works projects. Codes, ordinances, resolutions, laws, recent developments, current literature and sources of information in municipal public works. Principles and practices of management and supervision. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Principles of budget preparations and expenditure control. Contract preparations and administration. Safety principles, practices and procedures. Operation and programs of a personal computer.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering.  Postgraduate work preferred.



10 years minimum of increasingly responsible and varied civil engineering experience including at least 5 years of significant supervisory responsibilities.


License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the

State of California; possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Project Partners is Southern California's public sector civil engineering specialist. Our singular mission is to help engineering professionals advance their careers while providing employers with flexible and cost-effective engineering staff resources.

Project Partners provides professional benefits to its employees:

  • Project Partners offers a variety of medical and dental plans to choose from. You can decide what is best for you and your loved ones. We pay 80% of our employees’ medical premium costs.
  • Paid time off – Start accruing paid time off right away – including vacation, holidays and floating days off
  • 401(k) program Profit sharing

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