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Interim City Engineer

Palmdale, CA 93550

Posted: 05/14/2024 Employment Type: Full Time Category: Public Works Job Number: PPI003150 Pay Rate: $85 -$95

Job Description

Project Partners is seeking an Interim City Engineer with 15+ years of experience to assist our public client in the Palmdale area. The position will be hybrid on-site/remote and full-time (approximately 40 hours per week).


The Interim City Engineer duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct all City activities involving civil engineering, land surveying, project management, and construction; closely coordinate this work with input from other departments and divisions within the City.
  • Supervise and participate in a variety of professional engineering work, including the preparation of plans and project specifications; direct and/or coordinate project inspections; draft ordinances according to general instruction.
  • Supervise and participate in the review of plans; evaluate compliance with laws, ordinances, and acceptable engineering standards, and recommend corrections or improvements; supervise the preparation of legal descriptions and deeds for easements and rights-of-way; approve and sign tentative and final subdivision maps.
  • Prepare and evaluate requests for proposals relating to projects requiring contract engineering work; direct the preparation of project cost estimates for competitive bidding purposes; review plans of consulting/engineering firms performing work for the City and evaluate performance; perform construction contract modifications and negotiate contract changes and change order costs.
  • Make presentations to City committees, commissions, and City Council.
  • Investigate, analyze, and apply for various grants and other funding sources.


Career Advantage:

The selected candidate will gain key public sector experience that can effectively position the candidate to pursue and obtain key, sought-after public sector jobs.

Job Requirements

The Interim City Engineer will have:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or closely related field
  • Required: Licensed California Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in civil or other applicable engineering field, including experience in a responsible administrative or management capacity
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. (i.e., without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship in the U.S.)
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and proof of insurance

Additional Information

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 medical and dental benefits. You can choose the best plan for you and your loved ones. We pay 80% of employee’s medical premium costs.
  • Paid time off – Start accruing paid time off right away – including vacation, holidays, and floating days off

401(k) and Profit-sharing programs

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