Public Works Director/City Engineer


Organization : City of Palo Alto
Job Category : Director Public Works
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : CA
City : Palo Alto
Salary and Benefits : Up to $245,731 annually

Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, the City of Palo Alto is home to a population of 67,000 which doubles during the daytime. Recognized as the global leader in cutting-edge technology, medicine and green innovation, the city is considered the birthplace and heart of the Silicon Valley. Organized across four divisions (Engineering Services, Public Services, Environmental Services, and Airport Operations), the Public Works Department is supported by nearly 180 FTE and a FY2017-18 General Fund budget of $137.5 million.

The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking leader known for his/her continuous improvement mindset, proactive problem-solving abilities and superior project management experience. A strong people manager, he/she will also possess exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills. At least eight years of increasingly responsible public works experience that includes significant management experience is required. Extensive experience overseeing capital projects, a Bachelor’s degree and registration as a civil engineer in California will also be expected. A Master’s degree is preferred.

The salary range goes up to $245,731; salary is supplemented by a competitive benefits package. This recruitment will close on Monday, May 28, 2018. Visit for detailed recruitment brochure and to apply online.


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