Civil Principal Engineer (SLO)

Location: CA - San Luis Obispo
Job Code: CPE
# of openings: 2


Job Summary

Responsible for project management, mentoring talented staff, preparing engineering reports and analyses, design and preparation of plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of clients and great Public Works projects. In this role, the Project Manager may also be responsible for obtaining new business (seller-doer).

Job Duties

  • Concurrently manages a variety of civil engineering Public Works projects.
  • Track project scope, budget and schedule to ensure fulfillment of contract commitments and profitability.
  • Establishes and fosters client relations and develops letter proposals (scope, schedule and fee estimates).
  • Effectively manages quality assurance and quality control.
  • Participates in professional and/or technical organizations.
  • Uses technical knowledge to prepare PS&E for transportation (roadway and intersection widening, street rehab, streetscape improvements, complete streets, etc.), storm drain, (hydrology and hydraulics), water quality BMPs, sanitary sewer and water pipe lines.
  • Analyzes and recommends solutions to complex drainage problems.
  • Primary interface with clients on project coordination and design and follow-up to ensure quality standards are met, efficiency levels are maintained, and client satisfaction, respect and confidence assured. Communicates effectively with various departments, clients, and agencies.
  • Directs/mentors project engineers and design engineers on technical matters and procedures and acts as a technical resource to staff.
  • Develops fee estimates for all project types and ensures projects are delivered on
  • schedule and within scope and budget.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college.
  • Requires 10 years’ experience in civil engineering specifically pertaining to Public Works projects.
  • Requires minimum 2 years of project management experience pertaining to Public Works projects.
  • Requires a California P.E. license.
  • Proven expertise in design.
  • Proficient with code principles and able to convey them to others.
  • Experience in management of client relationships. Working knowledge of typical computer software programs used for civil engineering design (AutoCAD, Civil3D, Hydrology and Hydraulic, AES, WSPG, Flowmaster, etc.)
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Suite.
  • A proven track record and strong desire of providing strong client service and delivery.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deliver on time and within budget.
  • Experience in staff management, mentoring and resource management a plus.
  • Experience participating in business development process is a plus.
  • Participates in professional and/or technical organizations a plus.




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