Published date: March 14, 2024

JOB TITLE: Principal Engineer/City Engineer

AGENCY: City of Rancho Palos Verdes

LOCATION: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

SALARY: $105,179 – $178,093 Annually

FILING DEADLINE: April 5, 2024


at the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

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Are you a creative public works professional that thrives on being challenged with exciting and unique projects? Do you want the stability and benefits of a government job and work in a beautiful and serene environment with a high performing and customer-service oriented organization? If so, read on, because the City of Rancho Palos Verdes is excited to announce recruitments for a PRINCIPAL ENGINEER/CITY ENGINEER.


The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is seeking team-oriented professionals that will be hyper-focused on responding to resident issues with first-class customer service. To succeed in this position, the incumbent will need exceptional written and oral communication ability, outstanding critical thinking aptitude, analytical decision-making proficiency, excellent organization skills, and unwavering attention to detail. Finally, knowledge of engineering concepts typical to public works operations, as defined in the class specification, is essential to this position.

Key responsibilities of the position include overseeing the City’s:

· Traffic program

o Traffic calming and speed mitigation

o Signal operations

o Transportation infrastructure improvements

o Other transportation/traffic related issues

· Right-of-way management

o Engineering standards

o Permitting

o Utility coordination

· Utilities regulatory compliance and asset management

o Sanitary sewer

o Stormwater quality

o Drainage

· Other

o Solid waste

o Fuel modification


Overseeing the City’s capital improvement projects managed by staff and consultants throughout their life-cycle; including planning, environmental clearance, design, and construction oversight including the following:

· Pavement rehabilitation, sidewalks replacement, curb ramp installation, and signage and pavement marking updates

· Drainage improvements/flood risk reduction

· Stormwater quality compliance

· Sanitary sewer upgrades

· New traffic signals and traffic signal upgrades/modifications

· Traffic calming improvements

· Other


You won’t be bored working for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes! With a variety of responsibilities and projects/programs to work on, you will probably be doing something different every day. If you value job stability, this is the place for you. Rancho Palos Verdes has a long tradition of being fiscally sound with healthy annual budgets and reserves that are twice the recommended levels for municipalities. Furthermore, the Capital Improvement Program has a total reserve balance of approximately $20 million. When the private sector and other government agencies are forced to reduce their workforce during difficult budget times, Rancho Palos Verdes stands strong on its decades of sound fiscal policy and continues working!


Rancho Palos Verdes is a semi-rural community situated atop the hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County. The city enjoys expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and Los Angeles basin. Within the city’s 13.6 square miles are the 1,400-acre Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, approximately 31 miles of trails, two beaches, and 7.5 miles of Pacific coastline. There are historic landmarks and points of interest such as Wayfarers Chapel, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Terranea Resort, Trump National Golf Club, and the Point Vicente Lighthouse. With all this and more, Rancho Palos Verdes has become known as “paradise” or “a place set apart”.

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:

This position is open until filled with a first application review date of April 5, 2024. To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three work related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of past organization(s).

Chelsea Freeman

(510) 570-3844 Website:

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