« Back to job listings Post Jobs

Assoc/Senior Eng (5-yr limited term) - Facilities Management Job Post

Job Type: other

Location: CA

Role: Engineering/Technical
Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carlsbad/jobs/3643174/associate-engineer-senior-engineer-facilities-engineering-5-year-limited-ter

Description: Salary:

Associate Engineer: $90,105.60 - $117,915.20 annually

Senior Engineer: $103,425 - $142,476 annually

Carlsbad - The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 110,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.

The Department: The Public Works Department is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining infrastructure that supports Carlsbad`s excellent quality of life. The department includes Administration, Environmental Management, Fleet and Facilities, Utilities, Construction Management & Inspection and Transportation. More than 173 full time staff support the Department which has an annual budget of $90 million, along with a total Capital Improvement Program appropriation of $260 million.

The Division: Within the Fleet and Facilities Division of the City`s Public Works Department are 4 Divisions – Fleet Services, Facilities Maintenance, Safety Training Center and Facilities Engineering. These divisions are responsible for the management of city vehicles and the planning, design, maintenance, and operation of approximately 45 city owned complexes made up of over 100 buildings totaling over 700,000 square feet within the city.

The Position:

The City is recruiting for an engineer that will be assigned to the Facilities Engineering Division within Fleet & Facilities, on a 5-year limited term. This position will assist in the management of a variety of facility projects. This newly created position was approved by the City Council in June 2022 with the goal of helping to facilitate the delivery of capital improvement projects being undertaken over the next five years. The position will be filled at the Senior or Associate Engineering level depending on candidate qualifications and experience. Knowledge Skills and Abilities and license or certificate requirements are located in the attached KSA matrix: https://www.carlsbadca.gov/home/showdocument?id=7666&t=637662623304051137

This individual will help to manage a variety of facility projects, sometimes independently, with staff or with a team. This position will be responsible for overseeing the planning, designing and constructing of new facilities, and facility renovation or refurbishment projects. Some of the projects the position may be assigned to, or assist with, include:

Orion Center Energy Storage project study - this recently funded project will look at the feasibility of constructing alternative energy source and energy storage on the campus of the Fleet Maintenance, Police and Fire Headquarters, and the future Public Works Operations and Maintenance building (The Orion Center)

Georgiana Cole Library EV Charging project - This project is anticipated to capitalize on grant funding to install EV Charging within the library parking lot

Senior Center Roof & HVAC refurbishment project - This project will replace the roof and roof mounted HVAC systems at the city’s Senior Center

The Orion Center - This project is a 180,000 SF public works operations and maintenance building with warehouses and associated yard space. The project is in the entitlement phase. The design work is expected to be complete in 2023 with construction commencing in 2024.

Fire Station 7 - The City Council approved work plan identifies the goal of having a new fire station operational in 2028.

Monroe Street Pool – This project will reconstruct/refurbish the Monroe Street Pool Complex

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a professional who has exceptional facility project management and leadership skills. Successful candidates will also have excellent oral and written communication skills, have a proven track record, be collaborative, innovative and have the ability to unify thought and influence actions. A demonstrated commitment to customer service and ensuring the right thing for the community is also paramount. In addition, candidates should have a background in building strong relationships with elected officials, city staff, and establishing a network with regional agencies.

Please note: Associate Engineer is a CCEA position and Senior Engineer is an at will Management position. For information about MOUs and Benefits, please click here: https://www.carlsbadca.gov/departments/human-resources/compensation


Knowledge Skills and Abilities are located in the attached KSA matrix.

Work with Facilities Engineering staff to help oversee/coordinate as necessary, various consultants during the preparation of plans, specifications, design work, permits and cost estimates for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects and maintenance and operations (M&O) projects

Perform project management duties, coordinating technical project teams on complex projects/programs using advanced project management techniques

Manage and administer CIP Projects and/or M&O projects to ensure completion within scope, budget, schedule, and standards of practice

Independently exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies as well as areas that require expert interpretation

Prepare staff reports for City Council approval, attend and present materials at City Council meetings or other agency meetings as required. Assist in the peer review of other Facilities Engineering staff reports as needed

Represent the City in community and/or at professional meetings as required

Prepare Requests for Proposals (RFP) and manage consultants. Negotiate scopes of work and fee proposals and work with Contract Administration in the development and execution of Professional Service Agreements and vendor contracts. Assist in the peer review of other Facilities Engineering RFP’s as needed

Identify and coordinate with all project stakeholders and regulatory agencies. Coordinate project design and development details

Identify requirements for project approval and prepare project schedules and budgets. Assist in the peer review of other Facilities Engineering project schedules and budgets as needed

Manage the delivery of necessary regulatory permits for assigned projects including Conditional Use Permit (CUP) applications and CUP amendments as necessary

Work with the City Attorney`s office and Risk Manager as necessary to verify compliance with all city procedures, policies, ordinances and laws

Assist other city departments and the general public in the interpretation of city ordinances, policies, regulations and procedures as required

Collect, analyze, interpret, report and apply technical data

Review engineering reports, master plans, studies, calculations, facility conditions assessments, environmental studies, ventilation odor/airflow studies, etc.

Maintain project records in coordination with Facilities Engineering staff, review and approve vendor invoices and track expenses against project budgets


To perform a job in this classification, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties as generally described in the specification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties in a specific job. The requirements listed in the linked KSA matrix are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for both the Senior and Associate Engineer job classifications.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities are located in the attached KSA matrix and include but are not limited to:


Review technical engineering work of a complex nature with a minimum of supervision

Perform project management and engineering work, alone or under the direction of a registered professional engineer, in the design and construction of facility infrastructure projects.

Supervise the preparation of facility improvement plans, specifications, and estimates for city CIP projects and maintenance or repair projects.

Supervise and coordinate project management activities in technical areas assigned, to help ensure use of good standard practices of project and program management.

Develop detailed project updates and manage execution of projects on time and within budget

Coordinate projects with other city departments, public agencies, and utility companies for orderly planning, scheduling, and construction.

Work with and/or manage external consultants:

Coordinate project design and development with outside consultants

Prepare requests for proposals or requests for bids for consulting or construction services

Establish conditions of contract approval

Meet with developers and consultants to discuss concepts of general requirements for projects

Assist in the selection of consultants

Coordinate and evaluates the consultants’ work

Prepare periodic reports and updates

Prepare professional service agreements, contracts, and contract documents related to the execution of CIP or M&O projects related to the city infrastructure

Interact closely with consultants, contractors, suppliers, vendors, or sub-contractors to improve quality and services

Inspect and supervise inspection services on assigned projects; opine on field changes within the limits of design and cost restrictions; assist in the resolution of disputes concerning plans, specifications, and other work

Review and approve invoices related to projects assigned as required

Serve as technical support and resource to the Operations and Maintenance staff of the division/department assigned

Prepare and/or review staff reports, council resolutions, and reports

Attend City Council meetings or other agency meetings as required

Take initiative and be innovative within all aspects of the position. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities are located in the attached KSA matrix.

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Associate Engineer

Bachelor`s degree in engineering or a closely related field in the area of assignment, from an accredited college or university

5 or more years of related experience

Master`s degree in engineering or a related field may be substituted for work experience (case by case basis)


Prior project management experience with a pubic entity (a plus)

Certified Construction Manager (a plus)

Senior Engineer

Bachelor`s degree in engineering or a closely related field in the area of assignment, from an accredited college or university

7 or more years of related experience

Master`s degree in engineering or a related field may be substituted for work experience (case by case basis)

Registration as a professional engineer in the state of California

Prior project management experience with a pubic entity (a plus)

Certified Construction Manager (a plus)
Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carlsbad/jobs/3643174/associate-engineer-senior-engineer-facilities-engineering-5-year-limited-ter

Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »