City Engineer


Organization : City of Lincoln - City Engineer
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : CA
City : Lincoln
Salary and Benefits : Up to $200,000 annually + excellent benefits
 The City of Lincoln

City Engineer

Up to $200,000 annually + excellent benefits 

The City of Lincoln offers an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced leader to join our team as City Engineer!


The City of Lincoln is a growing community rich with history.  It maintains the charm of a small-town feel despite the growing population of almost 50,000.  Near the Sacramento area and wine country, it is a desired location to live in with tree-lined streets, quaint shopping and dining and a town square filled with community events and festivities.

We are a team of over 200 dedicated employees providing quality services including police, fire, library, utilities, parks and recreation programs.  Our mission is to provide the highest level of service responsive to our community's expectations and to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality.

After years of contracting the role, the City has approved the new position of City Engineer to serve as the department head over capital engineering and construction projects.  The salary range for this position is up to $200,000 with placement in the range dependent on qualifications.  The City provides a full benefit package, including CalPERS pension and up to 100% paid retiree health.


The City Engineer will oversee a talented and dedicated team of six staff.  Under direction of the City Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the City's traffic engineering and construction management activities including developing and administering operating and capital budgets, as well as managing contracts for consulting services.  The City Engineer actively collaborates with and supports the services of the City's Community Development Department.

The ideal candidate will be an effective, collaborative leader with proven experience in leading accomplished capital improvement projects.   The incumbent will jump right into a number of active and diverse Capital Improvement Projects in various phases.

A highlight of some of the current projects include replacing the McBean Park Drive Bridge, enhancement of various City recreational parks and improvements to pedestrian, bicycle and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle routes.  Learn more about the City's CIPs at City of Lincoln Capital Improvement Projects.


The new City Engineer should be a collaborative leader and capable individual with impeccable people skills, excellent communication both written and verbal, and customer service oriented.  The ideal candidate will have an accomplished background successfully leading capital improvement and construction projects.

Candidates must have the required licenses, education and experience to be considered for this position.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is to possess:

  • The equivalent of ten years of increasingly responsible experience in public works, capital engineering or civil engineering, including at least five years in a supervisory or management capacity, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field.
  • A current California Professional Civil Engineer license is required.  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license is required.


Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately for first consideration.  This position is open until filled with the first review of resumes beginning on Monday, May 15, 2023.  To be considered, apply at

For further information or questions on the recruitment process, please contact Justin Orton at (916) 434-3209 or


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