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Public Works Engineering Manager

BKF Engineers

This is a Contract position in Walnut Creek, CA posted May 7, 2022.

We are hiring a Public Works Engineering Manager in our Walnut Creek office! Option to work out of Sacramento or Pleasanton if preferred.

BKF Engineers has an immediate need for a Public Works Engineering Manager with strong technical abilities, and experience in land development project design and able to lead a team of engineers on small and large projects.

The ideal candidate for a Public Works Engineering Manager has strong technical abilities and significant experience in Public Works/Capital Improvement Projects. We are looking for individuals who can independently apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using their experience and judgment. Good communication skills. Ability to plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate all technical work for small to major projects. Assist Project Managers in preparing current project status for informing clients on progress and internal reporting. Lead the Plan Preparation and Design process. Supervise/coordinate and mentor the Team of Engineers, Drafters, Technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments. Lead the Quality Control effort on your projects. AutoCAD and Civil 3D mastery required.

Project Management Assistance: Budgeting, Schedules, Client Care, Invoicing
Design Team Management: Collaboration, Task Assignment, and Scheduling
Feasibility and Basis of Design
PS&E submittals and packages for Public Works Infrastructure and Site Development
Federal, State, City and County Standards
Technical Reports
Agency Liaison: Coordination with public agencies and stakeholders
Project Controls: Quality Control for Project Deliverables
9+ years of experience in site development, design of residential and/or commercial subdivisions, utility systems, and roadways.
B.S in Civil Engineering or related field from an ABET Accredited Curriculum or equivalent required.
Professional Engineering license in the State of California is required.
AutoCAD and Civil 3D mastery required.

Public Works/Capital Improvement Projects include streets (pavement rehabilitation, streetscape, complete streets, etc.); trails and parks; on-call assignments; public building site development, and other municipal engineering. A successful BKF Engineering Manager will combine the skills needed to manage projects, team, and stakeholder members, together with strong technical knowledge of public works design. BKF Project Managers are committed to provide our Clients with excellent service and superior value for their consulting investment.


Competitive salaries, end of year bonuses, profit sharing, and 401k
BKF pays 100% of the premiums for medical, dental, and vision coverage and 50% for your dependents
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for health care and dependent care expenses
Aflac supplemental insurance option, Life insurance, Long-term disability
14 days of paid vacation time, 6 paid sick days, 8 paid Holidays
3 days paid bereavement, 5 days paid jury duty, 5 days paid natural disaster
Flexible schedules
Mental health services, Wellness program, Fitness reimbursement, Gym discounts, Farm Fresh to You discounts
Free office coffee, tea, fruit, bagels, and oatmeal
Education reimbursement, Paid annual dues for professional and societal organizations
$5,000 salary increase for attaining P.E. or PLS
Company-sponsored sports teams and clubs
Annual Company Picnic for employees and their families, Casino Themed Luncheon End of Year Celebration
Employees also have access to BKF’s corporate condo in Lake Tahoe!

What makes BKF a great choice?

The chance to work on iconic West Coast projects
Inclusive and engaging company culture
Competitive salary
Professional development, training and mentorship
Company funded retirement plan
Comprehensive benefits package
Employee wellness program
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Flexible work policy and hybrid work schedule
Amazing teams of supportive and hard-working professionals

Workplace Awards:

“Top Work Place” 2014 – 2021 by the Bay Area News Group
ZweigWhite “Best Firms to Work For” Top 100 in the U.S. 2014 – 2019
“Best Firm to Work for North Bay” North Bay Business Journal for 8 years
ENR 2017 California’s Design Firm of the Year

BKF Engineers provides engineering, surveying, and land planning services for architects, commercial and residential developers, colleges and universities, cities and counties, governmental agencies, hotels, health care facilities, and large corporations. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1915, the firm has 15 California offices and 1 Oregon office employing 450 staff. Our project experience includes corporate headquarters, office buildings, healthcare facilities, sports facilities, hotels and resorts, justice, public buildings, multi-family housing, educational facilities, retail, industrial, parking, highways, roadways, bridges, and light/heavy rail transit projects.

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