Principal Engineer

Posted: 03/15/2021

The City of Cedar Falls is seeking Principal Engineer candidates to complete advanced, professional level civil engineering duties. Duties will include, but not be limited to, designing, recommending, supervising, and contract administration of public infrastructure projects; preparing, reviewing and negotiating cost estimates; drafting plans and specifications; collecting site data; reviewing and approving consultant design plans for new subdivisions; and providing complex staff support to the City Engineer, including completion of reports, letters, proposals, surveys, and studies.  Duties may also include acting as City Engineer in the City Engineer’s absence and supervising technical and possibly professional staff.
Individual will prepare computerized drawings, complete complex engineering calculations, and project quantities for payment, as well as respond to inquiries regarding code compliance and complaints.  Position may assist in the selection, evaluation, and training of professional and technical staff and may be involved with budget administration, service goals, objectives, and practices.  Candidates must have the ability to operate computer aided drafting software and have knowledge of construction, civil engineering, and management principles, practices, and techniques.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with major course work in civil engineering or related field; four years of professional civil engineering experience and a Professional Engineering (PE) license issued by the State of Iowa OR six years of professional civil engineering experience without a Professional Engineering license; and a valid driver’s license with good driving record.  Post-offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen may also be required. 
The expected employment offer will be in the $70,412–92,417 range, depending on qualifications, with full-time benefit package.  Full current salary range is $70,412–114,422.
For consideration, submit a completed application (available from Cedar Falls City Hall or, resume, and copies of engineering credentials to: City of Cedar Falls, Finance & Business Operations Dep’t., Attn: Principal Engineer, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 OR to  Position will remain open until filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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