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City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Project Manager
Annual Salary: $108,388.00 – $131,726.00 (DOQ) plus Excellent Benefits Package and Relocation Stipend for out-of-state/area candidates

This position is open until filled with priority screening of applications on June 27, 2022. Apply at

This recruitment will be used to fill an immediate vacancy in the Public Works Department and any future vacancies within the next 12 months. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you are encouraged to apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

The Public Works Department provides high quality infrastructure and related services to residents and visitors of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Department serves the community by developing, constructing, and maintaining the public infrastructure, which includes streets, sidewalks, traffic facilities, storm drains, fleet, parks, buildings and facilities, an urban forest, and a world-class beach.

What makes Carmel-by-the-Sea a best workplace? Our employees and work culture, of course! At the City, our employees are number one, and we are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued, heard, inspired, and encouraged to bring their full selves to work. Our employees are a collaborative and dedicated team of professionals committed to providing exceptional service to our community, supporting the City Council’s mission and meeting the needs of our residents. Watch this video to learn more about Carmel-by-the-Sea.

The Ideal Candidate is someone with:

  • Experience in a public agency or related private organization with project management, engineering, design, and construction management skills to concurrently manage a wide range of public works infrastructure and building renovation projects.
  • Experience establishing, monitoring, and tracking project budgets and schedules; preparing reports; and negotiating consultant services contracts and construction change orders.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulatory and legal statutes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong decision making and strategic thinking ability, and a commitment to customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through.

What you will do

  • Perform condition assessments of public infrastructure and buildings, identify, prioritize, and recommend projects with cost estimates for funding in the 5-year Capital Improvement Program.
  • Prepare requests for qualifications and requests for proposals for professional consultant services, evaluate qualifications and proposals, lead selection committees, prepare and negotiate scope of work, fees, and schedules for professional services agreements, and process amendments.
  • Conduct field investigations, evaluate project feasibility, and check survey maps, geotechnical reports, design studies, calculations, traffic control plans, and right-of-way information.
  • Check and recommend for approval construction drawings, and special conditions and technical specifications for infrastructure and building renovation projects. Process project for environmental, building, and other permits.
  • Assemble bid and construction contract documents. Administer the public bidding process, conduct pre-bid meetings, issue addenda, and review bid proposals.
  • Provide construction management and field inspection services to ensure compliance with plans and specifications, check submittals and progress payments, manage schedules and budgets, and ensure public safety.
  • Coordinate projects with design consultants, utility representatives, adjacent property owners, businesses, and other agencies and City departments.
  • Represent the City effectively in meetings with commissions, community groups, professional organizations, other agencies, and the public.
  • Prepare and present City Council and Commission agenda reports for all phases of projects.
  • Conduct public meetings regarding CIP projects. Issue surveys, compile data, and make recommendations.
  • Develop master plans, engineering reports, standard details, and plan notes.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, construction management, public administration, or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of three years of experience in public works, engineering project management, or construction management, including contract administration, plan review, and coordination of funding sources.
License(s):  Possession of a valid Class “C” California driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a valid State of California Professional Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineer and/or Architecture license is highly desirable.

To be considered for this career opportunity, you must submit a complete online application at, and answers to the supplemental questionnaire. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application. Incomplete applications and/or supplemental questionnaire will be rejected. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria in this job announcement. Applicants with the most relevant qualification will be invited to interview.

Potential candidates from outside California (Monterey County region) are strongly encouraged to research the cost of housing and overall cost of living in the area before applying. 

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is an equal employment opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to submit an application for this opportunity. The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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