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Senior or Principal Engineer - Salinas Office

Location: City of Salinas

Wallace Group is looking for an individual with a collaborative and leadership mindset with strong technical engineering skills to join our team in our office in the City of Salinas to assist in serving our public agency and private clients throughout the Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito tri-county area. Our culture is built on teamwork with integrity, purpose, quality, and mutual respect as our Core Values summary. Our Vision is to work passionately in a results-driven, rewarding, and supportive growth environment to enhance the lives of those we serve.

Duties: Our ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial mindset with strong business development and technical skills to lead and grow our Salinas office. We’re looking for a candidate who is both comfortable working independently and capable of supervising and mentoring mid-to-entry level staff. Administrative support including but not limited to Accounting, Business Development & Marketing, Human Resources, and IT will be provided by staff in San Luis Obispo. Travel, on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, to San Luis Obispo to coordinate on a variety of team activities is anticipated.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the preparation of materials such as design concepts, reports, and construction plans, specifications, & estimate documents with a focus on managing contracts and budgets; while supervising and training design staff. The position includes various interactive roles coordinating with team members, clients, agency staff, and others in the production and delivery of our professional services.

Key Expectations: The Wallace Group team enjoys working together and collaborating on creative solutions to produce a quality product for our varied portfolio of long-standing Clients. We are looking for someone with a professional demeanor and responsible work ethic, with clear communication skills (written and verbal) as well as a creative and collaborative nature who will embrace Wallace Group’s commitment to quality control. The candidate should demonstrate strong project management skills including scope, budget and scheduling control, proven project delivery experience including managing teams and consultants, meeting quality deliverable expectations, and experience with preparation of proposals in response to RFP’s & SOQ’s including scope and budget, exhibits for and participation in interviews, and meeting with current and potential clients.

Specific Experience: Candidate must show a history of successfully undertaking greater responsibilities during their career. The details of that experience may vary dependent on the area of expertise as Wallace Group has various disciplines in Civil & Transportation Engineering, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Public Works Administration and Permitting, Surveying & GIS, and Water Resources. A focus on public agency work from planning through construction is preferred, along with experience in managing clients and staff.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field, California Professional Engineer registration, minimum of twelve years of qualifying design and project management experience. Knowledge of various computer programs such as MS Office, CAD, and discipline specific software.

Physical Requirements: Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer with related tools for an average 8-hour work shift. Vision to independently view computer screen or printed materials and graphics. Possess mobility to stand or walk on job site as required. Ability to operate motor vehicle. Hearing and speech skills to effectively communicate in English in person and over the telephone.

Compensation: $132,000 - $185,000 Depending on Experience