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21 Apr 2022

Full-Time Project Manager

City of Petaluma – Posted by ryanwbcp Petaluma, California, United States

Job Description

Project Manager


Project Manager: $92,622- $112,590 DOE/DOQ

Due to some exciting changes and new funding resources, the City of Petaluma is growing its Public Works Department to champion some very exciting projects. The City of Petaluma seeks a Project Manager for the Department. The Project Manager ensures the Department is meeting its project goals. Some of these projects in our Public Works Department include upgrades and changes to city facilities, airport, riverfront, marina, bike and pedestrian pathways, parks, open space, utilities, and street improvements. These positions allow for career growth and the opportunity to gain a diverse skillset, leading to an increase in responsibilities and supervisory functions. The Department is offering a unique opportunity to work in a full-service public works department (design, bid, build) and needs candidates that will effectively work with our community and our amazing department and City team members. These candidates will be collaborative, communicative, flexible, push for innovation, and take appropriate risk to think out of the box. If you’re interested in working for a full-service public works department that embraces a high-performance organizational culture and offers the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, apply today!


See the full recruitment brochure here:



Project Manager

The Project Manager ensures projects are moving forward and meeting deadlines. They will oversee various architectural, engineering, and capital improvement projects within the Department. Much of this role involves strategic planning, task delegation, and progress monitoring. The Project Manager will ensure the City is meeting green building requirements and is working to be more sustainable and energy-efficient. They will also oversee licensing requirements, prepare project budgets, develop project schedules, and do anything else that ensures projects are running smoothly. The ideal candidate is highly organized, ensuring their team is meeting crucial timelines and goals within the scope of each project. The successful candidate will use their strong interpersonal skills when they interact with contractors and City staff. They need to be familiar with rules, regulations, and laws affecting City projects and adapt quickly. Successful candidates will be technically savvy and have experience using project management systems.


The ideal candidates for this position have strong problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills. These positions will have an in-depth understanding of safety practices and applicable civil engineering laws, rules, tools, and systems. Successful candidates will have a growth mindset and look forward to developing their civil engineering careers. The successful candidates will be highly attentive to detail, as they will work on projects that require great accuracy and compliance with regulations. Strong communication and presentation skills, customer service focus, and a desire to serve constituents to improve the lives of those in our community are a must.



An attractive benefits package that includes a retirement pension, medical, dental, and vision benefits, lifestyle perks, paid time off (vacation, sick leave, parental leave, etc.), wellness benefits, and more!



Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license; at time of hire, and
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, architecture, environmental studies, construction management, or a related field; and
  • Four years of increasingly responsible experience coordinating and administering architectural, engineering, or construction capital projects


  • Experience with municipal or other public sector capital projects
  • Possession of a valid registration as a Professional Engineer (any state/country with comity)


For first consideration, apply ASAP, as interviews will take place as qualified candidates are identified. Apply at and submit a resume.


Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:


Please Note: In order to ensure the City fulfills its primary function of protecting the health and safety of our community and employees, the City of Petaluma has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19.  All City of Petaluma employees are required to comply with the provisions of the COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy.  Therefore, any candidate selected to move forward in the selection process, as a condition of employment, will be required to either: (1) provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (proof of vaccination means being fully vaccinated according to the latest criteria established by federal and local public health agencies); or (2) submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

Job expires in 14 days.

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