Principal Engineer

City of Cedar Falls   Cedar Falls, IA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on February 9, 2024
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Principal Engineer


The expected employment offer will be in the $83,945–104,921 range, depending on qualifications, plus full-time benefit package. The current full salary range is $83,945–136,388.


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.


This 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; five years of professional civil engineering experience and possession of, or the ability to obtain within six months of employment, a Professional Engineering (PE) license issued by the State of Iowa; and a valid driver’s license with good driving record. Post-offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen may also be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer