Structures and Capital Improvement Group Manager

County of Santa Barbara

Structures and Capital Group Manager
Public Works Department – Transportation Division
County of Santa Barbara, California
Annual Salary: $120,446 - $162,795 DOE/DOQ

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The County of Santa Barbara, California, is seeking a Structures and Capital Group Manager (Manager) to oversee a broad range of engineering operations within the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department. While reporting to the Deputy Director of Transportation, the Manager will oversee eight staff and a budget of approximately $15 million. The Manager will also have the opportunity to lead additional staff on a project-by-project basis, with some of these projects costing up to $45 million. The ideal candidate is someone who demonstrates good judgment, strong leadership skills, and a desire to mentor and develop others. This Manager will have a broad yet deep knowledge of public works projects, with the ability to take them from start to finish. To say candidates will need strong project management skills is an understatement, as the primary responsibility of this role is project delivery and staff support/oversight. The successful candidate will regularly use critical-thinking and conflict-resolution skills. They will be customer-serviced focused with a willingness to be attentive, responsive, and respectful. This is an exciting opportunity to challenge your problem-solving skills while exercising a great deal of autonomy and independence.


The ideal candidate will have a high level of technical knowledge in civil engineering and construction management with a background in designing for public works projects. They will possess strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, using them to not only identify issues but also come up with thoughtful solutions. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, collaborator, and leader. Having the ability to keep projects on track and efficiently get tasks done is essential, as is mentoring and teaching others to do the work. This role allows candidates a great deal of autonomy, which requires self-motivation and independence. The Manager will regularly take initiative and show good judgment in their decision-making process. Along with exemplary interpersonal skills, this candidate will be budget-minded and tech savvy.

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