Meet The City of Manteca’s Kevin Jorgensen II, Director of Engineering
This is a series of articles intended to introduce to the community key members of the City’s Team of employees who serve Manteca residents through their respective position and areas of expertise.
Kevin Jorgensen II is the Director of Engineering for the City of Manteca. He’s been City Engineer for the past 8 years.
Kevin says he came to Manteca because, “I was very excited to work for a burgeoning, fast-paced City, with a vast array of challenging capital improvement and development projects. I also liked the idea of working for a government agency with a family-orientated focus.”
When asked what he likes about his job, Kevin answered, “We have a team atmosphere, collaborative spirit, and a great group of people to work with. Work moves at a very fast pace and we often have to work cohesively with other departments to accomplish our goals.”
Kevin describes a typical day on the job as revolving around meetings, emails, and providing staff direction, with his priorities being adjusted to meet the needs of development, capital improvement projects, and overarching City endeavors.
He was asked to identify the City’s most significant needs from the Engineering Department’s perspective. “Our most critical and encompassing need is additional funding to keep up with the demands of a flourishing City. Thisis something strongly felt by all City Departments. The vast majority of City employees make every effort possible to improve the City, but there’s only so much that can be accomplished with our funding shortfalls. As it specifically relates to the Engineering Department, our infrastructure facilities supporting transportation, sewer, water, and storm are in constant need of maintenance, upgrades, and expansion. We simply do not have the funding to complete all of the necessary projects that greatly impact the quality of life of our residents.”
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