The Department of Public Works is dedicated in delivering engineering services that provide the Anaheim community pride in their City and its work force. Whether it's designing a street construction project, applying innovative traffic management techniques to solve Anaheim's traffic problems, or maintaining the City's streets, sewers and sidewalks, Public Works provides a myriad of comprehensive services to meet a variety of the City's infrastructure, maintenance, and development needs.
The Public Works Department is seeking a Principal Civil Engineer to supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing civil engineering services including the planning and design of various public works projects. These projects include but are not limited to storm drains, sewer systems, bridge and street improvements. The Principal Civil Engineer will ensure quality work and adherence to established policies and procedures.
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing civil engineering services within the Design section.
Establish schedules and methods for providing civil engineering services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
Participate in the development and implementation of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures
Participate in the selection of civil engineering staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures; administer the capital improvement program budget.
Serve as project manager on the most complex projects and oversee staff assigned to less complex projects; administer projects from inception to completion including grant applications, planning, design, review, public meetings, bidding and construction; develop scopes of work; serve as a liaison to City staff, developers, engineers, consultants, the general public and external agencies on proposed development projects; develop project timelines and sets priorities; assign work tasks and oversee the services of consultant staff.
Respond to questions and inquiries from the general public, other agencies, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding engineering and development projects; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
Determine the scope of planning and engineering projects; oversee the preparation of plans and specifications by City staff; prepare requests for proposals and contracts for consulting services; review plans of consulting engineers and private contractors; make technical engineering decisions and establish technical criteria and standards.
Review quantity and cost of materials; review plans and specifications related to assigned projects.
Review reports and studies on current and future planning and capital improvement and/or development projects.
Check plans for complex construction projects to determine compliance with applicable codes; check engineering methods used in project design and verify accuracy of structural calculations.
Prepare regional, state and federal grants; monitor and track application requests and approved grant programs.
Coordinate activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to assigned management staff; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of civil engineering; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.
Monitor design criteria and communicate City ordinances, standards, and policies by overseeing and providing plan check services for consultants, developers, other City departments, the Housing Authority and outside utilities, CALTRANS, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange County Flood Control District, Orange County Sanitation District, Regional Water Quality Control Board,California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Corp of Engineers, Metrolink, BNSF, and UPRR; ensure compliance with laws, guidelines, and standards; approve engineering plans and specifications.
Participate in the development of the five year capital improvement plan; assist in overseeing financial forecasting and analysis activities to ensure that plans will meet future City needs; direct and participate in the planning of assigned capital improvement projects.
Oversee the review of complex technical documents and the checking of plans for complex construction projects to determine compliance with applicable codes, regulations and standards; oversee the checking of construction surveying documents and stamping the documents.
Participate, present and lead community meetings and perform required outreach for planned Capital Improvement Projects.
Perform related duties as required.
Four years of responsible civil engineering experience including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Knowledge of operations, services and activities of a civil engineering program; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; modern and complex principles and practices of civil engineering and design; procedures, methods, and techniques of civil engineering; practices, methods, and terminology of surveying; construction standards; principles and practices in hydrology; City engineering policies and procedures; procedures necessary in applying for regional, state and federal grants; principles of advanced mathematics and their application to engineering work; principles and practices of complex project management and administration; methods and techniques of complex contract negotiations and administration; methods, materials, and techniques used in civil engineering projects including those used in the design and construction of development projects; methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis; engineering maps and records; recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil engineering design and development; types and sources of pollutants that affect the environment and the methods to reduce or eliminate them; purpose and practices of environmental pollution programs related to the development of standards and associated legal problems and procedures involved in environmental regulation and enforcement; principles and practices of project management; basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles and procedures of record keeping; principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
The ability to coordinate and direct civil engineering programs; supervise, organize, and review the work of professional and technical staff; select, train and evaluate staff; recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing civil engineering services; understand the organization and operation of the organization and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities; understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations; prepare clear and concise reports; participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets; prepare engineering computations; prepare and review engineering plans, specifications, and estimates of public works projects; administer contracts; use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment; perform technical research and solve engineering problems; conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports and recommendations; plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines; effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit; work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies; respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience working on Community Facility Districts is desired.
License/Certification Required:Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license. Possession of State of California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is onMonday,April 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM.Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.
The selection process may include, but is not limited to, a skills examination and oral interview.
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" on the application is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.