IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT The ideal candidate for this position possesses a high level of both technical and leadership skills. The candidate has experience with managing large complex projects, working effectively with political bodies, knowledgeable on the principles of asset management, an understanding of labor relations and human resources policies and procedures. They also possess a working knowledge of environmental and regulatory requirements for wet utilities. They are an effective and collaborative manager, have experience in building strong teams, possess political acumen, and provide and encourage excellent customer support. Experience in water, wastewater, and drainage utilities is highly desirable.
DEFINITION Under general administrative direction, the Engineering Manager plans, assigns, directs, and reviews the activities of an Engineering Division of a City department including planning, design and construction of capital projects; reviews and approves infrastructure for new developments; provides technical expertise and direction; develops division policies, procedures goals and objectives; plans, reviews, and monitors budgets.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This multiple-incumbent classification is responsible for the planning, prioritization, funding, designing, constructing and inspecting capital projects for various City operations. Duties are primarily administrative/managerial in nature, and the incumbent performs work involving significant authority over various day-to-day operations within the assigned Engineering Division. The incumbent interfaces frequently with public officials, State/Federal/local agencies, other public/private organizations, and the general public. This classification is distinguished from the lower classification of Principal Engineer in that the latter manages a unit within an Engineering Division, while the Engineering Manager has overall administrative oversight for an Engineering Division, and may assume responsibility for the department in the absence of the Director. The Engineering Manager is distinguished from the department Director in that the latter assumes responsibility for the entire Department.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Minimal direction is provided by the Department Head. Responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of management, supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Division; assists the department Director in long term planning issues; supervises and participates in the preparation and administration of the Division budget; plans, organizes, and directs all Division functions. • Directs public outreach and informational efforts; represents the Department at a variety of meetings; assists the Director in explaining and interpreting division and departmental policies, problems, and proposals to City officials, other agencies, and the general public; and coordinates activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies. • Selects, supervises, trains, and evaluates supervisory, professional and technical subordinates; directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of subordinates through the supervising engineers; confers with subordinates regarding project priorities and progress. • Reviews proposed and new legislation and determines impact to Division activities; keeps informed of changing laws, rules, regulations as related to the Division; ensures compliance with all Federal, State, and local rules and regulations and ensures compliance with applicable codes, design and construction standards. • Supervises, and participates in the preparation of capital improvement programs and budgets; supervises the development of plans and estimates for construction and major repair of public works, transportation, public facilities and/or utilities systems; reviews and signs engineering drawings, work orders, and purchase orders; participates in the selection and management of contractors and consultants; supervises, and participates in the preparation of special engineering studies and reports. • Serves as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on public works, transportation, public facilities and utilities engineering matters; prepares and presents agenda items to the City Council. • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.
QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: • Principles and practices of public works, transportation, public facilities and/or utilities engineering. • Methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of public infrastructure projects. • Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information related to engineering public projects. • Applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. • Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development and construction. • Principles and practices of organization, administration, budget, and personnel management. Skill in: • Use of computers, computer applications and software. • Public speaking. Ability to: • Manage large, complex construction and engineering projects. • Prepare, implement, and monitor capital budgets. • Plan, direct, and coordinate major public infrastructure engineering projects. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials/manager, public and private agencies, the general public, and community groups on a variety of issues. • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. • Supervise the preparation of specifications, cost estimates, work schedules, plans, maps, and reports. • Make complex engineering computations and check, design, and supervise the construction of a wide variety of public and private facilities. • Develop and implement broad based interdisciplinary policies. • Supervise, train, and evaluate supervisory, professional, and technical subordinates.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible experience performing professional engineering work in the public works, transportation, public facilities and/or utilities field, including five years of progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience and substantial capital project management experience.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering.
PROOF OF EDUCATION Proof of education such as college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the final filing deadline. If submitting in person or via fax/email, please include your name and Job # 001884-19-DOU on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. Licensure as a Traffic Engineer in the State of California is required for the Traffic Engineering Manager assignment. Proof of Certification: Proof of Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, or fax to (916) 596-1556. If submitting in person or via fax, please include your name and Recruitment #001884-19-DOU on your documents.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Driver License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.