The City of Huntington Beach seeks a dynamic Principal Civil Engineer with strong working knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices to lead water planning, development & resources activities of the Water Engineering section. The Ideal Candidate must be proactive, motivated, responsive, and have the ability to prioritize projects and work independently as the head of the Water Engineering team. In addition, this individual should have a strong background in budgeting, planning, design and construction of water wells, distributions systems, and reservoirs. The Principal Civil Engineer/Water Engineering will supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing civil water engineering services, which includes the evaluation and planning of various citywide water system and capital improvement projects and oversight of various water development projects.
Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and supervises a work unit of public works engineering.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Reports to: City Engineer, Transportation Manager, or as designated by the Director of Public Works
Principal Civil Engineer is a management level class requiring a high degree of professional skill and knowledge in administering and evaluating complex engineering programs. Principal Civil Engineer differs from Senior Civil Engineer/Senior Traffic Engineer in that the Principal plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the work of a major section involving several programs whereas the Senior Civil Engineer/Senior Traffic Engineer performs advanced journey level engineering work and oversees the work of consultants and other professional staff on a project basis.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and participates in the work of staff responsible for providing civil engineering services within an assigned section
Establishes schedules and methods for providing civil engineering services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures
Participates in the development and implementation of goals and objectives; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures
Administers projects from inception to completion including planning, design, review, public meetings, bidding and construction
Determines the scope of engineering projects; oversees the preparation of plans and specifications by City staff; prepares requests for proposals and contracts for consulting services; reviews plans of consulting engineers and private contractors; makes technical engineering decisions and establishes technical criteria and standards
Monitors design criteria and communicates City ordinances, standards, and policies to ensure compliance with laws, guidelines, and standards
Approves engineering plans and specifications
Directs and participates in the planning of assigned capital improvement projects
Responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, other agencies, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding engineering and development projects
Prepares reports and studies on current and future planning and capital improvement projects
Prepares regional, state and federal grants; monitors and tracks application requests and approved grant programs
Maintains records and prepares reports concerning operations and programs
Coordinates activities with other divisions and outside agencies and organizations
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in civil engineering; incorporates new developments as appropriate into existing programs
Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitors and controls expenditures
Develops processes to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster
Travels to offsite locations
Works various hours, including nights and weekends as deemed necessary by manager/supervisor, to conform with changing priorities and meet deadlines
Reports to work as scheduled; maintains satisfactory attendance record
Performs other related work as assigned
In addition to the above duties, when assigned to Water Services
Participates in the development of the five-year water system plan; oversees financial forecasting and analysis activities to ensure that system plans meet future City water needs
Performs special water system studies to ensure existing facilities are rehabilitated, maintained and operated in an economic manner
Manages and oversees the maintenance and operations of the water system distribution network analysis model to simulate field conditions; identifies system improvements and upgrades
Coordinates the review of environmental impact reports and developer studies to ensure water rates, rules and regulations are clarified and understood
Establishes schedules and methods for providing water engineering services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly
The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes:
Knowledge of: - Principles and practices of civil and structural engineering - Pertinent Federal, State and local rules, regulations, ordinances and building codes - Recent developments and best practices of civil and structural engineering - Principles and practices of budget preparation - Principles and practices of project management - Principles of supervision, staff development, and discipline assessment - Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works projects and building design and construction - If assigned to Traffic, traffic engineering and transportation planning
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, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations - 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 - 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 - Respond to requests and inquiries for information - Travel to various locations within a reasonable timeframe - Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures - Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Eight (8) years professional civil engineering experience in the option applied (Water Services) including three (3) years in a senior or supervisory capacity.
License/Certificates: A valid California Class C driver license with an acceptable driving record required at time of appointment and during course of employment.
Registration in the State of California as a Professional Engineer required. If licensed in another state as a Professional Engineer, California registration must be obtained within twelve (12) months of employment.
Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program.
Public Employee Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster.
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Application deadline is 4/22/19 at 5:00 PM PDT
About City of Huntington Beach
The City of Huntington Beach is located along the Southern California coast in Orange County. The City has a population of over 201,000 residents and covers 28 square miles of land. With 8.5 miles of uninterrupted beach along the Pacific Ocean, Surf City is a popular tourist destination. The City of Huntington Beach is a dynamic organization with approximately 1,600 full and part-time employees and a total budget of $348 million.