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THE DEPARTMENT The Engineering Division of the Public Works Department operates to protect the City of Vallejo's interest in both new development and the operation of existing City infrastructure by providing engineering, technical, and contract management assistance to all City departments. It is the Engineering Division's responsibility to schedule, design, prepare specifications, acquire permits, secure rights-of-way, advertise, bid, and manage all capital improvement projects as directed and approved by the City Council and the City Manager. Other engineering responsibilities include plan review, obtaining and holding applicable permits and encroachment agreements, and observing the construction of new public infrastructure to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill two full-time vacancies. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year.
This position will plan, organize, and supervise professional and technical engineering operations for the current development section. Incumbents will oversee the preparation of complex engineering designs, plans, specifications, and reports; manage assigned projects; prepare scope and development of consultant proposals and act as project liaison for consultants; provide engineering assistance to developers, contractors, consultants, other agencies, and the general public to resolve complaints and problems and ensure successful project completion; develop and support master planning work which includes insuring the development projects are compatible with Master Plans; review improvement plans, land development applications, grading plans, parcel and tract maps for compliance with city codes and requirements and ensure a high standard of quality is maintained for all plan checked development projects; review and prepare reports, studies, applications, and documents pertaining to project work such as environmental assessments, legal descriptions, and grants; plan, coordinate, supervise and perform professional engineering work in the review and plan checking of public and private development projects; participate actively in development review with the Planning Department; establish plan checking standards including check-off lists for review items; plan and provide plan checking staff training; periodically review and recommend revisions to City Standards Specifications and Details and assist in the long-range planning of City facilities and public works projects.
The ideal candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: detail oriented; politically astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented; trustworthy and ethical.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from the Public Works Director and/or the Assistant Public Works Director and/or the City Engineer;
Exercises direct supervision over professional and technical engineering staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
ALL ASSIGNED SECTIONS
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff responsible for providing engineering services in either the current development section of the Engineering Division.
Participate in the selection of professional and technical engineering staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Prepare various reports on operations and activities.
Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for providing, current development, water, traffic, or construction engineering services; implement policies and procedures.
Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures.
Coordinate and prioritize design projects with other City departments, county and state highway departments, and other relevant agencies or parties.
Administer consultant contracts.
Maintain surveillance over contracts in progress including progress of the work, costs reports, determination of payment for work accomplished; accept or reject methods, performance or completed work.
Oversee the maintenance of office records, maps, construction project documents and related records.
Attend City council meetings, planning commission meetings and other sessions as directed.
Exercise professional engineering judgment in accordance with current accepted practice of civil engineering and appropriate laws and codes.
Monitor and control performance in conformance with assigned objectives, plans, schedules and budgets; account for variances and implement necessary corrective action.
Resolve or justify controversial and complex technical problems involving engineering and inspection staff and developers, builders and the general public.
Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective actions as necessary to resolve complaints.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
WHEN ASSIGNED TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Oversee and participate in the preparation of plans, specifications, cost and quantity estimates, and bid documents for public works construction projects; oversee the planning, design, construction and inspection of capital improvement projects, including but not limited to traffic, building and structure related improvements.
Participate in the initial planning of projects to be proposed and assist in establishing schedules and budgets.
Assign and schedule projects such as street and traffic improvements, water and sewer systems, parks projects and other systems of similar complexity; coordinate with other departments, districts and/or agencies to establish such specifications as pipe sizes, alignments, and street widths.
WHEN ASSIGNED TO CURRENT DEVELOPMENT
Consult with developers, builders and other contractors to coordinate the design and construction of public improvements in the City.
Review and prepare comments and conditions for public works aspects of planning permits including general plans, specific area plans, planned unit developments and other planning permits.
Prepare and execute development agreements. Assist in information to various districts. Oversee construction inspection of current development projects.
WHEN ASSIGNED TO TRAFFIC
Oversee the review of traffic studies to evaluate the impact of new development on existing traffic flows; recommend appropriate mitigation to reduce traffic impacts.
Direct, plan and coordinate various projects such as traffic circulation and traffic safety studies, traffic signal coordination program and bikeway planning.
Review and approve construction traffic control plan. Assist in permit process for items such as encroachment permits, fencing, driveways, etc. Coordinate with maintenance department to establish upgrades to traffic signal system.
WHEN ASSIGNED TO WATER
Direct, plan and coordinate various water projects including the construction of pipelines, pump stations, pressure reducing stations, dams, spillways, and reservoir retrofits, including lake outlet structures and retaining walls.
Oversee and review hydraulics as it relates to the design of water system facilities.
Direct and supervise water maintenance personnel in the operation of water system facilities in emergency situations.
Oversee and review water system capital improvement projects to include among others pump stations, reservoirs and pipeline plans for new projects including subdivisions, additions, commercial centers, and various other projects.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Principles and practices of civil, traffic, and water engineering and administration.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations including civil engineering laws and regulations.
Principles and practices of street, water and sewer system design and construction.
Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical civil engineering report preparation.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and control.
Principles of mathematics as applied to engineering work.
Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil, traffic and water engineering.
Principles and practices of project and construction management.
Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
Plan, organize, and supervise the work of professional and technical staff.
Train and evaluate subordinate staff.
Manage multiple large and complex engineering projects.
Ensure project compliance with appropriate Federal, State, and local rules, laws, and regulations.
Coordinate phases of construction projects and prepare progress reports.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Conduct comprehensive engineering studies and develop appropriate recommendations.
Perform technical research and solve difficult engineering problems.
Prepare and maintain technical civil engineering records and prepare comprehensive reports.
Compile rough technical data and prepare statistical and narrative reports from field studies.
Develop, review and modify civil engineering plans, designs, and specifications.
Manage multiple projects and priorities.
Exercise professional engineering judgment to achieve results consistent with objectives.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience: Ten years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience including five years at a level comparable to the Associate Civil Engineer classification with the City of Vallejo. In addition, there should be 3 years of lead supervisory or project management responsibility. A Master's Degree may be substituted for 1 year of experience.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from and accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
Licenses and/or Certificates:
Possession of a current and valid Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists;
In addition, the Traffic Section Senior Civil Engineer position shall possess a current and valid Certificate of Registration as a Traffic Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.