Civil - Design, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
The City of Anaheim Public Works Department seeks a dynamic Principal Civil Engineer to manage and implement the city’s stormwater and sanitary sewer design program. As a supervisor and mentor, the Principal will assign, review, and participate in the work of engineering staff and consultants responsible for providing the planning and design of various public works capital improvement projects, including stormwater and sanitary sewer systems, ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures, and perform the more technical and complex tasks. Candidates for this position should have a broad range of experience managing multiple public works capital improvement projects with budgetary responsibility and be able to manage related real property acquisitions.
Candidates must possess at least four years of responsible civil engineering design 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. Possession of State of California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer is required. Expertise with stormwater and sanitary sewer, including state and federal regulations and environmental compliance is a must. Ideal candidates will also possess experience in real property acquisition, negotiation, appraisal, relocation, and the eminent domain process.
The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
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, establish technical criteria and standards, and prepare City Council staff reports.
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing civil engineering services. Coordinate work with the City Storm water Quality Group to ensure alignment of efforts and focus on resources expenditure. Coordinate work with the city Operations and Maintenance Division to ensure design meets their criteria and respond to their concerns.
Monitor design criteria and implement City ordinances, standards, and policies by overseeing and providing plan check review comments to consultants, developers, other City departments, outside utilities, CALTRANS, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange County Flood Control District, and Orange County Sanitation District; ensure compliance with laws, guidelines, and standards; approve engineering plans and specifications.
Participate in the development of the five year capital improvement plan; oversee the development and revision of Master Plans for storm drains and sanitary sewers; assist in overseeing financial forecasting and analysis activities to ensure that plans will meet future City needs.
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.
Seek funding sources, prepare regional, state and federal grant applications; monitor and track application requests and implement approved grant programs.
Administer, analyze, and process requests to acquire, lease, abandon, or sell real property for the City; prepare and provide recommendations and proposals for the acquisition, lease, disposal, and sale of real property.
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.
May act as Manager of assigned section as required.
Perform related duties as required.
Experience and Education: 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.
Knowledge of: Services and activities of a civil engineering design program; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; construction standards; principles and practices in hydrology and hydraulics; City engineering policies and procedures; procedures necessary in applying for regional, state and federal grants; 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.
Ability to: Coordinate and direct civil engineering design 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; 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.
License/Certification Required: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license. Possession of State of California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.
Additional Salary Information: See job posting.
About City of Anaheim Public Works Department
Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 336,265, making it the most populous city in Orange County and the 10th most populous city in California. Anaheim is the second largest city in Orange County in terms of land area and is known for its theme parks, sports teams, and convention center.