The City of Huntington Beach is currently recruiting for a Senior Civil Engineer in Development Services AND in CIP & Civil Design Services.
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Here in Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team. At this time, we have an outstanding career opportunity available, as we're looking for the "right person" to serve as Senior Civil Engineer (Capital Improvement Program and Civil Design Services AND Development Services) to join our Public Works team.
The City of Huntington Beach Public Works Department provides outstanding programs, services and facilities to enhance and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors. We are seeking candidates with:
Superior communication, organizational, and project management skills who follow through on all facets of work.
Ability to see the strengths, assets, and potential within a community, and an individual who operates with a profound respect for understanding the aspirations and needs of both residents of and visitors to Huntington Beach.
A strong background demonstrating excellent leadership skills within the disciplines of parking management programs, facility management, and budgeting at the division level.
Creative ideas and ability to facilitate innovative processes in a team environment.
Outstanding customer service skills with the ability work effectively with the general public, business owners, community groups and vendors.
The Public Works Department provides outstanding customer service and is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of public facilities and infrastructure. This requires us to respond to requests for service, coordinate efforts with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, and working with the community in all of our efforts. Public Works manages over 30% of the city's total budget, including three enterprise funds and seven designated funds, as well as the citywide capital improvement program. The five divisions in public works are committed to providing the highest quality of service to the community. These five divisions include Engineering, Utilities, Administration, Operations and Transportation.
For Development Services: The ideal candidate, under general direction, performs a variety of field and office professional engineering duties related to private land development projects, in support of the Development Services section of the City’s Engineering Division. Assignments will involve investigation, planning, review and regulatory oversight of private land development projects within the City, which may include preparing and presenting project entitlement Conditions of Approval at public hearings/meetings, processing, tracking, reviewing and approving grading, street and utility plans and supporting documents related to private land development projects and public counter support and customer service. Ideal Candidates will have strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as exceptional customer service skills and experience working with private developers and their civil engineers.
Key traits for our ideal Senior Civil Engineer include:
A relationship builder and connector. Someone who can quickly forge strong, trusting relationships with diverse sets of people, and readily inspires others to action.
Leadership through consensus. Someone who is an approachable consensus-builder, but is also capable of independent and decisive thought and action.
A keen sense of ethics. Someone who recognizes the importance of personal and organizational integrity, and someone comfortable raising and discussing ethical issues with the goal of "doing what's right," not "being right."
Innovative and flexible. Someone able to see beyond what currently exists, and is constant in their pursuit of realistic game-changing breakthroughs for the Huntington Beach organization and community.
Obsessive about outcomes. Someone who makes data-driven decisions and stays laser-focused on truly audacious goals while balancing the day-to-day needs of the organization.
A strategic problem-solver. Someone able to break large challenges into smaller, manageable pieces, and then works to identify trends and prioritizes solving the root cause of issues.
Intellectual curiosity. Someone who is an excellent listener, and who applies strong critical thinking skills and business judgement to complex issues.
A polished and professional demeanor. Someone who will take great pride in representing the Huntington Beach community, and one who will serve as an ambassador for the City.
A positive attitude. Someone who understands that even the best laid plans can go wrong, and has the self-confidence to course-correct with positivity and grace.
Under direction, performs professional engineering duties in support of the City's engineering projects; functional areas of responsibility include capital improvements, development review, water engineering, infrastructure, and water quality; serves as project manager for assigned design and development projects; and coordinates the work of internal and external project staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Plans, assigns, reviews and participates in the design, preparation and checking of construction plans, site investigations, cost estimates, specifications and reports for capital improvement projects including construction, public improvement and repair of public facilities; determines structural sections, line and grades for construction projects
Investigates and evaluates proposed systems and construction sites; serves as project manager for assigned public works and water infrastructure projects; determines and defines scope of work; reviews design proposals; oversees and monitors the performance of contractors and consultants to ensure compliance with project specifications and budgets; reviews and approves progress payments
Prepares engineering feasibility studies and cost estimates; recommends and requests tests to determine soil bearing and geological conditions at proposed construction sites; confers with other department employees and representatives of government agencies, public utilities and contractors to obtain information pertaining to the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates as well as the coordination of contract requirements
Reviews manufacturers' specifications and confers with representatives of material suppliers and contractors and other department personnel concerning design criteria; prepares specifications for construction contracts; analyzes bids and recommends contract awards; interprets specifications, drawings and details of construction and installation for field personnel; reviews proposals and recommendations for design changes or modifications and coordinates the required changes; prepares reports pertaining to the progress of design, construction and other activities; functions as a departmental representative at various City meetings; may supervise the work of assigned technical staff
When assigned to storm water quality management, the incumbent performs some of the above tasks, plus may also perform the following: oversees development and implementation of City-wide Storm Water Quality Management Plan; establishes and manages storm water quality monitoring programs to substantially comply with the City's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Storm Water Permit and government regulations; determines line and grades for storm water management construction projects; investigates and evaluates proposed systems and construction sites; reviews development plans for compliance with City's storm water quality goals and NPDES Permit and prepares annual NPDES status reports; reviews environmental documents and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP); recommends projects and programs related to storm water quality management; works cooperatively with other city department and government agencies in the planning, design and implementation of storm water quality programs and projects
When assigned to development review, performs professional engineering duties in support of the City's Grading Program by reviewing and approving grading permits for significant residential and commercial development and re-development projects; performs plan checks and conducts meetings with developers and engineers to ensure permit requirements are incorporated into plans; reviews and plan checks Water Quality Management Plans and Hydrology and Hydraulic reports for development projects to ensure compliance with mandated requirements; processes private development projects initiated by the Planning Department; tracks the progress of entitlement documents for other compliance reviews; issues permits; and performs other related duties as required.
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 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: Modern principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications for a wide variety of public works projects; thorough knowledge of land and engineering survey systems, methods and techniques; construction materials and approved standards of safety as related to structural designs and specifications; supervisory methods and practices; methods of preparing engineering project designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports and recommendations; seismic codes and standards; advanced mathematics and physics; field engineering including surveying, construction and inspection practices; project management techniques; project budget development and monitoring; research and report writing methods and techniques; water quality standards; grading permit requirements; municipal codes and zoning ordinances; and water system design principles and practices. If assigned to storm water quality management, knowledge of NPDES permits and construction criteria is required.
Ability to: Adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of public works projects; plan advanced projects and prepare related designs, estimates and specifications; perform difficult engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations for the solution of engineering problems, supervise the work of internal staff and external contracted services; interpret and apply applicable laws and regulations; conduct engineering research and compile/analyze data; analyze complex engineering projects and determine the most feasible approach; conduct plan check reviews; read blueprints, drawings, and specifications; perform field work and conduct job site inspections; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; organize a large variety of projects and activities; establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Minimum of four (4) years of related experience
License and Certification: Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) from the State of California; or registration as a PE in another state and the ability to obtain California registration within twelve months of employment.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS 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.
About City of Huntington Beach
Founded in the late 1880s, Huntington Beach was incorporated as a Charter City in 1909. Huntington Beach has a City Council/City Manager form of government. The City Council has seven members, each of whom are elected to four-year terms.
City Council Members are limited to two consecutive terms. There are three elected department heads, the City Attorney, City Clerk and City Treasurer. The position of Mayor is filled on a rotating basis.
The City of Huntington Beach is a full service city. Its major departments include the City Managers's office, Building and Safety, Planning, Library Services, Public Works, Community Services, Economic Development, Human Resources, Finance, Information Services and Police and Fire. The city has approximately 1,000 employees and a total budget of more than $300 million.