The City of Pasadena – Public Works Department is currently seeking a licensed Engineer to perform a variety of professional engineering work as supervisor and project lead, responsible particularly for the management of the City's sewer and stormwater programs and implementation of capital improvement projects. Responsibilities will include development of infrastructure master plans, identifying short and long-term capital improvement project needs, management of projects from concept through construction phase, including in-house or out-sourced design, scheduling, budgeting and grant management. This position will also manage City's stormwater permit compliance plan and timely implementation of various permit-related mandates. Close collaboration with residents, in-house maintenance crews, various jurisdictional agencies, contractors and consultants will be required, as well as coordination or oversight of professional and technical staff in engineering activities. The right candidate will have the opportunity to shape the City's stormwater and wastewater programs for the foreseeable future.
The ideal candidate is a technical expert in the field of civil engineering, with a wide range of knowledge in Public Works infrastructure planning, design and construction, including stormwater management and compliance. The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and writing skills, strong project and construction management skills, and a successful track record of delivering a diverse range of capital projects for the public sector. Keen analytical and problem solving skills are sought for this fast-paced, multi-faceted and result oriented group. Candidates who enjoy the challenge of fulfilling multiple goals across several stakeholder groups with a single project, striving for the "big-picture" while completing the puzzle one piece at a time, and/or creating bold solutions to difficult problems would be a great fit in this role.
Please note: A cover letter MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered. All applicants must also submit resumes.
This recruitment is open until filled, with a first review of applications scheduled for December 18, 2019. Apply now!
The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more detailed information, please review the job description.
Develops and updates infrastructure master plans and capital improvement programs and projects.
Manages development and implementation of stormwater program, including data collection and analysis, sub-basin delineation, determination of watershed conveyance systems and the formation of a hydrological model.
Heads the in-house design and preparation of construction plans, specifications and estimates for a variety of capital projects, specifically stormwater capture and infiltration; storm drain improvement; sewer pipe relining and repair; street improvement.
Hires, manages and coordinates professional consultant contracts, including development requests for proposals (RFP). Negotiates, recommends for award and oversees execution of professional service contracts.
Oversees the planning, design and construction of various public works infrastructure projects; develops project budget estimates; reviews and approves plans, specifications and estimates for construction of major capital projects.
Prepares bid packages, manages bid and award of construction contracts; collaborates closely with contractors and negotiates change orders; takes all appropriate actions and identifies and utilizes all available resources to ensure that construction work is performed on schedule and in accordance with specifications.
Establishes and tracks project objectives, budgets and schedules consistent with departmental plans and policies.
Supervises the work of professional and technical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
Collaborates with and provides guidance to City's operations personnel for issues that go beyond routine maintenance.
Prepares and presents reports to City Council, commissions, and committees.
Represents the department at various public meetings; prepares and conveys presentations to build consensus and secure public support; maintains effective community participation on assigned projects.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with consultants, contractors, vendors, outside agencies, the public and City staff; attends meetings; makes presentations; responds to complaints and claims against the City.
Identifies grant funding opportunities and leads the preparation of grant funding applications. Administers grant funding appropriated to projects; prepares required local, State and Federal reports for various construction projects, and other reports, memos and correspondence related to contract compliance.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Extensive knowledge of civil engineering, stormwater management and environmental engineering principles and practices.
Intimate knowledge of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements, TMDL regulations, and other stormwater compliance items on a state, regional and local level.
Understanding of master planning objectives of municipal sewer and storm drain systems and ability to create and implement long-range capital, operational and maintenance plans.
Considerable knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
Extensive knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic theory and modeling.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying.
Knowledge of field testing, sampling and investigative techniques and procedures.
Ability to comprehend and apply engineering, scientific and technical principles and methods to plan, formulate and carry out programs and policies.
The following list represents the core competencies needed for success in this position:
Legal & Regulatory Navigation - Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with public contracting code; local, state and federal laws and ordinances; standards and regulations pertaining to sewer, stormwater and green street design.
Project & Construction Management - Ensuring that projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives
Innovation- Imagining and devising new and better ways of doing things
Self-Management - Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability
Written & Verbal Communication - Communicating effectively to build consensus
Allocating Resources - Prioritizing the use of fiscal and material resources to maximize organizational effectiveness
Managing Performance - Promoting a culture of teamwork, ensuring superior individual and group performance
Critical Thinking - Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a closely related field;
A Certificate of Registration as Professional Engineer issued by the State of CA; and
Three years of post-registration experience as a professional engineer in the field of civil engineering design and construction; or
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide acceptable job performance.
Five or more years of experience in civil engineering, particularly sewers and storm drain systems – master planning, design and construction; and
Project management and construction management experience in the public sector.
Applicants who possess the desired qualifications will be deemed most qualified.
The selection process will consist of an application evaluation, an interview panel, and a department-level interview.
Candidates selected for this position are subject to a one year probationary work period.
The current vacancy is located in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.
The resulting eligibility list from this recruitment may be used to fill this vacancy and similar vacancies in the future.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as Professional Engineer issued by the State of California.