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FLSA Designation: Exempt
May, 2005


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under general direction of the City Engineer and Assistant City Engineer, supervises and coordinates assigned activities and operations within the Engineering Department including staff responsible for professional and technical civil engineering work in the design, investigation, inspection and construction project management of streets, storm drainage facilities, landscape, lighting, sanitary sewer facilities, parks, water production and distribution facilities, buildings and other projects; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; maintains appropriate work records; serves as a technical resource for assigned work staff; performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility; and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Assistant City Engineer.

The Engineering Manager is a Section Manager providing advanced technical skills and leadership to assigned functions and programs within the Engineering Department including design, investigation, inspection, and construction project management services and activities. This is a single position class responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures relating to areas of assignment. In addition to managing and directing assigned staff, this position acts as a technical and management consultant to City staff on administrative issues related to areas of assignment. The Engineering Manager works on complex problems or projects where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of variables using specialized technical concepts creatively and effectively. The Engineering Manager is fully functional in all aspects of engineering and performs a full range of complex professional engineering work.

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Coordinates the organization, staffing, and operational activities for assigned engineering services and activities including staff responsible for professional and technical civil engineering work in the design, investigation, inspection and construction project management of streets, storm drainage facilities, landscape, lighting, sanitary sewer facilities, parks, water production and distribution facilities, buildings and other projects; ensures conformance of all development plans, maps, and specifications for local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  2. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities relating to assigned services and activities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures.
  3. Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource needs; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements.
  4. Oversees internal audit of assigned operations; analyzes procedures and determines that City operates in compliance with City rules and regulations; evaluates internal controls and makes recommendations for improvement.
  5. Directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned Engineering operations and functions; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  6. Participates in the selection of assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
  7. Participates in the development and administration of assigned program budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary.
  8. Oversees and participates in performing a broad range of design activities on a variety of public works projects including streets, storm drainage facilities, sanitary sewer facilities, lighting, landscaping, parks, water production and distribution facilities and buildings; performs field inspections; develops design procedures; prepares plans, specifications, project budget and cost estimates; interprets the application of design criteria; checks plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness.
  9. Reviews proposed development projects for entitlement and infrastructure needs; makes recommendations as appropriate.
  10. Supervises the plan review and permit programs, surveying, and the public and private development review process.
  11. Coordinates capital improvement projects with staff, project managers, contractors, utility companies and other agencies; administers construction contracts; supervises staff on construction sites; performs field inspections; plans, coordinates, prioritizes, monitors and participates in the work of staff responsible for reviewing design conformance and accuracy of public and private development projects.
  12. Participates in the selection and supervision of contract professional engineers for the development of plans specifications, studies and reports.
  13. Prepares and provides complex engineering reports, correspondence, staff reports, ordinances and resolutions to the City Engineer, City Manager, City Council, committees, City departments, outside agencies and the public; develops and reports statistics; makes presentations on engineering activities as necessary.
  14. Accepts responsibility for the design and development of public works and utility structures and the preparation of project specifications; consults with contractors; reviews plans submitted by consultants and developers to ensure conformity with established standards and regulations; provides advice and instruction to subordinates on design standards and problems from the construction phase to completion of the project; provides supervision of field work; prepares, reviews and recommends change orders.
  15. Prepares various applications for state and federal grants; initiates and conducts engineering planning studies to identify public works facility needs.
  16. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  17. Provides staff assistance to the Assistant City Engineer; participates on a variety of committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary; prepares various reports for the City Council; prepares monthly internal financial reports, analyzes budget to actual percentages, and investigates significant variances.
  18. Coordinates assigned engineering activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations.
  19. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of civil engineering; incorporates new developments as appropriate into programs.
  20. Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a municipal engineering design and construction program. Modern and complex principles and practices of civil engineering. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Principles of municipal budget preparation and control. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. Scientific and mathematical principles as applied to civil engineering work. Advanced principles and practices of project management and administration. Methods and techniques of contract negotiations and administration. Principles and practices of project budget preparation and control. Advanced methods, materials, and techniques used in civil engineering projects including those used in the design and construction of development projects. Mechanics and properties of materials. Advanced methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis. Advanced methods and techniques of conducting site and field investigation. Principles and practices of field surveying including topographic and construction surveying. Advanced drafting methods, techniques, and equipment including those used in computer aided drafting. Engineering maps and records. Municipal engineering laws, ordinances, codes, specifications and plans. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil and traffic engineering design and development. Principles and practices of business correspondence and technical report preparation. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized engineering software programs. Principles and practices of geographic information systems programs. Occupational health and safety standards. Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Ability to:
Coordinate and direct assigned engineering programs. Supervise, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing engineering programs. Understand the organization and operation of the City 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. Coordinate the project management of multiple Capital Improvement Projects. Interpret and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations. Negotiate and manage construction contracts. Maintain detailed project management records and documentation. Respond to questions and inquiries from a variety of sources regarding engineering and development projects. Research, review, update, and revise existing ordinances, policies, and design standards. Analyze complex issues, evaluate alternatives, and reach sound conclusions. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Make adjustments to operating procedures as necessary to improve organizational effectiveness. Manage multiple projects simultaneously and be sensitive to changing priorities and deadlines. Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Safely and effectively operate engineering tools and equipment. 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. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or related field.

Five years of increasingly responsible engineering experience including one year of lead supervisory responsibility.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate driver’s license. Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer or Traffic Engineer in the State of California as required by assigned position.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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