The Engineering Project Manger coordinates, manages, and monitors the progress of assigned projects and programs at all stages of development including public works capital improvement projects, traffic calming projects or other projects and programs; and responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, developers, contractors, engineering professionals and City staff.
The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that projects schedules, costs and overall quality performance objectives are met across a diverse range of public works projects.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire by visiting www.cityoflamesa.com. Applications accepted until position is filled. This position is open until the needs of the City are met so please apply immediately. Only those candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the interview process. The examination process may consist of any or all of the following components: written examination, oral interview, and practical skills evaluation. Eligible candidates will be notified when testing dates have been established.
NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical evaluation, including drug screen, and background investigation.
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.
Coordinate, manage, and monitor the progress of assigned projects and programs at all stages of development including public works capital improvement projects, parks projects, traffic calming projects, or other projects and programs as assigned.
Serve as project manager for assigned projects from conception through implementation; develop requests for bids, qualifications and proposals; solicit bids; prepare budgets; prepare designs and specifications; review the work of consultants and contractors; ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and City and regional standards; recommend modifications as necessary.
Participate in long and short-range public works and community development program planning efforts and studies; assist in the development of short- and long-term capital improvement programs and projects; assist in developing infrastructure management systems.
Recommend and implement changes to engineering and public works planning processes and polices, including the Capital Project and Detailed Work Program development processes and a variety of City polices impacting public works activities.
Participate in the administrative and coordination of the Capital Improvements Program including determination of projects, scheduling and budgeting; establish appropriate indicators to track assigned projects in terms of both output and outcome including costs, schedule adherence, and quality.
Assign routine investigation, design and drafting tasks to technical subordinates; review completed work; assist in the solution of difficult problems.
Conduct field investigations to evaluate site conditions and identify traffic improvement needs or operational problems; make recommendations to management of the basis of study results.
Prepare cost and scheduling analysis reports for multiple projects; research and evaluate project data for completeness and accuracy.
Coordinate resource assignment and work performance among multi disciplinary teams to complete required project tasks.
Identify initial and ongoing risks associated with assigned projects; develop mitigating factors for consideration.
Direct the investigation and troubleshooting of problem areas; recommend and oversee corrective actions, when necessary.
Oversee the preparation of bid specification and other documents; participate in the review and evaluation of plans and specifications.
Make presentations to elected officials, community groups and the public on projects; coordinate with other City departments, as well as outside public, state and federal agencies.
Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned program budgets; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
Prepare construction contract estimates and feasibility reports for services or public improvement projects.
Oversee, prepare and present special engineering studies and reports.
Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards and committees on public works or engineering matters.
Respond to questions and inquiries from the general public, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding assigned projects.
Investigate and respond to citizen traffic related requests.
Present traffic reports and studies to the Traffic Commission and City Council.
Act as Secretary to the Traffic Commission; prepare agendas and staff reports and present reports to the Traffic Commission; investigation Traffic Commission initiated items and report back to the Traffic Commission.
Perform all duties involved with the City's traffic calming program; obtain traffic data for new street requests, rank the street and present the raked list to the Traffic Commission and City Council annually; meet with the community and work with the residents to determine the best method to resolve traffic issues; prepare work orders for implementation of traffic calming measures; monitor the success of the traffic calming measures by obtaining "after" data.
Prepare work orders for the installation of traffic control devices such as speed humps, signs, curb painting, and striping.
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's traffic signal system.
Apply for grants for upgrading the City's traffic signal system and other infrastructure; manages the grant project from application submittal, through the design and construction phase; prepares necessary paperwork to process the grant through the funding source, including invoicing.
Manage the City's speed limit zones and ensures that the engineering speed surveys are current and enforceable.
Manage the City's traffic control center, including the region wide RAMS system.
Attend and participate in a variety of professional group meetings.
As assigned, supervise and train professional and technical subordinates.
Perform related duties as required.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, land surveying, business administration, public administration or closely related field.
At least five years of experience in public administration, business administration, engineering or related experience in a public works, planning or land development setting.
License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Possession of a registration as a professional engineer in the State of California is highly desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Management Benefits, including Admin Leave, Auto Allowance, Sick Leave and Vacation Buy-Back, LTD, CalPERS retirement and a 9/80 work schedule.
About City of La Mesa (San Diego County)
La Mesa is a general law city which derives its power from state law and uses the State Governmental Code to enumerate the City's powers and form of government. In this case, La Mesa employs a Council-Manager form of government. In this arrangement, the council is responsible for determining policy, and the City Manager ensures that such policy is implemented.
The City is currently recruiting for a Director of Public Works / City Engineer. The Public Works Department is committed to providing the highest level of services to improve the quality of life by engineering, constructing and maintaining the city's infrastructure in an efficient and effective manner while involving the community.