Note: The City is currently on a 15% salary reduction through June 30, 2021.
The position is open until filled.
The first round of applications will be accepted until May 7, 2021.
GENERAL PURPOSE Under general direction from either the Public Works Director/City Engineer or Engineering Division Manager/Assistant City Engineer, the Principal Engineer plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the activities of the engineering function of an assigned work unit. Plans, organizes, directs, manages, oversees, and integrates the operations and staff of an assigned work unit; provides expert professional advice and assistance to City officials and management staff in areas of expertise of Engineering disciplines, including but not limited to engineering plan review, capital improvement planning, design and implementation, water quality/storm water management, and transportation-related activities. Performs related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This class is responsible for planning and supervising the activities of the engineering function of assigned work units within the Public Works Department. The incumbent is expected to carry out responsibilities independently and with awareness of good engineering principles, judgment, and safety issues, and sensitivities. Assignments are broad in scope and allow for a high degree of administrative discretion in their execution. The Principal Engineer is distinguished from the Senior Engineer in that the incumbent in the former class is responsible for division leadership, planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the work of staff engaged in the preparation of plans, specifications, designs, estimates, schedules, inspections, surveying, and project management activities for a variety of projects and programs. The incumbent is expected to use initiative and independent judgment in negotiating, prioritizing project activities, exercising cost and budget controls, and ensuring the coordination, quantity, and quality of work performed in accordance with project goals.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.
Plans, organizes, controls, manages, and evaluates the work of the assigned work unit; with subordinate managers and supervisors, participates in establishing operational plans and initiatives to meet department/division goals and objectives; implements work unit plans, work programs, processes, procedures and policies required to achieve overall performance results; coordinates and integrates functions and responsibilities to achieve optimal efficiency and effectiveness; participates in developing and monitoring performance against annual budgets; establishes performance requirements and personnel development targets; provides coaching for performance improvement and development; takes disciplinary action to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with the City’s human resources policies and procedures and labor contract provisions.
Participates with other managers in establishing strategic plans for the Public Works Department; sets overall management and policy goals and objectives for assigned work unit; coordinates division program and policy issues with managers of other divisions and departments and/or on a City-wide basis. Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high performance, customer service-oriented work environment which supports achieving City objectives and service expectations; provides leadership and participates in programs and activities that promote a positive employee relations environment.
Supervises, plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the work of professional and para-professional engineering teams in the preparation and/or review of engineering plans, specifications, designs, cost estimates, reviews and sets requirements/conditions for various types of development projects, easements, and legal descriptions, plan checks, construction inspections, permit issuance, and materials testing for a wide variety of construction and maintenance projects; performs traffic engineering and transportation planning activities and studies; schedules and budgets and recommends adjustments as needed to expedite projects and ensure reasonableness; reviews drawings and specifications for compliance with City standards; ensures project compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies
Supervises the Project Manager or Resident Engineer on capital improvement projects; approves project descriptions, job scope, cost estimates and projections, schedules, procedures, timelines, right of way plans, acquisition, and environmental documents and reports, and purchases. Confers with other professional and technical staff; coordinates work with other City departments, outside agencies, contractors, and consultants.
Develops and monitors systems and procedures for contract administration to ensure compliance with technical and legal requirements; oversees the preparation of bid documents and selection of consultants and contractors.
Performs difficult engineering work, contract administration, highly specialized design, research, analysis, and economic evaluations; prepares and submits a variety of documents and reports
Coordinates and integrates multi-phase design, development, and construction projects with various regional, state, or federal jurisdictions, as well as with special-interest groups, other stakeholders, and the public; drafts interagency agreements for reimbursement and conveyance of easements; reviews and verifies rights-of-way procedures for projects to ensure proper acquisition.
Represents the City with other public and governmental agencies, community and business organizations, citizens, the media, and the public; promotes communication and understanding of City operations, policies, and goals by attending and participating in various meetings, committees, and task forces, internally and in the public arena; delivers presentations and prepares reports summaries for City Council meetings; responds to and provides information to external agencies and citizens as required; participates and provides review and recommendations for Developer Project Design Review Committees and attends Planning Commission meetings as needed representing their work unit.
Oversees the preparation of complex grant applications for project funding from various governmental agencies. Oversees project compliance with grant requirements.
Maintains administrative and engineering records.
Supervise and participate in the preparation of special engineering studies and reports related to current and long-range assigned work unit goals and develops recommendations to meet these goals.
Coordinate related engineering activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies.
Supervise, train, and evaluate professional, technical, and field, maintenance staff.
May be assigned to Land Development, Transportation Engineering, Capital Projects, or Moreno Valley Electric Utility. When assigned to Transportation Engineering:
Will be designated as the City Traffic Engineer as defined by the Municipal Code and is expected to carry out responsibilities independently and with awareness of traffic operations and safety issues and sensitivities.
Oversee the operation and development of the City’s Transportation Management Center.
Oversees the maintenance of city-wide traffic control equipment.
Conduct Transportation Safety Committee meetings.
Attends a variety of training sessions, committees, conferences, and seminars as assigned.
Provides backup to other professional engineering staff as required.
Other duties as assigned.
Applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding the assigned area of engineering.
Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to engineering, operations, and construction in the area of assignment.
Principles and practices of sound business communication.
Technical report writing.
Information technology and computer capabilities applicable to functional responsibilities.
Theories, principles, and practices of civil, mechanical, structural, transportation/traffic, and/or electrical/engineering design and construction.
Principles, methods, techniques, and standards used in the design, construction, and operation of a variety of engineering projects.
Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing, contract administration, and maintenance of public records.
Project management methods and practices for planning, budgeting, scheduling, monitoring performance, and evaluating results.
Research methods and analysis techniques.
Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
City human resources policies and procedures and labor contract provisions.
Plan, direct, manage, coordinate and integrate the activities of the engineering function within an assigned area.
Prepare, direct preparation of, and review complex engineering designs, plans, specifications, and legal contracts.
Perform difficult technical research and analyze complex engineering and mathematical problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action.
Define complex management and fiscal issues, perform difficult analyses and research, evaluate alternatives and develop sound conclusions and recommendations.
Understand, interpret, explain and apply federal, state, and local policy, law, regulations, and court decisions applicable to areas of responsibility.
Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically, and persuasively in public meetings.
Operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks.
Represent the City effectively in negotiations and other dealings on a variety of difficult, complex, sensitive, and confidential issues.
Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials.
Exercise sound, expert independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City management, the City Council, other governmental officials, consultants, contractors, employees, the public, the media, and others encountered in the course of work.
Education, Training, and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering or a related engineering discipline. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience, at least two of which were in a supervisory or program/project management capacity.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements: Current, valid certification as a Professional Traffic Engineer issued by the California State Licensing Board for Professional Engineers.
It is highly desirable to have a current, valid certification as a Professional Civil or Electrical, Engineer issued by the California State Licensing Board for Professional Engineers.
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle and feel computers and standard business equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information, and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math/mathematical reasoning; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions, and interact with all levels of City management, the City Council, other governmental officials, consultants, contractors, employees, the public, the media, and others encountered in the course of work.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee works under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet. The employee may occasionally be required to work in outside conditions, exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, where the noise level may be loud.
To apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/moval/jobs/3003323/principal-engineer-city-traffic-engineer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
or Call Human Resources at (951) 413-3045
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits, annual leave, paid holidays, and a deferred compensation plan
Internal Number: 7401DMGCTE-0321
About City of Moreno Valley
The City of Moreno Valley is among California's fastest-growing cities and the second-most populous city in Riverside County. The City of Moreno Valley offers 51.3 square miles of communities, with an elevation of 1,650 ft., and is located in the western portion of Riverside County, surrounded by Riverside, Perris, March Air Reserve Base, Lake Perris, and the Badlands. Our City's motto is "People, Pride, Progress." The City offers a diverse population of 215,000 residents, growing at 4% annually. The City's growth can be attributed to a range of quality housing options, including high-end executive homes, affordable single-family homes and condominiums, a family-friendly lifestyle, good schools, impressive quality-of-life amenities, and growing job centers.