The Principal Engineer, under limited supervision, manage the design and construction of the City's Capital Improvement Projects and provide engineering support to City projects.
Manage and monitor the design and preparation of construction plans and specifications; supervise, monitor and participate in Capital Improvement Project management; review design and preparation of plans, specifications and engineering data.
Coordinate design and construction projects with other city departments, agencies and citizens; supervise and administer public works construction projects; oversee professional services contracts; coordinate, evaluate and monitor construction activities by contractors and professional services from consulting firms.
Manage and monitor capital improvement budgets; assist in the preparation of grant funding requests; prepare recurring and ad hoc reports on construction projects and contracts; work with staff to communicate, discuss and achieve objectives regarding current projects.
Participate in recruitment and hiring, and schedule, assign, monitor and evaluate work of staff; provide for and/or conducts staff development; establish work methods and standards; initiate corrective and/or disciplinary action and respond to grievances and complaints accordingly.
Modern civil engineering principles and practices; capital improvement project management; construction design, plans and specifications; contract administration; land development, principals and processes; supervision principles and practices.
Prepare complex technical engineering analysis and reports; supervising, motivating and evaluating staff; monitoring and administering construction projects; communicating effectively both orally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other City employees and the public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible civil engineering experience with a focus on municipal construction/design and project management, including two (2) years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid and appropriate California driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record.