This position will remain open until filled.
Moving Allowance of $7500 negotiable at time of hire.
Under administrative direction, directs professional engineering, administrative and supervisory work within the Engineering Department related to Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Development, Construction, Utilities and Environmental Compliance; plans, directs, coordinates, manages and supervises staff in the implementation of City goals and objectives. Provides advice and counsel to City management and assures engineering issues are properly addressed and resolved.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Directs and administers major departmental policies that include planning long-term programs and making difficult technical decisions. Provides executive level policy advice and performs administrative work in maintaining active relationships with organizations having Capital Improvement Program interests.
- Plans for existing and future development of infrastructure, storm water control, development fees, and traffic engineering needs. Oversees the development of plans and specifications for construction projects, including the development and construction of a wide variety of municipal public works and utilities projects.
- Serves as an expert adviser for engineering subject matters on public infrastructure planning, design and construction. Advise the City Administrator, department directors, and others on the planning and implementation of civil engineering, construction and related activities.
- Performs contract administration duties, including negotiating and recommending contract terms, evaluating performance, and ensuring compliance to warranty and contract agreements.
- Writes or directs the preparation of comprehensive reports; researches and responds to questions or issues raised by City Council and City Administrator, other City departments, outside agencies and the public.
- Directs, coaches and trains staff, and evaluates performance; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload, resource allocation, budgets, technical issues, quality standards, and services.
- Represents the Department at City Council, technical boards and or commission meetings.
- Supports the relationship between the City of Yuma and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
- Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering; AND six year's experience in civil engineering including managerial responsibility for planning and directing major aspects of public works and utilities engineering projects; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
- Federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, and regional ordinances governing civil engineering.
- Principles of civil engineering programs, land-use planning, and construction project management.
- Technical principles of civil engineering, mathematics and physics.
- Duties, powers, authorities and limitations of a City Engineer.
- Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including performance management, personnel rules, accounting, budgeting, procurement, and contract management.
- Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
- Principles and practices of managing municipal infrastructure development and maintenance.
- Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient public works maintenance techniques.
- Interpreting and applying technical standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures governing civil engineering functions.
- Analyzing engineering issues, evaluating alternatives, and recommending effective solutions.
- Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
- Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation.
- Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of engineering projects.
- Interpreting technical instructions, analyzing complex variables, and reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations.
- Assessing City needs and developing and promoting effective solutions.
- Developing and managing plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.
- Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
- Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
- Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software, including GIS and other specialized software applications used in planning, mapping, and statistical analysis.
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Arizona State Driver's License is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration is required or must have the ability to obtain within six months of hire; additional technical training and certifications may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a standard office environment. May occasionally be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to occasional job site safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment.