The City of Santa Rosa is now accepting applications for Supervising Engineer Planning and Economic Development Department Engineering Development Services
This recruitment is open continuous, and may be closed at any time. Apply now!
In addition to a competitive salary, the City offers exceptional benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance; a generous retirement program through the CalPERS retirement system; a reasonable work schedule and time off starting with 2 weeks per year plus 12 paid holidays; and the opportunity to join a team that is part of a dynamic, collaborative, diverse, inclusive and knowledgeable organization working to positively impact the lives of the local community. See the "Benefits" tab for details.
ABOUT THE JOB The Supervising Engineer will supervise and perform professional engineering work in the planning, investigation, design, analysis, construction, and inspection of public works, utilities and related projects, or the investigation, review and inspection of private development projects. Development Services Division provides engineering services throughout the various development phases of both private residential and commercial projects, as well as ensures the safety and quality of construction activities within the public right-of-way.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES will have a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related area; possession of or ability to obtain a certificate of registration as a professional engineer in civil engineering in the State of California; and extensive professional engineering experience planning and managing multiple projects, designing infrastructure, and conducting permitting review for commercial and public projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in a variety of computer programs are vital. In addition, successful candidates will possess:
Experience presenting complex subjects to policy makers and members of the public.
The ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Experience developing and managing section budgets
Strong technical analysis, problem solving, and project management skills
The ability to manage multiple complex projects
Experience supervising, coaching and mentoring staff
ABOUT THE CITY: The City of Santa Rosa, the largest city in Sonoma County with a population of approximately 175,000, is located 55 miles north of San Francisco and nestled in the center of famous Sonoma Wine Country. Santa Rosa serves as the County seat and center of trade, government, commerce and medical facilities for the Northern San Francisco Bay area. The City offers a wide variety of both recreational and cultural activities, is well known for its excellent schools, temperate weather and abundance of trees and beautiful parks. The City has a historic preservation program and has environmental diversity.The City of Santa Rosa's residents work in a well-balanced mix of management, professional, manufacturing, sales, tourism, transportation, construction, and service jobs. The City also plays an important role in supporting the agriculture and tourism industries of California's north coast.
THE SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process will consist of a careful review of applications, including the supplemental questionnaire, Those applicants who have submitted a complete application that demonstrates a strong match to the experience and qualifications desired will be invited to continue in the selection process.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are examples of those performed by Supervising Engineers across the City:
Supervise, select, train and evaluate professional and technical staff in an assigned section of Engineering Services or Building and Code Compliance Division;
supervise and participate in the development of plans, specifications, estimates and work orders for the construction of public works and City projects;
initiate and conduct engineering planning studies to identify infrastructure needs; manage construction contract administration;
review and make recommendations on technical reports and studies;
check computations and specified materials for accuracy and conformance with regulations;
inspect project sites to assist in solution of difficult problems;
coordinate engineering related activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies;
research, interpret and apply the City code, and State and Federal laws and regulations related to City infrastructure projects;
interpret specifications and City policy and make change orders;
participate in the selection and supervision of private professional engineers for the development of plans and specifications, studies and reports;
supervise, review and participate in the preparation of environmental assessments, studies and reports;
serve as staff and make presentations to the City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Public Utilities, other boards and commissions, committees, outside agencies, and property owners on City infrastructure systems and building construction engineering matters; develop and manage section annual budgets;
sign and stamp civil engineering documents including studies, reports, plans and specifications;
in the absence of the incumbent, act as City Engineer, Deputy Director or Chief Building Official depending upon area of assignment;
and perform related duties as assigned.
In addition to the duties listed above, the following duties are performed in Engineering Development Services:
Supervise and participate in the review of Tentative Maps, Tentative Map Extensions, Conditional Use Permits, Design Review and Utility Certificate applications, and apply appropriate conditions of approval in compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, City Code and all applicable Federal and State regulations;
Supervise and participate in the review of Lot Line Adjustments, Lot Mergers, Certificates of Compliance, Map Modifications and Corrections, Vacations of Right-of-Way, and Building Permits to obtain compliance with City Codes and policies.
Supervise and participate in the review of subdivisions for compliance with the Subdivision Map Act and City ordinances, standards and policies and for substantial conformance with approved tentative maps;
Supervise and participate in the preparation of Public Improvement Plans for Subdivisions and Miscellaneous Projects, and Encroachment Permit Applications for conformance with Conditions of Approval, City Design and Construction Standards, and various Federal, State and local rules and regulations, including Storm Water, Department of Health Services and Water Quality;
Supervise and participate in the inspection of construction of Public Improvement Plans for Subdivisions and Miscellaneous Projects, Encroachment Permit Applications for conformance with Conditions of Approval, City Design and Construction Standards, and various Federal, State and local rules and regulations, including Storm Water, Department of Health Services and Water Quality;
Coordinate development related projects with the capital improvement projects;
Supervise the plan review and permit programs, private development review and inspection.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of engineering; modern methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of infrastructure engineering projects and/or design, construction and rehabilitation of a wide variety of building projects; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the assigned area of engineering; applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to design and construction in the area of assignment; principles of supervision, training and performance management.
Ability to: Make complex engineering computations and check, design and supervise the construction of a wide variety of public and private facilities; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; use a variety of drafting and engineering apparatus; supervise, train and evaluate professional and technical subordinates.
Experience and Education:Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Sufficient years of experience in professional engineering work in the area of assignment to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above, including some supervisory experience; Education - Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in civil engineering or a related discipline.
License or Certificate
Possession of or ability to obtain a certificate of registration as a professional engineer in civil engineering in the State of California. For positions in the Planning and Economic Development Department, Building and Code Compliance Division certification as a Certified Building Official, certification as a Plans Examiner and/or Building Inspector as issued by the International Code Council is desirable.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS A Supervising Engineer works primarily indoors, sitting for extended periods of time with the ability to change positions. Using a computer, calculator and other standard office equipment requires making continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements. Books and plans weighing less than 20 pounds are carried more than 20 feet. Part of the work involves inspecting development and construction sites which requires the ability to walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, jumping over trenches and other obstacles and working in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements. Inspecting sites requires the ability to hear alarms and operation of construction equipment. Use of a computer mouse with computer aided design programs requires making fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the positions of a control mechanism. Using survey equipment during inspections involves measuring distances using calibrated instruments. Inspecting bridges requires working at heights above 10 feet. Conducting inspections requires the individual to climb ladders or scaffolding, ranging up to 50 - 60 feet, in order to access and walk on roof tops. A sense of balance is required to walk on 6/12 pitched roof tops. The job requires the ability to access and enter cramped quarters such as crawl spaces which may bring the incumbent into contact with reptiles, insects, and/or rodents.
About City of Santa Rosa
Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you’ll find a vibrant city overflowing with all you love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. Wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. And in the center, our charming, thriving downtown, lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.