THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT HAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGER IN RIVERSIDE
The Riverside County Transportation Department has an unique opportunity for an Engineering Project Manager. Assigned to the Project Development Division, the Engineering Project Manager will play a critical role in the execution of multiple multi-year, multimillion dollar Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) projects. The incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, organizing, and reviewing the work of professional and technical staff, as well as consultants. Project oversight will also include the responsibility to manage project budgets and schedules, which necessitates familiarity with State and Federal funding and regulatory requirements related to project execution. The individual selected to support the Project Development Division will serve as a primary project liaison and will exercise overall engineering and administrative responsibility for the project planning, design, environmental clearance, development / administration of consultant contracts, and project closeout. The Department desires candidates with experience managing comparable multi-year multimillion dollar transportation projects which included ensuring compliance with Federal funding requirements. Seasoned project designers with experience executing large scale bridge or interchange project delivery, and those with familiarity interfacing with involved stakeholders and navigating the local funding process are highly desired.
In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity, the County of Riverside offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package, and actively promotes a healthy work/life balance. Benefits include: more than 5 weeks of paid annual leave, a CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, medical flex benefit of $823 monthly, paid vision, long-term disability, life insurance, deferred compensation (401a) contributions, and 12 paid holidays a year.
ABOUT THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE
Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. With a variety of job opportunities with the County, there are as many places to take your career as there are stars in our sky. But there's more than a great vocation to draw you here: with affordable housing, a thriving, diverse, and progressive community, excellent higher education, and the hidden gem of the Joshua Tree National Park, the opportunities for your life here are equally exciting. Come work in the heart of inland California, and see how great the view is when opportunity is on the horizon.
The County of Riverside has a wide variety of complex and engaging careers, requiring talented, engaged, and collaborative professionals.
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Transportation Department is responsible for planning, designing, funding, building, operating and maintaining all roads, bridges, and transportation facilities within the unincorporated County territory.
The County covers an area of approximately 7300 square miles, which is about the size of the state of New Jersey. The County-Maintained Road System exceeds 2100 miles, which is about the distance between Riverside County and Washington D.C. This puts in context the challenges that the Department faces in providing service to over 2 million residents in Riverside County. They focus on their priorities of improving safety, maintaining existing roads and bridges, and enhancing roadway capacity to keep up with population growth.
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EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Plans, organizes, directs and reviews the work of professional and technical staff, and consultants involved in the planning, environmental and regulatory processing, scheduling, design, operation, administration and construction of multiple, major Public Works Improvement Projects.
• Plans, prepares, and participates in consultant selection for design and construction engineering services for Public Works Projects and Programs; negotiates the scope, budget, and schedule with consultant firms and prepares the negotiated contract agreement for Board of Supervisor's approval; directs, reviews, and approves the preparation of the Project Management Plan; prioritizes and schedules major activities to ensure the most effective use of staff and equipment.
• Prepares, manages, and monitors project budgets and schedules; reviews consultant's monthly progress reports to ensure compliance with project scope and agreement provisions; prepares and negotiates Services Agreements and amendments and prepares the Form 11 for Board of Supervisor's approval; reviews and approves consultant's invoices for payment; reviews and recommends approval of Contract and/or Construction Change Orders, funding agreements and equipment within the limits of design and cost restrictions.
• Represents the Department before other County Departments, cities, governmental agencies, utility companies, stakeholders and the public to ensure proper communication, direction and coordination; prepares and processes cooperative agreements with government agencies such as the State Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and State Department of Water Resources for the design and construction of Public Works Improvement Projects; oversees and coordinates the preparation of cooperative and/or property acquisition agreements with developers, private property owners and government agencies.
• Directs the inspection and evaluation of contract or other construction work and enforces conformity to plans, specifications, and construction standards; coordinates with the consultant's team and Department engineers periodically to review and revise construction cost estimates.
• Provides project information and cost data for funding applications with cities, other County Departments, and regional agencies such as the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the Western Riverside Council of Governments, the Santa Ana Watershed Authority, State and Federal agencies such as the California Department of Water Resources, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Integrated Waste Management Board, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.
•Provides annual project cost estimates to update the Department's Capital Improvement Plans; prepares application and project certification documents to allocate and obligate funds for various phases of Federally and/or State funded projects; and reviews and approves invoices to appropriate funding agencies for cost recovery.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Urban Geography, Architecture, or closely related field.
Experience: Four years of professional engineering experience including two years of engineering experience in a lead, administrative or supervisory capacity that included project management responsibilities.
License: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
Knowledge of: The principles and practices of engineering especially as they apply to traffic, transportation planning, highway design, solid waste, hazardous waste, flood control infrastructure, hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnical, local, State and Federal environmental and regulatory requirements, and economic analysis; State and Federal standards concerning Public Works Projects design and construction; the principles and techniques of project and/or program management, engineering administration, personnel management, project funding and budgeting.
Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of an engineering/technical unit; prioritize and supervise the work of professional engineers, technicians, inspectors, field construction staff and planners; prepare, manage and administer program budgets; perform or review difficult engineering calculations; prepare or direct the preparation of complex plans, specifications, and comprehensive technical reports; perform difficult technical research, to analyze situations accurately, and adopt effective courses of action; review, evaluate, recommend, and/or approve proposals and plans of complex Public Works Projects and/or Programs; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
Other Requirements: License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at the time of employment.
APPLICANTS MAY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION USING THE COUNTY'S
The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. (PST) on April 21, 2018. Postings may close or be extended at any time. Applicants should submit a detailed resume/application clearly describing relevant work experience.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Julia Luna at (951) 955-4957 or JLUNA@RIVCO.ORG.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity, the County of Riverside offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package, and actively promotes a healthy work/life balance. Benefits include: more than 5 weeks of paid annual leave, a CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, medical flex benefit of $823 monthly, paid vision, long-term disability, life insurance, deferred compensation (401a) contributions, and 12 paid holidays a year.
Internal Number: 9334
About County of Riverside Transportation Department
Riverside County, CA - Government Employer with 21,000 employees. Civil Engineering positions at all levels are located in Waste Management, Flood Control, Transportation and Building & Safety Departments. Exceptional benefits package and participation in State Retirement System (PERS).