Engineering and Construction Manager Annual salary range: $155,000 to $170,000 DOQ The City offers an attractive benefits package. Application deadline: Monday, May 14, 2018
Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and, just west of Orange County, Long Beach is the sixth largest city in the State of California. Offering all the world class amenities of a large metropolitan city, coupled with its strong sense of community and pride, Long Beach is one of the most vibrant communities in the country. The City has been referred to as the “Most Diverse City” in the country by USA Today and one of the “Best Communities for Young People” two years in a row.
The City of Long Beach is a Charter City governed by nine City Council Members who are elected by district and a Mayor who is elected at-large. Elected officials also include the City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Prosecutor. The Council Members and Mayor are subject to a two-term limit, which allows them to serve for a maximum of eight years. The City Council appoints a City Manager and a City Clerk. The City Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all City departments, excluding those under the direction of a separately elected official, Board or Commission. Long Beach is a full-service City providing all traditional public services. Over 5,400 full and part-time employees support municipal operations with the majority being represented by eleven employee associations. In addition to its traditional services, Long Beach also maintains one of the world’s busiest seaports, which serves as a leading gateway for international trade. The City also has its own full-service commercial airport, a Gas & Oil Department, and is one of only three cities in California with its own Health Department.
The Energy Resources Department, formerly known as Long Beach Gas and Oil, oversees operations related to major oil production operations, a waste-to-energy power plant, and one of the nation’s largest municipal natural gas utilities with 154,000 customers. The Department’s FY 2018 budget was $214 million with 232 budgeted staff.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and inclusive leader who is innovative and collaborative. A proven track record assessing staff and business practices to improve the overall performance and effectiveness of the organization is critical. This position requires an effective manager, who promotes and demonstrates excellence in customer service, is a creative problem solver, and has the ability to develop employees while ensuring growth and accountability. The successful candidate should have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals and audiences at all levels. A background working in both the public and private sector would be ideal, as is experience in gas, oil, or water pipeline/construction industries. A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field), registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California (or the ability to transfer out-of-state license in a reasonable time), and ten (10) years of progressively challenging engineering and construction project management experience is required. Selected candidates must possess a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.
To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a list of six professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resumes should reflect the years and months of positions held, as well as the size of staff you have managed. Apply on our website: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=335