DEFINITION Under general direction, performs complex professional field and office civil engineering work related to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of District projects and infrastructure, and supervises the processing and approval of land development projects; confers with developers, contractors and representatives of other agencies regarding facility and infrastructure development; manages projects utilizing professional services and construction contracts; provides professional assistance to the Engineering Manager, Principal Engineer and other staff; performs a variety of studies and prepares staff reports; signs drawings, submits reports and performs similar work within state guidelines; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Engineering Manager. Exercises general and direct supervision over assigned professional and technical staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the professional-level class in the engineering series with supervisory responsibility for private development projects, CIP projects, engineering programs, and Construction Management and Inspection services. Incumbents perform complex professional and technical work in the preparation of plans, specifications, designs, estimates, schedules, reports, and project management activities for construction or maintenance programs. This class is distinguished from Principal Engineer by the latter’s capability of performing the most complex engineering work of the division.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The duties listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of this classification. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Designs water and sewer projects utilizing AutoCAD and Civil3D.
Plans, manages, integrates and evaluates the work of a unit or project team of professional and technical staff and develops, implements and monitors work plans to achieve goals and objectives.
Contributes to the development of and monitors performance against the annual department budget.
Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives, priorities and work standards; assists in the development and implementation of engineering standards.
Plans, manages, assigns, directs, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff and provides for their training and professional development; establishes performance requirements and professional development targets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; takes disciplinary action to address performance deficiencies.
Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance, customer service-oriented work environment which supports achieving the department’s and the District’s mission, strategic plan, objectives and values.
Participates in District long- and short-range capital improvement and preventive maintenance activities.
Reviews engineering plans, specifications, design reports, cost estimates and schedules for a variety of construction and maintenance and/or private development projects to ensure compliance with engineering standards and specifications.
Oversees review, processing, and approval of land development projects and applications, including preparation of engineering conditions of approval, plan checking, preparation of development agreements, computation and collection of fees, and coordination of developer reimbursements.
Provides project management of consultant and in-house staff on capital improvement projects and other special projects; meets and confers with contractors, inspectors, engineers, developers, a variety of outside agencies, and the general public on development issues and acquiring information; ensures contractor compliance with District standards and specifications, time and budget estimates; analyzes and resolves problems that may arise; recommends and approves field changes.
Prepares materials for presentation to the public, Board of Directors meetings and for various other commissions.
Prepares bid documents for capital improvement projects; submits projects for competitive bids; analyzes bids and makes recommendations for acceptance.
Must be able to respond to emergencies as necessary.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field. Ten (10) years of professional experience in design and construction and management of civil engineering projects, including three (3) years supervisory experience.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
Possess and maintain a valid license as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.
About Yorba Linda Water District
Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) is a public agency that is classified as a special district, totally independent of all city and county governments. YLWD provides water service to all residents and businesses within its service area which include most of Yorba Linda and portions of Placentia, Brea, Anaheim and areas of unincorporated Orange County. YLWD is governed by a locally elected Board of Directors. YLWD is dedicated to providing reliable water and sewer services to protect public health and the environment with financial integrity and superior customer service.