Under general direction, performs administrative and advanced professional engineering work and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to area of assignment. This position will be assigned to the City of Glendale's Water Services Department, which is seeking a results-oriented Principal Engineer with professional engineering experience in capital planning, assessment, design and construction of Water Treatment, Water Reclamation, Water Distribution, and/or Wastewater Collection systems. This assignment requires the use of strong leadership skills including independent judgment, initiative and interpersonal skills in developing and implementing the capital program for the Water Services Department. This position implements the capital program through coordination with direct reports, Water Department staff, Engineering Department staff, consultants and contractors. Work is performed under the general direction of a Deputy Water Services Director and performance is evaluated based on results achieved.
Note: Specific functions, required knowledge, skills and abilities may vary depending on assignment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering specialty such as Civil or Water Resources, and five years of increasingly responsible experience as a professional engineer in the area of assignment (water/wastewater engineering) including one year of lead or supervisory experience. Knowledge of:The theory, principles and practices of civil engineeringProfessional literature and sources of information for the discipline in area of assignmentResearch and statistical methods and procedures applied to discipline in area of assignmentProject contracts and project delivery methods to include, job order contracting, construction manager at risk, design bid build, etc.Project management and supervisory practicesPublic works design, standards and construction methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of public works projectsCity and state laws, ordinances, statutes and regulations governing municipal engineeringCity’s public works infrastructureBasic contract law, bond and insurance requirements Ability to:Effectively supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate personnelPrepare and monitor a division and/or project budgetPrepare or review plans, designs, and project specificationsSign and seal engineering plans and documentsMake decisions regarding project priorities, costs, and alternativesPerform research, analyze findings, prepare and present reports to City managementEffectively communicate both orally and in writingEstablish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, contractors, and the publicOperate a computer and engineering applications Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Special Requirements:Registration as a Professional Engineer at time of applicationRegistration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona within six months of hireValid Arizona Driver’s License Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.
Operate City vehiclesClimb stairways, ladders, and work on elevated structuresTraverse uneven surfacesTraverse long distances during workday with or without an accommodationWork in stationary position for considerable periods of timeExtensive reading and close vision workWORKING CONDITIONS:Most work is performed in a City office environment with some work performed outdoors on site moving over rough terrain. Exposure to heat, cold, dampness, dust, pollen, odors, fumes, etc.Exposure to hazards of electrical shock, falls, noise, equipment operations, etc.