GENERAL PURPOSEUnder general direction from either the Public Works Director/City Engineer or Engineering Division Manager/Assistant City Engineer, the Principal Engineer plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the activities of the engineering function of an assigned work unit. Plans, organizes, directs, manages, oversees, and integrates the operations and staff of an assigned work unit; provides expert professional advice and assistance to City officials and management staff in areas of expertise of Engineering disciplines, including but not limited to engineering plan review, capital improvement planning, design and implementation, water quality/storm water management, and transportation-related activities. Performs related duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThis class is responsible for planning and supervising the activities of the engineering function of assigned work units within the Public Works Department. The incumbent is expected to carry out responsibilities independently and with awareness of good engineering principles, judgment, and safety issues, and sensitivities. Assignments are broad in scope and allow for a high degree of administrative discretion in their execution.The Principal Engineer is distinguished from the Senior Engineer in that the incumbent in the former class is responsible for division leadership, planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the work of staff engaged in the preparation of plans, specifications, designs, estimates, schedules, inspections, surveying, and project management activities for a variety of projects and programs. The incumbent is expected to use initiative and independent judgment in negotiating, prioritizing project activities, exercising cost and budget controls, and ensuring the coordination, quantity, and quality of work performed in accordance with project goals.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.
May be assigned to Land Development, Transportation Engineering, Capital Projects, or Moreno Valley Electric Utility. When assigned to Transportation Engineering:
Education, Training, and Experience:A bachelor’s degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering or a related engineering discipline. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience, at least two of which were in a supervisory or program/project management capacity.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:Current, valid certification as a Professional Traffic Engineer issued by the California State Licensing Board for Professional Engineers.
It is highly desirable to have a current, valid certification as a Professional Civil or Electrical, Engineer issued by the California State Licensing Board for Professional Engineers. A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDSThe physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle and feel computers and standard business equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Mental DemandsWhile performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information, and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math/mathematical reasoning; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions, and interact with all levels of City management, the City Council, other governmental officials, consultants, contractors, employees, the public, the media, and others encountered in the course of work. WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee works under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet. The employee may occasionally be required to work in outside conditions, exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, where the noise level may be loud.
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