Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of an assigned engineering division within the Public Works Department responsible for design, construction, development, operations, flood and watershed management, or transportation; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to a Deputy Director of Public Works and/or the Director of Public Works.
An Engineering Manager may work in any of the following divisions of the Public Works Department:
Planning, design, construction and operation of the transportation system for the unincorporated area of Napa County.
Planning, design and construction of new, expanded or remodeled building facilities associated with Napa County government.
Planning, design, construction and operation of stormwater, recycled water, potable water and waterway projects; management of State Water Project contracts.
Planning, design, construction and operation of other facilities not included above.
An Engineering Manager is responsible for the management of a division within Public Works that includes one or more work groups of significant depth and complexity or the highly responsible management of a complex public works program. Responsibilities include the overall management and administration of a division, including development of a division's objectives and the design and implementation of supporting programs, processes, policies, and/or procedures to successfully achieve those objectives. An Engineering Manager is also responsible for the development, administration, and control of associated capital improvement project scopes, budgets, schedules, and quality.
This classification is designated as an "at will" classification.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Supervision is provided by a Deputy Director of Public Works and/or the Director of Public Works.
Responsibilities include direct supervision over assigned staff.
Example of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of an engineering division responsible for one or more of the following engineering functions: design, construction, development, operations, flood and watershed management, or transportation.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned engineering staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
Select, train, motivate, and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Division's annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for projects, staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.
Manage complex capital improvement projects through planning, design, environmental, construction, commissioning and close-out phases; coordinate the preparation of engineering plans, details, estimates, specifications, and subsequent fieldwork; confer with department heads, division heads, and County personnel on design, construction, modernization, and repair work.
Coordinate projects with other state and local agencies and private parties.
Manage architect/engineer professional service contracts; coordinate contract administration and construction oversight.
Coordinate the selection and supervision of private professional engineers and architects for the development of plans, specifications, studies and reports; supervise planning studies and review recommendations regarding future infrastructure needs.
Coordinate the preparation and review of various recommendations relating to private sector developments, land divisions, and adjustments.
Prepare and review consultant agreements and construction documents and contracts.
Work with other government agencies to ensure that engineering plans are integrated with County plans; assist in monitoring and evaluating other agency plans and projects providing input and comments on behalf of the County.
Serve as the liaison for an assigned engineering division with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies and the private sector regarding complex projects; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Provide responsible staff assistance to the Deputy Director of Public Works and/or the Director of Public Works; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to engineering programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of engineering; incorporate new developments as appropriate.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Interact extensively with management, technical and legal staff, officials from other agencies, special interest groups, members of the public and regulatory agencies.
Establish lines of communication, reporting relationships and methods of delegating work to subordinate staff; train professional and technical subordinates to perform assigned tasks; supervise and evaluate professional and technical subordinates using accepted management techniques to motivate employees.
Perform related duties as required.
Division specific duties:
Annually plan and oversee delivery of the Capital Improvement Program for transportation projects and other facilities as assigned.
Coordinate delivery of the Transportation Capital Improvements Program with the Public Works Superintendent, other agencies and the general public.
Represent the County's interests at Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) meetings including Technical Advisory Committee Meetings.
Represent the County's interests in negotiations, plan review, and joint projects with the State of California Department of Transportation.
Perform highly complex and professional project management duties involved in the development, coordination and implementation of road and highway improvement projects and special studies.
Work with other government agencies to ensure that transportation plans are integrated with County plans; assist in monitoring and evaluating other agency transportation plans and projects providing input and comments on behalf of the County.
Discuss and make presentations regarding transportation needs, projects, funding, regulations and requirements with department management staff and state and local agencies.
Handle requests and concerns identified by the traveling public regarding safety and other transportation needs on County roadways including speed limits, signage, striping, traffic counts or any other investigations involving County roads.
Represent the Public Works Department working with the Risk Manager in responding to and handling investigations and claims filed against the County that involve roadways.
Provide transportation technical oversight in the review of private development plans including the review of traffic studies prepared by private parties and the review and development of traffic impact fees in areas of the County.
Provide coordination with law enforcement agencies, risk management, and other appropriate agencies, and make recommendations regarding traffic safety issues, including but not limited to speed surveys used to establish enforceable speed limits.
Provide coordination and analysis for a pavement management plan, to establish and maintain a multi-year surface treatment program for the County-maintained road system.
Oversee environmental, permitting and funding requirements for the Transportation Capital Improvement Program.
In partnership with the Engineering Manager for Facilities, prepare an annual update to the County's Five Year Capital Improvement Program Plan.
Coordinate with other Engineering Managers and department management regarding staffing assignments and needs.
Other duties as assigned.
Annually plan and oversee delivery of the Capital Improvement Program for building, Airport and other facility projects as assigned.
Coordinate delivery of the Facilities Capital Improvement Program with the General Services Division, the ITS/Communications Department and other County Departments as needed.
Perform highly complex and professional project management duties involved in the development, coordination and implementation of building facility improvement projects and special studies.
Discuss and make presentations regarding facility needs, projects, funding, regulations and requirements with department management staff and state and local agencies.
Oversee environmental, permitting and funding requirements for the Facilities Capital Improvement Program.
In partnership with the Engineering Manager for Transportation, prepare an annual update to the County's Five Year Capital Improvement Program Plan.
Coordinate with other Engineering Managers and department management regarding staffing assignments and needs.
Other duties as assigned.
Perform highly complex and professional project management duties involved in the development, coordination and implementation of water resources improvement projects and special studies.
Discuss and make presentations regarding water resources needs, projects, funding, regulations and requirements with department management staff and state and local agencies.
Coordinate the implementation of water-related projects with other state and local agencies and private parties.
Typical Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF:
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an engineering program.
Principles and practices of civil engineering and public works construction.
Principles and practices of program development and administration.
Methods and techniques of surveying, engineering mathematics and stress analysis.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Properties and uses of materials for engineering construction.
Common descriptions of real property.
Evaluation methods, procedures, and terminology.
Methods, materials and equipment used in highway and building construction.
Economics of highway and bridge construction.
State and local issues, funding sources, and knowledge of design standards.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Principles and techniques of contract administration.
Principles and practices of project management and development including planning, scheduling and budgeting.
Division specific knowledge:
Principles, practices and methods of transportation engineering, civil engineering and Public Works construction.
Methods, equipment, materials and techniques used in the development of traffic studies and evaluation of transportation and roadway construction improvements.
Principles, practices and methods of facilities engineering, civil engineering and Public Works construction.
Methods, equipment, materials and techniques used in the construction of building facilities.
Principles, practices and methods of water resources management, civil engineering and Public Works construction.
Methods, equipment, materials and techniques used in the construction of water resource facilities including stormwater, recycled water, potable water and waterways.
Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive civil engineering program.
Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower-level staff.
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
Participate in the development and administration of a division's goals, objectives, and procedures.
Prepare and administer division and large program budgets.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Perform technical research work and make detailed analysis.
Coordinate divisional services with other programs and services within the County and with outside organizations, agencies, and facilities.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
Formulate and interpret departmental policy and procedures.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Division specific skills:
Represent Napa County in negotiations and interactions with the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Federal Highway Administration and other agencies.
Develop and implement transportation programs, procedures and policies.
Represent Napa County in negotiations and interactions with State, Federal and other agencies.
Develop and implement facilities programs, procedures and policies.
Effectively manage the day-to-day State Water Project contract administration activities including regular meetings with water subcontractors.
Represent Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District in negotiations and interactions with the State Department of Water Resources and the State Water Contractors.
Develop and implement water resources programs, procedures and policies.
Work primarily in a standard office setting with some travel from site to site and occasional exposure to an outdoor field environment.
Work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist.
Lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight.
Use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard.
Verbally communicate to exchange information.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, e and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Experience:
Six years of increasingly responsible engineering experience, including four years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in transportation, civil, or mechanical engineering; water resources or a related field.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer or Mechanical Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
Possession of a valid certificate of registration in Traffic Engineering issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is highly desirable for the Transportation Division.
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.