Principal Civil Engineer job in Los Angeles, CA | SMRC Grou

Principal Civil Engineer
SMRC GroupLos Angeles, CA2 months ago
SMRC Group is currently seeking a Principal Civil Engineer to work in the Water Engineering Division of the City Public Works engineering Department.
Responsibilities:
  • Assume management responsibility over the Water Engineering Section. This includes holding periodic meetings with engineering staff and planning, prioritizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of water engineering staff (work includes pipeline, pump, water well, reservoir, pump station, SCADA, and water treatment plant installations and upgrades) and making recommendations for improvement as appropriate
  • Assist the Public Works Director and City Engineer on all water-related matters
  • Coordinate water engineering-related activities with other City departments and divisions
  • Represent the City at meetings with City Council members, committees, citizens, and representatives of other private or public agencies (i.e., MWD, OCWD, and MWDOC) and provide written summaries and updates to Public Works Director
  • Oversee and participate in the development of the division budget and prepare financial reports;
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate standards, laws and regulations including, but not limited to, water quality and water allocation standards
  • Assist in the implementation of the current water shortage level alongside the Water Systems Manager
  • Assist in the implementation of a new customer billing system, as needed
  • Responsible for managing the development of a Water Master Plan, as needed
  • Responsible for developing the five-year Water CIP
  • Review, approve, and sign (if applicable) all water engineering studies, construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates, and City engineering standards
  • Develop requests for proposals, proposals, and recommend project award
  • Ensure the achievement and the effective reporting of water mainline replacement goals and other CIP projects
  • Prepare and present staff reports and presentations to City Council, as needed
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from the public, other agencies, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding water engineering and development projects
  • Work with private developers, engineers, and/or customers to review private developments for providing water services and conformance to City Standards and policies, negotiate mitigation measures, review water demand studies or water supply assessments (WSA), and prepare agreements with developers
  • Investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to achieve resolution
  • Negotiate complex agreements. Prepare, review, and interpret agreements and contracts and prepare for signature
  • Track water-related grant opportunities and advise City staff on grants or other funding available for public works projects and, when so directed, initiate and prepare applications for such funding of grant
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major coursework in civil engineering or related field
  • Possession of a valid license as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
  • At least six years of recent, increasingly responsible professional water engineering experience, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility
Knowledge Of:
  • Advanced water engineering principles and practices as applied to private developments and municipal public works.
  • Techniques for preparing designs, plans, specifications, reports, and recommendations related to public works contracts.
  • City policies and procedures governing engineering operations.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures related to the municipal operations, engineering, development, award, construction contract implementation, etc.
  • California, Federal, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to public administration, water, and construction
  • Perform technical water engineering work of a complex nature
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Standard computer programs such as MS Office, Outlook, as well as web-based meeting software platforms
  • Prepare and analyze technical reports, statements, contracts and legal documents.
  • Maintain effective work relationships with staff, other governmental agencies, contractors and the general public.
Job Type: Full-time
Benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
Schedule:
  • Monday to Friday
Education:
  • Bachelor's (Preferred)
Experience:
  • water engineering: 8 years (Preferred)
License/Certification:
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License (Preferred)
Work Location:
  • One location
Work Remotely:
  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
Work Location: One location
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