This position is open until filled with first review of applications scheduled for November 12, 2020.
Under general direction of the City Engineer, supervises and plans the work of a small staff of professional and sub-professional engineering personnel engaged in development review, permit issuance, traffic engineering, surveying, inspection, design and drafting of public works projects; performs project management and professional engineering work; participates as a member of the department's management team in departmental policy development, administrative planning and addressing of departmental problems; and does related work as required.
This position is characterized by management responsibility for the staff and daily operations of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. This class is distinguished from the City Engineer in that the latter is responsible for overall management of the Maintenance Division, Engineering Division and Capital Improvement Program within the department.
The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the traffic engineering program and other major programs of the Public Works Department are carried out in accordance with Department and City policy. The Senior Civil Engineer is accountable for demonstrating a level of competence in civil engineering work appropriate to a fully qualified professional civil engineer. Experience in traffic engineering work is also required. All design work either performed or supervised must reflect modern day engineering principles and be in accordance with City requirements.
Representative Duties / Qualifications:
The representative duties listed include essential and marginal functions that vary by position. Individuals with disabilities will be considered for placement into positions in this class based upon an assessment of the essential functions of the particular position.
Coordinates, supervises and performs responsible engineering work in connection with municipal public works projects and the City's traffic engineering program.
Prepares and supervises the design of engineering plans and specifications for the construction of streets, storm drains, parks, traffic control systems, water and wastewater facilities, and other municipal improvements.
Supervises the checking of subdivision maps and improvement plans for conformance to City standards.
Participates and supervises in the final inspection of capital improvement projects for compliance with City specifications.
Checks plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness.
Interprets application of design criteria on public works and encroachment permit projects.
Participates and supervises civil and traffic engineering work including application of design criteria, map checking, project plans/specification preparation, inspection procedures, traffic studies/surveys and special reports.
Supervises right-of-way engineering work.
Resolves disputes between City and contractors on public works and encroachment permit projects.
Works with contractors and consultants engaged in public works and development projects including inspection of work, consulting with design engineer, reviewing and approving payment requests.
Prepares preliminary and final project cost estimates.
Coordinates engineering work with other departmental divisions, consultants, developers and property owners, contractors, regulatory agencies, outside public agencies and the general public.
Prepares grant applications and special reports.
Develops work schedules, assigns tasks, and evaluates performance of division staff.
Provides public information related to a variety of traffic operational issues and public works and private development projects.
Answers and responds to inquiries from the public, school district, Police and Community Development Departments regarding traffic operational issues and traffic conditions for various projects; represents the Public Works Department at the Traffic, Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee meetings and other public meetings as required.
Advanced principles and practices of civil engineering including the design, construction and inspection of public works facilities.
Principles and practices of traffic engineering including planning, operating, safety and maintenance programs.
Principles of organization, administration, budget and personnel management; departmental policies and regulations particularly related to engineering.
Pertinent laws, ordinances, and regulations as they apply to public works construction and building code requirements.
Sit for up to 4 hours; stand or walk for periods of up to 2 hours; lift or carry up to 10 pounds; walk on uneven ground; drive cars, trucks, forklifts, or other equipment, and otherwise be around equipment and machinery while visiting field/construction sites.
Maybe exposed to dust, gas, fumes or chemicals or marked changes in temperatures or humidity while on plant grounds.
Plan, assign, determine priorities and supervise work of sub-professional and professional engineering personnel.
Prepare engineering plans and specifications and technical reports.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to determine inherence to engineering specifications on a variety of public works improvement and construction projects.
Explain technical issues to non-professional people.
Deal effectively with developers, contractors, civil engineers, consultants and the general public to maintain good public relations.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will be qualifying. A typical way to acquire the knowledge and abilities would be
Four years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience including at least two years administrative or supervisory experience.
Two years of increasingly responsible traffic engineering experience desireable.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or a related field.
Possession of an appropriate and valid driver's license as issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles.
REQUIRED-Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
DESIRED-Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Traffic Engineer in the State of California is highly desirable.
About City of Benicia
Benicia has a small town feel yet is situated between two metropolitan areas, San Francisco and Sacramento, on the Carquinez Strait in southern Solano County. Surrounded on two sides by water and a third by open space, it’s an ideal place to raise a family with wonderful neighborhoods, abundant parks, and award-winning schools. One of the oldest cities in California, Benicia was the third city to incorporate (March 1850) and was the third state capitol. The State Capitol building in downtown Benicia is one of our two state parks and is open for tours. The Benicia Industrial Park is home to the Valero Benicia Refinery, Amports, a private deep-water port, and nearly 450 businesses. Part of the Industrial Park is the Benicia Arsenal, a former military reservation signed into existence by Abraham Lincoln himself. It is located on two interstate freeways and is served by rail. The City of Benicia is a full-service city, boasting its own police, fire, library, water treatment, wastewater treatment, and parks departments. Small town, independence, excellence. These are some of the words used to describe Benicia and why it’s a great place to live, work and play.