The City of Hemet is seeking an innovative, collaborative professional committed to customer service best practices. The ideal candidate must possess a high level of experience overseeing complex infrastructure and subdivision projects. The incumbent will have experience managing the work of a team, will promote a positive and productive work environment, and will demonstrate effective leadership in challenging environments. THE POSITION:
Under limited supervision, the Principal Engineer will manage the design and construction of the City's Capital Improvement Projects and provide engineering support to City projects.
The purpose of this recruitment is to fill a vacancy and to establish an eligibility list for a one year period.
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following characteristics, duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
THE SELECTED CANDIDATE FOR THIS POSITION WILL: Manage and monitor the design and preparation of construction plans and specifications; supervise, monitor and participate in Capital Improvement Project management; review design and preparation of plans, specifications and engineering data.
Coordinate design and construction projects with other city departments, agencies and citizens; supervise and administer public works construction projects; oversee professional services construction contracts; coordinate, evaluate and monitor construction activities by contractors and professional services from consulting firms.
Manage and monitor capital improvement budgets; assist in the preparation of grant funding requests; prepare recurring and ad hoc reports on construction projects and contracts; work with staff to communicate, discuss and achieve objectives regarding current projects.
Participate in recruitment and hiring; schedule, assign, monitor and evaluate work of staff; provide for and/or conduct staff development; establish work methods and standards; initiate corrective and/or disciplinary action and respond to grievances and complaints accordingly.
THE SELECTED CANDIDATE FOR THIS POSITION MUST HAVE:
Knowledge of modern civil engineering principles and practices; capital improvement project management; construction design, plans and specifications; contract administration; supervision principles and practices.
Skill in preparing complex technical engineering analyses and reports; supervising, motivating and evaluating staff; monitoring and administering construction projects; communicating effectively both orally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other City employees and the public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATES REQUIRED:
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible civil engineering experience with a focus on municipal construction/design and project management, including two (2) years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE AND/OR OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid and appropriate California driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
The City of Hemet, tucked in a valley surrounded by the Santa Rosa Hills and the San Jacinto Mountains, is embarking on a journey of revitalization and growth. Founded in 1910, the City of Hemet, with a population of approximately 80,000, is located in western Riverside County. Hemet was originally an agricultural community, but later became known as a retirement destination. In the early 1990’s Hemet experienced a construction boom which brought new residential neighborhoods, larger families, new commercial, retail, and office development. With this growth, Hemet began its transition from a retirement and snowbird haven to a modern, diverse suburban community.
Hemet is home to unique recreational amenities. Diamond Valley Lake, Southern California’s largest freshwater reservoir built by the Metropolitan Water District, features hiking, boating, and world class fishing year round. Every spring, RAMONA, the United States’ longest running outdoor play, attracts thousands of visitors to the valley.
With access to Hemet from CA 74, CA 79, and Interstates 215, 15, and 10, Hemet is ideally located to enjoy the four sport California day, where you can surf in the morning, sno...wboard midday, mountain bike in the afternoon, and finish with a round of golf or a game of tennis. Los Angeles and San Diego are just over an hour away. The beauty of the desert and spa lifestyle of Palm Springs is yours within 45 minutes.