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THE POSITION: The Engineering Director/City Engineer is an at-will position appointed by, and reporting to, the City Manager. The incumbent will join the other members of the Executive Management Team in efficiently leading City staff and resources to successfully implement City Council goals and priorities.
Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the successful candidate will plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the activities of the Engineering Department, which is comprised of a staff of nine (9), by developing and implementing policies and procedures; reviewing recommendations and actions of subordinates; and solving department issues. The Engineering Director/City Engineer serves as the City’s primary representative for engineering matters with other agencies, consultants, developers, and contractors; directs, develops, and administers the department budget; manages and approves engineering plans for all City projects; manages the administration of all major City construction projects; and approves all construction contract change orders and extra services for consultants.
As a member of the Executive Management Team, the selected individual will strategize on City-wide efforts to better serve the community and strengthen interdepartmental collaborations. The Engineering Director/City Engineer will provide presentations and interact with the City Council, other government bodies, boards, and commissions, and members of the public on engineering items, some of which may be extremely controversial.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The City of Hemet is seeking an energetic and experienced professional to assume the duties of Engineering Director/City Engineer. The ideal candidate is a dedicated professional who establishes positive working relationships with staff, department heads, elected officials, various agencies, and the community. The candidate will be a sophisticated strategic thinker, serve as an organizational asset in solving problems, supervise the development and implementation of capital programs, and be able to develop long-range plans for the Engineering Department based upon an analysis of the needs and interests of the community, projected future demands, capacity of facilities, and funding opportunities.
The incumbent will be results-oriented, while respecting the need to be attentive to an appropriate level of detail. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of policy development and administration of municipal civil engineering projects and public works programs; principles of budget administration and fiscal management including the preparation of fee schedules; federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern Public Works activities relating to Engineering, Survey, Streets, Parking, Transportation Planning, Operations, and Environmental Programs; principles of management necessary to direct the Engineering Department including selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of employees; engineering principles and practices as applied to planning, development, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Public Works projects; principles and practices of Public Works contract administration, development of construction project plans, reports and recommendations, and grant proposals.
The selected candidate will have effective interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills; possess astute judgment to work closely with the organization in order to facilitate effective and efficient programs and services to the community; be a creative problem solver, and display a high degree of political astuteness but remain apolitical. The new Engineering Director/City Engineer will possess a strong sense of personal and professional ethics and integrity. The candidate will also promote the use of new and emerging technology, and be comfortable in promoting state of the art methods of delivering exceptional internal and external customer service.