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Principal Engineer job in Monrovia

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Organization:  City of Monrovia
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Monrovia
Post Code:  91016
Salary and Benefits:  $6,834.58 - $8,722.92 Monthly

City of Monrovia invites applicants for the position of:


SALARY: $6,834.58 - $8,722.92 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 04/10/13

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


Serves as project manager on capital improvement projects; plan, coordinate, manage, supervise, and review the work of professional and para-professional engineering teams; develop schedules, procedures,and timelines; prepare plans and specifications, cost estimates for large and/or complex capital improvement projects, which may involve streets and highways, alleys, sewers and sanitary sewers, storm drains, street lighting and traffic signals, traffic safety, sidewalks, and parking lots, water system improvements, structures and building(s), and water utility systems and other related engineering projects.

Review and set requirements for various types of development projects, easements and legal descriptions, plan checks, construction inspections, and materials testing for a wide variety of construction and maintenance projects; coordinate traffic engineering and transportation planning activities and studies.

Participate in the review of residential and commercial development projects including all activities related to the subdivision of real property. Make recommendations concerning conditions of project approval including ensuring compliance with City, State, and Federal policies, regulations, and codes. 
Implement City ordinances, policies, regulations in the issuance of public right-of-way permits such as excavation, grading, encroachment, and utility permits, heavy hauling, and all other permits related to the use of the public right-of-way and capital improvement projects. Recommend policies and procedures for code enforcement as required.

Participate in the development and administration of the capital improvement program and operating division budgets; monitor and ensure cost containment within project and section constraints; formulate cash flow projections; and provide constructability/value engineering review of all capital improvement; confer with the City Engineer regarding project management, financial matters of the division, and various policies, programs, procedures and strategies.

Oversee and provide direction to engineering staff regarding the procurement of professional civil engineering services. Evaluate the work performance of subordinate personnel; provide staff training and professional development programs in specialized system applications; Ensure the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.

Perform complex engineering work, research, analysis, and economic evaluations; develop and monitor systems and procedures for contract administration to ensure compliance with technical and legal requirements. Prepare complex grant applications for project funding from various governmental agencies; maintain administrative and engineering records. Present reports to the City Council, private and public organizations, commissions, outside agencies, and the City’s management staff, attend meetings as requested.

Oversee the construction inspection and survey of various types of maintenance and construction projects, engineering surveys, and special studies; review and approve progress payments and change orders; review contract close out.

Provide and coordinate engineering services, designs, and consultation to a variety of field engineering crews and other personnel; oversee and monitor the performance of consultants under contract with the City; monitor construction activity and coordinate with Public Works Inspector to ensure the work is executed on schedule, within budget, and in accordance with the terms of the contracts. Operate a computer to maintain, retrieve, update and access a variety of technical engineering programs, spreadsheets, and related software; write engineering job orders. Perform other related duties as needed.


Thorough knowledge of advanced civil engineering principles, practices, and techniques with particular reference to the planning, design, and construction and operation of public works projects; the design and construction of public facilities, field surveying, construction practices, and inspection methods; engineering mathematics, mechanics, strength of materials, and the proper use of materials in public works construction; working knowledge of processing right-of-way acquisitions; public works specifications, sources of engineering information, property description preparation, and municipal laws and ordinances; principles and practices of contract administration; federal, state and local laws and regulations; supplies and wastewater reclamation; administrative engineering, engineering economics, cost accounting, budgets, principles of personnel administration, supervision and training, principles of management and supervision. Ability to create and design public works projects of all types.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; research and prepare complex reports on a variety of subjects; establish and maintain effective relationships with the community at large, the City Council, and other public officials. Represent the City in a variety of meetings; make decisions regarding operational and personnel functions; operate programs within allocated amounts; work with safety; understand, explain, and apply policies and procedures; analyze unusual situations and resolve them through application of management principles and practices; identify methods to maximize service effectiveness and efficiency; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; assist in planning and enforcing a balanced budget; develop new policies impacting division operations/procedures; interpret financial statements and cost accounting reports; administer contracts and ensure compliance with contract provisions; meet the physical requirements established by the City.


Education and/or Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university with substantial course work in civil engineering or closely related field, and 8 years of progressively responsible, diversified civil engineering experience including 5 years in an increasingly responsible supervisory capacity. Possession of a valid Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record. Valid Certificate of Registration as Professional Civil Engineer with the California State Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors. D4 Water Distribution Systems Certificate and T3 Water Treatment Facility Certification from the California Department of Health Services are highly desirable. Experience in Traffic Engineering and Environmental Engineering is highly desirable.



Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of City applications. Applications must be completed and submitted through the online application system.


All newly hired employees contribute a portion of gross salary for Medicare coverage as determined by federal regulations.


All newly hired employees will be administered a loyalty oath and/or affirmation per CC article 20 section 3.


The City of Monrovia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Monrovia does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex (including gender and pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, age or sexual orientation (including homosexuality, bisexuality, or heterosexuality), status in its employment actions decision, policies and practices.


If an applicant requires reasonable accommodations to participate in the selection process or to perform the functions of the position, he/she must contact the Human Resources Department to make appropriate arrangements.


In compliance with the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986, all new employees will be required to complete a written verification form and must submit written identification showing that they have the legal right to work in the

United States.


The information contained in this bulletin does not constitute an expressed or an implied contract. The provisions contained in this bulletin are subject to change without notice.


Monrovia is a community of 40,000 diverse people located 25 miles north of the city of Los Angeles and seven miles east of Pasadena along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains on the northern edge of the San Gabriel Valley. The City is the fourth oldest incorporated community in Los Angeles County, having formed its municipal government in


Monrovia has been recognized by the National Civic League as an All-America City for the manner in which it addresses civic problems using public-private partnerships, community involvement, its diverse population and business community. It has been named a Most Livable Community by the National Association of Downtowns. Monrovia has a low crime rate and its Community Activist Policing program has been named among the best in the world by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Monrovia prides itself on its City-Schools-Chamber partnership, its high level of community volunteering, its family-friendly activities and quaint-yet-sophisticated Old Town. The city’s many historic homes form one of the largest landmarked and Mills Act communities in the state. Monrovia is a regional hotel, retail and dining/entertainment venue with a thriving auto mall, strong public schools, more than 50 community churches and 1,100-acre Wilderness Preserve. It is home to the Santa Anita Family YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills, Foothill Unity Center, Santa Anita Family Service and a host of other non-profit service agencies. More than two dozen high-tech and bio-tech firms are headquartered in Monrovia’s technology corridor.



415 South Ivy Avenue

Monrovia, CA 91016


Email questions to: hrapps@ci.monrovia.ca.us

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