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Principal Civil Engineer- Construction Services

City of Anaheim
Anaheim, California
$52.37 - $72.01 Hourly, $108,936.00 - $149,787.00 Annually
Closing date
Sep 15, 2022

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City of Anaheim - Principal Civil Engineer


  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing civil engineering services on Public Capital construction projects.
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing civil engineering services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned division budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures and revenue; administer the budget for assigned capital projects.
  • Serve as project manager on complex projects and oversee staff assigned to less complex projects; administer project from inception to completion including constructability review, public meetings, bidding and construction; serve as liaison to City staff, developers, engineers, consultants, the general public and external agencies on proposed development projects; develop project timelines and sets priorities; assign work tasks and oversee the agreements and workload of consultant staff.
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from the general public, other agencies, developers, contractors, engineering professionals, and City staff regarding public capital and development projects; investigate construction related complaints and conflicts, and recommend corrective action. Check plans for complex construction projects to determine compliance with applicable codes; check engineering methods used in project design and verify accuracy of structural calculations.
  • Maintain records concerning operations and programs; prepare reports on operations and activities.
  • Oversee storm water program implementation & compliance with both Construction General Permit and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) Permit.
  • Conduct a recurring Roadway and Underground Utility Coordination meeting to resolve scheduling conflicts and coordinate construction activities with those of other City Departments, Public Works divisions, Developers and outside agencies, public utilities and organizations; prepare staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of civil engineering and legislation; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.
  • Ensure that public improvements are constructed per applicable plans, specifications, and standards; ensure compliance with pertinent federal, state, and local codes, regulations, and safety requirements.
  • Review and approve construction materials and submittals for public improvement projects; review and respond to request for information; review, analyze, and negotiate contract change orders; discuss and resolve construction related issues; manage construction claims.
  • Supervise the performance of the Construction Inspection Supervisor responsible for providing inspection services on City Capital projects, non-city public utility projects and private land development construction.
  • May act as Construction Services Manager as required.
  • Perform related duties as required.



Candidates must possess at least four years of responsible civil engineering experience including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Candidates must be registered in the State of California as a Professional Civil Engineer.

Candidates must possess knowledge of operations, services and activities of a civil engineering program; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; modern and complex principles and practices of civil engineering and design; procedures, methods, and techniques of civil engineering; practices, methods, and terminology of surveying; construction standards; principles and practices in hydrology; City engineering policies and procedures; procedures necessary in support of regional, state and federal grants; principles of advanced mathematics and their application to engineering work; principles and practices of complex project management and administration; methods and techniques of complex contract negotiations and administration; methods, materials, and techniques used in civil engineering projects including those used in the design and construction of development projects; methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis; engineering maps and records; recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil engineering design and development; types and sources of pollutants that affect the environment and the methods to reduce or eliminate them; purpose and practices of environmental pollution programs related to the development of standards and associated legal problems and procedures involved in environmental regulation and enforcement; principles and practices of project management; basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles and procedures of record keeping; principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to coordinate and direct civil engineering programs; supervise, organize, and review the work of professional and technical staff; select, train and evaluate staff; recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing civil engineering services; understand the organization and operation of the organization and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities; understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations; prepare clear and concise reports; participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets; prepare engineering computations; prepare and review engineering plans, specifications, and estimates of public capital projects; administer contracts; use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment; perform technical research and solve engineering problems; conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports and recommendations; plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines; effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit; work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies; respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Candidates must be in possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Certification of Construction General Permit Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) or Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) is highly desirable.



Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Monday, September 5, 2022 at 5:00PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The selection process may consist of a minimum of skills/writing examination and oral interview.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. T

he successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.

Equal Opportunity Employer


201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 501 Anaheim, CA 92805



Principal Civil Engineer- Construction Services Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Candidates will be evaluated based on the information provided on both the application and the responses to the following Supplemental Questions. Failure to fully detail all experience or stating experience in response to the Supplemental Questions but not listing the experience in the application, copy/pasting information, or responses referring to your resume may eliminate you from consideration. Do you understand this requirement?   Yes   No

* 2. What level of Civil Engineering related education do you possess?

  • None
  • Some college coursework or certification
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Graduate degree

* 3. How many years civil engineering experience as it relates to construction management or contract administration do you possess?

  • I do not possess any experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • At least 1 year, less than 2 years
  • At least 2 years, less than 3 years
  • At least 3 years, less than 4 years
  • At least 4 years, less than 5 years
  • At least 5 years or more

* 4. Please describe in detail your construction management or contract administration experience. If none, type N/A.

* 5. How many years of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience do you possess?

  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • At least 1 year, less than 2 years
  • At least 2 years, less than 3 years
  • At least 3 years or more

* 6. Please describe in detail your administrative and/or lead supervisory experience.  If none, type N/A.

* 7. Do you have a valid California Driver's License?

  • No, I am unable to obtain one.
  • No, but I am able to obtain one by date of appointment.
  • Yes, I possess a valid California Driver's License

* 8. This position requires that candidates must be registered in the State of California as a Professional Civil Engineer. Please list your license number. If none, type N/A.

* 9. Do you possess experience as it relates to the inspection of Public Capital Projects?  Yes   No  

* 10. Please describe your experience as it relates to the inspection of Public Capital Projects. If none, type N/A.

* 11. Do you possess experience working with or in compliance to regional, State and/or Federal regulatory agencies?   Yes   No  

* 12. Please describe your specific experience working with or in compliance to regional, State and/or Federal regulatory agencies. If none, type N/A.

* 13. Do you possess experience working with freeways, highways, and large public infrastructure projects with regional impact?   Yes   No  

* 14. Please describe your experience working with freeways, highways, and large public infrastructure projects with regional impact. If none, type N/A.

* 15. Describe your experience coordinating construction schedules of an agency wide Capital Improvement Program with the projects of outside agencies, public utilities and developers work. If none, type N/A.

* 16. Please describe your experience working with vertical construction projects, either new construction or facility upgrades. If none, type N/A.

* 17. Are you a Construction General Permit Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) or Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD)?

  • No
  • QSP
  • QSD
  • Both QSP and QSD

* Required Question


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