The first screening for this position will be September 13, 2017; if the position is not filled from the first screening, it will remain open until it is filled. Note: Human Resources staff communicate with applicants via emails provided on applications. Use your private email to ensure that our emails are not going to spam.
The Department of Public Works is looking to hire an experienced individual to lead our development and construction services team. As an APWA accredited organization, we are committed to maintaining a standard of excellence including a focus on continuous improvement. This is a new team that seeks to consolidate development review and construction activities including bringing on wastewater permitting and services. A successful candidate will have a varied experience in both development and capital construction with proven leadership skills and a commitment to customer service.
DEFINITION To direct, manage and oversee engineering development review and construction services. Ensure development proposals are in compliance with engineering standards and codes particularly for stormwater, sewer and roadways. Direct, manage and oversee construction management and inspection and contractor quality control for construction in the City's Right of Way and City capital projects; prepare and manage service and construction contracts; develop and revise updates to codes, standards and procedures in support of development and construction activity; utilize and support the asset management system to ensure quality data and use of data for prioritization and decision making; lead and manage budgeting in support of these programs; provide highly responsible and complex professional support to the City Engineer. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives administrative direction from assigned management staff. Exercises direct supervision over professional staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTSEssential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Essential Functions:
Manage all aspects of delivering engineering review and customer service to support the private residential and commercial development permitting program and right of way permitting program.
Manage and oversee construction inspection of ROW permits including supporting inspection staff and performing inspections.
Provide and perform effective construction management on City capital projects including providing direction and authorizations to Contractors, ensuring all documentation is adequate and in compliance with contract and grant requirements.This includes coordinating with Project Managers, the Engineering Manager and City Engineer.
Lead development and updating of technical and business practices and procedures related to development review, construction in the Right of Way and City capital projects.
Oversee and facilitate the development and administration of the annual operating budget for the work group including forecasting permitting revenues, staffing needs and other materials and supplies.Monitor and approve expenditures.
Manage and lead a variety of meetings including pre-construction meetings with Contractors on capital and permit construction activities.
Coordinate with utility providers through permit approval to ensure compliance with franchise agreements and construction standards.Coordinate re-location of utilities associated with capital projects.Work with utility providers to consolidate work efforts where feasible to minimize the disruption to the public and maintain quality of city infrastructure assets.
Perform, manage or oversee the development of updates and codes and standards for capital, development and utility projects including the Engineering Development Manual.This includes coordinating with variety of users and stakeholders, researching current and alternate standards, facilitating the drafting of codes and standards, and review and approval of updates. This could include preparation and presentation of code revisions to Council for approval and adoption.
Select, train, coach and evaluate assigned workgroup staff.Support career development, provide performance coaching and progressive discipline as needed to correct performance deficiencies.
Respond to inquiries from citizens, Council and other project stakeholders related to capital construction and to private development related to engineering review and right of way construction.
Develop and manage resource allocations and staffing schedules to ensure adequate coverage of construction activities.This includes identifying the need for additional resources and contracting with professional service providers as necessary to deliver the program.
Support continuous improvement efforts through the on-going development and updating of policies, processes and procedures to encourage and provide consistency and efficiency in the delivery of programs.
Resolve and solve complex problems in construction with Contractors, citizens or others in compliance with contract requirements, safety, City expectations and standards.This includes making decisions and providing direction and/or information on change orders and ensuring authorization within approved level of authority.
Manage and/or oversee management of smaller construction contracts in support of Public Works and other Departments.This includes obtaining quotes or bids, developing estimates, preparing contract documents, managing budgets, and providing construction management.
Provide professional assistance and support to the City Engineer and Public Works Director.
Support asset management including coordinating and ensuring inspections are completed and GIS is updated with revisions to assets associated with development and capital construction.Review, analyze and prepare data/information for use in making decisions and/or establishing priorities.
Develop and utilize a variety of reports for monitoring and tracking progress on projects, grants, and development related activities.Write correspondence and technical reports for a variety of audiences.
Perform project management on a smaller projects including developing scope, estimates and schedules, coordinating with property owners, contractors, and City staff, manage service and construction contracts, oversee construction activities and closeout.
Participate and coordinate in cross-departmental teams in the development and implementation of codes, standards and work procedures.
Engineering principles and practices specifically related to construction, construction management in the public sector.
Design and regulatory principles encountered in a variety of development projects
Best management practices, methods and techniques for construction on a variety of public works projects including transportation, surface water, parks, and utilities.
Principles and methods in supervision, training, performance management and career development
Principles and practices of budget preparation, administration and oversight for projects and operating programs
Federal, state and local laws and regulations relevant to contracting, construction, permitting, and development.
Administration of grant funding including the Local Agency Guidelines (LAG) Manual.
Contracting requirements, standards and regulations for both professional services and construction activities
Principles, practices, activities and services related to development permitting and engineering review of plans and proposals for private development for residential and commercial facilities
Asset management and ability to utilize information to make decisions and set priorities
Construction inspection and testing techniques for capital and development projects
Methods and techniques used to manage changes, disputes and claims including negotiating change orders.
Proactively identify issues, solve problems and reach resolutions on complex issues with contractors and developers
Review plans and specifications including providing constructability review, making review comments and anticipating potential problems.
Lead and participate in the management of projects and the construction management program.
Communicate a variety of information effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
Analyze and assimilate data and information to make decisions and communicate results.
Diffuse difficult situations through collaboration, communication and building relationships.
Develop work plans and programs including resource allocation, development of policies or procedures or standards.
Proficiently use desktop software, including email, outlook, word, excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and web based systems.
Experience and Training Guidelines Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience:
5 years of increasingly responsible experience leading people and projects related to development review and construction management.
Construction and design engineering.
Administering capital projects including federal funds.
Using and implementing codes and standards.
Preferred experience includes: developing and writing codes and standards, asset management, and developing and managing budgets.
Training: A 4 year college degree in engineering, construction management or related field. Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to the 4 year degree may be substituted for the educational requirement. License or Certificate: Valid state-issued driver's license. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington or other State with the ability to obtain Washington license within 6 months of hire.
Voted as one of the best places to live in America by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine, the vibrant city of Shoreline is going through an exciting period of growth and development including a transportation network that will be enhanced by two new light rail stations, an extensive bike trail network, and a substantial bus system. A bi-annual citizen satisfaction survey demonstrates strong... support from the community for City services and confidence that the City is heading in the right direction.
The City of Shoreline Public Works Department has a critical and central role in developing a multi-modal transportation system that continues to effectively support the City's vibrant neighborhoods, growing economy, and natural beauty. The Department has an aggressive capital program, including support through granting partners and is committed to serving the growing community's changing transportation needs.