Engineering Project Manager

  • City of Merced
  • Merced, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Engineering Project Management
  • Salary: $89,564.80 - $108,867.20 Annually USD

Job Description


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under direction, provide management for City projects and provide a high level of support related to public and private project development including the application of City, State, and Federal requirements on projects; perform a variety of the most difficult and complex professional analysis; to implement and oversee projects; review work prepared by outside consultants; prepare engineering and planning reports; and perform related work as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This is a single position classification. Incumbents provide project planning and management for City projects. An Engineering Project Manager also performs a wide scope of the most complex analysis involving projects.
Reports to
City Engineer or designee.
Classifications supervised
This is not a supervisory classification.

Examples of Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  1. Provide management and engineering leadership on projects; perform technical evaluations and oversee the analysis of projects.
  2. Manage various duties related to assigned projects; ensure accordance with pertinent laws and agreements; and inform and advise various staff.
  3. Coordinate projects: develop proposal requests, evaluate vendors, prepare contracts, review and process invoices and review reports for the various reporting agencies.
  4. Coordinate with the Public Works Department to oversee projects, contracts, and construction management for projects including construction contracts, carbon vessel contracts, carbon contracts, and insurance reimbursement.
  5. Prepare technical reports; develop and approve designs and specifications for projects.
  6. Assist the Public Works Department with the development of groundwater management plans and groundwater resource management for local, State, and Federal program requirements and provide risk assessments.
  7. Perform a variety of project development and coordination assignments.
  8. Perform contract administration, construction inspection, and project administration; ensure contractors are compliant with current standards, specification requirements, cost controls, and time requirements; approve change orders; process payments; and perform foundation and hydrology studies.
  9. Oversee, approve, and process the project plans and specifications, contract administration, changes orders, invoices for payment, requests for information, and site inspections of consultant engineering firms.
  10. Receive and respond to public inquiries regarding City standards; research data and consult engineers and contractors.
  11. Prepare grant proposals and administer grants.
  12. Secure funding from a variety of sources.
  13. Provide project management for City capital improvement projects; develop administrative reports to present to the City Council; and general public and develop and issue request for proposals and bid packages.
  14. Perform engineering reviews of environmental impact reports; monitor, report and ensure compliance with requirements; plan, develop and/or conduct surveys and studies; and use a computer to reduce survey data.
  15. Perform engineering calculations; prepare and review cost estimates; review and approve work plans for projects; collect, organize, summarize, and analyze technical data; review laboratory reports and determine appropriate sampling methods; and develop and propose solutions to complex problems.
  16. Provide technical advice to the public and other agencies.
  17. Coordinate inspection and investigation with other state and local agencies and conduct site investigations.
  18. Represent the City Development Services Department and Engineering Division in meetings with contractors, engineers, developers, property owners, attorneys, and representatives of other public agencies.
  19. Perform related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of :
Public and private project management and mitigation, planning, development, and administration. Comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of Engineering and Project Management Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting engineering projects.
Principles and practices of hydrogeology and geology. Funding sources including California UST funds, and Federal and State grants. Soil and groundwater remediation plans, practices, and procedures. Technologies used in environmental remediation.
Pertinent City, County, State, and Federal regulations, laws, and statutes.
City procurement policies and regulations. Proper inspection methods and procedures. Contract development and administration. Uses of computers and computer applications in professional engineering. Principles of project supervision and work coordination.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
Ability to :
Manage the planning, development, and administration of projects. Provide project management for projects including soil and groundwater testing. Perform a wide scope of professional engineering analysis. Conduct reviews of designs, plans, and specifications prepared by others. Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of technical and statistical data. Perform project administration, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. Research funding sources and obtain funding for projects. Prepare professional grants and reports. Effectively represent the City Engineering Division in contacts with the public, other City staff, and other government agencies. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Perform computer modeling for hydrologic maps.
Manage contracts.
Oversee contractors and consultants' activity on projects.
Operate office equipment including: computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheets, software, and database applications.
Coordinate meetings, teleconferences, and complex data exchange between City staff and outside contractors and/or consultants.
Respond to information requests from City Council and general public in public forum settings.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in environmental remediation.

License or Certificate :
Possession of an appropriate California Driver License.
California Professional Civil Engineer License is desirable.
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.
Environment : Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; occasional work outside with some exposure to weather and temperature variances; exposure to dust; and continuous contact with other staff and the public.
Physical : Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; to hear in the normal range with or without correction; to see in the normal range with or without correction; verbal communication; and use of engineering and office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Merced, California United States View Map