Published date: May 1, 2024

Engineering Project Manager

City of San Bernardino

Salary: $109,434.24 – $133,026.48 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 24-10180-01

Location: San Bernardino, CA

Department: Public Works Department

Job Summary

Are you looking for an opportunity for professional growth and development? Consider joining the City of San Bernardino’s Public Works Department as an Engineering Project Manager!
3% Annual Across the Board Salary Increase on July 2024
The City of San Bernardino is seeking a strategic Engineer with strong experience in managing multiphase capital improve­ment projects from conceptual initiation through construction closeout.

The Position:
The Engineering Project Manager is responsible for coordinating services, strategies, management programs and complex projects of the Public Works Department. The incumbent provides leadership and direction to other Engineering staff and works as the primary project liaison and has overall engineering and/or administrative responsibility for the design, bid, compliance, development and administration of contracts, budgets, construction and operation of multiple, major, multi-year Public Works Improvement Projects.

The Ideal Candidate:The ideal candidate will be a CA registered Professional Engineer with excellent time management and organizational skills; and public sector engineering project management experience.
About the City:The City of San Bernardino is a community rich in history and cultural diversity. Influences of Native Americans, Mexican settlers, and Spanish missionaries can still be seen throughout the City today. From 1810 to the present, San Bernardino has been recognized for its scenic beauty and strategic location. Today, the City of San Bernardino serves as the county seat and is the largest city in the County of San Bernardino with a population of 214,706.
Interview date: 05/21/2024

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Functions: — Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Serves as project manager for assigned projects from conception through implementation; develop requests for bids, qualifications and proposals; solicit bids; prepare budgets; prepare designs and specifications; review the work of consultants and contractors; ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and City and regional standards; recommend modifications as necessary.
• Reviews public and private improvement plans such as street and capital improvement plans for compliance with City ordinances, right-of-way issues, lot-line adjustments, and for overall integrity.
• Directs and prepares responses, reports, legal descriptions, permit applications, civil and architectural plans, specifications, and other documents.
• Establishes appropriate indicators to track assigned projects in terms of both output and outcome including costs, schedule adherence, and quality.
• Participates in the selection of architects and contractors; negotiates contracts with service providers.
• Develops administrative reports to present to the City Council and general public.
• Identifies, investigates and resolves project-related problems affecting adjacent property owners, contractors and others to keep all construction activities on track and moving forward.
• Coordinates construction with design, traffic, right-of-way sections, city departments and outside agencies as appropriate. Consults with contractors, engineering consultants and staff, developers and others on public works projects, engineering problems, engineering design, method and standards.
• Identifies and recommends contract change orders where appropriate; prepares required State and Federal reports for various construction projects, and other reports, memos and correspondence related to contract compliance.
• Reviews daily inspection reports; prepares periodic reports on the progress of all contracts; compiles and maintains statistics and records on project status and contractor performance; performs inspections in the field on special and more complex inspection assignments; conducts final review of all projects.
• Evaluates and analyzes City codes, policies, and issues to recommend and implement revisions or solutions within scope of authority; ensures compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, timelines, and goals; interprets statutes and regulations; coordinates programs with local, state, Federal, and regional agencies.
• Manages the collection, compilation, and presentation of project, operational, and financial data; prepares and presents proposals and various special and recurring reports; participates in various meetings with City Council, regional government organizations, community groups, and state and Federal agencies.
• Provides direction, management, and guidance on programs, activities, and issues; coordinates projects, evaluates workload, and prioritizes and coordinates work assignments; monitors workflow and accuracy of work to ensure the appropriate allocation of resources.
• Trains, coaches, and instructs employees as required to accomplish required tasks and duties; participates in staff evaluations with designated supervisor to provide impartial feedback regarding performance.
• Represent the Engineering Division in meetings with contractors, engineers, developers, property owners, attorneys, and representatives of other public agencies to discuss/negotiate projects.
• Regular attendance is an essential function of this classification.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledgeof –

• Project management principles, techniques and tools.
• Civil engineering design and construction principles and practices including plan review/analysis, conducting site and field investigations.
• Public administration and management principles, including general administration, human resources management, and fiscal management and accounting principles and practices.
• Federal, state, and local regulatory codes related to public works activities and operations.
• Public contract law, purchasing and procurement procedures.
• Mathematics including geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
• Recent developments, current literature and services information related to innovations and trends in civil engineering design and development.
• National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and its application to municipal government, development and capital projects.
• Principles and techniques of records and program management, purchasing and procurement procedures, project funding and budgeting.
• Personal computers, and standard business software applications.
• City policies and procedures to successfully meet established goals and objectives.
• Uses and operations of computers and standard business software.

Skill in –

• Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
• Performing a wide scope of professional engineering analysis.
• Conducting reviews of designs, plans, and specifications prepared by others.
• Analyzing issues and making logical recommendations.
• Maintaining composure in difficult or tense situations.
• Establishing and maintaining effective and appropriate working relationships.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Communicating effectively in a variety of public settings.
• Preparing clear, concise, and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or a closely related field;


Five (5) years of progressively responsible project management, civil engineering, and public works experience, at least two (2) of which were in a management capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses, Certifications, and Equipment:

A valid State driver’s license is required.

Current, valid registration as a Professional Engineer with the California State Licensing Board is required.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: The employee works under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet. However, up to 25% of the work may be in the field and on construction sites where the employee may be exposed to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, and traffic; and work in inclement weather conditions including heat, cold and rain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle and feel computers and standard business equipment; reach with hands and arms, and occasionally climb ladders to the top of buildings. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk and may occasionally lift and carry materials and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other written materials.

Supplemental Information

The City offers an attractive compensation and benefit package, that includes:
• Retirement – Participation in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Classic members with less than 6 months separation: CalPERS 2% at 55, single highest year plan. New members, CalPERS 2% at 62, three highest year average plan.
• Health Insurance – Monthly contribution of $1,125.00 (Employee Only), $1,289.00 (Employee plus one), or $1,724.00 (Employee plus Family) for health, dental and vision premiums. Eligible employees who waive all medical, dental, vision, supplemental life, and supplemental AD&D benefits will receive an annual “Health Insurance Waiver Stipend” of $4,000.00 every first paycheck of December.
• Leave – Vacation beginning at 80 hours after one year, 96 hours of sick leave annually, 12 holidays, plus 18 hours of floating holiday time.
• Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance – The City provides Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance.
• Other – Optional Deferred Compensation Plan, flexible benefits plan, pre-tax childcare plan, employee assistance program, and all other benefits which are received by Management/Confidential employees of the City per Memorandum of Understanding.

Application Submission:
Please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records.

If you require technical assistance, please contact the Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by your computer or browser used to submit the application.

Selection Process:
All applicants must submit clear, concise, and complete information regarding their qualifications for the position, including detailed responses to all supplemental questions. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application or supplemental application materials.

The selection process will consist of:
• Application Review
• Oral Examination

Successful candidates will be placed on an eligible list, and highly qualified candidates will be referred to the appointing authority for further consideration. Candidates advancing in the selection process will receive information/instructions via email only.

The City of San Bernardino will provide reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability. It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment. Please call 909-384-5104 or email for additional information regarding requests for accommodation.

Pre-Employment Process:
All positions are subject to the following pre-employment screenings:

• Pre-employment Medical Exam, including drug test.
• Background Investigation with the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
• Employment/Professional Reference Check.

For more information about this position, please contact theCity of San Bernardino Human Resources Department at 909-384-5104.THE CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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