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Chief Engineer
POSITION SUMMARY Leads Civil Engineering services for the City of Pittsburgh in the construction, maintenance and operation of transportation infrastructure. Supervises Streets, Structures, and Construction Divisions within the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure. The position reports directly to the Director and may serve as Acting Director. Position is responsible for all aspects of street and structures project design and delivery including capital budget planning, design oversight, proactive maintenance strategies, project construction, inspection services, asset condition monitoring, reporting and other performance measurement. The City of Pittsburgh has over 1,000 miles of streets, 440 bridges, 770 sets of public stairs, scores of retaining walls and numerous other infrastructure assets essential to safe, efficient, and equitable mobility. The position advises the Director and the Mayor on sustainable, innovative and forward-leaning strategies to improving, maintaining and operating these assets to the highest benefit of the people of Pittsburgh and the region and building capacity of the Department and team members supervised. Department: Mobility & Infrastructure Salary: $96,322 per year. Union: None, this is a non-union position. Union Bid Form: None required. Civil Service Classification: Non-Competitive. REQUIREMENTS GENERAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified. Disqualification based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal. A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data. (Education and Work Experience). Completed online City of Pittsburgh Supplemental Form questions for this position. A resume, to be submitted online. Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment. A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License at the time of filing application or prior to appointment, which must be maintained throughout employment. Written requests for a special accommodation on the basis of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission on an individual basis. NOTE: The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions. The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver's license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments. Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which they are being considered). NOTE: Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, ect.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh. Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh. QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS: Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position. You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status. WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show a minimum of ten (10) years of full-time experience as a Professional Engineer (PE), at least three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory position and at least four (4) years as a design and/or resident engineer on major construction projects. (Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week. Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.) EDUCATION/TRAINING: A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and current certification as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or a state granting reciprocity, is required. A Master's Degree from a fully accredited institution in Civil Engineering and/or Urban Planning or Design is preferred. (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training). EQUIVALENCY: Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above). The Total Qualifying Requirement is fourteen(14) years. (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training). CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s). You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position. Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date. Written: None required for this position. Performance: None required for this position. Medical: None required for this position. POSITION DUTIES Provides visible, visionary and proactive leadership to engineering staff and local professionals. Supervises the development of engineering plans, specifications, calculations, and cost estimates for major street, bridge and structural projects. Plans, organizes, directs and is responsible for the performance of the civil engineering functions in the public right-of-way. Coordinates the planning for the engineering design and/or construction management of several multi-disciplined Capital projects; ensures that all work is performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, rules and regulations, and schedules. Supervises assigned personnel; evaluates work; recommends and implements approved disciplinary and/or corrective action; provides training and/or technical assistance as requested or required. Reviews and approves plans and specifications for proposed projects; prepares reports and recommendations to superiors; seals plans and approves contracts for construction and major maintenance projects. Oversees the development and maintenance of engineering standards and specifications. Prepares reports on the status and costs of major street and structures projects. Reviews and makes recommendations for Request for Qualifications (RFQs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) for major street and structures projects. Administers contracts for construction projects and reviews payment vouchers submitted by engineering and construction firms; ensures payment requests reflect completed work according to contract specifications. Ensures that work on each project is performed in accordance with the contract document, including work schedules and budget, and that all provisions of the agreement are fulfilled. Monitors work in progress and determines the appropriateness of engineering changes, contract amendments and related costs, recommending approval or modification as needed. Plans, assigns, directs and evaluates the work performed by subordinate staff personnel. Provides technical information on engineering projects at hearings and legal proceedings. Conducts research on new materials, techniques and software for use in engineering projects. Coordinates with other city departments, government officials and other stakeholders to determine project scope and program requirements of major street and structures projects. Enforces quality control procedures for both design and construction. Assists in resolving problems that arise during construction. Develops and/or improves internal and external processes to improve project design and delivery, document management, work product tracking and management, and other process improvements as necessary. Advises development of Capital and Operating Plans, relative to capital construction projects and services. Collaborates across Department Bureaus, city agencies and with internal and external stakeholders to improve engineering outcomes relative to needs to be addressed. Meets with citizens and developers to discuss City codes and regulations, resolve concerns, and coordinate operations. Collaborates with, coordinates with and reports to partner agencies and entities (PennDOT, URA, County, State and Federal Agencies, and others). Pursues Federal, State, County and other funding for transportation projects. Plans, develops, directs, coordinates, organizes and controls the materials, equipment and personnel under jurisdiction toward the effective, efficient and economical attainment of program goals, including maximum convenience to the public and safety of employees. Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees. Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required.

Posted on: Monday, April 16, 2018
This listing expires on: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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