The City of Alameda seeks an experienced, collaborative, and people-oriented professional with excellent management and leadership skills to guide the City's Transportation Engineering program, oversee the City's transportation system including the implementation of the Transportation Choices Plan, manage a robust transportation related Capital Improvement Program, and review traffic related impacts and mitigation for new developments within this historic East Bay community.
ALAMEDA COMMUNITY The City of Alameda is a unique island community of approximately 76,000 residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is connected to the East Bay mainland by four bridges, two underwater tubes, and by ferry services to San Francisco. Alameda is within minutes of the numerous cultural activities in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. A vibrant community with a rich history and small-town charm, Alameda has a diverse mix of housing, neighborhoods, and pedestrian friendly shopping areas. Charming Victorian homes grace shady tree-lined streets covering the island's 23 square miles. It is an architecturally and historically rich community with over 10,000 buildings constructed prior to 1930.
PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING DIVISION The Engineering program designs and oversees the construction of significant replacements or upgrades to the public infrastructure. Engineering provides management over land development, capital improvement projects, and traffic/transportation. Land development activities include the review and approval of permits and environmental documents to ensure compliance with City regulations. Capital improvement project activities include the planning, design, construction management, and inspection of the City's infrastructure projects. Traffic and transportation includes management of the City's transportation network along with direct involvement in Capital Improvement Projects and Land Development projects.
THE POSITION The Supervising Civil Engineer (Transportation) is responsible for the coordination, oversight, administration and management of all City transportation related work including: Capital Improvement Projects, selection of traffic calming measures, review of traffic impacts and mitigation for Land Development/Permits, operation of the City's traffic infrastructure, responding to Citizen and City Council questions, and coordination with neighboring municipalities and regional transportation organizations such as Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission. This Supervising Civil Engineer position will coordinate with other City departments including Transportation Planning; prepare and present reports for the City Council, the community, and various boards and commissions; assist in preparing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets; and write and administer contracts/agreements for construction, development and other services. The Supervising Civil Engineer reports to the City Engineer and has supervisory responsibility for an Associate Engineer and Assistant Engineer, along with several other indirect reporting relationships.
CURRENT FOCUS AND PRIORITIES
Capital Improvement Projects – The City of Alameda has been awarded over $30 million in grant funding for transportation related projects includes complete street upgrades to Central Avenue and Otis Drive, expansion and ultimate completion of the Cross Alameda Trail, and construction of a new Ferry Terminal at Sea Plane Lagoon. In addition to the grant funded projects, the City is actively pursuing traffic calming strategies on critical corridors and in neighborhoods, planning the construction of three new traffic signals while embarking on the upgrades to the existing 87 signalized intersections.
Transportation Choices Plan – As an island community, Alameda recognizes the importance of reducing solo driving to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emission. The Transportation Choices Plan identifies 39 priority projects over the next decade to increase the viability of all modes of transit through improve transportation services and facilities. The Supervising Civil Engineer will work closely with the Transportation Planners on the prioritization, conceptual development, grant application, and ultimate implementation of many of these projects. More information can be found within the Key Documents tab here: https://www.alamedaca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building-and-Transportation/Transportation
Alameda Point – The City of Alameda is managing the planning and development of this premiere large-scale development site overlooking the Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline. Alameda Point is part of the former naval Air Station Alameda. The Supervising Civil Engineer will play a lead role in helping the City create a strong employment and commercial base while managing traffic impacts and improving transportation alternatives. More information on Alameda Point is available on the City's website at: https://www.alamedaca.gov/alameda-point.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate is an energetic, enthusiastic public works/engineering professional who possesses a significant depth of experience in transportation engineering. As this position interacts with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance, along with public speaking/presentation proficiency. While technical expertise/experience in traffic engineering is expected, strong candidates will also have a customer focused service orientation and be responsive in working with Engineering's numerous customers to come up with practical answers to issues/problems. Candidates with the demonstrated ability to mentor, develop and motivate staff will be favorably considered.
Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive examination where a candidate's performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the core competencies required of the job. To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to prove the required knowledge and abilities for the position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in civil engineering.
Experience: Five years of professional engineering experience in civil engineering and/or a designated assigned professional specialization, such as traffic and/or transportation engineering, at least two years of which shall have involved managing and supervising professional engineering activities.
Professional Certification: Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer with the State of California is required prior to appointment. Registration as a Traffic Engineering with the State of California is highly desirable and applicants with such registration will be given priority consideration.
License: This position requires possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
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About City of Alameda
An island in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, Alameda has its own distinctive culture that blends tradition with the future. Alameda's landscape is dotted with Victorian homes and tree-lined streets, offering safe and walkable neighborhoods. It is a family-friendly town, with an abundance of parks and award-winning schools that attract a highly educated workforce. The historic business districts are filled with vibrant restaurants and boutique shops, with frequent festivals and community events that bring people to Alameda from across the Bay and beyond.
On one end of the island, the Harbor Bay Business Park offers office, industrial and R&D space, with stunning panoramic views of the Bay. There is regular ferry service to and from San Francisco, and quick access to Highway 880 and the Oakland International Airport. On the west end of the island is Alameda Point, the former Naval Air Station. Decommissioned in the late 1990s, today this large area offers planned commercial development. Clean tech businesses are thriving in former airport hangers, and it is the epicenter of the emerging blue tech economy.