The Electric Utility Chief Engineer is responsible for planning and supervising the activities of the engineering function within the Electric Utility Division. The ideal candidate will be well versed in best practices related to electrical distribution facilities and operations and will be an integral partner in the City's commitment to providing first-rate customer care. This position requires strategic thinking and planning skills to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies and to provide highly responsible and complex technical support to the Division Manager. As a responsible professional, the Chief Engineer must be able to work well with others and independently, as well as exercise initiative and good judgment in the performance of the tasks assigned to this position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (the duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.)
Assist in the development of and participation in the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the Electric Utility.
Set electric utility capital project priorities and monitor progress.
Supervise and participate in the preparation and administration of special engineering studies and reports.
Coordinate related engineering activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies.
Manage the preparation and prioritization of multi-year Capital Improvement Programs for the electric utility.
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate professional and technical staff.
Manage the development of plans and estimates for design and construction and major repair of electrical systems, including underground distribution lines, street lights, substations, communications, and related facilities.
Manage the development of professional contracts with consultants and other utility agencies; monitor the implementation of such contracts.
Manage various engineering and other professional disciplines and functions in accordance with standard electric utility practices.
Review and approve engineering drawings and work authorizations.
Serve as a representative to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on electric utility matters.
Direct and manage technology development and support as it relates to electric utility engineering projects.
Plan, direct, manage, coordinate and integrate the activities of the engineering function within the Electric Utility.
Define complex management and fiscal issues, perform difficult analyses and research, evaluate alternatives and develop sound conclusions and recommendations.
Understand, interpret, explain and apply federal, state and local policy, law, regulations and court decisions applicable to areas of responsibility.
Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively in public meetings.
Represent the City effectively in negotiations and other dealings on a variety of difficult, complex, sensitive and confidential issues.
Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.
Exercise sound, expert independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City management, the City Council, other governmental officials, consultants, contractors, employees, the public, the media and others encountered in the course of work.
Seven years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience, at least two of which were in a supervisory or program/project management capacity.
Current, valid certification as an Electrical Engineer issued by the California State Licensing Board for Professional Engineers.
About City of Moreno Valley
The City of Moreno Valley is home to more than 210,000 people and 4,500 businesses. A Southern California economic hub, Moreno Valley is the second largest city in Riverside County and leads the region in job growth. Strategically located in the center of Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego and Orange County, Moreno Valley offers its residents easy access to the ocean, desert and mountains - some of the many activities that make up the iconic Southern California lifestyle.
In 2001, the Moreno Valley City Council established the Moreno Valley Utility (MVU) with the purpose of enhancing economic development in the City. As a "greenfield" utility, MVU provides electric service to new housing and business development, primarily located in undeveloped areas of the City.