Civil Engineer

City of Long Beach | Long Beach, CA

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Posted Date 11/07/2018

Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean, south of Los Angeles, adjacent to Orange County, the City of Long Beach, California (population 462,257) is frequently described as a series of strong, diverse, interwoven, smaller communities within a large city. Enjoying an ideal  Southern California climate, Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. The Long Beach Convention Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary and the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, plus a wide variety of other attractions (two historic ranchos, three marinas, and five golf courses), serve to draw 6 million visitors a year. The City is also home to California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College. Cal State Long Beach is the second largest university in the state and has consistently ranked among the top best-value public colleges in the nation. Serving the K-12 student population, the Long Beach Unified School District consistently ranks among the Top 10 urban school districts in the country. Covering approximately 50 square miles, Long Beach is supported by a wide mix of industries with education, health, and social services, manufacturing, retail trade and professional services comprising the highest representation. While it offers all the amenities of a large metropolis, many say Long Beach has the added benefit of having maintained a strong sense of community and cohesiveness despite its size. Long Beach is the sixth largest city in California and celebrates its vibrant diversity.  The City has the following ethnic breakdown:  40.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent White, 13.0 percent Black, 12.6 percent Asian and 4.2 percent all other ethnicities. A superb climate, quality schools, vibrant downtown and a wide variety of neighborhoods help make Long Beach one of the most livable communities in the country.                            This Is Long Beach--Video:

City Government

Long Beach is a full-service Charter City governed by nine City Council members who are elected by district.  The Mayor is elected at-large. Elected officials also include the City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Prosecutor.  Elected officials are subject to a two-term limit, which allows them to serve for a maximum of eight years.  The City Council appoints a City Manager to oversee the administration of all City departments, excluding those under the direction of a separately elected official, Board or Commission.  In addition to its traditional services, Long Beach maintains one of the world's busiest seaports, which serves as a leading gateway for international trade.  The City also has its own full-service commercial airport and Energy Resources Department and is one of the only three cities in California with its own Health Department.  Long Beach is supported by a total Fiscal Year 2019 budget of approximately $3 billion, with the General Fund budget of over $500 million.  More than 6,000 full and part-time employees support municipal operations with the majority being represented by eleven employee associations.

The Department

The mission of the Department of Public Works is "to maintain and enhance the City's infrastructure and environment for the public's benefit." The Department's core services are focused on providing for and maintaining safe and efficient infrastructure for the community, providing for sustainable environmental protection including water quality and waste collection and diversion, and safely and efficiently designing, constructing, delivering, protecting and maintaining services for public facilities and public rights-of-way. The Department has six bureaus: Business Operations, Engineering, Project Management, Transportation Mobility, Environmental Services and Public Service. The Department has 498 budgeted positions with a Fiscal Year 2019 budget of $199 million, including the Operating and Capital Improvement Budgets. Additional information on the Department can be found at

The Position

The City of Long Beach is seeking a highly qualified and experienced professional to manage the operations and programs of the Design Division.

The Assistant City Engineer is an at-will position that reports to the City Engineer and is responsible for managing the Design Division of the Engineering Bureau. The Division is comprised of 21 staff responsible for capital improvement project (CIP) engineering and design, project management, and various engineering administrative tasks. The City completed a Pavement Management Plan, Drainage Master Plan, and Stormwater Pump Station Assessment which include condition surveys as well as repair/replacement recommendations. The Assistant City Engineer will be tasked with ensuring these projects are completed in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Challenges include managing limited resources to deliver a large workload while maintaining an effective quality assurance/quality control program. Prioritization of and projects coordination with affected agencies and utilities will also be a key challenge for this position. The Assistant City Engineer coordinates work assignments within the Division as well as acts for the City Engineer in his or her absence.

Minimum Requirements

Seven years of increasingly responsible engineering experience, five of which must have been at the level of a Senior Civil Engineer.
Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and registration with the State of California as a Professional Engineer.
Possession of a valid Class C Driver License.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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