This is administrative engineering work directing, through subordinate engineering staff, design functions and the development of construction plans and specifications for major facilities in the Streets Department. This position is also responsible for administrative engineering functions related to project tasks, acquisition of federal grants, and professional development of staff, and for coordinating project plans with developers, political entities, and the community-at-large. Consultation with departmental and consulting architects and engineers in plans review is a significant aspect of the work. Work is performed under the general direction of a higher level engineering manager.ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Research and development of policy issues affecting programs and projects.
Makes assignments of plan review and development for architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical and code features of proposed construction or alterations of existing facilities; checks completed review to ascertain that review is appropriate and proper; discusses changes needed with departmental and consulting engineers and architects where problems are not resolved by lower level engineering and architectural personnel.
Assists in the development of departmental programming and budgeting.
Develops roadway and traffic signal system designs from concept through construction; coordinates roadway and traffic signal system design with DVPRC, PaDOT, and other governmental agencies; performs in-house design and project management of consultants; interacts with political and community entities; coordinates projects with other departments and utilities.
Advises engineering staff on project development and the handling of a variety of design and project management issues; meets with developers, politicians and the community to provide guidance and resolution on transportation engineering issues.
Sets up standards for selection of consulting architect and engineering firms.
Reviews proposals for several federal and state grant-in-aid programs; ascertains that proposals are properly prepared and meet federal and state requirements for certification; ensures that requisitions for payment are processed and that funds are received; contacts and discusses problem areas with federal, state, city and quasi-public agency officials; follows up to see that projects progress as rapidly as possible; makes final inspection of completed projects.
Represent the agency at public meetings; meets with public officials to discuss programs and projects.
Performs related work as required.
Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering;AND
Four years of engineering experience at the full performance level or above;AND
Four years of experience at the Engineering Supervisor 1 level or above, supervising and directing design or construction functions or performing engineering project management for public works projects.OR
Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which has been determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department and which has included the completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university in an acceptable area of engineering as an educational minimum.
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a Professional Engineering license registered in Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Streets Engineering Projects Assistant Manager.