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11 days ago


Santa Maria, CA


Job Description
The Project Engineer II reports to the Capital Program Engineer who is accountable for ensuring the delivery and completion of capital projects on time and within budget. The Project Engineer II is accountable for delivering assigned projects on time and within budget and for coordinating pre-construction, construction and commissioning activities with Operations, Environmental Quality, and Asset Management departments to minimize disruptions to core business activities and to deliver projects that meet the needs of front-line utility personnel. 
Job Summary: 
The Project Engineer II, serving in a high level support role, and working independently on multiple projects, is accountable for the delivery and completion of capital projects on time and within budget. May be required to provide limited supervision and/or direction of support staff. May also report directly to the Capital Program Manager on specific projects. Represents the client through communications with City, County and other government agencies and other utilities. 
 Oversees construction of multiple capital projects for the regulated utilities of the client  Works independently on smaller projects when required. 
 Coordinates internal and external resources towards the completion of assigned capital projects while balancing the needs of operations and customer service functions and schedules. 
 Prioritizes assigned capital projects within area of responsibility. 
 Prepares and monitors and reports on project schedules and budgets and implements corrective actions when needed. 
 Monitors quality control and inspection activities on assigned projects and implements corrective actions when required. 
 Coordinates field changes with appropriate engineering staff. 
 Prepares and presents to supervisor periodic reports on progress of assigned capital projects.

Job Requirements
 Bachelors degree in civil, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering OR bachelors degree in construction management or a closely related field. 
 Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state the individual is assigned OR Project management certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) strongly preferred. 
 Two years of construction management experience on public works or public utility projects. 
 Knowledge of and experience using project management software (particularly MS Project) preferred. 
 Experience with PowerPlan fixed assets software and JD Edwards accounting software package a plus. 
 Strong oral and written communication and analytical skills. 
 May include but not limited to standing, walking, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, lifting, reaching, climbing, stooping and crouching, color determination, typing, sitting, reading, writing, speaking and listening, for extended periods on time. 

Qualities of a Successful Project Engineer: 
 Flexible, thoughtful, accountable, and passionate about work 
 Willingness to learn 
 Excellent customer service support and interventions with a "can-do" attitude 
 Highly organized 
 Goal driven 
 Approachable 
 Ability to make independent sound decisions in a timely manner.