The Position Under general direction, the Engineering Manager manages complex engineering work including the planning, design, construction and administration of public works projects; performs specialized engineering work in the analysis, design and construction of public works; and performs related work as required. The Engineering Manager will also be tasked with traffic engineering duties including traffic investigations in response to citizen requests; preparing and presenting Traffic Commission reports, implementation of traffic signal timing to reduce traffic congestion and enhance traffic safety; and performance of traffic surveys and preparation of reports as required by law.
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HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESS
Interested candidates are required to complete an on-line application, resume, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. Resumes must include start and end dates reported by month and year for each position held. The application filing period opens Wednesday, June 2, 2021 and closes Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
The examination will consist of an Oral Interview (weighted 100%). The interview will consist of questions designed to measure skills and abilities related to the responsibilities of the position. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
Education and Experience Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the necessary knowledge and abilities would be:
• Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering; • Five years of professional civil engineering experience involving the design and construction of a variety of public works projects, at least two of which must deal directly with managing municipal projects for any combination of the following systems: highway/ roadway, sewer, drainage, and water.
License • Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Civil Engineer in the State of California; and • An appropriate valid California driver’s license.
Ideal Candidate In addition to the above requirements, the most successful candidate will possess the following: • A demonstrated ability to maintain a cohesive team environment and motivate staff towards accomplishing goals; • Effective public relations, communication, and interpersonal skills to work with a variety of people such as members of the public, employees, managers, and Elected Appointed Officials; • Proven experience in successfully managing professionals, technicians, consultants, and contractors; • Demonstrated experience in traffic engineering, including traffic signals and neighborhood traffic investigations and implementation of traffic calming measures; • Five years of experience managing public works projects in streets and traffic; and capital projects with budgets over $1 million; and • Experience in identifying, securing, and administering grants to fund projects.
About City of Torrance
Torrance California, the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County, is situated in a region of Southern California known as the South Bay. This City of nearly 150,000 residents, with a peak day-time population that grows to 250,000 or more, spans an area of almost 22 square miles including 1 mile of beach.
Torrance features world-class medical and research facilities, vibrant shopping, four-star dining, as well as an intricate mix of burgeoning industrial and commercial facilities. Torrance is one of the few cities in the South Bay to feature its own municipal airport and support facilities. It is also considered to be a "headquarters" city, with major corporations such as Sunrider International, Alpinestars USA, Health-Ade Kombucha, Pelican Products, L3 Harris Technologies, RapiScan Systems, American Honda Motor Company, and Robinson Helicopter Company all calling Torrance home.