Supervising Engineer (Airport)

City of Santa Barbara
(805) 564-5316
(805) 897-1905

Under general direction from the City Engineer and the Airport Director supervises, assigns and reviews the design and construction of Public Works projects at the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).  Oversees the work of consultants, contractors, and technical staff in the design and construction of public improvements and capital maintenance projects.  Manages and participates in the preparation of plans, specifications, cost and quarterly estimates, and bid documents; negotiates terms and fees and approves contractor and consultant pay requests.  Prepares analytical and statistical reports, grant applications, and outside consultant contracts; manages, coordinates and schedules projects and oversees the maintenance of records, maps and construction project documents.  Participates in budget preparation and administration, prepares cost estimates, monitors and controls expenditures, tracks staff time and budgets.  Responds to public-information inquiries and complaints.  Solves controversial and complex technical and logistical problems for engineering staff, developers, builders, and the general public. Must have a strong background in Airport construction projects; must be very familiar and experienced with Airport and Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

KNOWLEDGE OF:  Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; modern office practices, including computer operations, software and applications.  Principles and practices of engineering design.  Principles and practices of civil engineering, administration, project and construction management, especially as relates to Airports; and technical report preparation.  Mathematics, as applied to engineering work.  Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical civil engineering report preparation.  Principles and practices of budget preparation and control.  Principles of mathematics as applied to engineering work.  Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil engineering.  Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations and their application to engineering and the City's review and permitting process.  Understanding of Federal Aviation Administration Advisory (FAA) Circular's pertaining to airport design, engineering and construction standards.
ABILITY TO:  Plan, organize, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of professional and technical staff.  Build an efficient team with the ability to provide excellent service to the public.  Manage large and complex engineering projects, coordinate phases of construction projects and prepare and maintain technical engineering records and comprehensive reports.  Prepare, review, and modify civil engineering plans, designs, and specifications.  Conduct engineering studies, develop appropriate recommendations, and perform technical research.  Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.  Exercise professional engineering judgment to achieve results consistent with objectives.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Professionally represent the City of Santa Barbara and SBA to the public, including at public meetings.
EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION:  Four (4) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience including some lead supervisory, project management, and/or design and construction experience with complex capital improvement projects.  At least three (3) years of experience working primarily on projects regulated by the FAA is preferred.  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or a related field.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION and OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Must possess a valid CA driver's license at time of appointment.  CA registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is highly desired.

City application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be received by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021.