PROJECT PRINCIPAL (Sr. Professional Engineer/Architect)
This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. This recruitment will be open on a continuous basis and will close at 11:59p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
This list will be used to fill current and future Senior Professional Engineer/Architect positions within this specialty. This eligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.
First Round of Consideration will be on: Monday, July 22, 2019
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT John Wayne Airport (JWA), owned and operated by the County of Orange California, is a medium-hub, commercial service airport. JWA is managed by an Airport Director and an Assistant Airport Director overseeing six (6) Divisions, including Business Development, Facilities Development, Finance Administration, Operations, Public Affairs, and Maintenance. JWA has an annual budget of approximately $200M and a staff of approximately 180. JWA is one of the top 50 busiest airports in the country in terms of passenger enplanements and ranks 25th in the Country in terms of total operations.
AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT SECTION The Airport Development Section is part of the Facilities Development Division, and it administers the Airport Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in accordance with the County of Orange contracting and procurement policy manuals, the State of California contracting regulations and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Airport Development Professional Engineers and Project Managers oversee the design and construction of various airport improvement projects and perform other administrative duties related to public project management and contract administration.
THE OPPORTUNITY John Wayne Airport offers a rewarding opportunity working as a Senior Professional Engineer or Architect. Based on organizational needs, this position may or may not be assigned as lead to other engineering/project management staff and to provide direction to contracted/adjunct staff. Incumbent must be able to independently perform complex and specialized project management assignments; provide project leadership; train staff and consultants on carrying out departmental, organizational, and project-related policies and procedures; independently review and approve staff-prepared design and engineering plans and details as the responsible engineer/architect. In addition to leading and managing airport's multi-trade building and engineering projects, assigned projects may include specialized tasks related to the development, construction, alteration and/or maintenance of the airport terminal, airfield, and related airport facilities including roadways, bridges, drainage structures, sewer systems, water distribution systems, electrical systems, traffic control devices and other airport projects. This position may also be assigned other duties and responsibilities pertaining to administrative functions such as assisting with budget development, policy and procedure development, and other duties as may be assigned by the Airport Development Section manager.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate will possess five (5) or more years of experience in the planning and development of building and facility infrastructure construction projects, including: the selection and procurement of architectural, engineering, and other specialty consulting professionals; preparation and development of project bidding and construction documents ; management and oversight of projects' design, engineering, bidding, contract award, construction, and closeout phases; and performing other project-related professional and administrative duties and responsibilities. Previous experience as a project manager for an airport is highly preferred, but not required. Licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists or as a Licensed Architect from the California Architects Board is required. Designation as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) through the Construction Management Association of America and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute is a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong aptitude for the rigors of bureaucratic and administrative processes inherent in public sector agencies in the performance of the position's responsibilities and functions. The ideal candidate must possess extensive experience in the following core competencies:
PROFESSIONAL | TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Contract development and administration, and an understanding of the legal relationships among the County, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and subcontractors, federal, State and local agencies, utility companies and districts, and other regulatory bodies.
Understanding, complying with, applying, and enforcing the administrative and bureaucratic processes inherent in the public sector pertaining to public projects and contract administration
Planning, scoping, budgeting, and developing projects, including preparing project estimates, schedules, reports, and alternative analysis
Reading, understanding, and interpreting constructions plans, specifications, cost estimates and schedules
Knowledge of construction industry standards, principles, practices, methods, and norms, as well as proven experience in design and construction contract procurement and administration in accordance with applicable federal and California codes and laws
Negotiating design and construction contracts and their amendments and change orders while observing all policies and procedures and maintaining strict documentation requirements
Knowledge of airport/airfield engineering, construction management, phased construction coordination, FAA advisory circulars for design and construction, and FAA safety management systems implementation
Proficiency in using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, Primavera P6, MS Outlook, and other common office software; willingness and ability to learn and become proficient in using other project management software applications and tools
PROJECT MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Leading large to very large complex projects while combining hands-on project management expertise with skillful project team leadership and oversight
Leading and managing construction projects as a hands-on, detail-oriented project manager on the less extensive small to medium projects; leading and managing construction projects with multiple diverse teams of professionals and individuals on the larger and more complex projects
Demonstrating appropriate sense of urgency for executing project functions
Planning, organizing and prioritizing multiple projects, assignments, and tasks effectively to ensure that project goals and objectives will be met on time and within budget
Assisting superiors and executive management in developing departmental business objectives and specific project strategies
ANALYTICAL SKILLS | PROBLEM SOLVING
Exercising effective problem-solving skills and displaying independent, sound judgment, and decision-making abilities, and independently leads project teams towards achieving desirable project outcomes and goals
Coherently analyzes and presents cases for and against given approaches for accomplishing business objectives based on available information and circumstances, while supporting such analysis with tangible and intangible cost-benefit and risk evaluation
Ability to think critically and to ask appropriate questions; ability to discern when data is enough or sufficient to make appropriate decisions
Possesses awareness of, and the ability to promote and safeguard, the stability of interfaces among projects' political, legal, business, engineering/technical, and policy/administrative factors so as to sustain favorable project progress and outcomes
Reviewing and interpreting written content describing the laws, policies, and procedures governing design and construction procurements of public works projects, including but not limited to California codes (such as the Public Contract Code and Government Code), contracting and procurement policy manuals, and County ordinances pertaining to those policies
Analyzing and evaluating various project issues and scenarios to help weigh available options, and to develop rational engineering and professional strategies and approaches to optimize favorable outcomes while curtailing potential adverse consequences
COMMUNICATION | COLLABORATION
Communicating with effectiveness and credibility, both orally and in writing
Establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and vendors, and representatives of other County departments and non-County agencies and regulatory bodies.
Presenting to individuals and teams at all levels of management, peers and project stakeholders those relevant ideas, data, concepts, analysis, and reports on ongoing capital programs and projects
Demonstrating perceptive awareness of subtle interpersonal communication and interaction nuances, and modulating own responses as needed to achieve favorable outcomes
Composing written, business-style correspondence, reports, memos, and other documentary material in a direct, clear, concise, and grammatically- and punctually-correct content
AIRPORT ACCESS REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate must clear background check which includes a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Security Threat Assessment (STA).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Sr. Professional Engineer/Architect as well as the physical characteristics and environmental conditions.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all application materials for minimum and desirable qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum and desirable qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process.
Application Screening| (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.
Structured Oral Interview (Oral Exam) | (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.
Eligible List | Score Groups: Once all assessments have been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Email Notification: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.
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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Linny Pham at (714)834-3782 or Linny.Pham@ocgov.com.
Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Internal Number: 1843SM-0619-280 (O)
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