• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full Time Project Management Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $5,116.40 - $6,966.80 Biweekly USD

Job Description


Applications are available online beginning Friday, February 2, 2024, through 4:30 pm, Friday, May 24, 2024.

The Long Beach Utilities Department (formerly known as the Water Department) has an immediate opening for a full-time permanent Senior Program Manager. The selected candidate will work under the direction of the Manager of Engineering overseeing water and sewer pipeline infrastructure. The Senior Program Manager provides guidance and direction to the technical and administrative staff responsible for the Long Beach Utilities Department's Capital Improvement Program. This position is responsible for establishing and continuously improving our project delivery processes, including project management and quality management systems.


Under general supervision, develops implementation strategies for projects involving a high degree of technical, functional, and organizational complexity; supervises the administration, planning, design, review, quality assurance/control, and construction activities for Water Department capital improvement projects; prepares Requests For Proposal for hiring outside consultants and administers and participates in the consultant selection process; supervises preparation of project scopes, budgets, schedules, preliminary study development, cost estimates, and contract documents; administers consultant contracts; provides input for corrective measures for projects; coordinates and supervises in-house and consultant design work; monitors the progress of projects for schedule/budget; reviews contract drawings for quality and economic soundness; reviews, validates, and recommends corrective measures for consultant invoices, contractor payments, contract amendments and change orders; and performs other related duties as required.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering field (proof required)* OR Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate in the field of Civil Engineering recognized by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (proof required)*


Valid registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California (proof required)*.


Ten (10) or more years (full-time equivalent) of increasingly responsible experience in project engineering, including two (2) years of supervisory experience handling multiple team projects.

*Proof of required documents, such as degree or transcripts, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Degrees must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with computers including word processing, spreadsheet applications, computer-aided drafting, hydraulic modeling, and scheduling programs.

Willingness to work overtime, occasional night meetings and fieldwork may be required.

A valid motor vehicle operator's license and current DMV driving record must be submitted to the hiring department at the time of the selection.



Application and Supplemental Application..............................................................................................Qualifying

Screening of applicants will be conducted on the basis of application and required supplemental application submitted. This selection procedure will be conducted using a continuous non-competitive process, which means applications are evaluated solely on training, experience, education, or certification. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list. Applicants receiving Veteran’s Credit will be placed on the eligible list first and then in the order in which applications were filed.

This is a continuous eligible list, which means eligible lists may be established periodically and may expire six months from their effective date. Applicants may apply only once during a four-month period. Applications received by Friday, March 1, 2024, will be placed on Test #01 established eligible list.

If you have not received notification within two weeks after filing of application, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.


The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

The City of Long Beach will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the City of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer, and/or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For the hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Employee Benefits

The City of Long Beach offers its employees opportunities to grow personally and professionally.As a permanent employee, you are eligible to receive fringe benefits that include:
• Medical and Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Retirement Plan (P.E.R.S.)
• Paid Vacation, Personal Holidays and Sick Leave
• Deferred Compensation
• Credit Union Membership
• Free Bus Transportation (Long Beach Transit)
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Free Employee Parking
• Paid ParentalLeave*
*Paid Parental Leave - after six (6) months of City employment; up to 30 calendar days (160 hours/192 hours
for sworn platoon) of PPL, taken in full-day increments, in connection with the birth, adoption, or foster
placement of a child, up to the age of seventeen (17).

Closing Date/Time: 5/24/2024 4:30 PM Pacific

Job Address

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