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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
109034.00 - 132531.00 Per Year
Alameda, California
United States
Project Management
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Utility Project Manager





$109,034-114,486-120,210-126,220-132,531.  Excellent benefits include a 4-day, 36-hour work week.


March 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Candidates will be notified in writing.




Under general direction, is responsible for overall management, coordination and administration of municipal utility projects and related services, activities and functions, including utility and capital improvements projects; performs other related work as required.




  1. Plans, organizes, manages, directs, and participates in the work of municipal utility and capital improvement projects, including the development, procurement, successful implementation, and quality control of each project from inception to completion.
  2. Prepares long-range plans in coordination with other City departments, divisions, and other public agencies; develops policies and procedures for establishing costs, schedule controls and coordinating activities.
  3. Prepares requests for proposals and related documents, negotiates and implements contracts with project participants and service providers; supervises and coordinates the work of consultants and contractors; resolves conflicts in a timely manner satisfying project needs, the designer’s concepts, and in keeping with budgetary constraints and established schedules.
  4. Coordinates activities with other City departments and utility agencies; provides information and assistance regarding rules, policies, and procedures
  5. Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and codes.
  6. Prepares, reviews and presents various reports, resolutions and studies, including Public Utilities Board and City Council staff reports and project status reports.
  7. Provides, and may coordinate staff, and technical assistance to the Public Utilities Board and City Council and to various boards, commissions or committees.  Prepares and reviews notices, agendas, minutes, and other materials.
  8. Conducts a variety of special studies, and prepares and presents various analyses, statistical compilations and reports.
  9. Serves as liaison to various agencies, community or professional groups, property owners and residents; develops and conducts public participation processes.
  10. Prepares and administers project budgets; prepares cost forecasts, variances and critical paths including project closeout procedures.
  11. Develops and maintains master project schedules, and identifies and resolves potential conflicts.
  12. Administers various utility services, programs, and activities as assigned.
  13. Develops goals, objectives, procedures and standards; determines priorities, staff assignments and work methods; confers with and advises staff on administrative policies, procedures and technical problems.
  14. Participates in departmental budget preparation and administration.
  15. May supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.




Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive examination where a candidate’s performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the core competencies required of the job. To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to prove the required knowledge and abilities for the position.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Education/Experience & Other Requirements


  1. Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, planning, engineering, architecture, construction management or a related field.
  2. Two years of responsible professional project management experience including oversight of concurrent projects with supervisory responsibility.
  3. Possession of a valid State of California Class C Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
  4. Willingness and/or ability to work outside regularly scheduled hours to meet operational needs and to respond to after hours emergency calls as required.


KNOWLEDGE OF public administration and municipal utility project management principles and practices; design and construction principles, methods, materials and equipment of electric transmission and distribution  systems; planning and building procedures including plan and specification review and construction and inspection procedures; project budget preparation and administration; contract negotiation and implementation; applicable laws and regulations; technical, legal and financial problems commonly involved in the conduct of municipal utility projects and programs.  Knowledge of facility planning, architecture design, engineering and construction is required to administer utility and capital improvement projects.


ABILITY TO effectively manage, coordinate and administer assigned utility project management projects and related activities, functions and services; manage multiple projects simultaneously; plan, coordinate and direct assigned staff, activities, projects and programs; demonstrate effective leadership and gain consensus and support; develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls; review and analyze complex and technical information; draw valid conclusions and project consequences of decisions and recommendations; interpret and apply relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations; interpret and explain complex governmental regulations, policies and procedures; establish and maintain accurate records; plan, administer and evaluate work programs and schedules; prepare concise and comprehensive studies and reports; set priorities, meet deadlines, and make sound decisions; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; communicate effectively; act with resourcefulness, courtesy and initiative; establish and maintain effective working relationships with business partners, City officials, business and community groups, employees, other departments, divisions and agencies, and the general public; and supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.




The examination process may include an application and supplemental questionnaire evaluation, a written exam, a performance exam, and/or an oral interview. The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate’s technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position.  Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance.  If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative test date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.


Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on an Eligible List.  A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City’s Civil Service Rules.  Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.  Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment.  Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate with the highest rating on the most heavily weighted portion of the exam or if weighted 100% on any given portion, based on the earliest application date and time.  Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background.  The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants. Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required the U.S. Department of Justice.




  1. APPLY ONLINE at or
  2. Apply In-Person at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm), 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501.


Applications along with Supplemental Questionnaire must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on the last date to apply.  No photocopies or facsimiles are accepted.  It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate delivery time.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application.


VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT:  A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service.  NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.




The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply.  It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age.  Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.  No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace.  Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons.  Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department.  Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.


The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


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