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General Information


Job title: Sr. Civil Engineer
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Job location: Lancaster, CA  93534 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 10/23/2017
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $7,368 - $10,315 Per Month
Job category:Water Resources
Urban & Community Planning
Civil Engineering
Public Works
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Job Description

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A Senior Civil Engineer plans, organizes, supervises and performs responsible and complex professional level engineering work in the field and office associated with the Capital Program Division. The ideal candidate will provide technical oversight of consultants or local agency staff performing engineering work related to the development of City projects.


? Plans, coordinates, and prepares complete bid packages for project construction,
including public works project plans, specifications, cost estimates, consultant contracts,
authorization to solicit bids, contract awards, and other associated actions; ensures that
assigned projects are completed within scope, cost, schedule, budgeted resources, and
departmental standards and practices.
? Participates in real estate property acquisition for public works projects, preparing and/or
overseeing Consultant prepared plans for City streets, sewers, storm drains, potable
water distribution, and recycled water systems, along with other related public works and
City facilities.
? Plans and directs the collection of data, studies and investigations; oversees data
collection form and content; reviews and analyzes data collected; prepares a variety of
engineering and safety reports.
? Identifies, coordinates, and contracts for Mechanical, Electrical, Mapping, and Surveying,
Landscape and Irrigation, Structural, Geotechnical, and other professional services.
? Performs complex engineering calculations and prepared related estimates of time and
material costs as well as invoices for reimbursement from funding agencies.
? Identifies and explains impacts for developer proposals; participates in plan check review
and processing of plans for private developments affecting City streets and control
? Makes decisions and handles difficult technical and administrative problems in connection
with directing the work of engineers and others; plans, assigns, and reviews work; gives
instructions and assistance.
? Develops personnel requirements and monitors use of personnel in meeting engineering
project and operations schedules.
? Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the capital improvement and engineering
budgets; participates in the forecast of revenues and necessary funds for staffing,
materials, services and supplies.
? Checks plans and specifications for the construction, alteration, and repair of residential,
commercial, and industrial buildings, structures and public infrastructure improvements to
ensure plans meet the requirements of applicable codes, regulations, and restrictions.
? Coordinates public works and engineering activities with other City departments and
outside agencies.
? Provides technical oversight of contractors performing engineering work under contract
with the City; manages engineering contracts between the City and private engineering
? Represents Engineering Department/Development Services at a variety of meetings;
prepares correspondence and reports; presents information to the public on engineering
? Develops and recommends changes in policies, programs, standards and concepts.
? Acts in a specialist capacity and perform difficult and complex work on specialized
engineering projects or research studies.
? Initiates and conducts engineering related planning studies to identify Public Works
facility needs; develops and implements safety programs.
? Prepares various applications for State and Federal Grants.
? Interprets and applies relevant codes, ordinances, rules and regulations.
? Evaluates, develops and standardizes work products, methods and procedures;
recommends and implements related service improvements; assesses and monitors work
load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships.
? Provides advice, guidance, and technical direction to other staff with regard to
engineering issues in Capital Engineering.
? Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies,
procedures, and priorities for assigned service areas, programs and operations.
? Selects, supervises, trains and evaluates subordinate staff; provides centralized
leadership and motivation to a large workforce.
? Builds and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, other City
employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
? Performs related duties as required.
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Job Requirements

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? Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or closely
related field.
? Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California
State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
? Possession or ability to obtain a valid CA driver's license.
? Four (4) years of experience in professional, civil or structural engineering work including
some supervisory experience.
? Possess knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to public
works projects; methods, materials, and techniques used in the design and construction
of a wide variety of engineering projects.
? Knowledge of principles and practices of project management; and applicable laws,
ordinances, statutes, and regulations relevant to design and construction of public works
? Ability to select, supervise, train and evaluate professional and technical staff.
? Proven effective knowledge of principles and techniques of employee management and
supervision; including administering performance evaluations. Ability to effectively plan
and direct the work of others.
? Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
? Ability to make effective presentations; prepare correspondence and reports.
? Ability to work independently and in a team environment; ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships; ability to work with all levels of employees and
management, and willingness to give assistance to co-workers.
? Ability to work independently under pressure; proactive thinker/self-starter.
? Ability to interpret and carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram,
or schedule form.
? Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written.
? Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, property owners and engineers.
? Advanced skill in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint; proficiency in
common office equipment, i.e. printer, scanner, copier and fax machine.
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