Senior Civil Engineer

  • City of Norwalk, CA
  • Norwalk, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $101,508.00 - $123,384.00 Annually USD

Job Description


Under general direction, supervises office and field engineering work related to the planning, design, development, construction and maintenance of the City's public works, water, sewer, storm drains transportation and traffic engineering work; performs related duties as required.

The Senior Civil Engineer is the advanced journey and supervisory class in the professional level engineering series. Incumbents have responsibility for independent engineering analysis and project management responsibilities for more complex and large engineering and public works projects.

Works under the general supervision of the City Engineer, Principal Civil Engineer, or designee.

Exercises supervision over lower level professional, technical and clerical engineering staff.

Essential Duties

Essential duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Reviews and supervises the preparation of engineering public works plans, drawings and specifications, engineering calculations, cost estimates, assessments, contract provisions, legal descriptions and maps, ensuring compliance with policies, local and state codes, ordinances and regulations. As designated, approves engineering designs and plans.

Manages and administers construction contracts for such projects as street, sewers, storm drains, structures, water distribution facilities, street lighting and traffic control facilities; develops, updates project schedules; monitors expenditures and fund sources.

Plans, organizes and assigns engineering project work; supervises, trains and evaluates subordinate personnel; assists in the selection of employees; recommends discipline when necessary.

Prepares Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and administers professional engineering and professional service contracts.

Prepares reports, recommendations and correspondence on current and proposed projects; makes presentations to City Council, community groups and the public regarding construction projects.

Investigates public complaints and problems and takes appropriate action to resolve issues; provides technical assistance and information to the public in person, by computer and by telephone.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: municipal public works planning, design and construction; municipal public works administration; civil and structural engineering principles and practices; public works construction methods, design and materials; engineering specifications and public works construction standards; mathematical techniques used in engineering calculations; map reading and surveying techniques; Geographic Information System (GIS), AutoCAD and other computer software applications; principles and practices of personnel management and supervision.

Ability to: prepare plans, specifications and comprehensive engineering estimates; read and interpret specifications and blueprints; prepare comprehensive technical reports and contract documents; understand and interpret legal property descriptions, engineering maps and other records; interpret and follow City and departmental policies, rules and regulations; supervise construction contracts; supervise assigned staff in project work; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work independently with little direction; plan and organize work to meet deadlines; exercise sound judgment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Ability to:
perform professional engineering work; including project design; conduct inspections and evaluate construction relative to approved plans and specifications; coordinate the work of others involved in related activities; prepare and maintain records and prepare reports; interpret and apply related laws, ordinances, and regulations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; work well with other governmental agencies in the processing of cooperatively funded projects.

Qualification Guidelines

Education and/or Experience
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary. A typical way of obtaining the knowledge and abilities would be any combination equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field and four (4) years of responsible civil engineering experience in the design and construction of public works projects.

Desirable Qualification: Aminimum of two years experience inwater/sewer system operations and maintenance experience with mid-size systems.

Required Licenses and Certificates
Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is required.

Due to the performance of field duties, an incumbent is required to drive a City vehicle in the course of business and is therefore required to possess, provide and maintain a valid California driver license and proof of an acceptable driving record.

Supplemental Information

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Apply online at . Employment application must be completed. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City application. Applicant must be specific in describing qualifications for this position on application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Faxed materials or postmarks will not be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Candidates with qualifications that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure continuation in the selection process. The selection process will include an oral interview and other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.The class may be utilized in various City departments.

The City provides preference to military veterans under consideration for initial employment. To claim veteran's preference an applicant must submit their most recentDD214form. An eligible veteran is one who has served in the United States armed forces and who has received an honorable discharge.

For a complete copy of the class specification, please click here.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Department of Human Resources at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled examination/interview date. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

The City of Norwalk, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures or practices.

Job Address

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