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Company: City of Ventura
Location: Ventura
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:


Senior Civil Engineer

Recruitment #18-S98-002

Public Works Department

Salary: $92,849.33 - $124,419.57/Year


Are you a natural leader with proven professional civil engineering experience managing water and wastewater capital improvement projects? Are you a registered California professional civil engineer? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Senior Civil Engineer vacancy in our collaborative Public Works Department. To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, apply online at

To learn more about the City of Ventura's Public Works Department, visit


Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible field and office civil engineering work and supervises the design and delivery of major capital improvement projects, including the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for complicated City projects related to sewers, water systems and innovative water and wastewater public works projects.

An eligibility list is being established to fill the current vacancy focusing on water and wastewater project management in the Public Works Department, as well as future related full-time, part-time or temporary engineer vacancies.


This is the first line supervision class in the professional engineering series. The Senior Civil Engineer is distinguished from the Civil Engineer class by the greater degree of independence exercised in accomplishing the work, by the level and complexity of the assignments and the supervision of registered or non-registered engineers.


Understands the techniques of managing, scheduling and monitoring multiple engineering projects on time and within budget.

Has an excellent track record of water and wastewater project management experience.

Is a collaborative leader with proven ability to effectively direct the work of staff and contractors.

Uses a team-oriented approach and works cooperatively and collaboratively with others.

Has excellent oral and written communications skills.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Plans, develops, coordinates and directs major engineering projects, performing difficult engineering work in the planning and designing of major public works projects. Manages, schedules and monitors multiple projects. Prepares comprehensive engineering reports.

Assists the Principal Civil Engineer in the development of capital improvement programs and related budgets. Develops fees for permits and updates standard construction details.

Plan checks, directs, and personally reviews engineering designs, drawings, specifications and estimates for development of related projects. Reviews and interprets construction drawings and specifications; plans and conducts pre-construction activities. Works with other government agencies to process permits and coordinate activities.

Plans, schedules, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned professional and paraprofessional staff, including technicians; determining job assignments, reviewing work products, and training staff as necessary.

Performs related duties as assigned.


A combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field and four years of professional civil engineering experience which includes some project management experience, and one year in a lead capacity, preferably with a public agency.


License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

Certificates: Must possess a State of California Civil Engineering registration at time of application.

Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: City of Ventura, Ventura , SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER, Other , Ventura, California

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