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Senior Civil Engineer job in Orinda

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Organization:  City of Orinda
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Orinda
Post Code:  94563
Salary and Benefits:  $7,817 - $9,538 per month (DOQ) + excellent benefits

The City of Orinda is looking for an individual with strong technical and interpersonal skills to serve in the capacity of Senior Civil Engineer (working title is City Engineer). This position, under direction, will supervise, plan and coordinate the programs and activities within the Engineering Services Division, reporting to the Director of Public Works and Engineering Services in the Public Works and Engineering Services Department.

Primary duties of this position include:

  • Develop plans, maps, specifications, plats, diagrams and other contract documents for a variety of engineering projects such as roads, structures and hydraulics; make technical engineering decisions and establish technical criteria and standards; calculate the quantity, quality and cost of materials used for various projects;
  • Review and recommend approval of plans and specifications, designs, cost estimates, environmental documents, reports and studies for all engineering projects (subdivision agreements, improvement plans, parcel and final maps);
  • Determine the scope of engineering projects (i.e. system expansion and modification of road, traffic, storm drain, parks, lights and other construction projects); prepare requests for proposals for consulting services; evaluate and select consulting engineers from proposals; execute, administer and manage contracts through post-construction;
  • Administer the City's capital improvement program; work with City departments and division staff to identify and prioritize needs; formulate cost estimates and develop implementation strategy;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Engineering Division;
  • Participate in the development and administration of the assigned budget; pursue grants and special sources of funding to supplement Division budget;
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel;
  • Coordinate assigned services and activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations;
  • Represent the City on various boards and committees associated with engineering; and
  • Prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence to theCity Counciland conduct public hearings on all City related engineering projects.


Minimum Requirements:

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering;

Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in civil and municipal engineer­ing including two (2) years of supervisory experience; and

License or Certificate: Possession of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California and possession of, or ability to obtain a valid CA driver's license.


Selection Process:

Send a City employment application and resume to: City of Orinda, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563, Attention: Human Resources by Friday, May 3, 2013. Application materials faxed or emailed will NOT be accepted.

City employment applications may be obtained by downloading from www.cityoforinda.org calling the City of Orinda at (925) 253-4220, or visiting the City Admin Offices located at 22 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563.

All applicants will be notified by phone if they are invited to participate further in the selection process.

The City of Orinda is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should submit a request for accommodation with the application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

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