• 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Aug 30, 2020
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $94,938.48 - $127,219.04 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is hiring! We have an immediate vacancy in a key position within the organization. Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together - they're counting on us.

We are accepting applications for the position of Senior Civil Engineer. The current Senior Civil Engineer vacancy is the Construction section and is a key member of the Engineering Design and Construction Division within the City's Public Works Department. The Senior Civil Engineer supervises the design and delivery of major capital improvement projects, including the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for complicated City projects and the construction management ofland development projects related to streets, sewers, water systems, storm drains, traffic or related public works projects.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated 1) experience managing multiple projects while remaining conscientious of schedules and budgets,2) the ability to be team-oriented and work both cooperatively and collaboratively,3) engineering design experience in a municipal or county public works department or special purpose district,4) construction experience in a civil engineering field, 5) excellent oral and written communication skills, and 6) a dynamic leadership ability to effectively direct the work of staff and contractors.

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 and land development 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.
  • Reviews land development projects to determine impacts to public right of way and public utilities. Develops land development project conditions.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits! Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for more information.

This is a continuous recruitment with a first review date of August 14, 2020. To be considered for this career opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. For initial consideration, please submit your application and supplemental questionnaire by the first review date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at or by selecting here Senior Civil Engineer .

If you have questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at .

Minimum Qualifications

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. Possession of a valid California driver license is required.

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

Selection Process

Submit a City application and supplemental questions by the filing deadline. The preferred method to submit your application is on-line at . If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application. Submitting an incomplete application, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline :

Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted on a continuous basis. The first review of applications will take place on Thursday, August 14, 2020. For initial consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply before this date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

Department Selection Interview :

A select number of candidates will be invited to a panel interview process that will be scheduled once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received for this position . Selected candidates will be notified of specifics after the first review date. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The Department selection interviews will be scheduled promptly after the panel interview process is completed.

The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail:

Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!Continuous

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map