Associate Civil Engineer

  • City of Concord, CA
  • Concord, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $124,592.00 - $158,995.20 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Characteristics

Associate Civil Engineer - Three Year Limited Term

This position is open until filled and may close at any time.

Are you an experienced, licensed engineer looking to enhance the beautification, functionality, and safety of a local community? Do you enjoy collaborating with other professionals on exciting projects? If so, the City of Concord is looking for you to join its Engineering Division Team! The Community Development Department (CDD) is currently seeking to fill one limited-term Associate Civil Engineer vacancy. This position will f ocus on facility remodeling projects and broader civil works City-wide; term to end 6/30/2026.

What you will be doing in this role:
The Associate Civil Engineer plays an integral part of the Capital Improvement Program within the Engineering Division. This position will collaborate with different City departments including Public Works, Transportation, and Recreation Services; as well as the Current Development, Planning, and Building divisions of Community Development; with the end goal of completing critical Capital Improvement Projects as programmed in the City's two year Capital Budget.

The future Associate Civil Engineer will, under general direction, provide engineering project control on a variety of capital construction or maintenance projects related to the City's buildings, structures, and facilities. Associate Civil Engineers are responsible for the total development of major, complex, high-cost projects and/or programs from schematic drawings through final acceptance of construction and warranty period.

In addition to managing projects, this essential position will be a key contributor to the innovations and improvements made to the Capital Improvement Program, which align with the Mission, Vision, and Values of the City of Concord.

We are looking someone who:
  • Has considerable knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques in the design and construction of civil engineering projects
  • Has knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, codes and engineering standards pertaining to the design and construction of public works projects
  • Can review and analyze architectural and engineering work of consulting firms and provide architectural and/or engineering design or related services
  • Has the ability to effectively utilize computer applications, including the latest version of AutoCAD Civil3D
  • Can effectively negotiate contracts, obtain permits, establish budget and maintain schedules
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with others
  • Can represent the City in meetings and presentations to various groups, including community groups, other governmental agencies, and the public.
  • Has skill in applying engineering knowledge to solve problems and can carry through assignments with independence.
  • Thrives in a team environment that encourages cooperation, communication, and mutual sharing of risk, responsibility, and reward.

What we offer:
The City of Concord offers the opportunity to take part in a collaborative and exciting work experience, where you can grow in your career while working alongside the community to make Concord a city of the highest quality. The City is an employer that invests in its employees’ professional and personal development, values work-life balance, is dedicated to employee wellness and provides numerous benefit and retirement options, to include the following:
  • A variety of health care plans or a cash-in-lieu benefit if waiving coverage
  • City-paid dental insurance; vision insurance (City-paid for select employee groups)
  • Vacation with tiered accrual increases, sick leave and 11 paid holidays per year
  • Option for alternative work schedules
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • A wellness program that offers yoga and fitness classes, annual health expos, health and nutrition education, as well a variety of mental health resources
  • Both 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans, including an employer-paid contribution for management
  • Participation in CalPERS pension
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare, dependent care and commuting costs
  • Life and disability insurance

*Salary is negotiable within the advertised range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found at

The Community:
Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Diablo, Concord is a major East Bay community located 29 miles east of San Francisco and 58 miles north of San Jose. With a population of almost 130,000residents occupying an area of 31 square miles, Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County. The City’s central location offers easy access to the entire Bay Area including Oakland, San Francisco, and the Silicon Valley.

Concord has much to offer; its local lifestyle reflects a careful blending of the City’s early California heritage, along with modern planned development. It is a harmonious community of quiet neighborhoods, an excellent park system, convenient shopping centers, large preserves of open space, a state-of-the-art hospital, and a wide variety of restaurants. Additionally, diverse public and private educational opportunities for students of all ages are available in Concord.

Concord residents enjoy a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters.
The ideal weather and natural beauty of Concord make the area ideal for visitors and locals
seeking active outdoor activities. In Concord, where “Families Come First,” one is never far from a park or an open green space for active play or just relaxing. Todos Santos Plaza, the heart of downtown Concord, features a year-round Farmer’s Market, several seasonal and community celebrations, as well as serving as a wonderful outdoor space for all to enjoy.

1. Submit a completed City of Concord application, resume, and the required supplemental question responses online at .

2. All qualified applications and supplemental responses will be competitively evaluated, and those candidates demonstrating the strongest qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a panel interview. If you are selected to participate in the panel interview and are unavailable, we regret that we will not be able to reschedule you.

Conviction History:
If you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City of Concord.

Examples of duties include, but are not limited to

  • Prepares engineering plans and related calculations; prepares bid advertisements; reviews and analyzes information submitted by contractors in connection with bids; makes recommendations regarding the awarding of bids; and directs and coordinates the work of engineering consultants.
  • Reviews plans submitted by developers to ensure conformity with established standards and recommends permit conditions to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Administrator.
  • Conducts on-site administration of contracts and inspection of construction work.
  • Provides lead direction to professional and technical personnel by determining priorities and work sequences necessary to achieve objectives and working with supervising Senior Civil Engineer in the assignment of personnel in accordance with priority and need.
  • Confers and coordinates with other City work units, outside agencies, developers, and consultants on municipal engineering problems, alternatives, and solutions; exercises judgment in the selection and adaptation of standard techniques and procedures.
  • Performs "construction" activities such as acting as Resident Engineer for municipal construction projects, reviewing final plans, specifications, special conditions, and agreements; providing detailed interpretation of plan specifications, conditions, and agreements to contractor staff; coordinating the work of contractors and other activities such as those carried out by other public agencies and utilities; maintaining work record data; writing change orders; and monitoring safety and labor compliance activities.
  • Confers and coordinates with staff and individuals within or outside the City and provides written and oral responses to a variety of inquiries and problems regarding matters such as municipal engineering policies, procedures, standards, and environmental impact reporting requirements; appeals to engineering requirements; and other communications necessary in the coordination of project activities.
  • Provides lead direction to interdisciplinary design teams of staff or consultants in the preparation of project documents and completing related requirements, such as environmental reports.
  • Performs or coordinates the more complex field inspections and testing and informs contractors and others when and why work does not conform to plans and specifications or is not properly authorized; and stops or rejects work or issues citations for violations.
  • Personally performs more complex professional engineering activities.
  • Maintains a budget track of projects in process and initiates corrective action as necessary.
  • Directs the preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations on engineering matters for review and approval.
  • Prepares recommendations regarding the modifications of engineering policies, procedures, or standards pertaining to assigned areas of activities.
  • Promotes the City's Mission to make Concord a city of the highest quality by providing responsive, cost-effective, and innovative government services; understands and subscribes to the Vision and Values Statement adopted by the City.

When assigned to Current Development activities:

  • Reviews plans submitted by private developers for conformity with laws, ordinances, and accepted professional standards for grading of land, placement and size of storm drains and sanitary sewer lines, street widths, drainage, soils requirements, relative elevations of plots, special considerations associated with floodplain areas and earthquake zones; and land division.

When assigned to Design and Construction activities:

  • Acts as Project/Resident Engineer in the preparation of engineering plans, designs, and specifications for various Public Works projects including street construction and improvements, traffic signals and channelizing striping, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, culverts, sewer lines, drainage facilities, sound walls, underground utility construction, buildings and other structures and facilities; preparing profiles and cross-sections; establishing grades; establishing horizontal and vertical curve alignments and computations; estimating quantities of materials, cut and fill; calculating hydraulic runoff, capacity of drains, structural stresses, areas, and survey closures; performing right-of-way calculations; writing legal property descriptions.


Knowledge and Abilities

Considerable working knowledge of the concepts, precedents, principles, laws, practices, methods, standards, procedures, and techniques pertinent to municipal engineering, including the mechanics of solids (particularly of soils), hydraulics, theory of structure, strength of materials, engineering geology, and surveying; of engineering economics and cost estimating. Working knowledge of basic supervisory and safety principles, techniques, and alternatives; and the use of computers for engineering studies and analyses.

Ability to maintain full knowledge and control over assigned areas of responsibility; to independently perform difficult and complex professional engineering work; to effectively analyze, identify, and recommend engineering alternatives; to effectively communicate and apply related ordinances, policies, regulations, standards, and procedures pertaining to the work; to effectively lead others in the performance of complex professional and technical activities; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or a related engineering field, or a California Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate.
Experience: Four (4) years of professional engineering design, plan review, and project administration experience, preferably in a public agency setting.
License: Possession of a valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration. Registration as a Professional Engineer by other state Boards will be considered.


Possession of a valid California Driver's License, by time of employment, and maintenance of a satisfactory driving record is required.

EEO/ADA: The City of Concord is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.
If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, please contact Human Resources at 925-671-3308 or prior to the final filing date.

The City of Concord takes pride in offering a generous benefits program that provides flexibility for the diverse and changing needs of our qualifying employees.

For a complete overview, click here .
Below is a brief listing of what the City offers:
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Pre-tax Savings Benefits
  • Retiree Medical (3 levels based on date of hire)
  • Retirement Program
  • Short-term Disability*and Long-term Disability
  • Social Security/Medicare
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
*Not available for sworn personnel.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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