Build your civil engineering career with the County of Sonoma!
Starting salary up to $63.38/hour ($132,281/year), a cash allowance of $400/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*
Join Transportation & Public Works (TPW)
In TPW, Senior Civil Engineers are exposed to a myriad of civil engineering projects, which include bridge and road construction, traffic engineering, and hydrology. To effectively oversee this body of work, the ideal candidate must be licensed by the State of California as a Professional Engineer and have:
Multiple years of public agency related professional engineering experience
Strong leadership skills and the proven ability to communicate well with others
Experience working with CalTrans Local Assistance and/or Federal funding sources
The ability to coordinate and review all work necessary to plan for, design, and accomplish the construction of complex, multi-million dollar projects
Take the next step, expand your engineering career with the County of Sonoma
As a Senior Civil Engineer, you will monitor the progress of engineering/construction projects, ensure that they are compliant with applicable State and Federal requirements, and review the work of professional engineering staff assigned to either the Bridge, Construction, or Design Sections of TPW's Roads Division. Additionally, you will plan, prioritize, and schedule the work of subordinate professional and technical staff, and:
Conduct performance evaluations, and recommend in-service/on-the-job trainings
Supervise, and participate in, the preparation of engineering calculations for construction projects/master-plans and quantities/materials cost estimates
Direct the preparation of official reports for department management and government agencies use
Represent the department before official bodies, government agencies, and the general public
Develop procedures for the administration of section activities
Prepare the Section's budget and confer with management regarding Division budget figures
Investigate and respond to inquiries and complaints from the public
What We Offer
When you join TPW, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $950 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 2/13/20
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required to perform the essential job functions of the position. Possession of a valid license as a professional Civil, Traffic, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineer issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors depending upon assignment.
Experience: Four years of full-time, professional engineering experience, including at least one year at the level of licensed professional Engineer.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of: the principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering depending upon assignment; statistics and advance mathematics including algebra and analytic geometry; topographic and construction surveying, stress analysis, analytical mechanics and the strength, properties and uses of construction materials; the legal requirements concerning the design, construction and inspection methodology necessary for major construction projects; common methods and equipment utilized in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work; real property descriptions; civil engineering design and drafting methods and equipment; the principles, practices and techniques of supervision and training.
Knowledge of: budget procedures and contract laws; accepted safety practices relating to public works projects.
Ability to: successfully complete complex and technical engineering assignments; effectively supervise and direct the work of subordinate professional and technical staff; prepare designs and make accurate drawings and maps; make accurate mathematical calculations and neat and accurate field notes; apply principles of logic and scientific reasoning co develop and evaluate alternative courses of action and determine appropriate solutions; read, understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings and plans; listen attentively and participate in negotiations by providing required data and information; adjust workload changes and work under stress to meet deadlines; develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of representatives from governmental and private agencies, construction and consultant contractors, coworkers and the public; make presentations before public bodies and county groups; write clearly and concisely in order to prepare technical reports, correspondence, and maintain records and to direct the preparation of comprehensive reports.
Internal Number: 20/01-1014-O
About County of Sonoma
The County of Sonoma is governed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of 26 departments/agencies that provide a full range of services to the community through its 4,000+ employees. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles. This is achieved in a climate of respect and collegiality.
The County enjoys stability in leadership, with four of the five Board members serving a second, third or fifth term. This is further demonstrated by a strong group of department heads. The department heads routinely team with middle management on a variety of successful projects. Historically, labor relations have been stable, with most employees working under long-term MOUs; however, over the next few years, the County will be going through the contract negotiation process with the majority of the bargaining units.