We are looking to fill one vacancy at the Associate or Senior Civil Engineer level depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Associate Civil Engineer Summary Perform complex and responsible engineering work in the areas of municipal civil engineering; perform design, plan review, inspection, subdivision, and related work.
Class Characteristics General supervision is provided by the Director; responsibilities may include direct or indirect supervision of lower level professional, technical, and clerical personnel.
This class assists professional technical staff in the varied areas of civil engineering and may act as project leader for major projects. It is distinguished from Traffic Engineer by its responsibility for generalized civil engineering functions. This class is further distinguished from Supervising Civil Engineer, which is a registered engineer and performs the most complex engineering duties and also acts for the Director on a relief basis.
Senior Civil Engineer Summary Supervise and perform complex professional engineering work in the design, construction, inspection and review of public or private engineering projects.
Class Characteristics General direction is provided by the Engineering Manager; responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of lower level professional, technical, and support services positions.
The Senior Civil Engineer performs the most complex professional engineering work which requires a substantial level of professional training and experience. Incumbents are expected to exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment in the supervision, coordination and prioritization of different projects within the area of responsibility as well as in providing direction and technical expertise in the more complex engineering assignments.
Prepare or direct the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimate pertaining to construction, maintenance, and operation of municipal facilities and equipment.
Participate in the plan review and permit programs, and private development review and inspection.
Review and participate in the development of plans, designs, specifications, and maps for various subdivision and land development projects.
Conduct studies and prepare reports on civil engineering projects.
Inspect project sites to assist in solution of difficult problems.
Research and recommend general civil administration policies and procedures; review policies and operating procedures for conformance to established standards; ensure the City's compliance with various ordinances, codes and applicable laws; review operational conditions in the field.
Make public presentations to the City Council, Planning Commission, other boards and commissions and at community meetings.
Knowledge of: A thorough knowledge of principles, practices and methods of civil engineering in a municipal setting.
Program and project development, management, and evaluation.
Capital improvement cost estimation and contract administration.
Construction methods and equipment.
Applicable laws, regulations, codes, rules and standards.
Computer applications related to the work.
Principles and practices of management and supervision.
Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:
Associate Civil Engineer Education: A Bachelor's degree with major work in civil engineering or a closely related field.
Experience: Two years of civil engineering experience. Experience in a municipal or public setting is desirable.
Certifications/Licenses: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license. Possession of a valid California Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.
Senior Civil Engineer Education: A Bachelor's degree with major work in civil engineering or closely related field.
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above, including supervisory experience.
Certificates/Licenses: Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California with good standing is required.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.
About City of Petaluma
Life in Petaluma is the perfect mix of country and city, quirky and conventional. You can go to a farm to pick up fresh veggies, do a quick Target run, see some art from Burning Man, and go to the symphony all in the same day. Petaluma is biking, hiking, and paddling. Petaluma is arts, music, shopping, local food, and craft beverages. This is a place that celebrates family and cultural diversity. But, most of all, Petaluma is a community of people who care about making this a place they’re proud to call home. We think you’ll like it here.
The City of Petaluma is a full-service city that provides essential city services such as public safety, infrastructure, water utilities, and development review throughout the City. Petaluma’s over 340 employees serve a population of 61,000 people