County of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Senior Civil Engineer

County of Sonoma
SANTA ROSA, CA Full time
Posted on August 20, 2017

The County of Sonoma Transportation and Public Works Department (TPW)
seeks a highly experienced Senior Civil Engineer!

Starting salary up to $10,108/Mo.* ($121,303/Yr.)


For more information & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331.


Apply by 9/18/17!



Working at the County

 opportunities for advancement, variety of work, training, and camaraderie, and you can look forward to benefits*, including

  • A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month
  • An Annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit Allowance of $950
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, and 11 paid holidays per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • Retirement is fully integrated with Social Security. With the recent pension reform, new employees as defined and eligible will receive a 2.5% at 67 formula, or for those individuals who meet certain criteria, including establishing reciprocity eligibility pursuant to PEPRA, will receive 3% at 60

*Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience, salary history, and requirements. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.


Being a Senior Civil Engineer

At the County of Sonoma you will be exposed to a myriad of projects including bridges, roads, traffic engineering, sanitation, and hydrology. Senior Civil Engineers' in TPW are responsible for monitoring the progress of engineering/construction projects and reviewing the work of professional engineering staff in either the Bridge, Construction, or Design Sections of the Roads Division. Senior Civil Engineer's also:

·         Plan, prioritize, and schedule the work related to the design, construction, and inspection of bridges, roads, structures, flood control facilities, grading, and drainage

·         Oversee, assign, and direct the work of subordinate professional and technical staff, conduct performance evaluations, and recommend/schedule in-service and on-the-job training

·         Supervise and participate in the preparation of engineering calculations for construction projects and master plans, cost estimates for construction quantities and materials, and ensure that engineering work is compliant with state and federal requirements

·         Direct the preparation of official reports for government agencies and department management; investigate and respond to inquiries and complaints from the public; and represent the department before official bodies, government agencies, and the general public

·         Prepare the section's budget and confer with management regarding division budget figures

·         Develop procedures for the administration of section activities and oversee the development of engineering software by subordinate professional staff

·         Coordinate and review all work necessary to gather fiscal data, plan, design, and accomplish the construction of complex, multi-million dollar programs and projects

This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, and extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The Civil Service title for this position is Senior Engineer. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.


Minimum Qualifications

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.