Senior Civil Engineer

Antioch - Division of Public Works | Antioch, CA

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Posted Date 11/10/2020
  1. This recruitment is for the Division of Public Works for a Senior Civil Engineer with an emphasis on Traffic or Land Development. The eligibility list established for this recruitment will be good for one (1) year and can be utilized to fill other openings in the same classification.

    2. The Oral Board interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 1/05/21. We reserve the right to modify this schedule.

    3. Retirement: CalPERS 2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 formula for PEPRA members.


    Perform advanced levels of traffic engineering studies; complaint investigation; plan review; signal system design, monitoring and control; field and office engineering and related work as required.


    This position is a licensed traffic engineer. Positions in this class perform complex professional engineering work, performing tasks with considerable latitude in interpreting and applying policies and discretion in methods of operation.

    The Senior Civil/Traffic Engineer receives general direction and supervision from the Assistant City Engineer. Position provides supervision and/or direction and coordination to professional and technical staff.

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Performs responsible engineering work in connection with municipal traffic projects and issues.

Reviews development plans and makes recommendations regarding traffic circulation patterns, roadway capacity and other traffic related issues. Meets with developers and consultants as needed.

Gathers and interprets data and prepares reports on traffic issues such as speeding, volume, circulation patterns, roadway capacity, accidents, parking requirements and projected traffic lanes needed.

Provides information to the public about traffic operations and planning for future projects. Attends meetings with the City police officers and school district staff related to school safety issues. Receives citizen complaints related to traffic safety, investigates and recommends solutions or takes action.

Reviews and monitors traffic accident reports and makes recommendations for improvements based on traffic accident data.

Designs new or modified signals and signal interconnect systems. Review consultant designs. Prepares signal timing and signal coordination timing plans. Provides direction to the County traffic signal foreman for problems and needed repairs.

Prepares grant applications for State and Federal funding for interchange improvements, traffic signals, and pedestrian and bicycle projects.

Reviews capital improvement projects for geometrics, profile, sight distance, street lighting, traffic striping and signing. Prepares project specifications and reviews specifications written by other engineers.

Responsible for radar speed surveys, including statistical analysis to set speed limits and coordination with Antioch Police Department and Delta Municipal Court.

Represents the City at County wide transportation committee board meetings and as a member of the technical advisory committee developing programs for the 20-year transportation plan and for various funding programs. Also represents the City at Transplan Board and technical committee meetings dealing with east county transportation planning and funding issues.

Member of the project development team for regional transportation projects including reviewing traffic studies, traffic models, geometric plans, traffic signal plans, road construction plans and specifications.

Discuss issues with the City Attorney related to collisions and safety. Testifies on behalf of City in legal actions related to traffic accidents.

Assists in the field engineering and inspection of signals and other traffic control devices.

Works with other City departments on traffic landscape/and lighting district issues. Prepares the work program for staff and for the county traffic signal maintenance electricians. Provides work orders for the signing and striping of streets by a city maintenance crew.

May work on non-traffic engineering projects as assigned.
Performs emergency duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Laws and regulations related to traffic engineering procedures and practices of traffic engineering.

Civil engineering practices and principles.

Electrical engineering for signals and street lighting.

Computer skills, traffic modeling, design and drafting methods and equipment.

Ability to:

Communicate effectively orally and in writing and explain complicated technical matters in non-technical terms.

Deal tactfully and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, staff, and other public and private agencies.

Plan, perform and coordinate professional and technical traffic engineering studies and surveys.

Analyze problems and develop effective alternatives for their solutions.

Write clear, concise and accurate technical and non-technical reports, correspondence and memoranda; prepare reports, agreements and accurate records.

Prepare accurate plans, specifications and cost estimates.

Coordinate traffic engineering activities with activities of the Police Department, civil engineering design and construction, Planning and building divisions, and outside agencies.

Supervise and direct subordinates.


Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in traffic or civil engineering.


Six years of increasingly responsible traffic engineering experience with at least 2 years in a supervisory position.


Must be licensed by the State of California as a Civil Engineer.
Registration by the State of California as a Traffic Engineer is desirable.
Must possess and maintain a valid California State Drivers License.

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Local Government
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