Senior Civil Engineer

Riverside County | Riverside, CA

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Posted Date 4/10/2024


The County of Riverside Department of Waste Resources has an opportunity for a Senior Civil Engineer to join the Engineering and Operations Division located in Moreno Valley.    
The Senior Civil Engineer is the supervisory level classification in the registered civil engineer series and reports to an appropriate manager level position. The Senior Civil Engineer classification is characterized by registration as a Civil Engineer by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Incumbents are given complete responsibility for a specific unit or team engaged in permitting, engineering, construction, and/or landfill operation activities. The duties assigned require not only a high degree of technical engineering proficiency, but also the ability to plan the work, select, direct, supervise, train, direct talents, and evaluate assigned staff.  The Department is divided into three main divisions:  Engineering & Operations, Environmental, and Administration.  Job openings are currently available in the Engineering & Operations Division.


The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is responsible for the efficient and effective management of Riverside County’s solid waste system.  In this effort the Department operates five non-hazardous landfills, has a contract agreement for waste disposal with a private landfill, and administers several transfer station leases. Landfill sites are in diverse geographic locations and climates, ranging from low desert areas to the mountains, which offer a wide variety of engineering challenges to keep ahead of the ongoing operational needs of a dynamic system. Stringent regulations require landfill operators to design, operate, monitor, and properly close landfills to provide protection of the public’s health and welfare.   The Department ensures Riverside County has a minimum of fifteen (15) years of disposal capacity, at any time, to handle future solid waste projections.  The Department has been a national leader in the design and construction of award-winning, multi-million-dollar landfill projects such as liner expansions, closures, site support facilities, traffic and drainage/stormwater quality improvements. The Department is organized so that nearly all functions of planning, design, permitting, operation, construction management, maintaining, and supporting the landfill system are performed by in-house staff.  The Department currently has over 200 employees with a current year budget at approximately $157 million.  Currently, the Department employs 20 engineers, of which 9 are California registered professional civil engineers, and 17 engineering technicians and aides. In addition to landfill management, the Department provides a variety of community services including Household Hazardous Waste CollectionRecyclingComposting, Community Outreach, Illegal Dumping Clean UpCommunity Clean-Ups, and Graffiti Abatement.  Every effort is made to recycle and reuse appropriate items with scrupulous attention to public health and safety.



Working at the Department of Waste Resources

  • Choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.
  • Participation in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
  • Alternative work schedules, 9/80 (80 hours in 9 workdays) every other Friday off.  Possible telework 1 day per week upon successful completion of probationary period.
  • Average 12 holidays each year.
  • Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.
  • Paid conference and seminar opportunities
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License:  Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. 
Experience: Four years of professional civil engineering experience, including two years in either 1) performing air or groundwater pollution remediation; 2) the planning, design and construction of a sanitary landfill; or 3) the review and approval of grading or structural plans for permit issuance.

Highly Preferred Experience: 

  • Construction and engineering experience within a landfill.
  • Supervisory experience within public works or an engineering unit.
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Local Government
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