Associate Civil Engineer

City of Martinez | Martinez, CA

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Posted Date 1/19/2023

Salary: $123,252.48 - $157,547.52 Annually-Plus Excellent Benefits Package

The City of Martinez is seeking an Associate Civil Engineer possessing strong project management skills and sound technical ability to successfully deliver capital improvement projects for the Engineering Department. 

The position will have exciting opportunities to work on a wide variety of public facilities improvements consisting of streets, parks, storm drains, traffic signals, waterfront and water treatment plant/distribution systems. These complex and transformative projects will require an ambitious team player with proven ability to manage multiple projects through all phases as well as experience with contract management.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values of the City of Martinez. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Come join our team and be part of the renaissance in Martinez’ public infrastructure.


Under general supervision, is responsible for the performance of difficult engineering work requiring full professional competency in connection with the design and construction of streets, storm drains and water mains, park facilities, municipal buildings and other public works, including the review of plans for those facilities proposed as part of private development projects; directs a small group of subordinates professional engineers and sub-professional employees; performs related work as required.


Position in this class requires a high level of knowledge of this principles and fundamentals of professional civil engineering. Incumbents will exercise independent judgment and will be responsible for complex, technical projects. Positions in this class will oversee the work of subordinate engineering employees in formulating and carrying out departmental directives and activities.


Prepares or directs the preparation of the more difficult and demanding engineering plans, designs, and specifications for the construction of streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, culverts, water mains, drainage facilities, park facilities, municipal buildings and other public works; checks improvement plans for subdivisions and makes recommendations for changes in design; prepares preliminary and final cost estimates; prepares and checks legal descriptions for deeds, easements, and right-of-way; checks building, grading and improvement plans and makes field inspections of construction for conformance to regulations, codes, and ordinances pertaining to storm drains, water service requirements, grading and drainage; prepares or directs preparation of engineering drawings and documents necessary for assessment district proceedings; makes preliminary investigations studies pertaining to proposed public works projects; answers inquiries, investigates complaints and provides information to the public; makes performance evaluations of subordinates; assembles and compiles data for work program and budget purposes; directs and checks the work of draftsmen, technical and professional personnel; participates in meetings and conferences on engineering problems with sub-dividers, engineers, contractors and owners; and acts as Section Chief; administers contracts for construction projects, consultant services and with other agencies.


Minimum: A Bachelor's degree with major coursework in civil engineering and California registration as a Civil Engineer; three (3) years of experience in professional engineering related to municipal public works; possession of a valid California driver's license with a satisfactory record; able to pass a pre-employment physical examination.

Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of basic principles of civil engineering as applied to the design and construction of municipal public works; ability to prepare, evaluate, and review plans, designs, specifications, cost estimates, correspondence and reports; knowledge of surveying methods and practices; knowledge of rules, regulations, laws and procedures related to municipal public works; ability to accept responsibility for supervising the work of subordinate professional and sub-professional personnel; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with follow employees, contractors, City officials and the general public.

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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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