Senior Civil Engineer

Fairfield CA | Fairfield, CA

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Posted Date 11/07/2019

$104,792.48 - $127,375.04 Annually

The City of Fairfield is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill two Senior Civil Engineer vacancies within the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. Within the Capital Improvement Program Section, the Senior Civil Engineer will perform complex engineering assignments, manage capital projects from inception to completion, oversee project/program budgets and expenditures, assist in the development and implementation of long range planning, engage with stakeholders, partner with external agencies, prepare formal proposals for consultant services, administer contracts, and resolve claims. Within the Development Review Section, the Senior Civil Engineer is charged with the timely review of development applications, stormwater management, and the review and issuance of various permits, such as grading and floodplain permits.

Why the City of Fairfield is a great place to work!

This classification is represented by Fairfield General Management Association (FGMA) and includes an excellent benefits package:

The ideal candidate will have considerable working knowledge of the concepts, precedents, principles, laws, practices, methods, standards, procedures, and techniques pertinent to municipal engineering, including the mechanics of solids (particularly of soils), hydraulics, theory of structure, strength of materials, engineering geology, and surveying; of engineering economics and cost estimating; of environmental laws and regulations; and of supervisory, budgetary techniques and practices.

One who has the ability to effectively supervise complex professional and technical activities; to maintain full knowledge and control over assigned areas of responsibility; and to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.

Receives general direction from the Assistant Director of Public Works/City Engineer or Assistant City Engineer. Exercises direct supervision over assigned registered professional, professional, and technical support personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities for assigned engineering section.

Assign, direct, and supervise professional and subprofessional staff engaged in a variety of engineering projects.

Perform complex studies and analysis.

Provide engineering assistance to developers, contractors, consultants, other agencies, and the general public to resolve complaints and problems and ensure successful project completion.

Develop and support master planning work which includes insuring the development projects are compatible with Master Plans.

Assist in planning, preparing, and monitoring the capitol improvement budget.

Review and prepare reports, studies, applications, and documents pertaining to project work.

Prepare general correspondence, technical reports, statistical reports, and City Council agenda items.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best-qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview, or any combination. This position requires a local records check, and response to a medical questionnaire prior to appointment. A pre-employment medical exam may also be required.


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Local Government
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