Civil Engineer

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Civil Engineer, Oceanside CA

Oceanside, CA

$73,111.20 - $109,666.80 Annually (DOE)

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Open Until Filled

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The Civil Engineer performs the most technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; may plan, supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for complex and large scale civil engineering design and construction projects; and performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Positions at this level perform complex professional civil engineering work. This position may be responsible for engineering designs, studies, and reports; participating in, supervising, assigning and reviewing the work of subordinate or contracted engineering staff; overseeing the work of outside consultants; and/or assisting higher level managerial staff.

Supervision Received and Exercised
This position works under the general direction with very little guidance from the Director, Engineering. This position will supervise the work of consultants, contractors, and subordinate staff.

Working Conditions
Normal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. Business travel may be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consulting engineers’ facilities, and other locations as required. The Engineer must be capable of handling demanding deadlines and changing priorities in an often-stressful work environment.


Essential Functions
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepares civil engineering designs by preparing project specifications and construction drawings and signs and stamps civil design specifications and drawings.
  • Prepares civil engineering studies and reports as assigned.
  • Prepares independent engineering cost estimates.
  • Plans, budgets and oversees the most complex and large-scale civil design and construction projects for the District.
  • Establishes schedules and methods for providing civil engineering design project services; ensures adherence to specifications; identifies resource needs; and monitors the progress of large scale civil design projects.
  • Administers consultant contracts; reviews work to ensure compliance with contract; recommends change orders; maintains records; and processes expenditures.
  • Provides budget management oversight to ensure compliance within project schedule and budget; oversees the work of outside contractors and contracted engineering staff.
  • Writes draft policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing policies and procedures.
  • Represents the District with full authority to enforce contract requirements; evaluates proposed contract changes and prepares independent engineering cost estimates of revised project scopes.
  • Coordinates work with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; administers control of required documentation for contracts; identifies technical engineering issues and ensures compliance with District and industry engineering standards.
  • Participates in the review of consultant proposals and design; recommends awards; conducts or participates in the pre-bid conferences prior to contract award.
  • Initiates and evaluates design and field engineering changes during construction; recommends approval of and submits the contractors progress payments; recommends retention level as appropriate; and participates in intermediate and final inspections.
  • Participates in the preparation and administration of the design and construction program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.
  • Prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.
  • Represents the District in public meetings and hearings on proposed projects.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of civil engineering.
  • May conduct intermediate and final inspections on assigned projects.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional engineering experience, preferably in design and maintenance of rail and bus transit systems.
  • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience.

A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.


  • Registration as a professional Civil Engineer in the State of California or the ability to obtain registration within 12 months of accepting the position.
  • Possession of and the ability to maintain a California driver’s license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years.

General Requirements
Knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive civil engineering design program.
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering design and construction.
  • Principles and practices of project scheduling and management.
  • Principles and practices of construction.
  • Methods and techniques of conducting site inspections and investigation.
  • Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing.
  • Principles and practices of contract preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating.
  • Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in civil engineering report preparation.
  • Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.
  • Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in civil engineering project design including CADD.
  • Related building codes, regulations and provisions.
  • Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Able to create and maintain good working relationships through excellent communication and teambuilding skills.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to gather, organize, analyze and present data to appropriate sources, ability to interpret and apply local, state, and federal rules and regulations accurately and effectively.

Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to prepare and deliver clear and concise reports.

A professional level of expertise in multiple areas and demonstrated use of high level discretion and judgment in execution of duties is preferred.

Must be able to manage and maintain simultaneous, transitional, and emerging priorities.

Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and project scheduling software.


All applicants must submit a complete and signed NCTD application, Notice of Disclosure, Supplemental Questionnaire and a resume. Please fill out the application carefully and thoroughly. List relevant work experience/duties (including current job) in order to document training, education and experience. Omission of required information may remove applicant from consideration. All qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of an interview or examination, if applicable. A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Salary based upon experience, not to exceed midpoint of stated range. EOE.

Application Information 
All applicants must complete and submit an online application.  A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.  Salary based upon experience, not to exceed midpoint of stated range.






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