Senior Civil Engineer

September 7, 2023
Glendale, CA
Job Type


The Position
This management position is responsible for preparing or assisting in the preparation of new regulations, recommending revisions of existing regulations, preparing or assisting in the preparation of the section budget, and directing field survey personnel.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.

Manages a major project involving preparation and supervision of designs, specifications, plans estimates and reports involved in the construction and operation of a wide variety of civil engineering work such as storm drains, sanitary sewers, streets and highways, structures, buildings or water utility systems.

Reviews and supervises checking of plans, specifications and computations submitted in connection with applications for building permits for new structures and alterations of structures for conformance with the building code, for structural safety, fire hazards, exits and other matters governed by municipal ordinances, and approves or disapproves applications for building permits.

Supervises and assists in checking plans, specifications and computations submitted in connection with applications for private development.

Confers with architects, contractors, builders and general public as to the requirements and restrictions of the building code, and performs inspections to ensure compliance.

Prepares project feasibility studies and work related technical research, reports and correspondence.

Supervises employees of a lower classification in assigned engineering tasks. Assumes personal responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.

May have the opportunity to participate in related divisional cross-training efforts.
Experience and qualifications gained in this cross training may apply towards promotional opportunities and transfers.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
Minimum Requirements
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of:
Civil Engineering.

Skill in:
Making independent judgments and decisions based on standard policy or procedure.

Ability to:
Provide exceptional customer service to those utilizing the Public Works Department services.
Analyze information.
Develop necessary skills from on-the-job training and meet the standards of performance for the classification by the end of the probationary period.
Effectively interact with, negotiate with and educate architects, contractors, buildings and the general public.
Enforce City code requirements while not arousing undue hostility.
Establish smooth working relationships, resolve interpersonal conflicts and foster a teamwork environment.
Lead, coach, instruct and motivate employees.
Maintain a strong customer service orientation in concert with regulatory responsibilities.
Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Read, write, communicate effectively and comprehend directions in English.

Other Characteristics
Willingness to:
Work overtime as requested.
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Initiate, recommend and carry out personnel actions.

Six years progressively responsible professional civil engineering experience, including three years in a responsible supervisory capacity in the option applied.

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.

Valid Class C California driver's license. Registration as a Civil Engineer with the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

Exceptional Customer Service Policy

The City of Glendale places a high importance on quality customer service and prides itself for the high level of services it provides by every employee of the organization. As employees of the City of Glendale, we are committed to providing our diverse community and each other with courteous, considerate, and personal attention.

Please click on the link to read the Exceptional Customer Service Policy .

An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

There is no recognized equivalent for Registration as a Civil Engineer with the California State Board of Registration.
Selection Process

EVALUATION OF APPLICATION: Submitted Application will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the minimum requirements. Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process.
Candidates must pass each exam component with a minimum score of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.

ORAL INTERVIEW: (Weight of 100%) To evaluate the applicant's experience, education, and personal fitness for the position.

TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The selected candidate will be subjected to a background check including Livescan fingerprinting. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

The City of Glendale offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance.

The above listed benefits apply to full-time, salaried positions only.

Closing Date/Time: 9/18/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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