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Civil Engineer

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The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a passion for public service. Having highly talented employees provides the best service to our community.

Under direction, the Civil Engineer performs advanced professional civil engineering duties involved in the research, planning, design, and construction of various engineering projects within an assigned engineering section.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.  Currently, there are vacancies in:  Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Engineering Section and Water Resources Division.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.  The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.  Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early.  Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment.  This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline.  


Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To


  • Performs a wide variety of advanced professional civil engineering duties in support of public works projects, including the design, review, bidding, and construction for street, storm drain, sanitary sewer, water production and supply system, landscaping and irrigation system, parking lot and structure, street improvement, street and area lighting, public building and structure, and other municipal infrastructure projects.  
  • Develops scope of work, assigns work tasks, develops project timelines, sets priorities, directs and monitors consultant work; and surveys and inspects project work.
  • Oversees preparation of plans, specifications, engineering calculations, and cost estimates for municipal infrastructure and other public works projects; and ensures compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Assists in or performs contract administration, specialized studies, surveys, inspections, and preparation of change orders and reports for all project phases, including work progress, financial status, payment progress, design detail, and calculation reports.
  • Leads and participates in the preparation of consultant services agreements, requests for proposals, and related contract documents; and evaluates and participates in the selection of outside consultants.
  • Serves as fund and/or grant manager for assigned projects that are funded with various internal and external funding sources.  
  • Uses modern computer software applications to prepare reports, estimates, agreements, technical analyses, staff reports, and other documents.  
  • Provides information and assistance to project consultants and other governmental and non-governmental agencies.
  • Responds to requests from the general public, City staff, and other parties for information related to a variety of matters of departmental operations.  
  • Represents the City at public meetings.  
  • Prepares staff reports for requested City Council action.
  • Trains and provides lead supervision to professional and technical staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Depending on assignment, additional essential functions include, but are not limited to:
If assigned to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Engineering Section:
  • Serves as a construction project manager and coordinates inspection of public works projects and permit work.
  • Coordinates and ensures the timely delivery of capital improvement program projects.
  • Evaluates and recommends construction bid awards.
  • Monitors contractor compliance with laws and regulations governing the payment of prevailing wages, the City’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise procedures, and construction project work.
  • Inspects public works projects and permit work.
  • Reviews and approves shop drawings, progress payments, and construction schedules.
  • Reviews and recommends construction change orders.
  • Oversees the work of consultants working on the preparation and processing of appraisals, title searches, legal descriptions, deeds, appraisal reports, property acquisitions, and relocations.
  • Prepares and manages leases and rental agreements for City-owned property.
  • Coordinates right of way acquisition and relocation with state and federal agencies.
  • Provides information and makes recommendations on the acquisition of property and sale of surplus City property to various committees, commissions, and the City Council.
If assigned to the Development Engineering Section:
  • Analyzes private land development projects for consistency with the Subdivision Map Act, Santa Ana Municipal code, and California Environmental Quality Act; determines development conditions; and interacts with development applicants and their representatives.
  • Reviews and comments on plans for street, utility, site drainage, storm water quality management, and wireless telecommunications; and issues permits for work in the public right of way.
  • Prepares and reviews maps, legal descriptions, and deeds for land development projects.
  • Calculates, documents, and collects development impact fees.
If assigned to the Traffic and Transportation Engineering Section:
  • Performs traffic engineering work, including channelization, traffic signal, street lights, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) design, operation, and maintenance.
  • Responds to requests from the general public for a variety of concerns, such as traffic flow, traffic safety, signal operations, neighborhood traffic problems, construction, right-of-way, and future street layout.
  • Assists in the development of conditions of approval for tentative tract maps, parcel maps, variances, and conditional use permits.
  • Conducts and supervises traffic engineering studies and investigations.
  • Coordinates with Risk Management and the City Attorney’s Office regarding traffic-related claims and litigation.
  • May be assigned to traffic control design, traffic signal and street light operations, or traffic investigations and planning.
If assigned to the Water Resources Division:
  • Assumes a lead role in performing professional engineering duties related to water distribution and treatment systems in support of meeting citywide demands.
  • Assists in managing daily water production and supply activities and facilities, including local water production, water supply facilities, treatment, reservoirs, water sales, and active service connections.
  • Prepares plans, specifications, cost estimates, and reports pertaining to water and sewer projects, including those related to pumping facilities and water and sewer main lines; updates maps and records of infrastructure; and assists in project oversight and interfaces with other governmental agencies and contractors.
  • Collaborates with water distribution and treatment operators to make decisions regarding distribution and treatment system settings, parameters, and general operation.
Position: Civil Engineer
Organization: City of Santa Ana
Location: Santa Ana,  CA 
United States
Salary: $106,764.00 - $143,208.00 Annually
Posting Start Date: 1/11/2022
Date Posted: 1/11/2022
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and major course work in Civil Engineering. Two (2) years of professional civil, environmental, traffic, and/or development engineering experience. Minimum qualifications may be met via an equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions. Experience, education, and training must provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
Knowledge of: The principles, practices and methods of civil engineering, particularly as they apply to municipal project management, project design, strength of materials, materials testing, stress analysis, surveying and photogrammetry, hydraulics and hydrology, land use and subdivisions, construction management, construction inspection, traffic engineering, quantity and cost estimating, traffic engineering, and contract negotiations and administration; municipal government administration; advanced mathematics; project management and administration; engineering plan review and analysis; engineering maps and records; grant management; business correspondence and technical report preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; graphic software; pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations; and principles and practices of effective lead supervision.
Skill in: The use of personal computers and current office software applications, such as Microsoft Office, to produce status reports, databases, and presentations; and the use of a networked (Windows NT) environment for facilities management applications.
Ability to: Maintain project schedules and budgets on several projects concurrently; coordinate and monitor the work of contractors performing engineer activities; interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures; prepare bid packages, staff reports, accurate plans, specifications, cost estimates, and engineering reports with recommendations; prepare complex grant applications; make accurate engineering computations and drawings; perform complex technical research; conduct comprehensive engineering studies; maintain project management records; understand and carry out complex technical direction; express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, contractors, and the general public; use and care of engineering, surveying, and drafting instruments and equipment; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; effectively lead others in the implementation of complex engineering projects from conceptualization through design, construction, and construction engineering to completion.
If assigned to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Engineering Section: Knowledge of the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction, State of California Department of Transportation Standard Specifications, Public Works Construction Cost Data, Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act, CALTRANS Standard Plans, and state and federal grant requirements.
If assigned to the Land Development Engineering Section: Knowledge of the Subdivision Map Act and California Environmental Quality Act.  
If assigned to the Traffic and Transportation Engineering Section: Knowledge of principles and practices of traffic engineering and control; traffic laws and regulations; and California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Highway Capacity Manual, Institute of Transportation Engineers – Trip Generation Manual and Handbook, and California Department of Transportations - Highway Design Manual.
If assigned to the Water Resources Division: Knowledge of the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction and American Water Works Association Standards.
Possession and retention of a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License is a condition of continued employment.
Possession and retention of a valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
If assigned to the Water Resources Division: Possession and retention of a valid California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Certificate - Grade D2 and Water Treatment Operator Certificate - Grade T2 are required by the end of the probationary period and are a condition of continued employment in this job classification.

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Status: This listing expires on: 3/12/2022
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City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza

Santa Ana,  CA 92701-4058
United States
(714) 647-5340
James Murray