City of Ventura


Construction vacancy
Public Works Department
Recruitment #18-S98-001
Salary:  $90,364.35 - $121,089.70/Year

Are you a natural leader with proven professional construction engineering and project management experience?  Are you a registered California professional civil engineer? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Senior Civil Engineer vacancy on the dynamic construction team in the Public Works Department.  To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, apply online at by the 7/30/2018 filing deadline!
To learn more about the City of Ventura's Public Works Department, visit

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible field and office civil engineering work and supervises the design and delivery of major capital improvement projects, including the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for complicated City projects or land development projects related to streets, sewers, water systems, storm drains, traffic or related public works projects.
An eligibility list is being established to fill the current Construction vacancy in the Public Works Department, as well as future related full-time, part-time or temporary engineer vacancies.


  • Has proven professional construction engineering experience
  • Understands the techniques of managing, scheduling and monitoring multiple engineering projects on time and within budget
  • Has an excellent track record of project management experience
  • Is a dynamic leader with proven ability to effectively direct the work of staff and contractors
  • Uses a team-oriented approach and works cooperatively and collaboratively with others
  • Has excellent oral and written communications skills

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Plans, develops, coordinates and directs major engineering projects, performing difficult engineering work in the planning and designing of major public works projects. Manages, schedules and monitors multiple projects. Prepares comprehensive engineering reports.
Assists the Principal Civil Engineer in the development of capital improvement and land development programs and related budgets.  Develops fees for permits and updates standard construction details.
Plan checks, directs, and personally reviews engineering designs, drawings, specifications and estimates for development of related projects. Reviews and interprets construction drawings and specifications; plans and conducts pre-construction activities.   Works with other government agencies to process permits and coordinate activities.
Plans, schedules, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned professional and paraprofessional staff, including technicians; determining job assignments, reviewing work products, and training staff as necessary.
Reviews land development projects to determine impacts to public right of way and public utilities.  Develops land development project conditions.
Performs related duties as assigned.

A combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field and four years of professional civil engineering experience which includes some project management experience, and one year in a lead capacity, preferably with a public agency.

License:  Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.
Certificates:  Must possess a State of California Civil Engineering registration at time of application.

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Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at
Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in August 2018, date to be determined.


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