Senior Engineer

Planning/Engineer
Full-time
City of Thousand Oaks
Until Filled
HumanResources@toaks.org
805-449-2144
805-449-2149

We are seeking a forward-thinking individual to manage a variety of complex engineering projects, and to provide lead supervision to assigned staff.  The accomplished engineering professional should be team oriented, be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, and manage all aspects of engineering projects, from conception, preliminary design, engineering, construction, inspection and closeout.


Primary responsibilities include:
  •  Leads, plans, and reviews the work of staff on complex engineering projects (capital improvements, construction, development, and/or maintenance programs) for accuracy and compliance with applicable standards and specifications
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and achievement of goals, objectives, policies, engineering standards and priorities
  • Mentors team members and verifies their work on complex engineering, and public works construction methods, procedures, and techniques
  • Researches and identifies funding sources for division projects; prepares and administers the capital improvement/development plan and budget
  • Prepares memos and reports; delivers presentations to Council, Commission, and other groups as needed.


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
  • Have five or more years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience.
  • Possess a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
  • Possess outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to independently perform highly complex professional engineering work, computations, and review design plans
  • Possess excellent project management and problem-solving skills; be able to work in a deadline driven environment, and effectively manage competing priorities
  • Possess demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, organize, and evaluate the work of staff
  • Have the ability to manage several projects and staff to ensure that deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Be well-versed in the design and construction of roadways, pipelines, utilities and public infrastructure, with wastewater treatment plant experience desired.
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to understand, interpret, explain, and apply applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, regulations, as well as department policies and procedures
  • Understand the Principles and practices of contract preparations, negotiations, and administration
  • Possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license

Core Competencies
Effective Communicator
Team Builder
Strategic Thinker
Politically Astute
Results Oriented
Technically Knowledgeable