Location: All Department: Engineering Job Title: Senior Civil Engineer
Supervisor: Project Manager FLSA Status:
The Senior Engineer is responsible for all facets of assigned projects to ensure timely completion while
operating within budget constraints. Typically reports to project manager and works with a wide degree of
latitude, with little supervision. May act as project manager on small projects or as necessary. Plan, design,
and direct civil engineering projects by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
˗ Responsible for project schedules and timely completion of projects.
˗ Serves as senior project engineer on complex projects and as a designated client contact.
˗ Supervises and monitors client relationship strategies.
˗ Participates in the determination of appropriate pricing, estimating, scoping, and marketing
strategies for proposed projects.
˗ Assists with the development of engineering agreements for projects within the department.
˗ Prepares forecast of workload for assigned staff
Develops probable construction cost estimated for projects within the department.
˗ Attends client meetings - days or evenings
˗ Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs on soil
composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to
plan and design projects.
˗ Directs and supervises other engineer’s activities – may perform duties of a supervisor or
˗ Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction
schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for the project
˗ Directs draftspersons/technicians to convert designs to working drawings.
˗ Visits construction site to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents
˗ Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering
and design documents.
˗ Other duties may be assigned as necessary to meet business requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from an accredited four-year college or university and a
minimum of (5) five years experience, or the equivalent thereof. Maintains competency in and serves as a
major firm resource in the field of expertise.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure
manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers,
clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry and financial functions.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an
extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract
and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Required: Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of California; or Master’s degree in
Valid driver’s license
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The
employee is routinely required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or
controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.