City of Huntington Beach

Here in Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team.  At this time, we have outstanding career opportunities available, as we’re looking for the “right people” to serve as Senior Civil Engineer (Capital Improvement Program and Civil Design Services) and Senior Civil Engineer (Utilities) and join our Public Works team.

The City of Huntington Beach Public Works Department provides outstanding programs, services and facilities to enhance and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.  We are seeking candidates with:

  • Superior communication, organizational, and project management skills who follow through on all facets of work.
  • Ability to see the strengths, assets, and potential within a community, and an individual who operates with a profound respect for understanding the aspirations and needs of both residents of and visitors to Huntington Beach.
  • A strong background demonstrating excellent leadership skills.
  • Creative ideas and ability to facilitate innovative processes in a team environment.
  • Outstanding customer service skills with the ability work effectively with the general public, business owners, community groups and vendors.

The Department

The Public Works Department provides outstanding customer service and is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of public facilities and infrastructure.  This requires us to respond to requests for service, coordinate efforts with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, and working with the community in all of our efforts.  Public Works manages over 30% of the city’s total budget, including three enterprise funds and seven designated funds, as well as the citywide capital improvement program. The five divisions in public works are committed to providing the highest quality of service to the community.  These five divisions include Engineering, Utilities, Administration, Operations and Transportation.

The Position

The Senior Civil Engineer (CIP and Civil Design Services) is an advanced journey-level position that performs complex professional engineering duties and project management in support of the City’s Design engineering projects not limited to include bridges, landscaping and irrigation systems, parking lots and structures, street improvements, public buildings and structures, and other municipal infrastructure projects. The Senior Civil Engineer prepares and reviews plans and specifications, oversees contract administration, reviews engineering designs, calculations and estimates, ensures work quality and adherence to standards and requirements, responds to questions and inquiries from various sources regarding capital and development projects, and serves as administrator for assigned projects that are funded with various internal and external sources.

The Senior Civil Engineer (Utilities) is an advanced journey-level position that performs complex professional engineering duties and project management in support of the City’s utilities engineering projects in Water, Sewer, and Storm Water infrastructure; functional areas of responsibility include capital improvements and development review. The Senior Civil Engineer prepares and reviews plans and specifications, oversees contract administration, reviews engineering designs, calculations and estimates, ensures work quality and adherence to standards and requirements, and responds to questions and inquiries from various sources regarding capital and development projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying.  A typical combination includes:

 Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Minimum of four (4) years of related experience

License and Certification: Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) from the State of California; or registration as a PE in another state and the ability to obtain California registration within twelve months of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Application Review – Apply online here. Application deadline is April 5, 2024 at 5:00 PM PT.
  • Examination(s) – Applicants who BEST meet the City’s needs will be invited to a virtual oral exam (weighted 100%), tentatively scheduled for April 17 or April 18, 2024. 
  • Selection Interview
  • Background Investigation – Upon conditional offer of employment a pre-placement medical evaluation, drug screen (select positions), TB screening, Livescan fingerprinting and/or other related background investigations must be completed with acceptable results.
  • Appointment

Salary range is $105,042 – $140,766 annually, including a comprehensive benefits package.

Click here to view the recruitment bulletin and/or to apply