Senior Civil Engineer (20041328)

Development Services Department
East Bay
10/2/2020 at 5pm
$10,531.00-$12,798.00 Monthly


777 B Street Hayward, 94541



Hayward is excited to announce an opportunity to join its progressive and dynamic team as a Senior Civil Engineer. The Senior Civil Engineer will assist with supervising the project management section of the Planning Division of the Development Services Department, participate in the conduct of complicated engineering planning, design, and investigating activities and assist management personnel in the administration of the assigned duties.  This is a mid-level management position responsible for providing technical and functional supervision over assigned engineering and technical staff.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage the more complex and professional engineering work requiring a substantial level of training and experience.  Knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and practices as applied in the planning, design and construction of private development projects, current methods and techniques related to the development and implementation of contracts, agreements, plans, and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations relevant to design and construction in the area of assignment, is expected.  Candidates for this position should demonstrate a strong work ethic and possess exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to developing strong, positive working relationships as coordination with other engineers in the Public Works Engineering and Transportation and Utilities sections will be critical to success in this role. Public Agency experience preferred.


The Development Services Department is comprised of the Administration, Building, Planning and Code Enforcement Divisions that work collaboratively to protect the economic, structural and environmental health and safety of the Hayward community. Department staff are dedicated to attaining quality development, ensuring structural integrity, and maintaining a visual aesthetic that will add value to the City of Hayward through building inspection, and enforcement of local, state, and federal standards.


Essential Duties


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities of the City.

Performs complex, professional-level field and office engineering review of the design, development and construction of a variety of projects.

Prepares, processes, and supervises new contracts or changes and modifications to existing contract documents, including resolution of contract disputes and claims.

Consults with other City departments, project managers, contractors, builders, engineers, and public agencies on problems relating to the design, construction, and maintenance of assigned projects.

Consults with and advises management staff on problems relating to the assigned area of responsibility.

Coordinates design and construction activities related to the assigned area with other City departments, divisions, sections, outside agencies, and with contractors and suppliers.

Reviews project design plans and applications prepared by staff, other divisions, consultants, and other agencies for compliance with City policies and procedures.

Supervises the screening, selection, and supervision of consultants for professional services for the development of plans and specifications, studies, and reports.

Supervises, trains, and evaluates professional and technical employees; conducts interviews and makes recommendations concerning personnel issues.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Positions assigned to the Public Works Engineering and Transportation Department include the following additional duties:

Plans, organizes, directs, manages and reviews the work of the project management section of the Engineering and Transportation Division.

Pursues, under general direction, federal and state grant-funding to expedite and/or supplement the funding of public works projects.

Prepares project statements outlining the scope of the project, design criteria, available data, background, scheduling, coordination, and financing for public works projects.

Provides project management of the Capital Improvement projects. Reviews the work and provides general supervision for the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, and for the administration of construction contracts.

In the absence of the Assistant City Engineer, acts as the Assistant City Engineer.

Positions assigned to the Planning Division of the Development Services Department include the following additional duties:

Assists and provides input on updates of the City's General Plan, Specific Plans, Subdivision Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance, and Form-Based Codes.

Reviews private development applications and coordinates with other City departments and outside agencies to ensure the proposed designs of private development projects are compatible and consistent with City standards and regulations and State and Federal laws. Applications include, but are not limited to, subdivision maps, applications to modify private property boundaries, Certificates of Compliance, Encroachment Permits, Building Permits, and Grading and Clearing Permits.

Manages consultants and helps guide the process for levying assessments and forming assessment and benefit districts to ensure compliance with State laws and City ordinances. Works with consultants and City Staff to review proposals, analyze budgets, set assessment rates, prepare and present annual reports and recommendations to City Council, and conduct public meetings to respond to inquiries concerning assessment rates, capital reserve amounts, and capital improvement and maintenance responsibilities.

Works with Public Works Engineering & Transportation Department staff to insure compliance with City regulations and project approval conditions during plan checking and inspection phase of construction on assigned projects. Coordinates the formal acceptance of projects upon completion.

Reviews and coordinates the process of environmental documents for projects pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act when necessary.

Prepares staff reports, makes recommendations, and makes presentations to City Council, the Planning Commission, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) and other boards and committees as needed.


Knowledge of:

  • Engineering principles, methods, and practices as applied in the planning, design, and construction of assigned projects.
  • Current methods and techniques related to the development and implementation of contracts, agreements, plans, specifications, procedures, and management of projects.
  • Modern development trends, current literature, and sources of information regarding the area of engineering.
  • Applicable laws and regulations relevant to area of assignment.
  • City policies and procedures of concern to property owners, contractors, consultants, and others when dealing with the City on engineering matters.
  • Principles of supervision, management, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and implementation techniques related to customer service, group and interpersonal dynamics, and public relations.
  • Basic computer applications, such as Microsoft Office products.

Ability to:

  • Organize projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Make sound engineering decisions and independent judgments.
  • Prepare and present clear and concise reports, including technical analysis.
  • Prepare and direct the preparation of agreements, plans, specifications, and legal contracts.
  • Deal effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Research and analyze data using both automated and manual information systems.
  • Plan, organize, supervise, delegate responsibilities, train, and evaluate levels of achievement and performance for personnel engaged in engineering and inspection work.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and working relationships with individuals and groups within the organization.


Minimum Qualifications


Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in professional engineering work in area of assignment, including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in civil engineering or a closely related field.

Licenses and Certificates: Possess a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. Possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License.


Supplemental Information



Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to: work in a standard office environment; travel independently to fulfill assigned duties and responsibilities; use standard office equipment and current software; make effective presentations to public audiences; conduct City business during day and evening hours, including occasional weekend and irregular hours; grasp, perform repetitive hand movements and fine coordination to prepare documents and data using a computer keyboard and mouse/trackball; sit for prolonged periods of time; stand, walk, reach, bend and safely lift and move equipment and materials weighing up to 35 pounds; converse by telephone, by email, in person, and before small and large groups, and be clearly understood; read and comprehend legal, technical and complex documents; interact with the public and all different levels of City staff in an effective and professional manner. Essential functions must be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.



Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application, license, and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications.  Be sure to scan and attach a copy of your license (or provide license details in your on-line application).  Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, employment applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.  Those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, written examination and/or supplemental questionnaires reviewed by subject matter experts.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department derived from any of the exam processes mentioned above.  Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.

Date Of Examination(s):
Supplemental Questions reviewed - Week of October 12th
Oral Panel Interviews - Week of October 26th
Departmental Interviews - Early November
The City of Hayward reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.


Candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.hayward-ca.gov under the Current Vacancies tab or at www.NeoGov.com.  Paper applications can be obtained by contacting HR at: employment@hayward-ca.gov. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system.  Our on-line application system is provided by Government Jobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Government Jobs Help Desk at (877) 204-4442.

The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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