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Senior Civil Engineer (20096371)

Company: City of Foster City, CA
Location: san mateo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

San Francisco/Peninsula

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Until filled


$10,057.00-$12,224.00 Monthly

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About Foster City

Driven by the idea of a planned community on the San Francisco peninsula, T. Jack Foster placed a $200,000 bet on Brewer's Island to build a thriving new city in 1958. The rest is history, and the City of Foster City is now home to almost 34,000 residents and a wide array of industry--including some of the bay area's elite businesses, such as VISA and Gilead Sciences. Conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose, the City of Foster City prides itself on its well-planned neighborhoods, shopping centers, and most importantly a supreme quality of life.

The home of so many great careers.

To fulfill public services for our community, the City of Foster City is continually seeking qualified candidates to join our staff--currently 164 employees (197 if you include the Fire JPA) covering 76 job classifications. We offer a wide range of positions, including police and fire, with potential for growth and advancement. We also offer highly competitive benefits, including alternative work schedules (9/80), a retirement plan, and generous vacation and paid holidays.

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610 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, 94404


The City of Foster City is recruiting for the full time position of Senior Civil Engineer. The ideal candidate will be a licensed Civil Engineer in the State of California with a proven track record of successfully overseeing capital improvement projects and public works operations with excellent project management skills and extensive experience handling complex projects. Foster City offers a work environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. Come join the Foster City team and work in a City that has exercised outstanding fiscal stewardship over the past 30 years.


Under the general direction of the Engineering Manager, plans and manages complex projects, performs difficult and complex engineering work, project management. The position is a full time, middle management position that requires significant administrative, analytical and technical skills acquired by advanced professional training and experience. Incumbents of this classification are expected to have a substantial level of knowledge and experience to successfully manage complex projects with considerable independence.


This is a senior level position working on major program areas in the Engineering Division; performs professional engineering work, project management and coordination of a variety of public works and transportation projects. Performs difficult, professional civil engineering work in the planning and design of street, water, sewers, and other public works facilities. Coordinates with City Departments, private engineers, inspectors, consultants, and builders on technical details of public works.


Receives guidance from the Engineering Manager. May oversee the work of professional engineering and technical support staff.


* Performs Capital Improvement Program (CIP) planning activities and project management; provides oversight and input into conceptual designs of engineering projects, investigates and resolves problems with scope of work or cost issues of major facility upgrade and replacement projects, ensures that projects are completed on time and within budget. * Performs a variety of professional and technical level traffic and transportation engineering tasks including traffic system planning, design and operation, traffic control systems, development review, and citywide traffic safety programs. * Works on the design of engineering plans and specifications for the construction of streets, street lighting, traffic signals, parks and recreation facilities, storm, sanitary sewer and water systems, parking facilities, building facilities, and other structures. * Manages preliminary design studies to determine the most economical and satisfactory type of installation. * Collaborates with Engineering Manager preparing forecasts and develops and monitors division and capital improvement project budgets. * Identifies potential funding alternatives and recommends program planning criteria and priorities for inclusion in the budget planning process. * Oversight of professional and technical support staff. * Coordinates projects with other departmental sections or teams, consultants, developers and property owners; * Meets with City, County, State and other officials to resolve problems. * Prepares grant applications, engineering reports and recommendations. * Performs inspection and facilitates problem resolution of construction projects. * Prepares plans and specifications and authorizes payment for services rendered. * Responds to and resolves various issues with residents, other department representatives, and outside agencies in a professional manner; prepare written recommendations, correspondence, and reports on assigned projects. * Participate in the selection of professional and technical staff; recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way would be:

Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from a recognized college or university.

Experience: Six years in professional civil engineering work involving engineering design, plan checking and project management.


License: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License.

Registration: Valid registration in the State of California as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering.


A City/District application is required for consideration. The position is open until filled, however, we recommend you apply as soon as possible as it may close at any time. Submit your application online by going to


A limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. The selection process can consist of one or more of the following components: written exam, oral board interview, and assessment center. The list will consist of candidates that successfully complete the selection process. A departmental interview will be scheduled to fill the current vacancy following the establishment of the employment list. This list will be in effect for one year or until exhaustion. After a conditional job offer, applicants must complete a background check and fingerprinting.


The City of Foster City provides a superior benefits program which includes: 12 paid holidays per year; sick leave; vacation leave; administrative leave; participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System in the 2% @ 62 retirement plan (some individuals may be eligible to participate in a different CalPERS retirement benefit (2.7% @ 55) dependent upon prior CalPERS service); voluntary 401(a) program; voluntary 457(b) deferred compensation program; flexible benefits program including health, dental, vision, and medical/dependent care reimbursement accounts; VEBA program (tax deferred health benefit program); optional 9/80 work schedule; long-term disability insurance; and life insurance.

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