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Project Manager/Sr. Civil Engineer

City of Oroville
Oroville, California
$90,475 to $127,307
Closing date
Jan 29, 2023

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Performs complex engineering work in the provision of office and engineering support and field engineering support for environmental, water, sewer, street, and other Public Works projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria; and to perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Receives direction from the Community Services Director.  May exercise general supervision over temporary or other staff as needed and assigned.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Reviews private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations and standards, adequacy of application for permits and compliance with approved plans.

Coordinates and/or undertakes the development or update of the City Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Comprehensive Water Plan, the Capital Improvement Program, and other plans involving the municipal infrastructure.

Determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.

Coordinates and preparation of, or develops, engineering plans and specifications, coordinates required advertising for bids, reviews construction bids and makes necessary recommendations based on lowest and best bids, competency of vendors and consultants, and the selection criteria.

Provides project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects.  Oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.

Coordinates the preparation of, or develops reviews and updates the sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, and street system maps, data base, and comprehensive plans.

Maintains the engineering library and infrastructure records.

Maintains and updates the City’s subdivision and public works standards.

Assures as-built records of projects, and documents necessary changes for the operation and maintenance programs.

Responds to public or other inquiries relative to engineering policies and procedures on specific projects and the information.  Evaluates issues and options regarding municipal public works and makes recommendations.

Reviews utility permits, street use permits, grading permits, encroachment permits, franchise utility permits, etc.

Maintains regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding division activities and services.

Assists in the evaluation of transportation and traffic impacts of development proposals, permits, rezones, plots, etc.  Prepares traffic, utility and other studies and reports.

Provides intersection signal and channelization design.  Develops and maintains a Pavement Management System.

Interacts with the public providing public works information prior to application submittal.

Attends meetings representing public works as required by the Community Services Director.

Reviews land development applications.  Sets public works conditions of approval in accordance with the Community Services Director, i.e. subdivision, parcel maps, boundary line modifications, Development Review Board, variances, zone changes, use permits, annexation, etc.

Prepares and reviews legal descriptions and plots for all City projects/annexations and/or check and approve maps for City, i.e. subdivision, parcel maps, boundary line modification, annexations, etc.

Reviews and checks improvement drawings with the approval of the Community Services Director.

Checks, approves, and signs all maps for the City, i.e. subdivision, parcel maps, boundary line modification, annexations, etc.

Provides detailed quality control for all infrastructure, i.e. grading, paving, water, sewer, storm drains, etc.

Performs and reviews engineering field survey work for public works projects utilizing survey equipment including, but not limited to, theodolite, transit, rods, tapes, chains, electronic distance measurement devices, etc.


Coordinates American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, sidewalk safety inspection, maintenance and enforcement programs.

Monitors inter-governmental actions affecting public works.

Assists in the training of other city personnel in public works design and construction techniques.






Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.

Thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, Federal/State/Local laws, and regulations affecting division activities.

Thorough knowledge of complex project cost estimations and tools and equipment needed for the project.

Skills/Ability to:

Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.

Ability to participate on a team that focuses on producing high quality results.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, other agencies, public officials and the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse customers, employees, contractors, other agencies, public officials and the general public. 


Four years of professional civil engineering experience, including at least two years of experience with a municipality, county government, special district or comparable public agency.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major coursework in civil engineering or closely related field.

Additional Requirements:

Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license.

Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer by the State of California.


Oroville, the county seat of Butte County, is a full-service, charter city with a population of 18,985 located in the northern Sacramento Valley approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento. The Greater Oroville Region has a population of over 55,000. Oroville’s historic downtown has museums, antique stores, restaurants, and specialty shops. Oroville is best known for its abundance of recreational opportunities. Lake Oroville, which was created by the construction of the Oroville Dam, is one of the recreational gems of California bringing over 1,000,000 visitors annually to the area.
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