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Associate Civil Engineer

County of Riverside
Moreno Valley, California
$96,415.70 - $126,295.10 Annually
Closing date
Jul 8, 2023

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The County of Riverside Department of Waste Resources has an opportunity for an Associate Civil Engineer (ACE) to join the Engineering and Operations Division located in Moreno Valley.  

The ACE will report to an Engineering Manager in charge of Engineering/Operations/Permitting of several landfill sites. The ACE will handle the responsibilities of assigning work, giving instructions, and resolving difficult engineering and administrative problems in connection with the day-to-day operations of active landfills, including safety, traffic, surveying, and operation efficiency. Additionally, the ACE will direct the activities of a group of office engineering personnel in analyzing field data, preparing plans, profiles, maps, and related drawings necessary for construction. The ACE will also perform regulatory permitting and compliance, long range planning and design, large scale Public Works Construction projects, staff training and development.

Other duties that will be assigned to the ACE will be to perform complex engineering assessments, designs, and analyses to increase the overall efficiency of Department operations; and will provide technical information to officials of other governmental jurisdictions, other engineers and the public.

The Department desires candidates that have experience in application of the fundamentals of civil engineering, with emphasis on surveying, hydrology, hydraulics, geotechnical, and environmental control in a landfill setting; as well have experience in the supervision of field staff including all levels of equipment operators and operation supervisory and lead staff. Candidates with experience with the following programs: Microstation and InRoads or Autodesk Civil 3D, Microsoft Office, hydrology programs, MS Projects and SureTrak, and familiarity with Arcview GIS as well have experience using the following survey equipment: GPS, Trimble Land Survey application and associated mapping software highly encouraged to apply. 


License:  Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. 

Experience: Two years of professional civil engineering experience, that includes one year experience in the planning, design, and construction of sanitary landfills and/or a related civil engineering discipline.

Knowledge of: The fundamentals of civil engineering; mathematics and physics as applied to engineering; construction survey, stress analysis, hydraulic design, topographic mapping, analytical mechanics, and strength, properties and uses of construction materials; accepted practices of grading and structural plan review and approval; general methods and procedures of describing real property.

Ability to: Direct the work of subordinate engineering personnel; design a variety of public works projects with skill and accuracy; perform difficult mathematical computations and keep neat and accurate field notes; review and approve grading and structural plans; make accurate drawings and maps; prepare technical reports; maintain cooperative working relationships with others.


Schedule: 9/80 or 4/10 Work Schedules are available.



With rivers, mountain peaks, deserts and fertile valleys, Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. More than two million people live in Riverside County, taking advantage of affordable housing, nearby beaches, mountains, hiking and bike trails, the Wine Country near Temecula and resorts that offer oases in the desert. The county is working to diversify beyond the housing industry that has driven the region's economy for years. Transportation corridors – highways, airports and rail lines – support Southern California's shipping connection to Asia, a vital link for California and the rest of the nation. California's fourth largest county by population is expanding its economy, working to make Riverside County as business-friendly as possible and using health and recreations strategies to make the county a healthier place for residents. Each year, millions visit the county to take advantage of the glorious desert winter, attend the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, the Balloon and Wine Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Coachella and Stagecoach mega-concerts, the Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Center and the Humana Challenge, the golf tournament formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic. All those, combined with a rich cultural heritage and frontier history, make Riverside County a great place live, work or visit.

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