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Assistant Engineer (Construction Management and Inspections)

City of Chula Vista
Chula Vista, California
$7,266.72 - $8,832.74 Monthly + benefits
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Junior Engineer
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Description: To assist in the performance of engineering work on various projects; perform specific and limited portions of broader projects typically assigned to journey level engineers. As experience is gained, there is a greater allowance of independent actions within established guidelines and to perform other duties as assigned. Current vacancy is within the Construction Management and Inspection section of the Engineering and Capital Projects Department.

This is the entry-level class in the Engineer series. Positions in this class typically have limited work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. Incumbent works under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

Essential FunctionsFunctions may include, but are not limited to, the following: assist in the preparation of preliminary and final engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for the construction and/or improvement of storm drains, streets, sanitary sewers and related structures; perform engineering calculations for hydrology and hydraulic structures, land surveys and highway and street alignments; assist in the preparation and/or review of legal descriptions and grant deeds for easements and street right-of-way; may participate in right-of-way negotiations and acquisitions; assist in the investigation and checking of tentative and final subdivision maps for accuracy, design, completeness and conformance to local subdivision ordinance and the State Subdivision Map Act; assist in the preparation and/or review of improvement plans, site development plans,  and grading plans for composition, conformance,  and accuracy with the City of Chula Vista Subdivision Manual; assist in the preparation and/or review of hydraulic/hydrologic analyses and Storm Water Quality Management Plans for composition, accuracy, and conformance with the City of Chula Vista Best Management Practices (BMP) Design Manual; assist in the preparation and/or review of preliminary and final cost estimates; provide written and oral information to the public, contractors, developers and other engineers on related issues as directed; attend meetings and may make simple presentations to various committees, commissions, professional and community groups; draft written reports and correspondence including, but not limited to, Council agenda statements, resolutions, tentative map conditions, supplemental subdivision improvement agreements, and subdivision improvement agreements; assist in conducting studies related to planning public works facilities; maintain organized files and records; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major course work in civil engineering or a related field or possession of an Engineer-in-Training Certificate in the State of California; or possession of a Registered Professional Civil Engineer license in the State of California. 

How to apply: Apply online at by 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2023. Candidates whose applications indicate education and experience most directly related to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. For questions about this recruitment, please contact Linette Abille in Human Resources at


Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of nearly 250,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 50 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, and a variety of natural resources and quality infrastructure. Established neighborhoods, contemporary communities, start-up firms, corporations, nationally recognized entertainment venues, the nation’s only warm-weather Olympic Training Center, an award winning nature center and a historic downtown all contribute to Chula Vista’s attraction for both families and businesses.Chula Vista means “beautiful view” and there is more to see and do here than you can imagine! Great year-round weather, miles of trails, coastline, mountains and open space beckon runners, hikers, cyclists, birders, and outdoors enthusiasts from the bay to lakes. Visit the bayfront with the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and the Living Coast Discovery Center. The Chula Vista Marina & Yacht Club awaits kayakers and boaters. Cycle the Bayshore Bikeway and see more wonders on San Diego Bay.

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