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Senior Civil Engineer

County of Riverside
Riverside, California (US)
$110,706.75 - $148,125.12 Annually (Pension/Benefits)
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Water Resources Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
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Job Details

The County of Riverside Department of Waste Resources has an opportunity for a Senior Civil Engineer to join the Engineering and Operations Division located in Moreno Valley.    
The Senior Civil Engineer is the supervisory level classification in the registered civil engineer series and reports to an appropriate manager level position. The Senior Civil Engineer classification is characterized by registration as a Civil Engineer by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Incumbents are given complete responsibility for a specific unit or team engaged in permitting, engineering, construction, and/or landfill operation activities. The duties assigned require not only a high degree of technical engineering proficiency, but also the ability to plan the work, select, direct, supervise, train, direct talents, and evaluate assigned staff.  The Department is divided into three main divisions:  Engineering & Operations, Environmental, and Administration.  Job openings are currently available in the Engineering & Operations Division.


Working at the Department of Waste Resources

  • Choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans. NEW ANNUAL INCREASES 2024-2026
  • Participation in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
  • Alternative work schedules, 9/80 (80 hours in 9 workdays) every other Friday off.  Possible telework 1 day per week upon successful completion of probationary period.
  • Average 12 holidays each year.
  • Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.
  • Paid conference and seminar opportunities

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


Experience: Four years of professional civil engineering experience, including two years in either 1) performing air or groundwater pollution remediation; 2) the planning, design and construction of a sanitary landfill; or 3) the review and approval of grading or structural plans for permit issuance.


Highly Preferred Experience: 

  • Construction and engineering experience within a landfill.
  • Supervisory experience within public works or an engineering unit.


Knowledge of: The principals and practices of engineering especially as they apply to sanitary landfill,  flood control, or water conservation construction and maintenance; engineering mathematics; the characteristics and behavior of various construction materials; environmental monitoring and installation of gas extraction systems at sanitary landfills; state and federal standards concerning public works design and construction; engineering economics; the principles and techniques of engineering administration, personnel management and budgeting.


Ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of an engineering unit; lay out and supervise the work of professional engineers; perform or review difficult engineering calculations; prepare or direct the preparation of complex plans and specifications, and comprehensive technical reports; perform difficult technical research to analyze situations accurately, and adopt effective courses of action; review, evaluate, recommend, and/or approve proposals and plans of public works projects; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Other Requirements

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License may be required.


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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