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Senior Civil Engineer

City of Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California
$114,144.00 – $153,516.00 Annually (COLA & Bonus info in post)
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Transportation Engineering
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Engineer, Senior Engineer
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JOB TITLE: Senior Civil Engineer

AGENCY: City of Palm Springs

LOCATION: Palm Springs, CA

FILING DEADLINE:  Open until Filled

SALARY RANGE:  $114,144.00 – $153,516.00 Annually (COLA & Bonus info in post)



The Senior Civil Engineer supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in coordinating capital improvement projects, including preparation of engineering designs and specifications, and private land development entitlements ensuring work quality, and adherence to established policies and procedures.


A skill set that includes planning, design, development, and construction, and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Principles of the review of private land development projects and subdivisions, including knowledge of the Subdivision Map Act.
  • Principles of civil and traffic engineering projects including CA-MUTCD.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of construction contract administration.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff or consultants responsible for coordinating all phases associated with delivery of capital improvement projects, including environmental analysis, preparation of engineering designs, specifications, and estimates, right-of-way acquisition, private land entitlements, technical reports, and construction administration.
  • Coordinate with appropriate authorities, agencies, consulting engineers, and developers to ensure project requirements are met, including city codes, polices, and procedures.
  • Establish schedules and methods for coordinating, administering and providing oversight of staff or consultants assigned capital improvement project, and/or private land processing development projects conditions and plan checks; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
  • Review engineering and architectural plans, subdivision maps, survey records, plot plans, and calculations for accuracy and compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Review various professional and technical reports, including traffic impact analyses and traffic studies, coordinate and review traffic engineering requests.
  • Coordinate and perform technical analysis as necessary to prepare professional written reports and presentations for various City Commissions and City Council; provide verbal presentations at Commission and City Council meetings as directed.
  • Assist with managing development review and conditioning; research and prepare Council reports for map approval. Administer and coordinate professional services agreements and contracts and plan check.
  • Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.
  • Research and prepare various reports, service agreements, contracts, and other documentation for projects requiring City Council review and approval.



The ideal candidate will be highly skilled and professional, with solid communication and interpersonal skills, able to build trust and promote cooperation and a high performing, team-oriented environment. The selected candidate will be a high-functioning, productive self-starter with the ability to analyze facts and exercise sound and independent judgment in decision-making, as well as someone that stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of civil engineering. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a solid and supportive staff on projects aligned with the strengths of the individual while still providing growth and development opportunities working on a variety of other major projects and programs. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for public service and pursuing professional success and efficiencies in alignment with the mission and vision of the City of Palm Springs.



Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs is known for its crystal-blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, and starry nights. Palm Springs’ rich history and gorgeous weather make it an ideal place to live and a preferred destination of over six million annual travelers from all over the world. The City maintains the charm of a small town while offering the amenities of an urban center. Palm Springs lies on the western edge of the Coachella Valley approximately 107 miles east of Los Angeles within the ecological area known as the Colorado Desert. The permanent population is approximately 45,500 with a substantial increase of weekend population during peak seasons. The City is known for valuing and celebrating its diverse neighborhoods and communities. Residents of Palm Springs have access to shopping, galleries, restaurants, parks, recreational facilities, hiking trails, bike routes, and horseback riding, as well as the scenic Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up Mt. San Jacinto. As the City enjoys virtually 350 days of sunshine per year, Palm Springs’ community has year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. Palm Springs is host to many parades and festivals, including the famed Palm Springs International Film Festival.


The City of Palm Springs offers a $15,000 bonus for a newly hired Senior Civil Engineer paid over a two-year period).


For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:


To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held.


For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas

Phone (510) 495-0448





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