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Assistant/Associate/Civil Engineer

City of Ventura
Ventura, California
$84,065.07 - $133,903.74 Annually DOQ
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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The City of Ventura Public Works Department is looking for an energetic Assistant/Associate/Civil Engineer to join the Design and Construction Division. If you are approaching journey level, at journey level or an experienced engineer, one of these positions may be for you!

This Construction Engineering position offers the opportunity to demonstrate and gain experience on the construction phase of both City funded Capital Improvement Program projects and Land Development projects.  This position will oversee the construction and inspection of private development projects requiring grading or the improvement of public infrastructure including streets, drainage, water, and sewer under permit.  This position in Construction Engineering will also include the management and oversight of construction and closeout phases for City funded Capital Improvement Program projects.  Ventura is a full service City and these infrastructure project assignments may include roadway, drainage, water, wastewater, facilities and parks.

Project work is local and required travel outside the city is infrequent.

The professional Engineer classification series is flexibly staffed, and positions may be filled at any level (Assistant/Associate/Civil Engineer) depending on the needs of the City and the qualifications of the candidate.

What You’ll Do

Depending on experience, this engineer will serve as project/construction managers or assistant project/construction managers on a variety of projects.  As an Assistant/Associate engineering professional, you will have the opportunity to mentor with more senior level registered engineers who will provide support as you work toward your professional engineering license.

The Construction Engineering Section within the Engineering Services Division is responsible for managing construction of the City’s capital improvement projects, land development and utility permits.  This team oversees all scopes of work, reviews, and evaluates project budgets, negotiates costs and responds to residents and business owners to resolve issues.

Engineers assigned to the Construction Engineering Section manage the delivery of a variety of grading and infrastructure projects for the City’s capital improvement program and for private development performed under permit.  The vacant position is intended to coordinate work being completed under permit by private developers, and manage the construction of capital improvement projects   The position is responsible to enforce City standards and permit requirements, manage change requests and to assure that work is completed in accordance with approved development plans.  The engineer acts as a liaison between the developer, contractor, inspector, various City staff and the public during construction for private development projects.

Who You Are

You are an innovated forward thinker, interested in being part of a collaborative team providing the highest level of customer service to citizens of the City of Ventura!  

Through education, training and/or experience you can:

  • manage multiple projects while remaining conscientious of schedules and budgets
  • work cooperatively and collaboratively as a member of a highly productive team
  • step-up to take control and deal with problems directly in a timely manner
  • act with customers in mind, dedicated to meeting expectations in a responsive manner
  • relate well to all kinds of people, building appropriate rapport
  • demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills
  • utilize SharePoint and other current technologies to complete assignments

Position Qualifications
A combination of training, education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor s degree in Civil, Structural, Traffic or Transportation Engineering, or a related field, and depending on assignment, qualifying experience as described below, in civil, traffic, construction, transportation engineering, water resource planning, or architectural/structural plans review or structural design are required, as follows:

Assistant Engineer: One year of professional engineering experience in the assigned area. A California Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate and two years of college may substitute for the Bachelor's Degree. A California Engineering-in-Training certificate is highly desirable.

Associate Engineer: Three years of professional engineering experience in the assigned area, preferably with a public agency, OR two years of experience equivalent to that of an Assistant Engineer with the City of Ventura are required. A California Engineering-in-Training certificate is highly desirable.

Civil Engineer: Three years of professional engineering experience in the assigned area, preferably with a public agency. Registration as a California Civil Engineer is required at time of appointment.

License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.


  • Assistant/Associate Engineer: A California "Engineer in Training" (EIT) certificate is highly desirable. Civil Engineer: Registration as a California Civil Engineer is required at time of appointment.

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits!

  • SALARY: 

ASSISTANT ENGINEER: $84,065.07. - $112,648.22 Annually DOQ

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER: $92,792.34 - $124,343.44 Annually DOQ 

CIVIL ENGINEER: $99,927.36 - $133,903.74 Annually DOQ

  • BENEFITS: Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for specific information on City benefits.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, Monday, May 20, 2024, at 5:30pm

Go to and Apply!  EEO/ADA

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 457






The City of Ventura Team ... Has passion for our work and the City we serve Is willing to try new ideas and take risks to make them happen Is empowered to be innovative and accountable for the results Works collaboratively to do our best ... and yes, we still have FUN! The City of Ventura is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, Ca 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail:

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