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Senior Civil Engineer - Traffic

City of Richmond
Richmond, California
$12,116.58 – $14,728.64 Monthly
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type

JOB TITLE: Senior Civil Engineer - Traffic

AGENCY: City of Richmond

LOCATION: Richmond, CA

FILING DEADLINE:  Open until Filled

SALARY RANGE:  $12,116.58 - $14,728.64 monthly




Distinguishing Characteristics

Under the direction of the City Engineer or designee, the Senior Civil Engineer supervises and participates in both the field and office work of engineers, inspectors, and technical personnel in connection with the design and construction of streets, sewers, and other public and private works as required.


This is a management position that requires supervision, training, and evaluation of subordinates. It requires considerable latitude for independent judgment and action. The Senior Civil Engineer will also assist in the development and implementation of City departmental or division goals, policies, procedures, and priorities.


The Senior Civil Engineer - Traffic will manage their own workload in terms of capital improvement projects including, but not limited to, roadways, signals, striping, traffic calming, bicycle, and pedestrian projects. Additionally, the incumbent will address customer and resident concerns, which may arise frequently. The Senior Civil Engineer is expected to actively engage with the community and will need diplomacy and tact to address resident concerns effectively, tactfully, and directly. There may be many community meetings, reflecting the active involvement and concerns of our community, which are highly valued by the City government. The incumbent will be very involved in the implementation of the City’s Local Roadway Safety Plan and its Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan. Read about them here. Finally, the incumbent will have the challenge and opportunity of collaborating on projects across the Department.


Selected Essential Duties

The incumbent will be responsible for the Senior Civil Engineer - Traffic function in addition to coordinating with, making assignments to, and oversight of the services of Traffic Engineer Consultants if contracted. The role includes evaluation of CEQA documents that include Traffic elements as well as private development, coordination of traffic signals, signs, lines, traffic counts, traffic calming requests, accident evaluation, railroad issues, evaluation of new applications related to traffic circulation, and other associated activities as required. The incumbent will arrange for speed surveys and preserve resulting records, as well as other traffic records required to be retained, and retrieve information as requested from various sources. Further, the role requires coordination and review of transportation and traffic issues with the Community Development Department, Police Department, and other departments as needed. The incumbent will attend City Council Public Safety Committee meetings and all other local and Regional Transportation planning groups as needed. The incumbent will also be intimately involved with the Encroachment Permit Program and especially in the review of traffic control plans.


For a complete list of Essential Duties, as well as required Knowledge and Skills, click here.



The ideal candidate for this role will exhibit a proven track record as a quick learner with the ability to work effectively both independently and within teams. They should possess excellent judgment, flexibility, and competence to perform a variety of office and field support duties. A key attribute is a willingness to continuously learn and adapt to new training.


The incumbent will be self-motivated, adept at working harmoniously with diverse leadership styles, and possess the agility to pivot effectively in dynamic environments. The candidate should demonstrate readiness to contribute proactively during critical times, particularly in the traffic section.


It is essential for the ideal candidate to stay abreast of the latest trends in Transportation and Traffic Engineering, exhibit creativity in problem-solving, work collaboratively with teams, and communicate effectively in public settings. This role demands an innovative and resourceful approach to handling the complex challenges of modern traffic and transportation scenarios.



The successful candidate will be excited to come to a department that has re-invented itself and is re-invigorated to develop its historic strengths. This person will come into the role in a Department that is eager to embrace new ideas and new ways of doing things and is flexible about how these can be implemented. Be a part of creating something new and dynamic! The City and the Department already have strong leadership and a highly involved community. We are looking for someone ready to embrace these dual opportunities to create something vibrant, effective and new.



The City of Richmond is a diverse and vibrant community located 16 miles northeast of San Francisco on the western shore of Contra Costa County. Richmond lies just five miles north of Berkeley and is seven miles from downtown San Francisco. It enjoys a very mild, Mediterranean climate year-round and is warmer than the coastal areas of San Francisco and the Peninsula but much more temperate than nearby inland areas. Richmond also boasts a wide diversity of animal species. Canadian geese, harbor seals, pigeons, and gulls populate the sidewalks. Herons and egrets nest in protected areas on Brooks Island. Deer, falcons, raccoons, ducks, foxes, owls, and mountain lions live in Wildcat Canyon and Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.


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


This position is open until filled but resumes will be first reviewed by the City on Friday, May 10, 2024. 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 as well as size of past organization(s).


For additional information please contact:


Pete Smith, Senior Recruiter


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