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Senior Civil Engineer - Water Utilities (Capital Improvement Projects)

City of Oceanside
Oceanside, California
110,556 - 148,056
Closing date
May 31, 2024

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Water Resources Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer, Senior Engineer
Organization Type

Job Details

The City of Oceanside's Water Utilities Engineering Division is seeking a creative problem-solver who finds value in developing our system within the increasingly modernizing water and wastewater industry. The ideal candidate is someone who can supervise, coordinate, and manage capital improvement projects for the City's water utility system.


  • Serve as primary project manager for vertical & horizontal capital improvements
  • Help guide our system's future by reviewing and approving engineering design, plans, contract documents, agreements, cost estimates, and technical studies specifications
  • Keep us in compliance with federal & state guidelines by staying current on specifications
  • Represent our department to the City & external partners by preparing & managing requests for qualifications, request for proposals, staff reports & other communications
  • Keep the public informed of our plans by presenting to commissions, community groups, business organizations, and the City Council
  • Mediate disputes between the City, contractors, the public, and developers and help drive resolutions that work

Experience and Training

Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Training:  Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or a related field.


  • A current, or ability to obtain, a valid, California Driver License
  • Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of California

Position is open on a continuous basis and will close once a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. Apply directly on the City of Oceanside’s Employment Opportunities Page:



Oceanside, California, is the northern most city in San Diego County centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. With 3.5 miles of beach, a 1,000 boat slip harbor, the largest of the California missions and several regional museums, Oceanside offers year-round perfect weather and easy access to all of Southern California attractions. Oceanside is committed to providing great services to the residents, visitors, and the business community.

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