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Senior Civil Engineer

City Of Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, California
$149,805 - $182,097
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Planning & Development
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Organization Type

Job Details

The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a full-time experienced Senior Civil Engineer to join the Development Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.

The current salary range is $149,805 to $182,097 annually. Placement in the range will depend on qualifications.

Closing Date                         
The closing date for this recruitment is Tuesday, July 9, at 5:00 PM PST.
What’s great about this opportunity:

  • Work closely with applicants to guide the delivery of innovative and sustainable land development projects that will shape the community.
  • Join a dynamic team of professionals in a collaborative work environment that values creativity, problem-solving, and continuous learning.
  • Paid professional development, mentorship, and advancement within a forward-thinking division. 
  • Flexible and hybrid work schedule options are available. 

About the City
Spanning 19.5 square miles, the community’s sprawling landscapes, warm weather, upscale dining, and posh shopping district make Walnut Creek a suburban oasis with an urban flair. With a rare blend of 2,800 acres of open space, a vibrant downtown and upscale shopping district, a business park, premier healthcare facilities and a performing arts center, Walnut Creek offers something for everyone!

The City of Walnut Creek is committed to values of respect, integrity, excellence, teamwork, and creativity. CARE, the City’s robust award-winning employee engagement initiative, focuses on three key areas: providing career development opportunities; promoting connections among employees; and supporting employee health and wellness.
About the Department and Division
The Public Works Department provides a wide variety of services that improve the quality of community life in Walnut Creek including: Engineering services, maintenance of parks and open space, public facilities and buildings, traffic signals, streets and drainage, vehicle and equipment, parking garages and meters as well as administering Clean Water program.
Development Engineering is responsible for plan review, map checking, and inspection of all private site development in Walnut Creek, including residential, commercial, and industrial developments. The Development Engineering Division is comprised of six full time technical and professional staff and plays a pivotal role in the broader Development Services Team, which strives to deliver a high-level of customer service.
About the Position
The Senior Civil Engineer works closely with other divisions to provide customers with certainty, clear and effective communication, and consistent guidance to enable delivery of high quality development projects in the City. The Senior Civil Engineer would exercise engineering judgment, integrating creativity and flexibility to find positive and ethical solutions for all stakeholders. The Senior Civil Engineer serves as a member of the Department’s management team, participating in departmental policy development, administrative planning, and problem resolution.
The Senior Civil Engineer is the first line supervisory class in the professional engineering class series. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Development Engineering Division. Work involves supervisory responsibility for the work of technical, professional, and management of staff and requires thorough knowledge of engineering projects.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Possesses outstanding communication and dynamic interpersonal skills, enabling collaborative and effective work amongst a broad range of contacts, both within the community and the City organization.
  • Executes at a high level the work and supervision of staff, multiple projects, and priorities.
  • Evaluates existing systems and programs to improve project deliverables and streamline engineering processes.


City Of Walnut Creek

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