Senior Engineer


Organization : City of Thousand Oaks
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : CA
City : Thousand Oaks
Salary and Benefits : $109,616 - $164,424 Annually (see flyer and website for more details)


The City of Thousand Oaks is accepting applications for the position of Senior Engineer in the Public Works Department. This is an amazing opportunity to join a hard-working team of results-driven professionals, with the ability to work on transformative projects to design, engineer and build the future of the City.

We are seeking a forward-thinking individual to manage a variety of complex engineering projects, and to provide lead supervision to assigned staff.  The accomplished engineering professional should be team oriented, be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, and manage all aspects of engineering projects, from conception, preliminary design, engineering, construction, inspection and closeout.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Leads, plans, and reviews the work of staff on complex engineering projects (capital improvements, construction, development, and/or maintenance programs) for accuracy and compliance with applicable standards and specifications
  • Mentors team members and verifies their work on complex engineering, and public works construction methods, procedures, and techniques
  • Researches and identifies funding sources for division projects; prepares and administers the capital improvement/development plan and budget
  • Prepares memos and reports; delivers presentations to Council, Commission, and other groups as needed.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
  • Have five or more years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience.
  • Possess a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers.
  • Possess outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to independently perform highly complex professional engineering work, computations and review design plans
  • Possess excellent project management and problem-solving skills; be able to work in a deadline driven environment, and effectively manage competing priorities
  • Possess demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, organize, and evaluate the work of staff
  • Have the ability to manage several projects and staff to ensure that deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Be well-versed in the design and construction of roadways, pipelines, utilities and public infrastructure, with wastewater treatment plant experience desired.
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to understand, interpret, explain, and apply applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, regulations, as well as department policies and procedures
  • Understand the Principles and practices of contract preparations, negotiations, and administration
  • Possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license

Core Competencies

  • Effective Communicator
  • Team Builder
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Politically Astute
  • Results Oriented
  • Technically Knowledgeable

See Flyer for updated Benefits and Salary as of July 2021

This position may qualify for some amount of remote work as determined by the City’s Teleworking Policy. 

Special Instructions

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: Applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. This will be used throughout the process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications for the position.

Revised Senior Engineer Brochure.pdf Revised Senior Engineer Brochure.pdf

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