Engineering Assistant


Organization : City of Thousand Oaks
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : CA
City : Thousand Oaks
Salary and Benefits : See Flyer

The City of Thousand Oaks has an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Assistant in the Public Works department. We are seeking a team-oriented individual with demonstrated analytical and project management skills, and the ability to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The accomplished engineering professional should possess excellent judgment, and be able to address challenges with confidence and professionalism. Under general supervision, the Engineering Assistant will perform routine technical engineering work in the research, design, review and construction of public and private infrastructure improvements and water and wastewater utility projects, and perform related duties as required.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assists with specification writing and preparation, prepares plans and work orders, and calculates cost estimates for various engineering projects
  • Coordinates engineering projects between contractors and the City; enforces City codes and standards on engineering projects
  • Performs plan checks to ensure contractor compliance with City specifications
  • Analyzes materials and design data submitted to the City; checks and analyzes environmental impact reports
  • Responds to inquiries from developers, contractors and the public concerning engineering problems, traffic, and public safety
  • Performs complex engineering calculations, field inspections for various engineering projects, and field survey work
  • Reviews traffic and transportation elements of environmental impact reports and major developments for compliance with City policies, rules and regulations
  • Records installation and removal of traffic signs and striping
  • Provides engineering data and cost estimates for the City budget

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Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Outstanding teamwork, interpersonal skills, and customer service skills
  • The ability to identify and analyze alternative solutions, and to implement recommendations in support of established goals
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil or structural engineering or a related field
  • Previous experience performing responsible, paraprofessional engineering work
  • A valid class C California driver’s license
  • A valid certificate as an Engineer-in-Training issued by the State of California is desirable

Core Competencies

  • Effective Communicator
  • Problem Solver and Decision Maker
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Planner and Organizer
  • Results Oriented
  • Technically Knowledgeable
  • Customer Focused


The City provides excellent benefits. Please review our benefits at

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39.07 - $58.61 per hour


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