Engineering Associate


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

At the City of Thousand Oaks, we're not looking for people who just want a job.  We're looking for partners in building our future and community!  Our team is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service to our residents and colleagues.  We do this through a collaborative team environment rooted in service, innovation, and excellence.  We are committed to a culture of engagement, career development, and purpose.

Additional perks:

  • Work in an environment surrounded by a large team of professional engineers and public works professionals

  • Competitive pay and benefits 

  • Strong commitment to your professional development 

  • Flexible work environment and schedules (hybrid, 9/80) 

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer

We are seeking a highly skilled individual with the competence and experience to address challenges with confidence and professionalism. The accomplished engineering professional should have demonstrated skills in the areas of Flood Plain/Storm Drain System Management, land development, engineering design and/or construction, as well as policy and procedure interpretation in all civil engineering disciplines.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and oversees the preparation of complex and technical engineering studies, plans, and reports;
  • Assists the Division Manager and Senior Engineer in managing varying responsibilities including customer service, land development review, Flood plain Management, water/wastewater permitting, and on-call engineering field-assistance to City Maintenance personnel;
  • Coordinates and performs professional planning and engineering work, including reviewing proposed land development plans, and environmental impact reports (EIR), and recommends or develops appropriate mitigation measures;
  • Participates in the review, development, and/or revision of the various elements of plans, ordinances, and other policies and procedures;
  • Provide oversight of engineering consultants and/or co-workers;
  • Meets and works with professional and public groups;

  • Respond to residents regarding public works concerns;

  • Manages Public Works’ customer service counter and coordinates with customer service staff for all public works grading, paving and encroachment permits;

  • Assists in preparing basic engineering plans for roadway improvements including drainage and striping plans;

  • Prepares miscellaneous maps and drawings; participates in the filing and retrieval of engineering maps, documents, and records.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should possess:                                                                                      

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, structural engineering, or a related field
  • Two or more years of professional level engineering experience in design and or construction work
  • A valid certificate as an Engineer-in-Training issued by the State of California; an additional two years of professional level engineering experience may be substituted for the EIT certificate; a Professional Engineering certificate is preferred
  • A valid class C California driver’s license
  • Outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills, including excellent customer relations skills
  • Strong organizational, research, and analytical skills
  • Ability to identify alternative solutions, consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of established goals
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple deadlines, priorities, and concurrent projects with frequent interruptions
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or GIS systems and Bluebeam

Core Competencies:

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


The City of Thousand Oaks offers excellent benefits including: 
Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension Retirement Plan, 401(a), Retirement Health Savings Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and more.  Click here for more information. 

Special Instructions

FILING DEADLINE -   Open until filled.  The first review of candidates will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

 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.

 REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - The City of Thousand Oaks makes reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the selection process. If you wish to request an accommodation in order to participate in the selection process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the final filing date. Applicants requesting an accommodation should document the request including the type and extent of accommodations requested to participate in the selection process and/or perform the duties of the job for which applied.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE - In order to qualify for Veteran’s Preference a Form DD214, or other acceptable proof of service, must be submitted by the deadline date/time noted in the job announcement. Any veteran who has successfully completed all phases of a selection process for employment with the City shall be granted a final interview regardless of his or her ranking on the eligibility list, providing he/she meets the criteria for an eligible veteran.

 The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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