Job Description

Salary: $37.40 - $57.97 Hourly
Closing: Continuous

Note: Salary listed is effective July 24, 2021.


The Senior Civil Engineer position welcomes Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering disciplines. This position will manage and oversee the construction of multiple projects as part of the District's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), ensure contractor conformance of the construction documents, and resolve contractual and field conflicts encountered. The Senior Civil Engineer provides project or day-to-day staff leadership or supervision for civil engineering design and/or construction projects and programs; performs professional level engineering planning, design and/or construction oversight for a variety of construction, remodeling and major repair projects of District or local agency buildings, flood control, transit, wastewater and other public facilities.


This experienced, professional level class provides a variety of project or program oversight of civil engineering activities for various District and local agency design and retrofitting projects. Responsibilities include working with staff, consultants and contractors to design projects, prepare plans, cost estimates and complete assigned projects. Incumbents in this class participate in developing contract specifications and administering contracts. This class is distinguished from Principal Engineer in that the latter has significant ongoing supervisory responsibilities for an engineering section or functional area.

Updated to reflect new salary range effective July 1, 2021.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the hiring interview.


Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering AND four (4) years of full-time professional level civil design and project management experience.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Work with exposure to potential hazards at various construction sites.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess valid registration as a professional Engineer in the State of Nevada at time of application. If registered in another state, must obtain Nevada registration within one (1) year of date of hire. Possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Confers with District or agency staff regarding physical facility project requirements, including space criteria, cost estimates and related matters. Conducts feasibility and cost studies; develops engineering solutions to complex problems related to such areas as bridges, storm or sanitary sewers, roadways, water systems, flood control systems, and office or plant facility design and retrofitting; recommends alternative approaches, including the use of contract services and the incorporation of new methods and materials. Prepares project designs, cost estimates, specifications and project schedules. Participates in writing requests for proposal and contract specifications for design and construction services; participates in the selection of contractors and administers professional service contracts. Maintains liaison with various utility, governmental agency, District and agency departmental staff; ensures that codes and standards are met in assigned projects. Administers contracts with and confers with consultants, engineers, architects and/or construction contractors; schedules projects; provides technical oversight, inspects work in progress and ensures that all work complies with contract specifications and applicable codes and standards. Coordinates and provides technical oversight to staff performing construction and remodeling projects; depending upon assignment; provides project or ongoing leadership or supervision to staff, including work assignment, review and evaluation; may participate in selection and disciplinary procedures. Reviews and authorizes requests for payment and change orders; tracks and document project and/or program costs. Confers with maintenance staff and recommends solutions to facility design, maintenance and operational problems. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Maintains accurate records and prepares a variety of periodic and special reports. Drives a personal, District or agency motor vehicle in order to drive to project sites and meetings. Monitors developments in equipment, materials and techniques in the electrical engineering design and construction field; gathers information, develops alternatives and makes recommendations.


Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites; strength and stamina to inspect various construction projects and facilities; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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