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Junior Civil Engineer/ Assistant Civil Engineer/ Associate Civil Engineer/ Senior Civil Engineer

By April 19, 2024


Position Summary
The Engineering Department has a Professional Development Program for its Civil Engineer classification which allows consideration and appointment of eligible candidates at the appropriate position level. The classification has the following position levels: 1) Junior Civil Engineer; 2) Assistant Civil Engineer; 3) Associate Civil Engineer; and 4) Senior Civil Engineer.

Junior Civil Engineer:                                 $109,928.00 – $134,950.40
Assistant Civil Engineer:                            $122,075.20 – $149,905.60

Associate Civil Engineer:                           $136,406.40 – $165,796.80
Senior Civil Engineer:                                $151,403.20 – $184,017.60

The following is the job description of the Senior Civil Engineer. To know more about other Civil Engineer minimum qualifications and job descriptions click on the link below:

Junior Civil Engineer https://www.goldengate.org/assets/1/6/junior-civil-engr-job-description_08221.pdf (Download PDF reader);

Assistant Civil Engineer https://www.goldengate.org/assets/1/6/asst-civil-engr-job-description_08224.pdf (Download PDF reader);

Associate Civil Engineer  https://www.goldengate.org/assets/1/6/associate-civil-engr-job-description_08223.pdf (Download PDF reader).


Under general direction, performs responsible professional level engineering and administrative work in connection with a wide variety of engineering projects. May lead professional and paraprofessional engineering personnel engaged in the planning, design, and construction phases of engineering projects.  Assist Directing Civil Engineer in training and providing guidance to Junior through Associate Engineer classifications and Inspector classifications.  Responsibilities include: developing, coordinating and executing engineering methods and policies affecting a wide range of engineering activities; regular contact with professional engineering consultants, governmental agencies, involved communities and contractors in connection with complex and difficult engineering matters; overall oversight and review of detailed and complex engineering calculations, plans, specifications and technical papers; and performs related duties as required.


Applicants must apply online and submit the following documents at the time of application:

1. GGBHTD Online Employment Application

2. Resume (Scan and attach as PDF to your online application)

3. A copy of Engineer-in-Training Certificate or Registration (P.E. license) as a Civil Engineer in the state of California (Attach as PDF copy to your online application)


Essential Responsibilities
Prepares reports, calculations, design plans, specifications, schedules, cost estimates and other     materials related to the planning, design and construction phases of engineering projects and refers them to their supervisor for final approval
Prepares and refers to the District Engineer or designee, contract documents and agreements for the planning, design and construction phases of engineering projects with professional engineering consultants, contractors, utilities and governmental agencies
Confers with other departments and agencies relative to engineering projects and work programs to ensure proper coordination of all related activities and responsibilities
Makes field trips and inspections to resolve serious differences of opinion between engineers and contractors’ representatives as they relate to design matters
Conducts and attends conferences and meetings in connection with planning and design of improvement and construction projects
Ability to use computers including proficiency with spreadsheets
Prepares and leads the preparation of a variety of engineering calculations, data and reports in connection with planning, development, and construction of projects
Makes oral presentations
Regular and reliable attendance and performance
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field
Five years’ progressively responsible experience in design, estimating, specification preparation, contract preparation, related phases of engineering and inspection of construction projects.
Experience as a lead engineer desirable.
Required Licenses and/or Certification:

Registration (P.E. license) as a Civil Engineer in the state of California.   Must have a PE license as a Civil Engineer for at least 5 years.
Must possess and maintain a current and satisfactory driving record. No reckless driving and DUI within the last 7 years. No more than 2 moving violations within the last 3 years.  Operates District vehicles on a regular basis.
Physical Requirements:

Must inspect construction work on the Golden Gate Bridge, other structures and buildings, climb scaffolds, catwalks and ladders. Work from heights. Work outside in all weather conditions.  Work over water.  Carry harness and test or inspection equipment. Occasionally enter into trenches and other excavations. Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen. Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Routine use of computer, telephone and other office equipment. Ability to travel to District facilities.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of:

Modern engineering methods and techniques and the strengths and uses of construction materials
Engineering features of design and construction problems
Various phases of transportation engineering and systems planning
Transportation economics and finances
Factors which influence the impact of transportation facilities on the environment, the community and the economy
Principles and techniques of administration, personnel management and supervision
Skill in Ability to:

Originate, prepare and check: calculations, designs, details, cost estimates, plans, specifications and contract documents
Meet and consult with professional engineering personnel and public, private and community officials on engineering problems
Plan and direct the work of others, judge work quality and performance
Prepare technical correspondence and complete comprehensive reports
Prepare articles for publication and address audiences effectively
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

To apply for this job email your details to HRCoordinators@goldengate.org

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