Civil Engineer


Annual Salary

$101,560.00 - $148,498.00

contact information

Jessica Domanay

job description

Minimum Experience Requirements

  1. Current employment and regular appointment to Civil Engineer within the City of Los Angeles.
  2. Registration as a Professional Engineer in civil engineering with the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is required. 
 Candidates must meet the minimum requirement at the time of filing.

Summary of Duties

The Civil Engineer vacancy in the Wastewater Conveyance Construction (WCC) division oversees the Emergency Sewer Repair (ESR) group. The ESR group responds 24/7 to emergency and urgent events related to sewer infrastructure throughout all of Los Angeles. The group includes on-call Engineering Associates, Consultants, and Administrative staff. The incumbent is the groups lead construction manager responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the group. The duties include preparation of the 24/7 on-call schedule, assigning projects, approving construction orders, submittals, RFI’s, change order negotiations, and invoices. Monthly Reports to management and coordination with Board of Public Works Commissioners for budget authority is also required. The incumbent monitors project construction status’ and supports staff by providing training and assisting in analyzing project issues to identify the most cost-effective repair solutions that are least impactful to the community.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

The Bureau of Engineering is looking for candidates who possess the following skills, knowledge and abilities including but not limited to: 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in preparing technical correspondences.
  • Good skills in optimizing systems and procedures.
  • Ability to monitor multiple active project status’ and budgets concurrently.
  • Good working knowledge of the preparation of construction documents.
  • Good working knowledge of preparation of Board Reports for awarding projects and requesting budget authority increases.
  • Good working knowledge of sewer construction methods and materials, and construction management.
  • Knowledge of the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policies and the supervisor’s responsibilities under these policies.
  • Ability to coordinate work with other offices, bureaus, outside agencies, residents, contractors, and consultants.
  • Ability to deliver a quality project on time and on budget, staying within the parameters of the original project scope.
  • Very good ability to analyze complex issues, identify relevant issues and formulate responsible conclusions or effective solutions.

How to apply

Method of Evaluating Candidates

1. Review of Departmental application and resume. 

2. Interview with WCC staff of the Bureau of Engineering.

3. Review of personnel folder.

If available, at least six (6) of the most qualified candidates will be scheduled for interview. Should more than six apply, an initial screening of the application packages may be considered to establish the candidate pool. All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been scheduled.

During the interview, candidates may be asked questions about the Bureau of Engineering’s Project Delivery Manual Chapters 15-25.  For more information on the Project Delivery Manual, please go to the following Bureau of Engineering intranet link:  http:/  

How to Apply

Candidates interested in applying for this position must submit a departmental application and resume to Jessica Domanay ( by the application deadline. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Jessica Domanay at (213) 485-1167.