Current Engineering Job Openings

Open Position: Traffic Operations and Roadway Safety Engineer – Transportation Division

The Traffic Operation and Roadway Safety Unit is in responsible charge of circulation and corridor studies, traffic code regulation, roadway traffic control devices, traffic signal design and timing, etc. for safe and efficient movement of vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians on the County Maintained Road System.

The role of the Traffic Operations Engineer includes three primary areas of responsibility:

1. Review, comment, and approval of all proposed developments, improvements, or changes impacting traffic operations and safety within the County Maintained Road System via the development and/or encroachment permit process.

2. Serve as technical expert in support of all maintenance and repair projects affecting County traffic control devices and/or roadway safety elements including coordination with the general public, staff, outside agencies, and community groups.

3. Develop, analyze, and maintain, various transportation mandates and engineering reports in support of capital improvement projects to improve County roadway traffic operations and safety.

The ideal candidate would have some of the following experience:

Loves working in the field and office and is passionate about the field of traffic engineering.

  • Has knowledge and experience with the CA MUTCD, CVC, and other related regulations.
  • Experience completing speed surveys.
  • Experience with traffic signal design, operations and timing. Synchro experience preferred.
  • Understanding of and ability to review traffic related plans from private development and Public Works projects.
  • Experience applying for grant funding.
  • Ability to interact with and present solutions to local constituents and agencies.

Please contact Rachel Naccarati at 805-781-5269 or [email protected] with any questions about this position.

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Open Position: Design Division

An ideal design engineer candidate would have the following experience:

  • Experience with roadway, pavement overlay, ADA, utility, slope failure, and grading designs
  • Quantity calculations leading to accurate engineer’s estimates
  • Understanding of post-construction stormwater requirements and applying them to designs
  • Well versed in Civil 3D specifically with surface, corridor, alignment, and profile manipulation
  • Writing technical specifications and familiarity with Caltrans specs
  • Experience with producing construction contracts following public contract code, and federal regulations

If you are experienced in only a few of the above elements, but possess a high level of critical thinking, collaboration, drive, and communication then we encourage you to apply for our vacancy.

Please contact Ryan Monie at 805-781-5523 or [email protected] with any questions about this position.

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Open Position: Project Delivery Division – Transportation Team Engineer

The Project Delivery Division is currently recruiting for one Engineering Project Management position to lead transportation projects. We are looking for someone with well-rounded design, construction, and project management experience who wants to work with a wide range of stakeholders to get projects delivered. Willingness to learn, self-motivated, and the ability to work cooperatively within a multi-discipline team is highly desired.

In addition to the general Representative Duties for the Engineer Series, it is anticipated that the qualified Engineer II/III candidate will fulfill several of the following functions: 

  • Ensure that projects are completed within scope, cost, schedule, and budget.
  • Ensure projects comply with Caltrans/FHWA funding criteria.
  • Provide technical oversight and project coordination of consultants and County staff performing engineering, environmental, and right-of-way work.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate designs, plans, quantities, specifications, and construction drawings that are fully permitted and ready for public bidding.

Some of the projects currently being managed by the Transportation Team include:

  • Avila Beach Drive at US 101 Interchange, Avila
  • Improvements to the SR 227 Corridor Between Farmhouse and Biddle, SLO
  • Various highway safety improvement projects

Please contact Genaro Diaz at 805-781-5279 or [email protected] with any questions about this position.

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2 Open Positions: Water Resources Engineers – Water Resources Division

Engineers in the Water Resources Division are responsible for leading efforts to:  

  • understand the ability of our county’s 19 unmanaged groundwater basins and 25 watersheds to sustainably provide a healthy water supply for the people, economy, and environment, now and into the future 
  • understand where drainage and flooding problems occur, or are projected to occur, under various hydrologic scenarios 
  • identify, evaluate and prioritize integrated strategies to address current or projected water supply and/or flooding/drainage problems 
  • assist with the initial implementation of the strategies via the development of cooperative agreements, institutional structures and funding mechanisms 

These efforts involve developing and overseeing scopes of work, budgets and schedules for technical consultants, providing strategic direction to the consultant and reviewing the technical information developed, and communicating progress, the technical information and associated recommendations in a way that builds trust with and best serves the decision makers, stakeholders, and members of the public impacted and involved.   

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in land use-based analysis of water supply and demand, groundwater and watershed modelling concepts and applications, water supply projects/ programs alternatives analysis and/or implementation, and flood/drainage projects/programs alternatives analysis and/or implementation.   

The ideal candidate will also have important service-based leadership skills to facilitate decision making processes in a proactive and transparent manner.  This includes collaborative negotiation skills, public speaking and engagement, and the facilitation of teams. 

Please contact Courtney Howard at 805-781-1016 or [email protected] with any questions about this position. 

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Open Position: Construction Division

An ideal construction resident engineer candidate should have the following experience:

  • Experience with inspection and contract administration of bridges, roadway, pavement overlay, surface treatment, ADA, water and wastewater facilities, earthwork, traffic signals and lighting, and underground utility construction projects.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and adhere to technical specifications and plans.
  • Review of drawings and submittals for conformance with contract documents.
  • Familiarity with Caltrans Standard Plans and Specifications
  • Familiarity with preparing, negotiating, and executing Contract Change Orders
  • Familiarity with general construction methods and construction surveying.
  • Ability to schedule and manage project inspection and materials testing as needed.
  • Ability to generate quantity calculations to track Contract work items.
  • Experience with providing constructability reviews of construction documents

If you are experienced in only a few of the above elements, but poses a high level of critical thinking, collaboration, drive, and communication then we encourage you to apply for our vacancy.

Please contact Jimmy Tomac at 805-781-4476 or [email protected] with any questions about this position.

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