Senior Civil Engineer


Vancouver, WA

Industry: Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 409 days ago

  by    Chawn Peterson

This job is no longer available.


Plans, designs, and directs civil engineering projects such as roads, sanitary sewer and water systems, storm drainage systems to comply with local ordinances including retention and treatment, pipelines, and pump stations. Reports toEngineeringDirector and EngineeringSupervisor.



Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design project.


Calculates cost and determines feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data.


Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, constructionschedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for project.


Inspects construction site to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards.


Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.


Review plans of junior engineers for technical completeness and accuracy. Assist E.I.T.s in exercising professional judgement and gain technical knowledge.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Minimum Qualifications

Education:                        Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

Experience:                      Over ten years related experience and/or training

Design Programs:           Knowledge of Microstation and Inroads desired but not required.

Licenses:                          Valid Drivers license

                                         Professional Engineer's license

                                         Ability to obtain Washington P.E. license through reciprocity

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financialreports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and clients.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and operations sufficient to learn and efficiently operate the engineering, design and drafting software system.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outdoor weather. The work may occasionally require walking on unsurfaced, natural ground conditions, often without vegetation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. The employee will follow any other instructions, and perform any other duties, as may be required by their supervisor

Areas of technical competence for Senior Civil Engineer Position:


Grading Design

  • Drainage Design
  • Sanitary Sewer Design
  • Water Design
  • Street Design
  • Pump Station Design
  • Residential Subdivisions
  • Commercial and Industrial Site Design
  • Traffic Design
  • Drainage – Retention/Detention, Biofiltration, Infiltration
  • Hydraulics, analyze hydraulic grades and submerged systems
  • Soils and Pavement Design
  • Permitting Process through Public Hearings
  • Client Contact
  • Handle project and budgets
  • Construction Specifications