Senior Engineering Technician

County Of Riverside Riverside , CA 92501

Posted 3 days ago

Description Benefits

The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has an opportunity for a Senior Engineering Technician (SET) in Riverside. This position will be assigned to the District's Design and Construction division, and will be tasked with preparing design and construction plans, exhibits, and providing support to project engineers with computer-aided modeling and analysis.

The incumbent will also be responsible for developing design concepts based on engineered parameters, preparing and analyzing 3D topographic and design surfaces, estimating cost of projects, and performing quality assurance/quality control (QAQC) to ensure projects meet County standards. The SET will also visit project sites to assist project engineers with measurements, note taking, and perform utility checks. The Department desires candidates with experience using AutoCAD, Microstation, and InRoads.


Draft plans, profiles, cross-sections, projections, and details and alignments for road construction, flood control and waste management projects; illustrate complex data in precise drawings using manual or computer aided design and drafting techniques.

Design channels, roadways, and appurtenant structures within established limits, standards, and procedures.

Participate in the planning, design and construction of solid waste landfill expansion, closure and operations projects.

Review or prepare maps, plans, construction schedules, cost and quantity estimates, records of survey, and other documents; check engineering computations and specifications for accuracy, legality, and conformity to standards.

Make land use and traffic projection studies and supervise others in the collection and analysis of data.

Participate in and supervise others in the preparation of computer aided graphics and maps, including GIS and Microstation/AutoCad software; participate in the development of plans and specifications for public works projects.

Check and process encroachment permit applications and issue permits.

Perform field inspections to ensure compliance with permit conditions, project documents, County standards, and regulatory requirements.


Experience: Four years of sub-professional civil engineering experience, at least one year of which must have been at a level equivalent to a County of Riverside Engineering Technician II. (College courses from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or closely related subjects such as land surveying, soils erosion, soils testing, blueprint reading, mathematics, computer graphics, or hydrology may be substituted for up to two years of the non-specialized experience on the basis of 12 semester or 18 quarter units equaling one year of experience.)


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in surveying engineering or civil engineering.


Experience: One year of sub-professional engineering experience equivalent to a County of Riverside Engineering Technician II.


Experience: Two years of sub-professional engineering experience.


Certificate: Valid Certificate of registration as an Engineer-in-Training or Land Surveyor-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Knowledge of: Engineering principles, practices, mathematics, and construction materials and methods; manual and automated drafting techniques; use of hydrologic devices; boundary control and legal principles of land surveying; construction, photogrammetric, and land surveying procedures, practices, and equipment.

Ability to: Make difficult mathematical computations and to read, interpret, prepare, or check detailed records of surveys, maps, and engineering plans; test and inspect construction work and test construction materials; perform survey field work, coordinate computer aided mapping activities; complete difficult technical assignments without immediate supervision; analyze complex data and prepare effective reports and recommendations; supervise the work of subordinates; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.




The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. (PST) on February 19, 2019. Postings may close or be extended at any time. Applicants should submit a detailed resume/application clearly describing relevant work experience.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Maria Ledesma at (951) 955-3405 or

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