Assistant Civil Engineer | City of Yuba City (ELE:UNR)


The City of Yuba City is seeking an Assistant Civil Engineer that reports to the Associate Civil Engineer. This is the entry-level class in the Engineering Group and is distinguished from the Engineering Technician by the requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or six months of professional engineering experience and an additional technical knowledge of mathematics and project design. This class is distinguished from the Associate Civil Engineer by less complex work assignments and the absence of supervisory responsibilities. Under general direction, the Assistant Civil Engineer performs responsible field and office civil engineering work in the planning, professional design, and construction of public works facilities and infrastructure and also performs other related work as required. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing and preparing plans, specifications, and estimates for Capital Improvement Projects including sewer, storm drain, water, street improvements, traffic signals, and public works facilities and building structures
  • Ensuring pre-design work is completed including utility locations, existing site conditions, surveys, topographical work, and soils investigations
  • Reviewing plans and specifications for private development projects
  • Overseeing and coordinating the work of consulting engineers working closely with contractors on scheduling and design issues
  • Working closely with outside agencies such as CalTrans, Sutter County, and utility companies to coordinate city projects
  • Preparing and administering construction contracts and preparing bid documents
  • Reviewing encroachment permits applications
  • Reviewing progress and/or inspect assigned construction projects for compliance with plans and specifications, including resolving constructability problems and issues
  • Making minor field changes
  • Conducting professional studies and preparing written reports on engineering-related projects


  • Knowledge of engineering mathematics, physics, drawing, and instruments of the profession
  • Communicate information clearly and effectively on a number of different levels, both verbal and written
  • Physical mobility to work at the assigned worksite during the regularly scheduled hours of operation
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work
  • Skilled at working collaboratively
  • Skilled at analyzing engineering problems and working at effective solutions
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to public works design, construction, and maintenance
  • Physical mobility to traverse uneven terrain, periodically standing, stooping, bending, climbing, and kneeling to perform fieldwork
  • Ability to keep abreast of new products, procedures, and changing concepts relevant to the position

Assistant Civil Engineer – City of Yuba City (ELE)

Interested applicants should apply online.