City of Hayward

Assistant/Associate Civil Engineer

Onsite - Hayward, CA
Application Deadline: 7/9/25

Assistant/Associate Civil Engineer


Salary: $110,406.40 – $155,584.00 Annually


Location: Hayward, CA


Job Type: Full Time


Job Number: T215-2023-02


Department: Public Works & Utilities


Closing: Continuous




DEADLINE TO APPLY: This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the City are met. Applications are reviewed weekly. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.


The Position

The Department of Public Works and Utilities is comprised of six divisions that work collaboratively to develop, build, operate, and maintain Hayward’s infrastructure. The Department is responsible for providing engineering and transportation support to City operating departments and divisions and for implementation of the City’s Capital Improvement Program, all while providing excellent customer service to the community. This position is flexibly staffed and may be filled at the Assistant or Associate Civil Engineer level depending on experience and possession of professional engineer certification.

You are:


The ideal candidate for the Utilities position will be a collaborative journey-level engineer who enjoys working on challenging projects, and possesses demonstrated experience, interest and skills in planning, design and management of public works projects with a focus on utilities. The City of Hayward Utilities Division is responsible for operating and maintaining its own water storage and distribution system, wastewater collection system, wastewater treatment facilities, and recycled water system. Typical projects include annual sewer and water line replacement projects, major upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility, master planning work for expanding the City’s recycled water system, and other capital improvement projects in the City.


The ideal candidate for the Engineering and Development Services position will be a collaborative journey-level engineer who possesses demonstrated experience, interest and skills in design and construction management. The City of Hayward Engineering and Development Services Division implements a wide range of public works projects including road and sidewalk improvements and design and construction of public facilities. Successful candidates will have opportunities to manage a variety of projects from design through construction.




Assistant Civil Engineer – Under general direction, to perform journey level and professional engineering work in conjunction with design, plan check, construction and maintenance of private development and Public Works projects.


Associate Civil Engineer – Under general direction, to perform journey level and professional engineering work in conjunction with design, plan check, construction and maintenance of private development and Public Works projects.




Assistant Civil Engineer – This classification performs journey level professional engineering work in conjunction with construction and maintenance of Public Works projects.


Monthly rate: $9,200.53 – $11,199.07


Associate Civil Engineer – The primary focus of this classification is to perform more difficult and complex engineering design work on private development and public works projects; and supervise the work of Assistant Civil Engineers and Engineering Technicians performing related work.


Monthly rate: $10,680.80 – $12,965.33


Incumbents may advance from the Assistant Civil Engineer to the Associate Civil Engineer level, as recommended by their supervisor and approved by the Director of Public Works, as they learn City and departmental practices and procedures. As knowledge and experience are gained, the work becomes broader in scope and assignments are more varied and are performed under more general supervision. Advancement to the higher classification requires gaining the knowledge, skill, experience and credentials that meet the qualifications for that class and demonstrating the ability to consistently perform the work of the higher classification.


Essential Duties


What you will do:


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:


1. Prepares and checks engineering plans, alternate plans, cost estimates, designs and specifications for a variety of private development and Public Works projects includingstreets, curbs and gutters, sanitary sewers, storm drains, water lines, public structures and other land development and Public Works projects.

2. Performs calculations and computations connected with design.

3. Develops estimates of quantities, initial costs and long-term maintenance and operation costs for proposed Public Works projects.

4. Checks construction plans for structural integrity and adherence to code requirements.

5. Confers with contractors, engineers and property owners.

6. Answers inquiries and investigates complaints and provides information to the public.

7. Attends project meetings and engineering conferences.

8. Reads and interprets local, state and federal regulations pertaining to a project.

9. May direct and review the work of drafters and junior-level engineers or other technical personnel




1. Performs the more difficult professional engineering work such as the design of large and complex public works projects, and plan checks private land development projects.

2. Assigns, supervises and reviews the work of professional and technical personnel.

3. Acts as project manager on both City and consultant designed projects.

4. Acts as a resident engineer on large and complex public works construction projects.

5. May develop and administer assessment and benefit districts and sewer and water main extension refund procedures.

6. Prepares and/or directs others in the development and preparation of plans, specifications and preliminary cost estimates for a variety of public works projects.

7. Appears before various agencies, districts and commissions on behalf of the City in connection with public works projects.

8. Prepares technical and Council staff reports, drawings, models and displays for special studies.

9. Examines plans, calculations and specifications of complex projects submitted by engineers, architects, land developers and others for compliance with engineering principles, municipal regulatory codes, ordinances and departmental policies.

10. Prepares environmental studies and documents for municipal projects.

11. Trains and evaluates professional and technical personnel.

12. Prepares correspondence and reports dealing with complex subjects.

13. Selects consultants for consideration for City projects; writes and process consultant agreements.


Link to full job description for Assistant Civil Engineer:


Link to full job description for Associate Civil Engineer:






Knowledge of:


• Knowledge of basic civil engineering principles.

• Knowledge of basic street and utility design.


Ability to:

• Ability to collect, organize and interpret a variety of project-related information.

• Ability to perform civil engineering drafting.

• Ability to estimate project costs.

• Ability to research and interpret local, state and federal regulations.

• Ability to keep a project moving to completion and meet project deadlines.

• Ability to work independently.

• Oral communication skills to effectively communicate one to one and in groups, on the phone and in person.

• Interpersonal skills to initiate and maintain effective working relationships with staff, developers, and the public.




Knowledge of:


• Civil engineering principles and practices as applied to municipal civil engineering.

• Methods and materials, including methods of inspection and testing of materials used for public works projects.

• Principles of supervision and leadership.


Ability to:

• Prepare clear and concise plans.

• Prioritize public works projects and meet project deadlines.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Minimum Qualifications



Any combination that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of this position would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain them would be:




Experience: Two (2) years experience in engineering related to design and construction in public works or applicable field.Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a four year degree in Civil Engineering.License: Ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver’s License upon appointment.An Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T) Certificate issued by the California Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.




Experience: Three (3) years of engineering experience related to design, land development and construction in public works or applicable field, with one (1) year of the experience being after acquiring the Professional Engineering License.Education: Equivalent to a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field.License: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s license at time of appointment. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California.


Supplemental Information




Depending on employee group, some of these benefits may include:


• Alternative Work Schedule

• Potential Opportunity for Over Time Hours Earned

• Vacation – 80 hours minimum

• Paid Holidays

• Generous employer contribution for Health, Dental and Vision coverage

• CalPERS Defined Benefit Retirement Plan (2.5% at 55 for Classic CalPERS members | 2.0% at 62 for New CalPERS members | 3.0% at 50 for Classic Safety members | 2.7% at 57 for New Safety Members) – No Social Security participation.

• Life and Disability Insurance and Paid Leave

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Health and Wellness Reimbursement

• Professional Development Reimbursement

• 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (employee paid)




Apply – Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.Application Review – Based on the information provided, employment applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.


Job Related Testing -Those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, written examination and/or supplemental questionnaires reviewed by subject matter experts.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department derived from any of the exam processes mentioned above.


Department Interviews – Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver’s license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.

APPLICATIONSCandidates are encouraged to apply online at under the Current Vacancies tab or at Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. Our on-line application system is provided by Government Jobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Government Jobs Help Desk at (855) 524-5627.

If you are unsuccessful in this recruitment, you are highly encouraged to look at City of Hayward’s current vacancies and apply to any and/or all positions that you meet the minimum qualifications for.


The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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