Identification Section

Position Title: Civil Designer III

Location: San Luis Obispo/Bakersfield

Department: Civil Engineering

Reports To: Alberto Lopez


EEOC Class: Technician

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; Hourly

Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm

(Note: Overtime may be expected as approved by supervisor)

General Summary

Designer III will be responsible for the independent design and preparation of drawings used in civil engineering projects, such as streets, storm drains, flood control projects, water, sewerage, traffic control, grading (including ADA grading), and erosion control plans, working directly with a Licensed Civil engineer or Project Manager.

Essential Job Function

  1. Design of improvement plans, exhibits and drawings using Civil 3D, working under the direction of a civil designer and a Licensed Civil Engineer.
  2. Design of detailed, and rough grading plans for various clientele, such as commercial and industrial developers, and oil field operations, under the direction of a Civil Engineer or Project Manager.
  3. Design of improvement plans as required for construction of various civil engineering projects, such as street, storm drain, sewer, water and other underground improvements, using corridors, assemblies, and pipe network.
  4. Draw plan and profiles, using Civil 3D design surfaces.
  5. Create profiles of flow lines, top of curb, pipelines and subsurface structures.
  6. Create geometrically correct site layout for streets and lots.
  7. Create geometrically correct site layout for commercial, industrial, and multifamily projects.
  8. Plan review and quality control.
  9. Engineer’s Estimates.
  10. Communication with clients and permitting agencies.
  11. Create and manipulate construction details and cross sections.
  12. Understand the order of work and method of presentation, based on different drafting requirements for each agency.
  13. Finish and duplicate drawings and documentation packages, according to required mediums and specifications for reproduction using blueprinting, photography, or other duplicating methods.
  14. Ability to independently address redlined comments from public agency or internal review.
  15. Knowledge of building codes and development standards.
  16. Understand how to use and interpret common codes, standards & specifications
  17. Calculate excavation yardage and prepare graphs and fill-hauling diagrams for use in earth-moving operations.
  18. Supervise and train other designers, technicians and drafters.
  19. Correlate, interpret, and modify data obtained from topographical surveys, and well plats.
  20. Determine quality, cost, strength and quantity of required materials, and enter figures on materials lists.
  21. Compile Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans.
  22. Perform inspection of various construction items of work, including pipeline installation, paving, and BMP maintenance.

23.   Other duties as apply

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D

·         Proficient of Civil Engineering concepts

·         Proficient of Microsoft Office programs

·         Great verbal and oral communication

·         Ability to direct and assign work to others

·         Ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem

·         Ability to work independently

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineer or related field is preferable but not required.

Background an knowledge in the Land Development Industry

8+ years’ experience using AutoCAD


Drafting/Design special training or certification is preferred


5+ years of progressive design responsibilities




Physical Requirements Percentage of Work Time Spent of Activity
  0-24% 25-49% 50-74% 75-100%
Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports and designs. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about department. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to pick up paper products or directories. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. X
Finger Mobility/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type and use technical sources. X
Working Condition: Normal working conditions absent extreme factors

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.



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