Civil Engineer - Oakland/San Ramon, CA (Bay Area)

Job #18960 | Contract | Engineer


RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Civil Engineer in the Bay Area (CA). This is a Full-time, Direct Hire, Hybrid role with our client.

Overview of YOUR role as a Civil Engineer: 

The Civil Engineer will with engineers, project managers, construction personnel, and other business partners in assessing project needs. Responsibilities beyond those of associate Project engineer include, but are not limited to, the following: develop technical studies and reports, and provide guidance to contractors and outside vendors.

 As a Civil Engineer YOU will:

  • Assists with or conducts project walkdowns and works with project team, including both internal and external clients, to establish scope of work, schedule, and cost commitments. Gathers technical information from field data and project team.
  • Prepares cost estimates.
  • Investigates resources required to complete engineering and project-related tasks.
  • Establishes engineering schedule.
  • Prepares project forecast for engineering, tracks progress, updates as needed, and provides periodic updates.
  • Provides guidance to design and contractor team members, and reviews design and technical documents. Coordinating with other lines of business, ensures designs and technical documents meet appropriate criteria, quality, and job scope.
  • Approves revisions to existing drawings for routine projects.
  • Procures long-lead time material for assigned projects.
  • Under direction, reviews and approves project material procurement list, vendor drawings, equipment specification updates, and engineering material requests.
  • Participates in periodic design review meetings.
  • Coordinates project activities with other disciplines for routine projects.
  • Under direction, provides construction support and evaluates and makes recommendations to resolve field construction problems.
  • May perform functions of Associate level Engineer and in addition:
  • Provides technical expertise and performs engineering analyses, studies, and develops conceptual designs.
  • Presents findings to internal organizations, contractors, and outside vendors.
  • Conducts walkdowns and design review meetings.
  • Prepares written technical documents such as design criteria, specifications, and reports.
  • Develops, evaluates, and recommends alternative project proposals.
  • Solicits, prepares, and evaluates contracts and proposals from engineering consultants. Reviews consultant contracts for technical compliance.
  • Interprets and applies applicable codes and regulations.
  • Participates in the development of effective restoration plans. Assists in root cause analysis.
  • Approves reports, new drawings, and revisions to existing drawings for projects.
  • In emergencies, promptly responds to facility failures.

 YOU are the ideal Civil Engineer if you have:

  • Holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US
  • Current and active California PE license
  • 3 years of experience in engineering and design

It’s a BONUS if you have: 

  • Master’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of project managers
  • Able to understand and implement the technical requirements of interfacing engineering disciplines
  • Ability to manage and complete several projects concurrently, depending on scope and complexity.
  • Interprets applicable codes, industry standards and regulations and educates others.
  • Can provide thorough analysis of issues and justification of recommendations.

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

  • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Repetitive work: Prolonged
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day. 
  • Travel required: up to <50%

About Our Client
Our client is a utility specialty contractor with over 20 years of experience working with the nation's largest utility providers, private contractors and developers, municipalities and cooperatives. They specialize in providing turnkey solutions for project of all sizes, and do so with dedication to completing the job on-time while providing the industry’s most innovative safety standards and are driven by a corporate culture of Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus and Employee Empowerment. 

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information, or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.

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