$10,354.42 - $13,252.85 Monthly
02/01/2021 04:00 PM PST
The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city – one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation.
Department of Public Works
The City of Santa Clara's Department of Public Works seeks a results-oriented and innovative engineer to serve out the Department's mission to provide the highest quality public works services to the residents of Santa Clara, the development community, and our customers. The ideal candidate will have engineering experience, excellent project management skills, and a strong oral and written communication background in addition to experience working in a team environment on significant projects, including working collaboratively with developers, contractors, technicians, field staff, outside agency staff, and the general public.
The current opportunity is within the Design Division of Public Works. The incumbent will be required to perform capital improvement projects for various city infrastructures, including streets, traffic, storm drain, sanitary sewer, parks, city buildings, and other facilities. The Division furthermore processes and manages the city infrastructure and assets to prolong its service life and enhance our residents' and customers' experience.
We are looking for an Associate Engineer who can adapt and grow in a fast-paced working environment and possesses top-notch expertise in design, project management, and customer service. You will aid in the preparation of plan specifications and cost estimates for storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, public building, and other public projects using AutoCAD, as well as participate in moderately complex projects involving technical work in engineering, surveying, construction or other activities related to the civil engineering profession.
**The eligible list for this position can be used for multiple departments such as Public Works and Water and Sewer Utilities.
The current opening is the Department of Public Works.**
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the oral examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited. Candidates must attain a passing score on the oral examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to the appointment.
Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume" or "see personnel file" in the application employment history section. To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application, 2) Resume, 3) Cover Letter, and 4) Supplemental Questions no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Under direct supervision:
Conduct studies and analyses of engineering projects or problems, including public works planning activities, public works maintenance programs, traffic and transportation engineering, and other public project
Prepare plans, specifications and cost estimates for storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, traffic and transportation systems, public building and other public projects
Compile engineering data and make calculations
Perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs
Perform drafting involved in the preparation of maps, drawings, plans, easement and right-of-way documents, and other related matters
Tabulate field data, design routine civil engineering projects and structures
Write land descriptions, prepare contracts, agreements and other documents
Write reports, minutes, conditions of approval and actively participate in the City's staff committees on review of projects and subdivisions
Run surveying equipment, perform general survey work, or inspect and/or administer public works construction projects
Answer questions, write replies, review permit requests, determine and collect development fees, review and comment on developer public improvement plans, subdivision maps, and easement/right of way documents as generated by general public, contractors, developers, engineers and other public agencies
Issue Encroachment Permits (EP) and determine and collect fees
Assist with the department's annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget
Manage the operation of City traffic signals and transportation systems
Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies
Provide technical information to other City departments and to the general public
Write, review and edit City Council agenda reports and engineering reports
May prepare and coordinate project construction schedules
May prepare and/or revise design construction standard documents
Provide construction management, construction contract administration, and consultant contract administration for public works projects
Train and supervise professional and paraprofessional engineering staff
Represent the Public Works Department in community, other public agency and professional meetings
Perform other related duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Two (2) years of experience in civil engineering office and field work.
A Master's Degree in any branch of Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or University may be substituted for one (1) year of experience
LICENSES & CERTIFICATION
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment
Possession of a State of California Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment
Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is desirable
Other licenses and certificates directly related to the Civil Engineering field (e.g. Geotechnical Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Structural Engineer, Land Surveyor, Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD), Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP))is desirable
Current city employees appointed to Associate Engineer (Civil) prior to September 1, 2015 are waived of the required State of California Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California
Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment.
May be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Incumbents assigned to the Field Services position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100.
PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES PREFERENCE POINTS
Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to his/her final score.
Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
Principles, practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, construction, repair, maintenance and operation of urban roadways, storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, bridges, traffic and transportation systems including, but not limited to land surveying, grading and drainage, hydraulics of open channel and pipe flow, highway engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, economic analysis, project scheduling, construction testing and inspection, strengths properties and uses of material for public works projects, soil investigation, structural analysis, drafting, report writing, mapping, and project technical specification writing
Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies pertaining to public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation
Approved construction and field safety standards, practices, and procedures related to public works projects
Hydrology and hydraulics as they relate to civil engineering
Transportation planning and traffic signal operation
Project and construction management
Consultant and construction contract administration
Means, methods, materials and equipment used in construction of public works projects
Project cost estimating and project plan preparation
Principles of supervision and training
Computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, project management software, scheduling tools, computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) with civil engineering modules and geographic information system (GIS))
Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards
Follow oral and written directions;
Prepare, review, interpret and evaluate plans, specifications, cost estimates, project schedules, proposals, land surveys and engineering reports for public works projects
Read, interpret and apply laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies governing public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation
Maintain records, logs and databases
Prepare comprehensive engineering and administrative staff reports
Perform quantity take-off work from construction plans
Compile and analyze data, prepare reports and make recommendations
Make accurate mathematical calculations and engineering computations and drawings
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Prepare and make public presentations
Write clear, concise reports, using correct composition, English grammar and spelling
Comprehend, carry out and issue oral and written technical instructions
Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel
Analyze facts and to exercise independent judgment
Grasp new ideas and concepts
Understand and use administrative and engineering computer applications and software (e.g., project management software, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) with civil engineering modules, and GIS)
Use drafting and survey instruments, and other engineering aids
Operate personal computer, plotter, and other standard office equipment
Interact, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the public, other agencies and coworkers
Work in a team based environment to resolve problems, achieve common goals, and successfully deliver projects
Deal tactfully and courteously with others
Focus on the important matters, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet deadlines
Make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions; and
Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned dutie
1500 Warburton Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050