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Senior Engineers - Environmental Services Department - Capital Improvement Program
City of San Jose, CA

The City of San Jose, CA is seeking Senior Engineers.  Combine your expertise with the on-the-job experience you’ll gain in CIP by working with a diverse, multi-discipline team engineering professionals to help rebuild a facility critical to the protection of the environment and the southern San Francisco Bay. The City of San Jose’s Environment Services Department (ESD) is seeking to fill multiple Senior Engineer positions in support of the Capital Improvement Program at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF). 

The CIP division is responsible for planning and implementing long-term capital improvement projects at the RWF. The division is currently comprised of 50 full-time positions that perform project delivery, program administration, budget planning, and process engineering services. The division is also supported by a co-located team of consultant staff and staff from the Department of Public Works who provide program management and construction management services, respectively. This integrated team is responsible for delivering complex and challenging capital projects that range in size from $5 million to more than $100 million, using traditional design-bid-build and newer design-build methods. The RWF CIP is an exciting opportunity that stands among one of the largest construction programs in the City and the South Bay with the most critical rehabilitation happening in the next 10 years and longer-term rehabilitation and process improvement projects, identified in the 30-year master plan, happening in the years to follow.

Under general direction, the Senior Engineer will be responsible for planning, directing, and managing professional and technical engineering work in support of the RWF CIP.  This position reports to a Principal Engineer and will work closely with the Program Management Consultant (PMC) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) staff in an integrated Program Management Office (PMO) to deliver a wide variety of capital improvement projects at the RWF. The Senior Engineer position is a management classification and will be responsible for supervising both in-house and consultant staff to deliver projects identified in the 2021-2025 CIP. These include but are not limited to: East Primaries Rehabilitation, Aeration Tanks Rehabilitation, Secondary Clarifiers Rehabilitation, Final Effluent Pump Station, Additional Digester Rehabilitation, and Site Facility Improvements (e.g. decommissioning, tunnel rehabilitation, etc.).

The Senior Engineer will serve as Project Manager through all phases of capital project planning and delivery from preliminary engineering/conceptual planning through start-up and commissioning for his/her assigned project(s). This includes defining project goals and objectives; developing the Project Work Plan; preparing consultant procurement documents (RFQs/RFPs) including contract negotiations and administration; evaluating technology selection and project alternatives; directing the preparation and approval of project deliverables such as business case analysis, conceptual design reports, preliminary design reports, detail design drawings and specifications, and engineer's estimate of probable cost of construction (OPCCs); managing the project scope, schedule, and budget from start to finish; identifying and mitigating project risks; organizing project meetings and preparing monthly project performance reports; and providing engineering support through construction completion. The Senior Engineer will collaborate and work effectively with O&M staff, the City's Planning Department, Fire Department, Public Works Department, City Manager's Budget Office, City Attorney's Office, and other stakeholders as required. The Senior Engineer will have overall responsibility for on-time and on-budget delivery of his/her assigned project(s).


Location: San Jose, California
Salary: $115,939 - $146,640
Final filing date: First review of applications: August 31, 2020

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.