Senior Engineer - Environmental Services Department

  • City of San José
  • San Jose, California
  • Aug 30, 2020
Full Time Environmental Services Management, Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: $115,939.20 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $146,640.00
  • Apply By: Dec 31, 2020


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.).

Job Description

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).

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess in-depth working knowledge of the practices and principle of wastewater engineering with hands-on capital planning and design experience in one or more of the following areas: preliminary treatment, primary treatment, secondary biological nutrient removal, clarifier rehabilitation, tertiary filtration and disinfection, anaerobic digestion, co-thickening, and gas handling systems, mechanical dewatering, cogeneration, advanced automation and controls, and support buildings and utility systems infrastructure. He/she has actively participated in the development, review, and/or approval of engineering studies, design guidelines and standards, design criteria, equipment specifications, technology review and selection, equipment specification and costing, and construction bidding documents for wastewater treatment plant projects. Strong project management experience and familiarity with both traditional design-bid-build and progressive design-build delivery methods are highly desirable. The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include: job expertise, collaboration, communication skills, leadership skills, problem solving, project management, and supervision.

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Additional Information

The recruitment is open until filled with the first applicant screening occurring after August 31, 2020. To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please immediately submit your cover letter, resume, and list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) at this webpage –

References will not be contacted early in the process and advance notice will be provided to you before they are contacted.

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