Associate Civil Engineer (Design and Construction)

  • 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Los Angeles, California
  • May 18, 2024
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering
  • Salary: $129,104.04 - $156,928.46 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Milpitas is home to family-centered communities that embrace cultural diversity, quality schooling, and conveniently located neighborhood parks and shopping centers. Milpitas has an ethnically diverse array of retail and restaurants, and major regional retail destinations that attract shoppers from beyond the city.

With over 40,800 jobs and 39,600 employed residents, Milpitas is a jobs rich community and is often called the “Crossroads of Silicon Valley”. Once a small agricultural town and later a stopover point for travelers between Oakland and San Jose, Milpitas has blossomed into one of the world’s premier computer and semiconductor producers.

To learn more, visit This Is Milpitas .

The ideal candidate is passionate about the engineering field and strives to make an impact in the community for which you serve. This candidate will be a technically competent Engineer who is able to critically recognize and define problems, analyze options, and implement the best solutions. This position requires someone who is able to work collaboratively with other engineers and technicians to troubleshoot issues and solve problems. They must be adept at quickly learning new tasks and juggling multiple projects in order to meet deadlines. The City of Milpitas prides itself on providing excellent customer service; the ideal candidate must have exceptional communication skills and provide quality customer service while working with the public and other outside agencies.
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**For first consideration, apply by Sunday, June 2, 2024 .**

Interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for the week of June 24, 2024.

*Although the current vacancy is in the Design and Construction Division, the eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies during the life of the list.

Examples of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Supervise and participate in the operation of a work unit within the engineering department.
  • Perform professional and technical engineering tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Research project design requirements; perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs.
  • Confer with contractors, consulting engineers, sub dividers, construction inspectors, and members of the public relative to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate projects with other City departments, public agencies, and utility companies for orderly planning, scheduling, and construction.
  • Represent the City and serve as staff on various boards, commissions and committees relative to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Draft clear and concise report, and make oral presentations before citizen groups, the City Council, and other groups; communicate technical information fluently to non-technical audiences;
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with community groups, internal and external technical staff, and elected officials.
  • Administer contracts with outside consultants as appropriate; review work and tasks performed; recommend and monitor billings. '
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Perform related duties as assigned

In addition, when assigned to Design and Construction
  • Prepare and supervise the preparation of engineering drawings, specifications, schedules and cost estimates for City Capital Improvement Projects, including sewer, water, storm drain, above ground utility projects, building renovation and street improvement projects, etc.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules and budgets.
  • Coordinate project development with funding agencies such as Caltrans and VTA and ensures compliance with grant requirements and timelines.
  • Manage public works construction projects from design through completion of construction.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of engineering and its administration.
  • Modem methods and techniques used in the design, construction and surveying of a variety of public works engineering projects, including street, water, sewer. traffic, building renovation, and storm drain projects.
  • Hydraulic and structural designs of street and highway drainage structures.
  • Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to the areas of assignment.
  • Principles and practices of basic financial accounting.
  • Principles and techniques of supervision and training.

Ability to:
  • Make complex engineering computations and to check, design, and supervise the constructions of a variety of public works projects.
  • Administer contracts.
  • Prepare specifications and technical reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with City staff, developers. engineers. contractors, and the general public.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of assigned staff.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including public oral presentations.
  • Supervise and train professional and technical subordinates.


Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Three years of increasingly responsible and varied professional civil engineering experience including supervisory experience.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering.

License or Certificate:
  • Possess and maintain throughout employment an appropriate, valid California Driver's License.
  • Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.

Education verification documents are required for this position . All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying institution, student, date, degree and area of specialization conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final application date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

Supplemental Information

  • Receives direction from management level positions in the engineering department.
  • Exercises general supervision over professional and/or technical engineering staff, and/or construction inspection staff.


Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:
  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment and at construction sites: extensive use of the telephone, radios, and computers with repetitive keyboarding; ability to walk on uneven ground; and drive to various locations daily.
  • Ability to work safely in a hard-hat construction zone is essential.


Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest Statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with Resolution No. 8833.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Milpitas will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Human Resources Department.

The City of Milpitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Membership in CalPERS (2% at 60 or 2% at 62 with three year average salary). City of Milpitas employees do not participate in Social Security, but do contribute to Medicare.ProTech members participate both in CalPERS, and the LIUNA pension fund. The current cost of the LIUNA pension fund is $1.39/hour.

Choice of CalPERS Medical Plans. City pays coverage up to the Kaiser rate (currently $2,228.36/mo. for family). Employees who waive health coverage are eligible to receive $125 per month in lieu of medical plan coverage with proof of other coverage.

Employees are eligible upon CalPERS retirement from the City to receive up to 100% retiree medical coverage (currently based on the Kaiser health rate), based on years of service.

City provides full family coverage for Delta Dental and MES Vision at no cost to the employee.

City provides $50,000 term policy. Supplemental employee-paid life insurance is available up to $500,000, based on carrier acceptance.

City provides a Short-Term Disability plan similar to State Disability Insurance (SDI) coverage. Employees do not participate in SDI. Long-Term Disability coverage of 60% of base salary up to $1,500 per month is available after a 60-day waiting period. Additional buy-up options for LTD are available up to $6,000 per month.

City contributes $75 per month on the employee's behalf.

Hourly employees earn 11-31 days of vacation based on years of service.

Employees receive 12 paid holidays and one (1) floating holiday per year.

Employees earn 12 days annually.

Employees are eligible to receive up to $1,400 per fiscal year in tuition reimbursement.

Employeesare offered free access to City-sponsored sports and fitness programs.

The City also offers a flexible spending benefits plan, employee assistance program, and other voluntary insurance. Contact Human Resources (HR) at 408-586-3090 or for more information on employee benefits.

Closing Date/Time: 6/16/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

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Job Address

455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Los Angeles, California 95035 United States View Map