Senior Civil Engineer
There are currently two positions available. One in the Department of Public Works - Land and Property Development Division and the other in the Water and Sewer Utilities Department. The Department of Public Works is also interested in developing a list of interested applicants for potential future vacancies within the Department’s Design Division and Field Services Division. Applicants are encouraged to apply if they are interested in future consideration for any of these positions.
Water and Sewer Utilities Department
The Water and Sewer Utilities Department operates and maintains water distribution mains, storage tanks, groundwater wells, recycled water system, and sanitary sewer collection system. For more information about Water and Sewer Utilities please visit the department website.
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works seeks a result-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 in a responsible and efficient manner. The ideal candidate will have engineering experience, excellent project management skills, and a strong oral and written communication background. Additionally, 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 is essential to success in this position. The Department has focus areas that include Engineering Services and Operations and Maintenance. Engineering Services is comprised of five divisions: Administration, Traffic, Design, Land and Property Development, and Field Services. For more information about the Department of Public Works please visit the department website.
There is currently one position available within the Land Property Development Division working on a high-profile, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar development in a public-private partnership between the City of Santa Clara and the Related Santa Clara development. Experience with an extensive, multi-phase, long-term development plans is desired. The Department of Public Works is also interested in developing a list of interested applicants for potential future vacancies within our Design Division and also the Field Services Division.
For the Design Division, any future positions require experience in capital improvement projects for various city infrastructure improvement programs to prolong its service life and enhance our residents' and customers' experience. For the Field Services Division, any future positions require experience in managing construction activities for capital improvement projects as well as inspection services for City encroachment permit activities.
Water and Sewer Utilities Department
The Water and Sewer Utilities Department is looking for an experienced, results-oriented, team player with excellent oral and written communication skills. There is currently one Senior Engineer position available in the Water and Sewer Utilities Department. This Senior Engineer position performs project and construction management for all water, recycled water, and sanitary sewer infrastructures. In addition, this position performs plan reviews for encroachment and Building permits. The position requires experience in design and construction management of water infrastructure improvement projects including potable water and recycled water main replacement, sanitary sewer maintenance, ground water wells and storage tanks.
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works is looking for a candidate with engineering experience, excellent project management skills, and a strong oral and written communication background to fill the role of Senior Engineer within the Land and Property Development Division. This position requires experience in the development and design review of encroachment permit improvements and planning level documents for private development projects. The successful incumbent will perform high-level, fast-paced engineering work relating to the permitting, design, and construction of work within the public right-of-way and on City property. This position will be primarily focused on the Related Santa Clara development. This development is a high-profile, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar development directly across Tasman Drive from Levi's Stadium and is the result of a public-private partnership between the City of Santa Clara and Related Santa Clara. The 240-acre project consists of 9.2 million square-feet of development and is primarily built on the closed Santa Clara landfill on City property
The Department of Public Works may also have a future additional vacancies in the Design Division and the Field Services Division and will be developing a list for these positions.
For the Design Division, the Senior Engineer position requires experience in capital improvement projects programming, administration, and management for various city infrastructure improvement programs, including pavement, roadway/traffic signals, storm drain, sanitary sewer, parks, Fire and Police facilities, libraries, and other public facilities. The Design Division also coordinates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Community Rating System (CRS) program to maintain the City’s Class 8 rating. Finally, as part of infrastructure management, the Design Division leads efforts to prepare master plans for sanitary sewer and storm drain infrastructure.
The Field Services Division provides construction management, construction inspection, materials testing, and surveying for capital improvement projects. These projects include pavement rehabilitation, roadways, traffic signals, storm and sanitary sewers, parks, building improvements and other public improvements. The Field Services Division also provides construction inspection and coordination for developer/private construction of public improvements within the City’s right-of-way. The Senior Engineer in the Field Services Division has the following key responsibilities: 1) construction engineering and management for City capital projects; 2) contract administration for City capital projects; 3) supervision of public works inspectors; and 4) oversight of inspection activities for capital projects and encroachment permits for developer/private improvements within City right-of-way.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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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.