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Associate Engineer (Overstrength) Transportation
Job ID: 2780 (Dept of Trans.)
City of San Jose, South Bay


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(408) 975-3274
Close Date: Jan 1, 1900
Salary: $75,691.20 - $95,846.40 Annually

About the Department


The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business.  Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region.  The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values:  Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration. 


The City's Department of Transportation is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees.


The Department of Transportation (DOT) plans, develops, operates, and maintains transportation facilities, services, and related systems which contribute to the livability and economic health of the City. We comprise a team of more than 400 people ready to serve the needs of our customers to improve the efficiency and safety of San Jose streets. For more information about DOT, visit


Position and Duties




The Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently seeking three Associate Engineers in the following areas:




The Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently seeking an Associate Engineer in the Policy and Planning Division. The Associate Engineer will, under general direction of the Senior Engineer/Specialist, perform work of considerable sensitivity in geometric design; conceptual development of transportation infrastructure master plans, and review for all public and private projects in the City including supervising or leading others in such work. The successful candidate will have technical expertise in transportation planning, geometric and roadway design, and private development review. He/she will also work with the Senior Engineer/Specialist to serve as the Department of Transportation Planning representative with other Departments in the City, consultants, developers, and other jurisdictions and agencies. This is a temporary position approved through June 30, 2013, with the possibility of becoming permanent in 2013-2014.




-Review and coordinate private development application submittal plans and traffic impact reports for compliance with City's transportation design guidelines, policies, and requirements.


-Review private development improvement plans to address roadway right of way dedication requirements and geometric design elements. Work with DOT staff to combine department comments and provide to Department of Public Works (PW).


-Coordinate signalized intersection design kickoff meetings with DOT and PW staff relevant to private development projects.


-Attend meetings/represent DOT as lead technical person on discussions with project engineers, City staff, and consultants as appropriate to build consensus and/or to coordinate project issues.


-Using CAD, design geometric layouts for roadway relevant to development and capital improvement projects as needed.




Sanitary Sewer Engineering plays a critical role in the maintenance of approximately 2,300 miles of City's sanitary sewer collection system.  The primary focus of this position is to manage, monitor and report all Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) to the proper regulatory agencies ensuring compliance and that all relevant data is collected and recorded. This position provides assistance to maintenance supervisors on as-built plans and documentation on various maintenance issues; manages open purchase order contracts; and reviews development project plans from private developers and Public Works Department to ensure City's sanitary sewer standards are followed and development projects would have minimum maintenance issues after construction. The ability to effectively coordinate multi-discipline issues among multiple stakeholders is a requirement. This position reports directly to a Senior Civil Engineer and may supervise an Engineer I/II, Associate Engineering Technicians, and interns. This is a temporary position approved through June 30, 2013, with the possibility of becoming permanent in 2013-2014.




- Oversee the Sanitary Sewer System, Waste Discharge Requirements, and Monitoring and Reporting Program


- Develop and prioritize sanitary sewer improvement projects for Capital Improvement Program, and coordinate implementation of those with the Department of Public Works (DPW) after submittal. 


- Respond to residents regarding sanitary sewer issues and complaints (such as odor) and making recommendations as to how best to resolve the problems in the most efficient manner.


- Reviewing plans from DPW for both sanitary and storm hydraulic issues such as slopes, velocity calculations, invert elevations, head drops, bends, pipe materials, pump and force main stations, pump capacity analysis, heads and velocity in relation to force mains, detention time of wet wells, and cycling time of pumps.


- Working with the maintenance staff to address and resolve technical issues in the field and provide maintenance supervisors as-built plans, and other engineering support as needed.


- Administering procurement and implementation of contracts




This position is in the Downtown Operations and Engineering Section of Transportation and Parking Operations Division. The primary focus of this position is to develop comprehensive State-mandated traffic control plans, street/lane closures, and pedestrian access plans for special events. This position works collaboratively with the Police Department's Secondary Employment Unit to manage all special events that are conducted on City streets or impacts City streets. This position will take the lead in developing Transportation and Parking Management Plans (TPMP) for the Earthquake Soccer Stadium and Cirque du Soleil. In addition, this position is responsible for managing the Parking CIP and overseeing the comprehensive maintenance program for the City's parking portfolio. This position reports directly to a Program Manager and may supervise a Transportation Specialist, Engineering Technician, and interns. This is a proposed position with the possibility of becoming permanent in July 2013.




- Effectively develop State mandated traffic control plans for special events, street and lane closure plans, and pedestrian access plans. 


- Work collaboratively with VTA and Caltrans to minimize impacts to freeway off ramps, LRT and bus lines during special events. 


- Actively manage the maintenance program for the City's parking portfolio and manage construction impacts in the Downtown Core.


- Effectively manage the timely and on-budget delivery of Parking CIP projects including planning, design, and preparation of plans and specifications.


This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in the required profession or possession of the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate, and three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience, including at least one (1) year of experience as an Engineer II sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed.


EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience, including at least one (1) year of experience as an Engineer II.


LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid driver's license in the State of California is required. Possession of a Professional Certificate of Registration from the State of California in the field of Civil Engineering is desirable.


EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.


To Learn More and Apply


To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.


Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.  


City of San José Employment Page


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