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Senior Engineer (Civil)
Recruitment # 2795
City of San Jose, South Bay


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Close Date: May 7, 2013
Salary: $96,060.80 - $116,480.00 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


Positions and Duties


The department is currently seeking to fill two Civil Senior Engineer positions.




The Senior Engineer will perform work of considerable sensitivity in project management of highway and transit projects including review of design plans and specifications whose primary responsibility is to ensure the timely, efficient delivery of regional transportation infrastructure projects. The Senior Engineer reports to the Regional Projects and Policy Division Manager and will lead a team of Associate and entry level engineers that work with other transportation agencies such as the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), California Department of Transportation (Catlrans) and the County of Santa Clara to plan, design and construct regional projects within San José consistent with the City’s interests. The incumbent will provide leadership and management on regional highway and transit projects including technical review of project studies, design documents, and construction specifications; have experience and technical expertise in project management, project budgeting, grant management, transportation analysis, roadway design, and the development and implementation of transportation policies; and assist the Division Manager with the budget and CIP preparation, personnel and staff development matters.




This position leads a team of engineers and technical staff engaged in Neighborhood Traffic Management activities throughout the City of San José. The Senior Engineer reports to the Transportation Operations Division Manager. The primary focus of this position is to manage and lead a team that works directly with the community, schools and Council Offices to provide for the safe and efficient movement of vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The Senior Engineer provides traffic engineering oversight to ensure safety for all roadway users, improved facilities are pedestrian and bicycle friendly, and all work, comply with laws, rules, regulations and ordinances. The incumbent will lead the review of roadway improvement projects, collision reports, order traffic studies, and implement safety improvement projects; assist with the planning, directing, guiding and evaluating accomplishments of the Neighborhood Traffic Management program's activities and resources; and assist the Division Manager with the budget and CIP preparation, personnel and training matters.


Typical duties for both of these positions include but are not limited to:


-Coordinate with internal City stakeholders as well as external stakeholders


-Represent Division Manager at meetings with internal and external stakeholders


-Prepare multi-agency agreements and documents that represent City interest


-Collaborate with the lead project agency, their staff and consultant representatives to support City's interests and efficient project delivery


-Represent City at community meetings and other public outreach activities


-Lead and supervise engineering, technical and non-technical staff by establishing goals, tracking performance, creating a positive work environment, maximizing staff development opportunities and providing appropriate recognition


-Provide staff support and working effectively with committees, boards, task forces, community groups, associations, and staff in other departments and agencies


-Provide effective project management to ensure on time and within budget project delivery


-Understand and implement City's overall goals for transportation services and community development


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the following:


1. Education: Graduation from an accredited College or University with a Bachelor's degree in the required professional discipline.


2. Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience.


3. Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a Certificate of Registration in the required discipline; Possession of a valid California drivers license is required.


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 José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor. Prior to employment, the City will require fingerprinting and a background check clearance.


To Learn More and Apply


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


Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.      


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