San Jose

Associate Engineer, Civil/Structural - Public Works

1801993
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Engineering
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South Bay
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Full-Time
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12/17/2018 at 11:30pm
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$90,937.60-$115,128.00 Annually
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None

Location

200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, 95113

Description

The Department is currently recruiting multiple Associate Engineer positions of different disciplines (Civil and Structural) and may be assigned to work in the following area:

 

Transportation and Hydraulic Services Division

The Transportation and Hydraulics Services Division is responsible for the design, construction, and master plan of bridges, culverts, streets, sidewalks, storm and sanitary sewers, pump stations, streetlights, landscape and hardscape improvements, traffic signals, and supports construction and engineering, upgrade and revitalization of the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. In addition, this division provides general engineering plan review for general projects and electrical engineering review for projects constructed by private developers.

 

City Facilities Architectural Services Division

CFAS Division has the primary responsibility for the delivery of capital improvements projects on City properties and provides design and construction services for public buildings, landscape improvements, and capital maintenance projects, including recreational facilities, parks, trails, libraries, public safety facilities, and various cultural facilities.

 
The ideal candidate will possess a high level of professionalism, excellent customer service skills, and supreme work ethic. The position requires excellent judgement, initiative, perseverance, integrity, organizational skills, flexibility, and written and verbal communication skills. Under the direction of an Associate Engineer, these candidates will perform, but are not limited to, the key responsibilities listed below:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (Dependent upon the position/discipline for which they may be selected.)

 

    • Prepares and/or reviews designs, improvement plans, estimates, specifications, and contract documents for capital improvement projects, private development projects or other engineering related projects that are prepared by subordinates and/or consultants engaged by the City or by private developers.
    • Reviews and responds to Request for Information memos (RFIs) and submittals, negotiate change orders and review pay applications.
    • Manages projects, i.e., oversees, controls, and guides the project.
    • Negotiates, prepares and manages consultant agreements and/or construction contracts.
    • Supervises staff such as Engineers and Engineering Technicians by prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
    • Supervises the collection and analysis of field data and prepares recommendations.
    • Responsible for interfacing with the public, consultants, contractors, other City departments/sections, and other agencies, and is responsible for timely response to the stakeholders' requests and concerns on projects.
    • Coordinates with construction inspectors and attends field meetings to resolve problems arising in the field during the construction of a public improvement project.
    • Prepares clearly written and effective reports and Council Memos.
    • Working with client to prepare project scoping and budgeting. Tracks and manages project costs using appropriate tools and resources.
    • Responsible for permitting, managing, and designing capital projects.

 

Responsibilities specific to the City Facilities Architectural Services (CFAS) Civil and Structural positions:

Associate Engineer (Civil):

    • Prepares and/or reviews designs, improvement plans, estimates, specifications, and contract documents for capital improvement projects, or other engineering related projects that are prepared by subordinates and/or consultants engaged by the City.
    • Reviews and responds to Request for Information memos (RFIs) and submittals, negotiate change orders and review pay applications.
    • Manages projects, i.e., oversees, controls, and guides the project.
    • Negotiates, prepares and manages consultant agreements and/or construction contracts.
    • Supervises staff by prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
    • Supervises the collection and analysis of field data and prepares recommendations.
    • Responsible for interfacing with the public, consultants, contractors, other City departments/sections, and other agencies, and is responsible for timely response to the stakeholders' requests and concerns on projects.
    • Coordinates with construction inspectors and attends field meetings to resolve problems arising in the field during the construction of a public improvement project.
    • Prepares clearly written and effective reports and Council Memos.
    • Tracks and manages project costs using appropriate tools and resources.
    • Responsible for permitting, managing, and designing capital projects.

Associate Engineer (Structural):

    • The Associate Engineer (Structural) position performs project management on City of San Jose Capital Improvement Projects for city facilities, cultural facilities, parks, libraries, police buildings and fire stations, etc. Projects includes but not limited building, parks, facilities, etc.
    • Performs engineering design, analysis, seismic evaluation, code review, permitting, cost estimate, feasibility study, scoping, construction management for structural engineering systems and other disciplinary area associated concrete, masonry, steel, and wood structures.
    • Prepares and manages Master and Single Agreements in electrical engineering and other disciplinary area.
    • Responsible for interfacing with the public, consultants, contractors, other City departments/sections, and other agencies.

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. 

 

Ideal Candidate

 

1. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the required professional engineering discipline (e.g. Civil, Structural, or closely related field) or possession of an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate.

  

2. Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience.

  

3. Acceptable Substitution: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the required professional engineering discipline may be substituted for one (1) year of professional engineering experience.

  

4. Licensing: Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is desirable but not required. Possession of a valid driver's license in the State of California may be 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 Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

 

Job Expertise: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Computer Aided Design (CAD) software experience is desirable.

 

Communication Skills: Communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.

 

Computer Skills: Experienced with common business and engineering drafting computer applications including but not limited to MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe, MS Access, and PowerPoint.

 

Team Work & Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

 

Analytical Thinking: Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.

 

Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.

 

Planning: Acts to align own unit's goal with the strategic direction of the organization; defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives.

 

Problem Solving: Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue, determines the significance of problem(s), collects data and information, then uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

 

Project Management: Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.

 

Supervision: Sets effective long and short-term goals based on good understanding of management practices, establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.

 

 Customer Service: Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.

 

 

 

Selection Process

 

 

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

 

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.

 

1. Please describe in detail your professional engineering experience, including the institution(s) you work for, job title(s), years of employment and primary duties. Your explanation must be consistent with your work history and resume.

 

2. Do you have engineering design and project construction experience? If yes, please describe in detail your experience including the type and size of projects, complexity of systems that you designed, and your involvement in the planning, data collection and analysis, design, scheduling, preparing cost estimates, and construction of projects.

 

3. Please provide specific examples of your work that supports your experience in delivery of capital projects (E.g. conduct research, design, feasibility studies, bidding, construction and/or post construction of capital projects). Please include your role in each example.

 

4. Do you have experience supervising and/or leading staff? If yes, please describe in detail the direct supervisory or lead experience you have had. Include the length of time you supervised or led staff, the number of employees under your direct supervision, and a description of your methods for developing your employees.

 

5. Do you have experience managing construction / development project budget? If yes, please provide specific examples. Describe in detail your experience including the type of project, budget amount you managed, and complexity/challenge you faced.

 

6. Describe your experience and knowledge with current code such as CBC, CEC or CMC.

 

7. Describe and provide an example of your working experience and level of proficiency using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint.

 

8. Public Works Department is a customer oriented department and has a goal of having every employee willingly strive to exceed the expectations of their customers. What is your customer service philosophy?

 

 

*Please include your updated resume as part of your application submission.

 

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact April Hanson at april.hanson@sanjoseca.gov.

 

 

 

 


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