Senior Engineer – Environmental Services Department – Municipal Water System

City of San José - Environmental Services Department (ESD) | San José Municipal Water System

Salary Range: $109,283.20 - $138,236.80 Annually
Open Date: 08/09/2018
Close Date: 09/10/2018

Position Description

About the Department

The San José Environmental Services Department (ESD) is responsible for the management of solid waste collection and recycling; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; community sustainability initiatives, and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD’s mission is to deliver world class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment, and economy. ESD is comprised of a staff of over 550 with a diverse set of skills and specialties among our team. ESD staff demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, environmental protection, and building good partnerships.

For more information about the Environmental Services Department, please visit @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Positions & Duties

The Water Resources Division (Division) is comprised of three sections: Municipal Water System (MWS), South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR), and Operations and Maintenance (O & M). The Division provides potable water service through the MWS to the communities of Evergreen, North San José/Alviso, Edenvale, and Coyote. The MWS consists of 350 miles of pipeline, 15 pump stations, 14 wells, and 18 reservoirs, and serves a growing population of over 115,000 in a 33.3 square mile service area. The Division also provides recycled water service through the SBWR system to the cities of San José, Santa Clara, and Milpitas. In addition, the Division also leads water conservation efforts for the City of San José.
The Division is currently seeking to fill one Senior Engineer position in the MWS section. This position is located at the MWS office, at 3025 Tuers Road, San Jose.

This position is responsible for work of considerable difficulty in managing and supervising the MWS, a group of engineering and technical staff performing work related to the operation, improvement, and long-term reliability planning for the MWS. The position reports to the Principal Engineer of the MWS.

The Senior Engineer manages and implements a water supply master plan to serve current and future customers; develops new water supply infrastructure; manages the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and ensures continued compliance with water quality standards. The Senior Engineer is also responsible for preparing the annual CIP budget and ensuring that projects are completed on time and on budget in accordance with AWWA Standards. Duties will also include the planning and implementation of infrastructure installation and replacement projects and/or programs, and local and regional water coordination for San Jose MWS. The goal is for incumbent to acquire the necessary knowledge, experience, and certification as necessary to effectively support the growth of a mid-sized drinking water utility.

Appointments to this position require disclosure of outside investments, real property interests, income, and business positions through Form 700. More information on requirements and disclosure can be found at this website –

Typical duties include but are not limited to:
•Leads and manages the work group including: prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff is trained, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
•Directs and reviews CIP projects, including assessment of plans and specifications for conformance to established standards.
•Leads and/or oversees the formulation, preparation, and implementation of master plans, water operation plans, and water quality monitoring plans.
•Represents the City with contractors, consulting firms, and/or public agencies at meetings concerning City policy and/or engineering projects. Work effectively and tactfully in associated communications.
•Performs technical research and complete thorough analyses of engineering and financial data and reports, as needed to identify and implement recommended actions.
•Directs the collection and analysis of field data and prepare recommendations.
•Ability to obtain California State Water Distribution Operator Certification.

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.

Position Qualifications

1. Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

2. Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in Civil or Mechanical engineering, or a closely related engineering field.

3. Licenses: California Professional Engineer Certification in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. If P.E. certification is from another state, a California P.E. certification must be obtained within one year of date of hire. Candidate must also possess or be able to obtain a valid Class C California Driver License.

4. 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.

How to Apply

The Job ID for this position is 1801408. To view the full job announcement and to apply for this position, please visit http:/ If you have questions about the duties of this position, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Myphuong Truong, Sr. Employment Analyst at