Assistant Engineer (Civil)

City of Santa Clara | Santa Clara, CA

Salary Range: $118,539.96 - $151,210.80
Open Date: 07/05/2021
Close Date: 07/23/2021

Position Description

Water and Sewer Utilities Department
The Water and Sewer Utilities Department operates and maintains water distribution mains, storage tanks, groundwater wells, recycled water systems, and sanitary sewer collection systems. For more information about Water and Sewer Utilities please visit the department website.

The Position
The Water and Sewer Utilities Department is looking for an Assistant Engineer who is motivated, innovative, and a team player. The successful incumbent will perform a variety of entry-level professional civil engineering tasks including planning and design of projects for municipal water systems.

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.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Under direct supervision:

Assist in conducting studies and analyses of engineering projects or problems, including public works planning activities, public works maintenance programs, traffic and transportation engineering, and other public projects
Support the preparation of plans, specifications, schedules and cost estimates for storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, traffic and transportation systems, public building and other public projects
Compile engineering data and make calculations
Perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs
Use AutoCAD in the preparation of maps, drawings, plans, easement and right-of-way documents, and other related matters
Tabulate field data, design routine civil engineering projects and structures
Research project design requirements
Write land descriptions, prepare contracts, agreements, technical specifications, reports, minutes and other documents
May participate in the City’s staff committees on review of projects and subdivisions and write conditions of approval
Run surveying equipment, perform general survey work, or inspect and/or administer public works construction projects
Answer questions, write replies, review permit requests, determine and collect permit and development fees, review and comment on developer public improvement plans, subdivision maps, and easement/right-of-way documents as generated by general public, contractors, developers, engineers and other public agencies
May assist with the department’s annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget
May assist in the operation of City traffic signals and transportation systems
Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies
Manage and maintain the Department’s record documents
May prepare and coordinate project construction schedules
May prepare and/or revise design construction standard documents
Perform other related duties as assigned

Position Qualifications


Either: (1) Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) Possession of a State of California Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.) Certificate and at least 1 year of experience in civil engineering office and/or field work.
Experience using AutoCAD with civil engineering modules and Microsoft Office (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Desirable Qualifications

Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California
Experience using ESRI based Geographic Information System (GIS)

Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment.


Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment.
May be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations.

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