Engineer I/II-Regional Wastewater Facility CIP, Environmental Services Department

City of San José - Environmental Services Department | San Jose. CA

Salary Range: $79,768.00 - $106,059.20 Annually
Open Date: 7/14/2021
Close Date: 7/26/2021

Position Description

About the Department

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a place where people do great work and make a difference. To see some of the first-rate work ESDers have accomplished in the past fiscal year, review the ESD 2020 Annual Report ( For more information about the department, please visit our website or @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join us to make a difference!

Positions & Duties

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at

The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Engineer I/II classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.

Engineer I: $79,768.00-$100,921.60

Engineer II: $83,782.40-$106,059.20

ESD is looking to fill one (1) Engineer I/II position in the Capital Improvement Program located at the Regional Wastewater Facility, at 700 Los Esteros Road, San Jose CA 95134.

The Engineer I/II will be assigned to work, under the direction of an Associate Engineer or a Senior Engineer, on the capital improvement projects from feasibility and development, to design, bid and award, construction and post-construction. The Engineer I/II will perform a variety of tasks and the key responsibilities are listed below:

Review plans, specifications, and cost estimates prepared by design consultants at different design stages and provide comments.

Provide support during the construction of capital improvement projects including review of product and process submittals, requests for information, potential contract change orders, design modifications, and testing, startup, and commissioning plans.

Prepare cost estimates.

Perform field investigation.

Schedule, assign, and direct activities for Engineering Technicians and Interns.

Communicate and coordinate activities between contractors, inspectors, facility staff, and consultants.

Organize coordination meetings and design review workshops, and prepare meeting agenda and minutes.

Prepare a variety of correspondences, reports, and technical memorandums.

Utilize various computer programs to analyze data and produce presentations.

Generate and maintain project information in the City’s database system.

Review engineering calculations, technical memorandums, design reports, and detailed designs for wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation and replacement projects, including piping, pump stations, HVAC systems, process instrumentation and control systems, and other various wastewater treatment process equipment.

An Engineering degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental or similar engineering field is desirable.

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


Engineer I and II

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the required professional engineering designation OR possession of an Engineering-In-Training (EIT) certificate. Professional engineering designation specified in the job description above.

Acceptable Substitution:

Certificate of successful completion of the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) examination issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists may be substituted for the required education.

2. Experience:

Engineer I - None
Engineer II - One (1) year of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience reviewing and preparing plans, estimates, and specifications.

3. Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California driver’s license 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, including federal and state rules and regulations. Possession of a Certificate of Registration in the required engineering discipline is desirable

Analytical Thinking - Approaches a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach

Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

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

Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

Initiative - Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.

Problem Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

Reliability - Completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate.

How to Apply

The Job ID for this position is 2100769. To view the complete announcement and to apply, please visit If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Lupe Rodarte-Velasquez at
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