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The CIP division is responsible for planning and implementing capital long term capital improvement projects at the Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF). The RWF is an advanced wastewater treatment plan that serves approximately 1.4 million residents over a 300 square mile service area. The ESD CIP division is currently comprised of 53 full-time positions that perform program administration, budget planning, project delivery, and process engineering services. The division is also supported by a co-located team of consultant staff and staff from the Department of Public Works who provide program management and construction management services, respectively. This integrated team is responsible for delivering a 10-year capital improvement program estimated at $1.4 billion. The RWF CIP is an exciting opportunity that stands among one of the largest construction programs in the South Bay.

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The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is currently recruiting for multiple Sanitary Engineer positions located at the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF). The incumbent in this position will be supervised by an Associate or Senior Engineer. The Sanitary Engineer will provide engineering and technical assistance in the development and delivery of wastewater capital improvement projects.

Combine your expertise with the on-the-job experience you’ll gain in CIP by working with multi-discipline engineering professionals, program management consultants, and San José Public Works staff. You will enjoy career development, new skills, mentoring, and the benefits of contributing to your community.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and provide technical review of project submittals including but not limited to feasibility studies, condition assessment reports, engineering calculations, conceptual design reports, 30-60-90-100% design documents, construction schedule, and construction estimate

  • Research and evaluate wastewater technology and equipment, and make selection recommendations based on sound engineering analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of project bid packages (i.e. plans & specifications) and coordination of contractors’ bid processes.
  • Evaluate, prepare, and/or coordinate responses to Requests for Information (RFI) and bid protests in a timely manner.
  • Preparing technical reports, documentations and memoranda.
  • Reviewing design guidelines and evaluate their relevance to new design projects.
  • Schedule, organize, prepare, and distribute meeting agendas, minutes, and/or presentation materials for meetings as assigned
  • Provide technical support during construction phase (i.e. review, prepare and coordinate responses to design related submittals, design change memos (DCM), RFIs and Potential Change Orders (PCO))
  • Negotiating, preparing, and managing consultant agreements and/or construction contracts.
  • Review and keep track of consultant invoices and Monthly Progress Reports
  • Participating in commissioning, post-construction process testing, and performance reviews.
  • Providing technical assistance to the RWF operations and maintenance
  • Managing workgroups and leading other staff in conducting field studies.

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.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

Education: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering science or environmental engineering.

Experience: One (1) year of professional sanitary or closely related engineering experience.
Acceptable Education/Experience Substitutions: Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training
Certificate or a valid Professional Engineer Certificate issued by the State of California, or Master's reciprocal states, may be substituted for the required education.

Possession of a Master’s degree with specialty in sanitary or environmental engineering may be substituted for the required experience.

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.

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