Job Details

City of San Jose
  • Position Number: 5074500
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Requisition Number: 202300296

Salary Range: $153,032.88 - $193,698.96 Annually

Application Deadline: Open Until Fill

Senior Project Manager - Environmental Services Dept (202300296)

About the Department

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a national leader in pollution prevention, watershed protection, utility service provision, and climate action. Together, ESD employees positively impact every resident and business in San Jose.

To learn more about ESD, follow @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and San Jose Environmental Services on LinkedIn.

Capital Improvement Program Division

The Division The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) division is leading one of the largest public works programs in San José's history! The division is responsible for delivering a 10-year capital improvement program estimated at $1.4 billion and assuring the future of wastewater treatment services for 1.7million residents and 17,000 businesses.

The CIP division performs the overall planning and project delivery for all aspects of the Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) treatment process, including program administration and budget planning. 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.

Position Duties

The Environmental Services Department is currently seeking to fill multiple Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer positions in support of the RWF CIP division.

This position will work closely with the Program Management Consultant (PMC) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) staff in an integrated Program Management Office (PMO) to deliver a wide variety of capital improvement projects at the RWF.

The Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer will serve as a Project Manager through all phases of capital project delivery from project initiation to feasibility development, design, bid and award, construction, testing, start-up and commissioning and post construction for his/her assigned project(s).

Responsibilities may include:

  • Consultant procurement documents (RFQs/RFPs)

  • Conducting contract negotiations and administration

  • Directing the preparation and approval of project deliverables prepared by Consultants (i.e. condition assessment reports, alternative analysis reports, conceptual design reports, preliminary design reports, detail design drawings, specifications, permit documents, and construction estimates)

  • Preparing Council memos and presentations for contract award.

The Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer will also participate in resource planning, staff recruitment and development. They will be responsible for hiring, training, developing, managing, and supervising professional engineering and technical support staff.

Projects planned in the coming years include potentially Primary Clarifier Rehabilitation, Secondary Clarifiers Rehabilitation, Aeration Basin Modifications, New Disinfection Facilities, Final Effluent Pump Station, Additional Anaerobic Digester Upgrades, and Yard Piping Improvements.

Salary ranges

The total salary range for the Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer is $153,032.88 - 193,698.96 Annually. This amount includes an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. While final salary will be determined based on a selected candidate's qualifications, due to the specialized nature of these positions, salary offers will likely be in the top third of the Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer salary range.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, or related engineering discipline.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience in the wastewater treatment industry.

Acceptable Substitution: A Master's degree in Environmental Engineering or other related disciplines can be substituted for one year of professional engineering experience.

Required Licensing: Certificate of Registration from State of California in a Civil/Mechanical/Chemical professional engineering discipline. Possession of a valid State of California's driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications: Master's degree and emphasis in Environmental or Hydraulic Engineering are highly desirable.

Additional Information:

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.

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system.

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.

Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email and we will research the status of your application.

How to Apply

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