• Full Time
  • San Jose, CA
  • $88,823.28 - $108,042.48 Annually USD / Year

Website sjenvironment City of San José

Requisition Number: 202300410

Salary Range: $88,823.28 – $108,042.48 Annually

Application Deadline: 5/21/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Senior Engineering Technician – Environmental Services Department (202300410)

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.

Our department is an exceptional place to start or grow your career. We have a supportive leadership team, numerous professional growth opportunities, and an inclusive workplace culture that is welcoming of your talents! Additionally, the City offers excellent health and pension benefits, as well as 15 paid holidays!

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) division of ESD is responsible for planning and implementing 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.

Position Duties

The Environmental Services Department is currently seeking to fill one (1) full-time Senior Engineering Technician vacancy in the CIP division. This position is a higher-level class in the Engineering Technician series and may supervise Engineering Technicians and Interns.

The selected candidate will work from the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. The Senior Engineering Technician will be responsible for providing technical support to a variety of ESD projects through planning, detailed design, bid and award, procurement, construction, post construction, and code compliance. This position may report to a Superintendent, a Program Manager, an Associate Engineer, or a Sanitary Engineer. This position may supervise and train associate engineering technicians and/or administrative staff.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting and assisting with program management activities such as: project and performance tracking; program and project reporting; review and interpretation of project schedules and estimates; document management; and development and implementation of program control systems, tools, and procedures.
  • Assisting with the review and/or preparation of engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, construction contracts, and bid process.
  • Assisting project managers with tracking project deliverables, cost, and schedule via the Capital Project Management System (CPMS) and/or other program systems and tools.
  • Preparing CAD drawings, diagrams, maps, and other material for reports and presentations; performing field inspections and assisting consultants with condition assessment and site investigation.
  • Interfacing effectively with consultants, contractors, operations and maintenance staff, and other city department staff.
  • Coordinate document management throughout the program including:
    • Establishing and maintaining electronic libraries
    • Organizing hardcopy files in physical libraries
    • Implementing city document retention policy
    • Assisting with overall project file management and closeout activities.
  • Contract administration and construction management support including but not limited to invoice review, managing process shutdown requests, change orders, etc..

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.

Salary Range:

  • Senior Engineering Technician: $88,823.28 – $108,042.48 annually

It includes the (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.  The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of high school or equivalent (General Education Development [GED] Test or California Proficiency Certificate).

Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/technical support experience, of which two (2) years of experience includes preparing engineering drawings, contract specifications, and cost estimates; drafting and structural detailing for final plans; construction or infrastructure inspection; or field surveying.

Acceptable Substitution: Successful completion of two (2) academic years or sixty (60) semester units of college level engineering technology courses or related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the remaining two (2) of four (4) years of sub-professional engineering/technical support experience. There will be no substitution for the two (2) years of experience preparing engineering drawings, contract specifications, and cost estimates; drafting and structural detailing for final plans; construction or infrastructure inspection; or field surveying.

Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California driver’s license.

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.

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 CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.

How to Apply

The requisition # for this job posting is 202300410. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to: www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers


Contact – Vaishali Vashistha at vaishali.vashistha@sanjoseca.gov


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