• Full Time
  • San Jose, CA
  • $144,362.40 - $182,735.28 Annually USD / Year

Website City of San José

Requisition Number: 2300345

Salary Range: $144,362.40 – $182,735.28 Annually

Application Deadline: April 10, 2023

Senior Project Manager (Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer), Capital Improvement Program – Environmental Services Department – (2300345)

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! We offer an array of meaningful career paths and value flexibility – offering hybrid work and alternative work schedules in select roles. Additionally, the City offers excellent health and pension benefits, as well as 15 paid holidays!

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

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 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.

Positions & Duties

The total salary range for the Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer is $144,362.40 – $182,735.28 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.

ESD is seeking to fill multiple Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer positions in support of the RWF CIP division. The Senior Wastewater Facility Engineer position is a management classification, reporting to a Principal Wastewater Facility Engineer.

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 preparing 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.


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.

Licenses or Certificates: Certificate of Registration from State of California in a Civil/Mechanical/Chemical professional engineering discipline. If P.E. from another state, a California P.E. must be obtained within one year of date of hire. Possession of a valid State of California driver’s 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.

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Brandon Voelker at Brandon.Voelker@sanjoseca.gov.

Additional Information

-Link to Benefits: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/human-resources/benefits

-Link to Department Website: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/environmental-services

Per the City’s COVID19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy the City requires all employees starting on or after February 11, 2022, to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption.  Proof of vaccination means that employees are required to be “up-to-date” with regard to the COVID-19 vaccine. Consistent with the Santa Clara County Public Health Order issued on December 28, 2021, “up-to-date” means that employees are required to be vaccinated with the entire recommended initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine (two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine).

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 www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.

This is an open until filled recruitment. The next review of applications will be on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The application deadline will be Monday, April 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM. 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. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or at Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.


 How to apply

The requisition # for this job posting is 2300345. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to: www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers


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Contact – Brandon Voelker at Brandon.Voelker@sanjoseca.gov.

Website – https://www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers

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