Department of Public Works The City of Santa Clara's Department of Public Works seeks a result-oriented and innovative engineer to serve out the Department's mission to provide the highest quality public works services to the residents of Santa Clara, the development community, and our customers in a responsible and efficient manner. The ideal candidate will have engineering experience, excellent project management skills, and a strong oral and written communication background. Additionally, experience working in a team environment on significant projects, including working collaboratively with developers, contractors, technicians, field staff, outside agency staff, and the general public. The current position within the Traffic Division requires experience in the development or review of traffic impact analysis, long-range transportation planning, design and construction of traffic improvements, and grant preparation, including both formula-based and competitive. The second opportunity within the Land and Property Development Division will require experience in development in high-profile, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar development in a public-private partnership between the City of Santa Clara and its stakeholders in addition to the design construction review of encroachment permit improvements and experience with an extensive, multi-phase, long-term development plan.
The Position The first opportunity within the Traffic Division requires experience in the development or review of traffic impact studies, long-range transportation planning documents, design and construction of traffic improvements, and grant administration. The second opportunity within the Land and Property Development Division will require experience in development and design review of encroachment permit improvements and planning level documents in addition to working on a high-profile, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar development in a public-private partnership between the City of Santa Clara and its stakeholders. The successful incumbent will perform high-level, fast-paced engineering work relating to the permitting, design, and construction of work within the public right-of-way and on City property. This position will be primarily focused on the Related Santa Clara development. This development is a high profile, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar development directly across Tasman Drive from Levi's Stadium and is the result of a public-private partnership between the City of Santa Clara and Related Santa Clara. The 240-acre project consists of 9.2 million square-feet of development and is primarily built on the closed Santa Clara landfill on City property.
Perform challenging professional civil engineering field and office work in the planning, designing, construction and/or maintenance of programs and working with the public and consultants to provide professional direction and information on specific programs and projects. This position will also perform engineering assignments on a wide range of municipal projects of moderate to high complexity and provide leadership and supervision to professional and paraprofessional engineering staff.
**The eligible list for this position can be used for multiple departments within the
The city of Santa Clara.
The current opening is the Department of Public Works Traffic Division and Land and Property Development Division.**
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to the appointment.
Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume" or "see personnel file" in the employment history section of the application. To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application, 2) Resume, 3) Cover Letter, and 4) Supplemental Questions, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Under general supervision:
Conduct studies and analyses of engineering projects or problems, and prepares technical reports on matters of public interest, including City infrastructure and transportation planning activities, public works maintenance programs, public works projects and other municipal or public facilities (e.g., storm drains and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, traffic and transportation system, and public buildings)
Prepare and manage the preparation of preliminary, final design, and contract documents (plans, specifications, and cost estimates) for a wide variety of municipal public works projects such as those described above
May assist with the department's annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget
Update the City Standard Specifications, Standard Details, and Design Criteria
Supervise the management and maintenance of engineering records and drawings
Prepare and administer grant funding applications and reports
Oversee inspection and testing of public works projects and Encroachment Permit projects
May manage the City's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) Program
May manage operation of City traffic signals and transportation systems
Provide construction management, construction contract administration, and consultant contract administration for public works projects
May prepare or review for adequacy work necessary to accomplish assessment districts
Check plans submitted by private engineers and other public agencies for compliance with City standards related to public facilities and infrastructure
Prepare and administer request for proposals and consultant contracts for various projects including, but not limited to, public works projects, public buildings, environmental issues and studies
Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies having interest in the public work
Prepare and supervise preparation of plans, maps, plats, land descriptions, charts, diagrams, specifications, and reports
Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel
Direct and coordinate land surveying activities
Write, review and edit City Council agenda reports and engineering reports
Prepare and check subdivision maps, easement documents, and other title documents
Calculate and collect development fees
Manage the City's Encroachment Permits Program
Review and write conditions of approval for proposed development
Provide technical information to other City departments and to the general public
Represent the Department in community, other public agency and professional meetings
Act as a Principal Engineer or Traffic Engineer in his/her absence
Perform other related duties as assigned
A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering office and field work performing professional level engineering work.
A Master's Degree in any branch of Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATION
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment.
Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment.
Other licenses and certificates directly related to the Civil Engineering field (e.g. Geotechnical Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Structural Engineer, Land Surveyor, Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD), Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP)) is desirable.
Internal Number: 41-20-322
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The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city – one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation.