Senior Engineer – Operations & Maintenance – Environmental Services Dept (202300271)

City of San Jose | San Jose, CA

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Posted Date 2/21/2024

Requisition Number: 202300271

Salary Range: $144,296.88 - $182,495.04 Annually

Application Deadline: 4/1/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


Senior Engineer – Operations & Maintenance – Environmental Services Dept (202300271)


Our diverse and inclusive workforce of more than 7,000 employees play a key role in the success of San José, the heart of the Silicon Valley. All City of San José employees work together as one team to make San José a vibrant, innovative, and desirable place to live and work. Visit here to learn more about San José.  

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.


About Wastewater Operations & Maintenance
The Wastewater Facility Operations & Maintenance section is responsible for the daily functioning and control of the Regional Wastewater Control Facility. The facility operates with an extensive system of instrumentation that sends signal/status to a central processing unit (computer system).
Operations are supported by maintenance staff for repairs for technical services for the design and implementation of improvement and replacement projects, and the onsite laboratory for hundreds of accurate analyses every week to assess the treatment results.
To learn about the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, check out the website for more information.

Position and Duties: Senior Engineer
The City’s San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) in the Environmental Services Department is currently recruiting for a highly motivated Senior Engineer to oversee the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Engineering and Asset Management section comprising of eleven (11) full-time employees, including engineers, engineering technicians, and Geographic Information System Specialists.
Typical duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Lead and manage various staff in O&M Engineering, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) groups. 
  • Project management for various O&M design and construction projects.
  • Manage professional service contracts for various O&M projects.
  • Procurement of construction contracts, professional services, various service contracts for repairs, and rehabilitation of various treatment process areas.
  • Coordinator of the Asset Management (above-ground assets) and GIS (below-ground assets) Program requirements with the RWF O&M Capital Improvement Program staff.
  • Administer and implement the electronic document management systems for RWF O&M Division.
  • Prepare technical reports, documentation, and memorandums.
  • Develop project proposals and work plans for O&M; and work with the capital improvement Project Managers in the development of their proposals, as needed.
  • Establish standard specifications, details, and standard operating procedures.
  • Establish and oversee risk-based methodologies to manage all assets.
  • Coordinate the Asset Management Program requirements with Engineering, Operations, Finance, IT, and Support Services. 


Salary Information:
The annual salary range for the position is presently $144,296.88 – $182,495.04. This salary range include an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation. Actual salary shall be determined by the final candidates’ qualifications and experience.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the required professional engineering discipline.

2. Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience.

3. Licenses:

  • Certificate of Registration in a relevant professional engineering discipline.
  • Possession of a valid State of California’s driver’s license may be required.

Other Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Phil Dunbar at


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

The requisition # for this job posting is 202300271. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to:


Contact – Phil Dunbar at

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