The City of San Mateo Public Works Department is Looking for Two Senior Engineers
Why Join our Department? The City of San Mateo is seeking two Senior Engineers, for the Clean Water Program (CWP) and for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Delivery/Construction, who are highly motivated, experienced, seek professional growth, and desire to lead in the delivery of capital improvement projects. All engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply.
The City’s CIP is growing to unprecedented levels, exceeding $1 billion. The City has exciting Programs which include the CWP (focused on wastewater treatment and collection system improvements), Pavement Management Program, Traffic Action Plans, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, Private Development, and Stormwater and Flood Protection. Each of these programs are engaging, challenging, and are a critical function of improving our community. Look to some of the reasons why the City of San Mateo is a great place to work: https://youtu.be/XNAF7GZUNl8
The City of San Mateo is a very progressive City that encourages staff and resident engagement to develop positive solutions that meet the demands of the community and regulatory landscape. To this end, the Senior Engineers will help lead efforts utilizing networking skills and developing new strategies and tactics to accomplish short and long-term project deliveries, while sustaining the City’s missions, visions and goals. The Public Works Department is committed to high performance levels and standards, utilizing best practices relative to performance management and team-oriented approaches. The Department supports staff development through a variety of internal and external training opportunities. Each Senior Engineer will be given the opportunity to provide and participate in critical team leadership undertakings. As managers, the Senior Engineer role will include responsibility for ensuring the best possible performance of each employee and accomplishing the collective services, goals, projects, initiatives, and work plans of the Department and City. What You’ll Do The CWP Senior Engineer’s key assignments align with the CWP’s goals and drivers, which are to 1) replace aging wastewater treatment and collection system infrastructure, 2) build capacity assurance and meet regulatory requirements, and 3) align with the City’s sustainability goals. The Senior Engineer will manage City and Consultant staff to successfully complete these goals and drivers. In addition, responsibilities may include leading, coordinating, and/or supporting a variety of the CWP functions, which include: program management, departmental and interdivisional coordination, change management, risk management, procurement, design delivery, program controls (funding, budgeting, and scheduling), environmental and permit compliance, outreach and engagement, and construction management.
The CIP Delivery/Construction Senior Engineer’s key assignments include leading staff and managing contractors in the delivery of complex capital improvements projects in a dynamic environment with a multitude of stakeholders, improving upon processes and standards to increase efficiencies, and maintaining a sensitivity to economic, social, and technical issues. Effective communication skills and the ability to recognize the interconnectedness of the various disciplines and stakeholders are critical to the success of this position. An Engineering Assistant and five Construction Inspectors report directly to the Senior Engineer in CIP Delivery/Construction.
Under the direction of an Engineering Manager, the Senior Engineers will perform the duties relative to their position. Demands of this position will continue to evolve and change to respond to community needs. Adaptability and flexibility are important for success in this position. For a complete list of duties, reference our job specifications at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/DocumentCenter/View/522
What You Need •You possess at least four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional engineering in areas of assignment. •You have the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related field. •You have a certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
Bonus Points (highly desirable) •Supervisory Experience •CWP Senior Engineer: Understanding of wastewater treatment and collection principles •CIP Delivery/Construction Senior Engineer: Desire to manage and deliver construction projects
About City of San Mateo
San Mateo is a city of approximately 100,000 residents, strategically located midway between San Francisco and San Jose, and is within the Silicon Valley. One of the City’s strengths is its diversity, both in the ethnic makeup and the physical development of the community. San Mateo has a vibrant business and retail environment with national and international businesses, two major shopping centers and an active downtown. The community values its historic and new residential neighborhoods and has a major new Transit Oriented Development that will add 1,500 new homes, 300,000 square feet of new retail and as much as 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space.
The City organization has a culture of innovation, collaboration and strong customer service, while implementing the City Manager’s initiative of a High Performing Organization. The City’s annual budget is $130 million and is staffed by over 540 full time employees. The City is continually evaluating new and innovative ways of providing high quality services to its residents while acknowledging the competing demands for the limited funds available. For more interesting facts, please visit: www.cityofsanmateo.org