The Engineering Department is comprised of Capital Improvement, Land Development Services, Landscape Architecture, and Public Works Inspection. Capital Improvement prepares the contract documents for the construction of public improvements throughout the City. The four sections work closely under the supervision of the Director of Engineering/City Engineer and provide orderly development and project implementation. The Engineering Department’s Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Division staff includes a Senior Civil Engineer, three Associate Civil Engineers and two Engineering Technicians. The Division is seeking to fill a currently vacant Associate Civil Engineer position with an experienced Public Works Project Manager.
Under the general direction of the Senior Civil Engineer, the Associate Civil Engineer will be responsible for the design and construction of projects involving major maintenance and/or expansion of each of the four utility systems described in "The Community" section of this brochure. Currently, projects total $3 to $4 million a year, but that dollar amount is expected to increase as the City’s Utility Planning Manager is updating both the Water and Sewer Master Plans. In general, the Associate Civil Engineer will:
Assist in preparing and reviewing various codes and code amendments including staff reports and committee presentations and interprets code requirements and regulations for staff and customers.
Assist in developing the most efficient and effective scope of work for each utility project assigned.
Assist with the development of each utility project’s design and construction budgets.
Be able to predict and identify service impacts the implementation of each assigned project will have on the community and customers.
Be responsible for all public outreach necessary to successfully complete the design and construction of the projects.
Be expected to manage the schedule and budget for each assigned project.
Train and provide technical guidance to building inspection, plan check and permit staff.
Work in close partnership with the Public Works Inspection Division, who will be the primary, day-to-day on-site City field representative during construction each project
Be expected to frequent each job site and work closely with the Public Works Inspectors to resolve design issues, should they arise during construction.
The ideal candidate will be experienced guiding public infrastructure projects related to water distribution, sewer collection, recycled water distribution, and storm drain collection and discharge through design and construction. The Associate Civil Engineer is expected to able to work independently on assigned projects, with minimal supervision or guidance needed during the design and construction activities. While the Associate Civil Engineer may be required to do some design work, most projects will be designed by consultant engineers under the direction of the Associate Civil Engineer. The exact split between the two design alternatives is dynamic and will be based on the Associate Civil Engineer’s experience and workload, as well as various project specific requirements. Regardless of design method, the Associate Civil Engineer will be responsible for managing every project’s schedule and budget. Construction will follow the Public Works design-bid-build method of contractor selection in accordance with the California State Contractor Code for General Law Cities.
The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of:
Public works contracts for professional services.
Team building and conflict resolution.
Local agencies standard specifications and details.
Water and sewer collection systems design/construction/operation.
Water and sewer master plans.
Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Work with the public.
Develop request for qualifications/proposals.
Develop consultant scopes, negotiate and manage contracts.
Prepare, review and evaluate engineering designs.
Manage and oversee multiple projects at the same time.
A typical qualifying background would be a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and a minimum of four years of progressively responsible general public works experience related to municipal wet utilities.
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required.
• A valid certificate of registration as a Registered Civil Engineer issued by California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is required.
About City of Pleasanton
Pleasanton is a major suburb identified by the U.S. Census as one of the wealthiest middle-sized cities in the nation and was included on Money Magazine’s list of the ’50 Best Cities to Live 2014’ and on 24/7 Wall Street’s list of ‘America’s 50 Best Cities to Live’. Pleasanton ranked #31 on Money’s annual list of the Best Places to Live, and #9 on the publication’s list of the Top Earning Towns in the nation. The rankings were determined on the basis of variables such as crime, education, employment growth, recreation, infrastructure, environment and housing affordability.
Work in Pleasanton:
Located at the junction of I-580 and I-680, Pleasanton is proximate to the major business markets of Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Central Valley.
Pleasanton supports a thriving business community of more than 4,000 companies, from Fortune 500 to home-grown innovation firms.
Business sectors range from software to biotechnology to professional services in more than 15 million square feet of office and industrial space.
Many businesses make their home in the nationally-recognized Hacienda Business Park which boasts 850 acres of versatile space and wired inf...rastructure.
Linking the workforce to the region are two BART stations, the Altamont Corridor Express commuter train and regional bus service.