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 Assistant/Associate Engineers will help support efforts 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 Assistant/Associate Engineer will be given the opportunity to participate in team building efforts to accomplish the collective services, goals, projects, initiatives, and work plans of the Department and City.
The Traffic Engineering Section’s Assistant/Associate Engineer’s key assignments include PS&E development and review, traffic engineering policy implementation, traffic impact analysis review and conducting engineering studies. PS&E development includes roadway modifications, traffic signal and communications improvements, bike, ped, and complete streets elements, and traffic control plans. The Assistant/Associate is expected to work independently to coordinate with consultants, contractors, and other agencies on behalf of the City, as well as communicate with project stakeholders including property owners, other City staff, and public officials.
Under the direction of a Senior Engineer, the Assistant/Associate Engineer 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 www.cityofsanmateo.org
Why Join our Department?
When you join the Public Works Department, you will work among collaborative and energetic colleagues who share a passion for serving our San Mateo citizens and improving the community in which we live and work. Our team is comprised of individuals with diverse talents and experience in various fields. We will provide you with a wide range of opportunities in a team-based collaborative environment while helping you achieve your professional goals. Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, Creativity, Transparency and Informed Risk-taking are attributes within the City’s mission, values and organizational principles that we are seeking in the candidates.
The City of San Mateo Public Works Department is seeking one Assistant/Associate Engineers for the Traffic Engineering Section. Candidates should be highly motivated, experienced, seek professional growth, and desire to lead and support in the delivery and review of various City projects.
As Assistant/Associate Engineer, you would support the Department’s mission to operate, maintain and improve the City’s infrastructure. The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance, repair, cleaning, and construction of the City’s major capital improvement projects and infrastructure, which include: sewer and storm conveyance systems, wastewater treatment plant, streets, street lights, traffic signals, publicly owned parking lots and garages, pump stations, a major lagoon, and dams and levees. The Department also reviews plans and inspects the construction of public improvements to serve new private residential, commercial, and industrial developments and administers contracts for the collection, disposal, and recycling of solid waste. The Department is also responsible for the City’s review and management of right-of-way impacts associated with private development and traffic operations. The Department’s primary function is customer service and response to public needs.
While this recruitment is focused on the Traffic Engineering Section assignments, all engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply as this recruitment may be utilized in the future to support other Public Works Department programs, which include the Pavement Management Program, Traffic Operations, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning, Private Development, and Stormwater and Flood Protection. This is an exciting opening for you to be engaged and challenged with the opportunity to improve our San Mateo community.
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Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge skills and abilities would be:
Equivalent to Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or a related field.
One year of experience in professional engineering work in the area of assignment.
Posession of an Engineer-in-Training Certificate. REQUIRED - Please attach to your on-line employment application. Your application will not be considered if not attached.
Associate Engineer - In addition to the qualifications for an Assistant Engineer
Two yars of professional engineering experience comparable to that of an Assistant Engineer in the City of San Mateo.
Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.
Additional Salary Information: •Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
•CalPERS retirement 2% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members. Classic employees contribute 7.84% to CalPERS and New members contribute 6.75% to CalPERS with participation in the Social Security Program
•Programs: City contribution of 1.0% of base salary to Retirement Health Savings Account
•Deferred Comp: City match up to 0.5% of base salary
•Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation, Employee Assistance Program and Credit Union Membership
•Bilingual Differential: $195 monthly (if applicable)
•Employee Housing Loan Program up to $7,500 for certain costs associated with either a home purchase or rental assistance
•This classification falls within an employee bargaining unit, employees of which may elect to join
Internal Number: 19-14
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