Associate Engineer

City of Palo Alto
May 17, 2023
Palo Alto, CA
Job Type



Career Opportunity

Under the direction and with general supervision, the Associate Engineer performs moderately difficult professional engineering field and office work in program planning, designing, construction, and/or maintenance. This position will report to the Senior Engineer of the Asset Management group in the water, gas, and wastewater (WGW) section of the Utilities Engineering Department. This Associate Engineer's responsibilities include: maintaining and continuously updating a database of WGW utility assets, conducting field verification and/or collecting GPS survey data of existing utility features, researching as-built information from record drawings, indexing as-built drawings into the department's document management application, mapping utility information in GIS database, assisting Engineers with other functions on various projects as needed, and the essential duties listed below.

Ideal Candidate.

  • Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Knowledge of civil, mechanical, or traffic engineering principles and techniques depending upon the area of assignment. Computer skills including computerized mapping.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and to be flexible in work assignments

This position is part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Essential Duties

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to, the following
Prepares designs, specifications, plans, estimates, and reports involved in utility project designs and plans.
Performs various studies and analyses related to planning, budgeting, special projects, and programs.
Assists in managing utility construction projects including contract administration, scheduling, interacting with consultants and the public, and quality control.
Works with the public to provide utility customer service for water, gas, and wastewater utilities.
Works with contractors and the department's construction crews to coordinate the installation of the City's utility distribution, collection, and service facilities.

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Minimum Qualifications
Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:
Bachelor of Science degree in civil, chemical, environmental, mechanical, traffic, or other approved engineering curriculum, depending upon the area of assignment and Two years related engineering experience.
(Note: Master's Degree or registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California may be considered in lieu of one year's experience.)
Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year.

  • Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan
  • Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan
  • Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary
  • Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan
  • Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability plan
  • 12 annual paid holidays
  • Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA
  • 96 hours annual sick leave
  • Direct Deposit
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses

Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)

  • 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees
  • One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees
  • 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members
  • Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only
  • Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service

Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs.

Closing Date/Time: 6/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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