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Associate Engineer (Capital Projects) job in Mountain View

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Organization:  City of Mountain View
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Mountain View
Salary and Benefits:  $93,567 to $110,079 Annually

Associate Engineer – Capital Projects

$93,567 to $110,079 Annually*

Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave, health, & CalPERS retirement (2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members). Employees contribute 11.5% to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction.


We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, multitasking individual to join the Capital Projects Section team as an Associate Engineer. This position combines the technical knowledge of engineering with the art and vision of planning and design to deliver high quality projects for the vibrant City of Mountain View. The duties include preparation and management of engineering studies, designs, specifications, and cost estimates for the City’s utilities and streets related capital projects.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an industrious worker with a minimum of two years of responsible civil engineering experience performing duties comparable to those of an Assistant Engineer in the City of Mountain View and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering. A valid California Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certificate and a valid California C driver’s license are required. Possession of a Registered Civil Engineer with the State of California is highly desirable. Our ideal candidate will be proficient in working on multiple projects; will have excellent communication skills; interact well with customers; and will execute confident and excellent judgment in making decisions.

Our Department

This is a full time position in the Capital Projects Section of the Engineering Division in the Public Works Department and works closely with the other Public Works Sections, including Construction, Public Services and Traffic. This position may report to the Principal or Senior Civil Engineer. The Capital Projects Section currently comprises of two Senior Engineers, four Project Managers, and three Assistant/Associate Civil Engineers. Potential projects that the candidate could work on include water and sewer main replacement, new storm water technology and recycled water system expansion projects.

Our City

Our City’s mission is to work together to provide quality services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner. We provide a full range of services to a diverse community of approximately 74,000 residents. We are home to a solid small-business base as well as many of the world’s most pioneering organizations. We encourage a collaborative, team-based approach for dealing with projects and problems in the workplace; and promote a culture of sustainability, wellness, continuous learning, professional growth and career advancement.

How To Apply

Applications, supplemental questionnaires and resumes may be submitted on-line at www.calopps.org. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 16, 2014 or until 150 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. Application, supplemental questionnaire and resume screening will be part of the examination process. Based on the application screening, the candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to a Skype or phone interview. Candidates passing the initial interview will be invited to an oral interview and written exercise (weighted 100 percent). Depending on the number of applications, the above process may be altered.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a preemployment process, including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.

* Pay beyond the control point may be awarded depending on experience and qualifications and/or extraordinary performance.

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