Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by ranking second on the “Best Run City in America” list by 24/7 Wall Street and America’s third “Sharpest, Smartest City” by Reader’s Digest. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 235,439 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs over 915 regular employees and has an annual operating budget of approximately $192.2 million.
Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.
THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
The Public Works Department plays a key role in shaping the community and its future, as Fremont has several transformative land use and transportation projects underway to support the City’s vision of being “strategically urban”. Public Works is responsible for engineering, transportation, civic facilities, inspections, and maintenance for the City. The Engineering Division within Public Works helps deliver land development projects, executes the design and construction of public projects, and maintains and enhances the City’s transportation network.
Fremont is “on the rise” with a bold plan to develop Downtown Fremont into a vibrant mixed-use district, including a new civic center. Other key projects include the Warm Springs “Innovation District” where over 850 acres are transforming into a mixed-use, transit-oriented employment center home to advance manufacturing companies. Public Works is managing the construction of an iconic pedestrian access bridge which will cross over Union Pacific Railroad to connect the new Warm Springs BART station to the nearby employment hub—home to the Tesla factory, Fremont’s largest employer.
The City of Fremont currently has two openings in the Development Section of Public Works Department for Engineer I/ Engineer II, and Associate Engineers who can help us deliver the best in development so our community can thrive. The Associate Engineer will perform and lead professional-level engineering work for a wide variety of development projects coordinating review of private development projects from entitlement to construction. The Engineer I/II will perform professional level engineering work related to the review of a wide variety of development projects in various phases of development. Placement for these positions will depend on candidate qualifications.
Associate Civil Engineer – Development Section
The Associate Civil Engineer reports directly to a Principal Civil Engineer and works closely with various City departments in the review of private development projects from the entitlement phase to the eventual construction of the public and private improvements necessary to support proposed development. The review includes, but is not limited to ensuring proposed private development projects are in conformance with Provision C.3 of the Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit, City of Fremont Development Policies, Standard Details and Specifications, and the Subdivision Map Act.
• Meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers and the general public relative to city policies, regulations, and procedures. • Review plans prepared by others for conformance with technical standards and specific Fremont ordinances and policies. • Perform work, which involves conventional engineering practice, but may include a variety of complex features. • Demonstrate the ability to anticipate customer’s needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, and respectful manner. • Develop effective working relationships with the development community, co-workers across department lines, and community stakeholders utilizing conflict resolution, collaboration, and communication skills to ensure team meets or exceeds project goals. • Coordinate projects with various agencies, such as Caltrans, Union Sanitation District (USD), Alameda County Water District (ACWD) and Alameda County Flood Control (ACFC). • Review legal property descriptions, ordinances, assessment plans and other written materials. • Approve documents, reports and other functions requiring certification as a Professional Engineer. • Write letters, project conditions and staff reports as required for the project. • Other duties as assigned including the flexibility to work on stretch assignments to foster professional growth.
Civil Engineer I/II – Development Section
The Civil Engineer I/II performs professional level engineering work related to the review of construction documents for a wide variety of development projects.
• Reviews development projects for conformance with City and State regulations. • Reviews site design submittals on commercial, industrial, and residential lots. • Review street improvement plans, final maps, and legal descriptions. • Coordinates projects with various agencies, customers, and consultants. • Performs field inspections of on-site grading, drainage, layout, and construction of streets, curbs, gutters, culverts, sidewalks, subdivisions, and other projects. • Assists the public with questions involving engineering issues at the Plans and Permits counter. • Researches property ownership and boundaries necessary in securing easements, right-of-ways and titles.
IDEAL CANDIDATE — Your Future is BRIGHT in Fremont
ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER: The top candidates will exhibit the following skills, attributes, and competencies: • Excited to work for a diverse community preparing for urban growth with corresponding infrastructure needs. • A dynamic leader and project manager who quickly becomes a champion for his/her projects, our department and our community. • Knowledgeable and experienced in professional engineering practices, and be flexible, progressive and innovative in seeking solutions. • Detail-oriented, from plans and specs preparation and review, to managing project budgets and funding, yet has the ability to see the big picture vision and guide the project based on that vision. • Passionate about the service they provide, purposeful in delivering a high quality work product, and perseveres to achieve their goals. • Seek collaborative opportunities to learn from talented co-workers and grow professionally. • A strong communicator - both written and verbal.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Any combination of education and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job would be qualifying. However, we are seeking individuals that strive to exceed expectations. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field and four years of professional engineering experience, of which one year must be at a level equivalent to the City’s Engineer II.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (CE) in the State of California is required. City may consider candidates without Professional Engineer license for placement as an Engineer II until license is obtained. Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license is required. Experience in a municipal setting and/or combination of public/private sector experience or a technical or leadership– based Master’s degree are all desirable.
CIVIL ENGINEER I/II: The top candidates will exhibit the following skills, attributes, and competencies: • Engineering terminologies with the ability to work in a team environment. • Have a working knowledge of the private development process and be able to assist Associate Civil Engineers in the review of public and private street improvement, and grading and drainage plans. • Assist Associate Civil Engineers in review of plans for conformance with technical standards and specific Fremont ordinances and policies. • Review cost estimates. • Prepare public and private street improvement agreements. • Establish and maintain files and records for multiple development projects. • Have a working knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS). • Provide quality customer service to the development community. • A strong communicator both written and verbal.
Education, Experience and Certification
Civil Engineer I: The successful candidates will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering. No professional experience is required; however, some technical-level experience and/or experience as an intern is highly desirable. The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully. Experience with AutoCAD is desirable. Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license is required.
Civil Engineer II: In addition to the above, eighteen months of progressively responsible civil engineering experience is required. Possession of an appropriate MS degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Possession of a valid Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate issued by State of California or equivalent certification from another U.S. State or territory is required.
About City of Fremont
Fremont is a family-friendly city with great schools, beautiful parks, and a low crime rate. It is the fourth largest city in the Bay Area, with a population of 210,000 and is nationally recognized as an innovative leader in municipal government. The City offers a supportive team atmosphere, plus competitive salaries and great benefits. It has an exceptional workforce of 900 employees, with leadership provided by the City Manager and City Council.