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Associate Civil Engineer / Associate Traffic Engineer job in Fremont

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Job Ref:  14PW04
Organization:  City of Fremont
Job Category:  Transportation
Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Fremont
Salary and Benefits:  $93,248 - $113,342


Recently ranked second on the “Best Run City in America” list by 24/7 Wall St. and America’s third “Sharpest, Smartest City” by Reader’s Digest, the City of Fremont is a City continuing to move forward! Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, this strategically urban city prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, and an incredibly diverse population of over 215,000 residents. As a full service City, Fremont employs over 830 regular employees and has an annual operating budget of $149.3 million dollars. Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, mutual respect, and diversity.


The Public Works Department is poised to play a key role in shaping the community and its future, as Fremont has several transformative land use and transportation projects underway and in planning to allow us to achieve 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 reviews proposed land development projects, executes the design and construction of public projects, and maintains and enhances the City’s transportation network. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.


The Associate Engineer will perform and lead professional-level engineering work for a wide variety of public works and transportation projects. These projects include new livable and complete streets projects focused on moving and connecting people safely and effectively, reconnecting the grid streets downtown, connecting people and businesses with our BART stations in our Warm Springs/Innovation District & downtown, and improving, replacing, and maintaining vital infrastructure throughout the City. The current opening is in the Design section of the Engineering Division. However, work in the position may allow for experience in the Transportation or Development Review sections of Public Works.


  • Manage challenging and multidisciplinary public works infrastructure projects from conception through construction: responsible for planning, budget, design, scheduling, bidding and contracting.
  • Prepare plans and specifications to achieve project goals while conforming with existing technical standards or develop new solutions when the project requires it.
  • Facilitate private development projects by assisting developers in complying with Engineering requirements and performing technical review of consult prepared maps and plans.
  • Prepare project scope and cost estimates for the Capital Budget (CIP) and seek funding for projects.
  • Select, manage and review the work of consultant teams to deliver all or parts of capital projects.
  • Prepare engineering designs and reports and sign them as a Professional Engineer.
  • Other duties as assigned including flexibility to work on stretch assignments to foster professional growth.

IDEAL CANDIDATE — Your Future is BRIGHT in Fremont

The top candidates will exhibit the following skills, attributes, and competencies:

  • Excited to work for a diverse community preparing for an exciting boom of 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 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.


Any combination of education and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform a satisfactory 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 and/or TE) in the State of California is required. Possession of a valid California class C driver’s license is required. Experience in a municipal setting and/or combination of Public/Private or a technical or leadership-based Master’s degree or AICP certification/planning experience are all desirable.


To be considered for this position, apply online by submitting a completed City application, resume and completed supplemental questionnaire at www.fremont.gov/apply. We are hoping to create an eligibility list from this recruitment that may be used for up to one year to fill future openings in Engineering/Public Works.

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. (PST), April 25, 2014


The process may include a panel interview and other related test components.  Reference, fingerprint checks, and medical clearance are required for this position.  Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process. 



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