Deputy Director of Public Works – Wastewater Treatment, Hydraulics and Transportation Capital Project Delivery

City of San José, CA - San Jose, CA

The City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world’s leading region of innovation and is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States. The City’s Finance Department works in partnership with the departments of Human Resources, Information Technology, and Public Works as the Strategic Support City Service Area to effectively develop, manage and safeguard the City’s fiscal, physical, technological and human resources to enable and enhance the delivery of City services and projects. The Finance Department has 125 authorized positions.

The Deputy Director for Wastewater Treatment, Hydraulics and Transportation Capital Project Delivery Services oversees six functional areas: Electrical Engineering, Storm, Roads and Bridges, Sanitary Master Planning, Sanitary Engineering, and construction at the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Water Facility. The Deputy Director is supported by a team of approximately 100 full time employees who contribute to a highly collaborative, highly productive, family like work environment.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter and collaborative process improvement leader with a strong engineering background. They are an effective and empathetic communicator who is skilled at building positive relationships. They take a collaborative approach when working with stakeholders inside and outside the City yet can hold their own and represent the department’s interests when engaging with strong personalities.

The best-qualified candidate is a mentor who is committed to workforce development. They empower their employees, support their professional development, and recognize their achievements.

The successful candidate will be someone who appreciates San José’s diversity and wants to make a positive impact on the community.

Previous experience working in a large, complex government agency will be an asset but is not required. Experience in the delivery of design-build projects will be an asset but is not required. Previous experience working in a large, complex scale wastewater treatment construction will be an asset but is not required.

Requires successful completion of advanced course work from an accredited four-year college or university in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering; architecture or landscape architecture; business, public administration; or related field; AND six (6) years of experience in senior level administrative and/or analytical work in a public or private agency. Experience managing a work unit equivalent to a major division within a city operating department is desirable. Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers may be required.

Salary: $124,012 - $193,173 + benefits.

Apply on-line by June 25, 2021. For additional information, please contact: Cindy Krebs,, or Sherrill Uyeda,

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