Environmental Engineering Coordinator

  • City of Sunnyvale
  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Dec 22, 2017
Full time Advocacy and Policy Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Management Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Under general direction of an Environmental Services Department Division Manager, Senior Environmental Engineer, or Environmental Programs Manager, performs professional environmental management duties in the office and field for the Department of Environmental Services; prepares technical reports related to areas of stormwater, wastewater, landfill gas and landfill monitoring, regulatory compliance, financial assurance mechanisms, inspection and repair for a variety of City, local, State and Federal agencies; and performs related work as required. 
The position of Environmental Engineering Coordinator is a fully qualified journey-level professional classification. This classification is distinguished from the higher-level Division Manager classifications in that the latter have overall responsibility for management of various services or programs. This classification is distinguished from the Senior Environmental Engineer and Environmental Programs Manager in that the higher classifications have broader programmatic responsibility.


(May include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Verifies and ensures City compliance with environmental regulations and permits.
  • Evaluates regulations and makes recommendations for City response.
  • Prepares and provides technical analysis and impact reports to a variety of local, State and Federal agencies; works closely with other agencies on program related activities.
  • Coordinates the development, design, and construction of a variety of environmental services projects.
  • Develops cost estimates; provides input to budget; tracks revenues and expenses.
  • Coordinates projects and provides project management of budget, compliance and scheduling.
  • Coordinates work performed by consultants and contractors, reviews billings and recommends approval of payments.
  • Assists department managers in the preparation of City Capital Project plans and specifications.
  • Represents the City in negotiations, formal testimony, and other contacts with regulatory agencies, governmental jurisdictions, contractors, leaseholders, and the general public.
  • Develops and submits reports and other correspondence to regulatory agencies.
  • Prepares requests for proposals and contract specifications and makes recommendations on acceptance of proposals.
  • Facilitates collaboration among internal and external partners
  • Prepares briefings, and establishes internal work plans to address impending requirements.
  • Researches, develops, and coordinates implementation of new programs.
  • Evaluates and coordinates revisions to ordinance and municipal code, City policies and operational procedures to ensure conformance and compliance with new and revised requirements.
  • Develops and writes grant applications

In addition to the above, if assigned to the Solid Waste Division, duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Designs, implements, and maintains solutions related to various aspects of postclosure maintenance of the landfill, including the management of landfill gas, landfill gas condensate, leachate, groundwater, stormwater and postclosure uses of the landfill.
  • Acts on behalf of the Solid Waste Programs Division Manager in his/her absence.
  • Reviews plans and specifications of public and private projects proposed on or near the landfill for potential impacts, informs developers/designers of impacts of landfill-related regulations and proposes necessary changes to projects.

In addition to the above, if assigned to the Regulatory Programs Division – WPCP Technical Support, duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops, guides, and implements data management methods to address regulatory requirements for wastewater and/or stormwater management.
  • Collects and evaluates program and operational data to ensure completion and conformance to regulatory requirements and business operating needs.
  • Researches and makes recommendations regarding implementation of technologies and management methods related to stormwater, wastewater, hazardous waste, and air quality management.
  • Reviews proposed public or private projects for compatibility with and impact to the City's environmental services and proposes necessary changes to the projects.

In addition to the above, if assigned to the Regulatory Programs Division – Sustainability Program, duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitates and works with City departments to document, track, evaluate and report on citywide Climate Action Plan implementation.
  • Develops, guides, and implements assigned sustainability projects and activities including preparation of project workplans, coordination with project partners and other city departments, and effectiveness evaluations.
  • Reviews and analyzes proposed legislation and regulatory developments; recommends appropriate course of action for the City according to City priorities and policies.
  • Presents information to the public to promote and garner support for the City's sustainability initiatives via multiple mediums including attending events and preparing public education materials
  • Supports the City's Sustainability Commission including preparation of materials, staffing Commission meetings, and posting Commission packets in accordance with the Brown Act requirements.

In addition to the above, if assigned to the Regulatory Programs Division – Stormwater, duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitates and guides citywide Green Infrastructure master planning including working with City Departments to scope the master planning process and develop key master plan components
  • Identifies and evaluates possible funding strategies; and tracking and reporting on progress and completion of critical master planning milestones.
  • Reviews and analyzes local monitoring data to determine appropriate control action implementation; tracking implementation milestones and results to support regulatory and pollutant load reduction reporting.
  • Collects and evaluates citywide stormwater program implementation and operational data to ensure completion and conformance to regulatory requirements and reporting.

In addition to the above, if assigned to the Water Pollution Control Plant Division, duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review design documents and technical memoranda for operations and maintenance implications and coordinate review.
  • Evaluate regulatory and compliance impact of designs and process changes.
  • Review construction schedules for impact to operations and coordinate shut-down requests.
  • Collect and analyze process data in support of new project designs and operational optimization efforts.
  • Conduct benchmarking, data collection, and site visits to gather information, and participate in regional meetings related to treatment plant O&M and capital projects.
  • Coordinate construction site visits and infield coordination before, during and post construction to support and validate design and operational efforts.

Closing date and time: 1/29/2018 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana


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Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


$102,844.97 - $131,259.03 Annually