Environmental Engineering Coordinator

  • Sunnyvale CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • May 15, 2019
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Regulatory Programs Division
Regular Full-Time Employment Opportunity

The Environmental Services Department provides comprehensive and innovative utility services for Sunnyvale's residents and businesses and facilitates initiatives to achieve the City's sustainability objectives. The department brings together technical, operational, and administrative professional disciplines to form its dedicated and dynamic team.

We are currently recruiting for an Environmental Engineering Coordinator position to support compliance at the Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Plant as part of the Regulatory Programs Division. The Water Pollution Control Plant is amid a long-term capital program, called the CleanWater Program, to replace or rehabilitate the facility to meet future community and environmental needs. The Regulatory Programs Division is an interdisciplinary technical team whose services include laboratory support for water and wastewater operations, outreach and inspection services for wastewater and stormwater quality protection, oversight and reporting for wastewater and citywide stormwater compliance, and coordination of the City's sustainability initiatives.

The Environmental Engineering Coordinator will work under the general direction of an Environmental Services Department Division Manager or Senior Environmental Engineer performing professional environmental management duties in the office and field for the Environmental Services Department. The position supporting the Regulatory Programs Division – WPCP Technical Support works with a diverse team of operations and maintenance staff, environmental consultants and contractors, and managers to ensure WPCP compliance with air and water quality regulations including the WPCP's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit and Title V Air Permit requirements; reviews, analyzes, and interprets operational and monitoring data; and prepares technical memoranda and reports. The position also participates in technical support projects such as evaluating process and performance data and special studies of treatment technologies.

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Essential Job Functions

(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 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.


Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, and occasional reaching, twisting, turning kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, documents and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, natural sciences, environmental studies, chemistry, biology, geology or a related field; AND
Three years of project management experience involving solid waste management or landfill engineering, water quality management, environmental regulatory compliance or a related environmental field.
Knowledge of: 

  • Environmental regulations and permits related to solid waste, wastewater, stormwater, hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, air quality, landfill gas, landfills, electricity generation and management, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy conservation.
  • Principles and practices related to the preparation of plans and specifications for a wide variety of landfill and solid waste projects.
  • Principles and practices related to water quality management, including wastewater treatment and stormwater management.
  • Principles and practices related to energy conservation, energy management, renewable energy generation, and evaluating and tracking greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Basic principles and practices of geology and environmental science relative to the migration of contaminants and slope stability and differential settlement.
  • Waste management laws and regulations in the State of California.
  • Water and air quality regulations in the State of California including NPDES requirements.
  • Electricity generation and greenhouse gas emission management laws and regulations in the State of California including CPUC requirements.
  • Public works construction and maintenance methods and practices and construction materials, designs and specifications.
  • Environmental or civil engineering, land surveying and drafting.
  • Office methods, procedures, software and equipment.

Ability to:  

  • Instruct personnel in proper work methods and standards.
  • Analyze complex issues and problems.
  • Design and implement practical solutions to a variety of technical problems.
  • Effectively manage and communicate technical data.
  • Move about the assigned program operational area to evaluate operations and condition of machinery and environmental control systems.
  • Safely use tools and power equipment during technical repairs of systems and equipment.
  • Operate a computer using word processing, data management, and business software and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain and promote positive and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, public officials and the public.
  • Demonstrate initiative and exercise good judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Work independently and as a team member; recognize and set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

Willingness to: 

Travel to various locations in the Bay Area and Sacramento.
Work around landfill gas, landfill gas condensate, leachate, wastewater, stormwater, biosolids, and hazardous materials, including dust and fumes.

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record.


Possession of a certificate to practice as a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, Certified Engineering Geologist, or Certified Hydrogeologist issued by the State of California, depending on the assigned work section.

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Government- Local/Regional


$104,894.40 - $133,889.61 Annually