Role SANDAG is seeking Associate Engineers to work within the SANDAG Engineering and Construction Department. These positions will assist project managers in the construction management for capital project delivery within the San Diego region, including design, construction and quality management.
These positions are ideal for engineering professionals with a strong interest in working on projects that will directly benefit the San Diego community. These positions will allow the selected applicant to learn from experienced professionals and develop expertise in the fields of construction and quality management.
Overview of Capital Improvement Program The SANDAG Engineering and Construction Department is responsible for implementing projects that enhance the regional transportation network and improve the efficiency of existing resources in close collaboration with our regional partners. Examples of significant projects currently underway or in the planning process include the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Improvements, and high-priority Regional Bikeway Projects in the City of San Diego and other jurisdictions.
Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in civil, structural, electrical, systems or transportation engineering. Registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) or as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of California is desirable.
Three years of increasingly responsible, professional capital project design, construction, and delivery experience, preferably for transportation related projects
Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of construction, engineering, right-of-way, and environmental permitting; construction, implementation, and administration of transportation projects in environmentally sensitive areas.
Ability to prepare and review specifications and plans for regional transportation projects; ability to coordinate with contractors and other professionals in the development and delivery of engineering plans, specifications, estimates, reports, calculations, and approved specifications.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate several concurrent projects at various stages of completion; ability to establish and maintain priorities and work independently.
Demonstrated computer software proficiency using various programs from the Microsoft Office Suite and other PC-based applications; experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD), financial management systems, project management, and scheduling software is desirable.
Benefits SANDAG offers comprehensive benefits, to include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Additionally, SANDAG offers the following:
Hybrid work (Monday and Wednesday telework days; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in office days)
9/80 flexible work schedule (every other Monday off)
Pay-for-performance merit increases
CalPERS pension plan with employer and employee contributions
Excellent health insurance options for employees and their eligible dependents
Free dental and vision insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
Education Assistance of up to $5,250 a year for regular employees
Free transit pass for use throughout the San Diego region, bus, Rapid Express, Trolley, and COASTER
Paid time off including 12 paid holidays, 2 floating holiday days, generous paid time off (PTO) per year, depending on length of service
SANDAG is one of the most recognized regional agencies in the nation with responsibilities that cover a broad range of complex, interrelated program areas connected by a Quality of Life theme. We are best known for our efforts related to transportation and this role continues to expand as we push beyond traditional boundaries to deliver a state-of-the-art transportation system for the region. In recent years SANDAG’s leadership in areas such as comprehensive land use and environmental planning, public safety, and state-of-the-art modeling and data systems, also have earned us much acclaim. With an employee group about 200 strong, we work for our Board of Directors - mayors, councilmembers, supervisors, and other leaders representing the jurisdictions within the San Diego region and neighboring areas. They play the important role of making policy decisions that shape the future of the region. Our collaboration with stakeholders, partners, and the community, the precision of our data, the completeness of our reports and studies, and our sound recommendations are essential components of the regional decision-making process.