Asset Data Engineer

City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 4 months ago

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.

Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 950 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.

Position Description:

The position will be the primary SDOT staff member responsible for on-boarding transportation asset data from as builts resulting from contractor and crew-delivered projects funded by the Move Seattle Levy and grant sources along with all curb ramps built in Seattle. This position will perform non-professional engineering tasks including maintaining and updating asset data and GIS map layers, enforcing ordinances and regulations, and providing guidance and assistance to other staff who are users of the Hansen/ Infor system. The position will utilize the Hansen 8 (Infor for Public Service) enterprise system for both asset data and work management and ArcGIS (ESRI) to enter locational data and analyze asset performance and distribution. The person in this position will employ data analysis and problem-solving skills to determine asset data quality issues and develop solutions. Independent, professional judgement is required to interpret data from engineering documents, reconcile conflicts between the City and contractors, and assist inspectors and other engineers. The person in this position is expected to work independently with limited supervision. Excellent communication with supervisors and co-workers is expected.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Transportation asset inventory management, with an emphasis on assets added, modified, or removed by Move Seattle Levy and grant-funded projects along with all curb ramps in Seattle. Asset data will be obtained from field inspections, installation records, plans, specifications, or GIS applications.

  • Review and prepare transportation asset data for recording in the Hansen (Infor) and GIS systems. This may require data clean-up and obtaining data from other sources to ensure that it meets SDOT's asset data standards. Use data analysis and problem-solving skills to determine asset data quality issues and develop solutions to gaps in asset data.

  • Establish standard data values from generalized information. Research and verify data using maps and drawings.

  • Interpret inspectors' notes, field checks, surveys and existing records to assure that maps and drawings are accurate and reflect improvements.

  • Process, maintain, and update engineering plans and permit data for inventory collection and records used for a variety of engineering and construction activities. Draft and revise maps, drawings, and GIS feature classes.

  • Visit work sites to inspect, monitor, survey, or verify information for construction and Civil Engineering-related projects and facilities. Prepare work orders; assist in design work; keep notes, diaries, records and drawings to document findings.

  • Develop reports, procedures, inventory collection recommendations, and forms, revising as necessary to improve efficiency.

  • Analyze and document business processes, objectives, needs, and requirements. Perform analytical and statistical tasks focusing on improving organizational performance using GIS and other data output from asset inventories and the work management system.

  • Perform computations for determining distances, angles, and areas. Review plans for impacts related to utilities, traffic, transportation, and street improvements.

  • Recommend revisions and permit requirements to mitigate negative impacts of development and assure plans conform to City policies.

  • Respond to inquiries from the public and other departments about the process, requirements, and procedures of the development process. Investigate and resolve complaints from the public.

  • Coordinate and cooperate with other agencies, departments, divisions and private utilities involved in or affected by project(s). Coordinate research/analysis activities with other divisions, other City departments, or vendors as part of data gathering for research and analytical purposes.

  • Perform administration activities including developing monthly progress reports, verifying final quantities and costs, compiling requisite documentation, and auditing as-built records.

  • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

  • Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications :

Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology; or other combinations of education and/or experience which provides preparation to do professional civil engineering work.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working with asset inventory systems, data analysis and/or data conversion projects, GIS and ESRI mapping software, and financial and cost accounting systems.

  • One year of experience in systems analysis of complex business systems, documenting business process flow, data models, and user and functional requirements.

  • Ability to effectively work in a multicultural workplace with a diverse customer base.

  • Advanced proficiency in using Access, Excel, and PowerPoint, Visio and/or other analytical software.

  • Advanced proficiency in using ESRI's ArcGIS suite or other geographical software.

  • Data entry expertise and familiarity using database applications.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; proven ability to work productively as part of a team; ability to follow written instructions; good attention to detail and accurate proof reading to detect errors; and ability to work independently with limited supervisory oversight.

Other Position Requirements:

  • Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment.

  • Some work is performed in the field including exposure to all types of weather, traffic or hazardous/toxic substances.

  • May be required to lift over 50 pounds.

  • May be required to stand, walk or bend for extended periods of time.

License Requirement:

  • Current Washington State driver's license. Complete Driver Abstract for the last five (5) years period will be required prior to hire date (at the applicant's expense).

Additional Information:

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Hiring Process

Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

  • Completed NEOGOV online application.

  • Supplemental questionnaire responses.

  • Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.

  • Current rsum indicating relevant experience and education.

Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver's abstract.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

This recruitment process may be used as needed for up to six months, depending on hiring needs to hire qualified candidates for this position.


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