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Civil Engineer 2

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City Of Seatac, WA Seatac , WA 98188

Posted 4 months ago

Basic Function Benefits Supplemental Questions

This position is overtime eligible and a member of the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit.

Under the supervision of the Managing Engineer, the employee occupying this position will perform professional level civil engineering work including project scoping and design, project management and construction management, and assisting in the Engineering Division's development review process. Responsibilities include the following: plan and conduct engineering studies and projects; prepare and review engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates, manage project construction and budgets; recommend and prepare project change orders; coordinate and manage contracts and services provided by outside firms; administer contracts for capital improvement and federally funded construction projects; prepare grant applications; manage and coordinate channelization, signalization and signage work.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Civil Engineer 2 is distinguished from the Civil Engineer 1 position by its requirement of either a Professional Engineer (PE) license or a minimum of 10-years of progressively responsible public works engineering experience, working in a lead role with assigned staff, managing capital projects of increased complexity and cost, and working more independently. Skill standards that must be met include managing a design consultant contract with a minimum fee of $200,000 which results in a capital project of a minimum cost of $1,000,000.

Representative Duties: Perform professional engineering duties in the design of civil engineering projects such as surface water management and transportation. Determine the type, size and location of storm water management facilities. Develop plans, specifications, and cost estimates for assigned projects including the City's annual pavement overlay and sidewalk programs. E

  • Develop scope of work and fee estimates for projects requiring outside consulting assistance. Participate in the selection of consultants; negotiate and monitor contracts, schedules, and services of consultants to ensure compliance with the City's adopted standards. Review and approve plans prepared by consultants. Approve payments to consultants on assigned projects. E
  • Compile and analyze statistical and technical information, maps, exhibits and other data related to engineering projects and prepare reports concerning projects and related activities. Develop documentation standards and practices. Maintain detailed record-keeping in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards. E
  • Participate in the review and monitoring of commercial development projects within public right of way, subdivisions and short plats. Ensure adherence to Federal, State and Municipal codes and regulations; resolve concerns related to contract specifications, materials, costs, and schedules. E
  • Perform technical and regulatory review of engineering plans, specifications and reports needed for development or construction. Approve plans or specify corrective action needed; inspect sites as necessary to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local codes and regulations and City policies and procedures. E
  • Work in a lead role with other assigned staff. Provide project leadership on assigned projects including establishing and maintaining project schedules and budgets. Provide work direction and guidance to Civil Engineers and Engineering Technicians. Assist with interviewing and employee selection procedures. E
  • Serve as a liaison with contractors, architects, staff and the public on project issues. Communicate verbally and in writing with other City Departments, developers, residents, and outside agencies to exchange information, coordinate projects, and analyze, discuss and resolve development and construction issues and concerns. E
  • Identify grant opportunities and coordinate/prepare grant applications. E
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to City staff, the City Council and other agencies and organizations as needed for assigned projects. E
  • Respond to citizen's complaints and requests. E
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

E denotes an essential function of the job

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and a minimum of four years of progressively responsible public works engineering experience; or a minimum or 10 years of progressively responsible public works engineering experience with at least five years at a Civil Engineer I level of responsibility or higher

  • Experience working independently in a lead role with assigned staff on capital projects of increased complexity and cost.

  • Experience managing a design consultant contract with a minimum fee of $200,000 which results in a capital project of a minimum cost of $1,000,000.

  • A combination of experience and training that provides the candidate with the knowledge and skills to perform the job will be considered

  • Leadership skills

  • General accounting principles

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS, ArcMap, word processing, spreadsheet and data base applications

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with contractors, engineers, architects, staff, and the public

  • Ability to communicating effectively both orally and in writing

  • Ability to maintain accurate records and preparing reports

  • Ability to lead in a teamwork setting

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects

  • Ability to read, interpret and apply a variety of regulations, codes, standards and instructions

  • Ability to develop, monitor and manage complex capital improvement projects

  • Ability to develop, coordinate and maintain documentation standards and practices, reporting and tracking procedures and administrative activities

  • Knowledge of advanced principles, practices, methods, and techniques of civil engineering

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures

  • Knowledge of modern engineering methods as applied to the design, project management and construction of public works, public utilities, transportation, storm water management and general construction

  • Knowledge of mathematics and formulas for civil engineering computations

  • Skill in negotiating and managing contracts and services of outside firms to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, schedules, contract provisions, and government regulations

  • Skill in developing construction documents including plans, specifications, and cost estimates

  • Conducting field evaluations to review systems under construction

  • Skill in the use of AutoCAD for developing engineering plans

Licenses and Other Requirements:
Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred. If licensed in another State, must obtain a Washington State PE license within six (6) months.

  • Valid Washington State driver's license
  • A three year driving record abstract must be submitted prior to hire

WORKING CONDITIONS:

ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed primarily in an office setting with extensive work at a desktop computer. Occasionally works outdoors in all weather conditions to make field inspections at project sites. Some travel to attend professional meetings is expected.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

Sitting and operating a computer work station for extended periods of time; walking over rough or uneven surfaces; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; seeing to read blueprints, diagrams, maps and work in progress; hearing and speaking to exchange information; lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25lbs; driving a vehicle to conduct work.

HAZARDS:

Hazards include exposure to loud noise; working around moving traffic and/or heavy construction equipment; working and/or driving a vehicle in adverse weather conditions.

HOW TO APPLY:

Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to complete the following:

  • an online application
  • respond to the supplemental questions
  • submit a resume
  • submit a cover letter addressing how you meet or exceed the required education and experience
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