Salary: $83,184-$101,196 yearly
- Under general supervision, performs professional level engineering work in a lead capacity on a variety of Public Works projects in such areas as utilities, transportation, and stormwater.
- Responsible for engineering and planning work necessary to plan and complete assigned municipal projects.
- Consistently completes projects within scope, schedule and budget constraints and in compliance and coordination with various Federal, State and local agencies.
- Responsible for planning, research and preparation of major reports under general direction.
- Determine the appropriate project design and methodology for all assigned projects.
- Perform complex engineering research in support of recommendations and project review.
- Responsible for collecting and analyzing a variety of engineering data.
- Prepare maps, statistical information, plans, specifications and cost estimates, including identifying and applying for funding sources pertaining to assigned projects.
- Act as Lead for interdisciplinary teams managing the most complex projects.
- Responsible for consultant selection and management; including contract negotiation, progress monitoring and project delivery.
- Punctual, regular, and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.
Stormwater Management Emphasis:
- Responsible for the compliance with NPDES Permit.
- Act as the primary liaison between the City and the Washington Department of Ecology.
- Represents the City at regional stormwater manager meetings.
- Develops engineering standards and policies to support the City's stormwater management program.
- Reviews development applications for conformance with City stormwater requirements.
- Indentifies and defines stormwater projects for the capital improvement program.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
- Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering.
- Three years' experience in municipal engineering design preferred.
- Additional experience in related civil engineering may be substituted for the college degree with one-year experience being equal to one year of college education.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Speciai Requirements
- Knowledge of current principles, practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering, transportation engineering, natural resource management, water resource engineering, environmental sciences or related disciplines.
- Knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, computer modeling, soils, chemistry and environmental sciences.
- Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to transportation, environmental, water resource or natural resource issues.
- Knowledge of both project and municipal budget preparation.
- Knowledge of current municipal construction standards, methods, processes, materials, costs, and cost estimating.
- Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to municipal activities, including rules applicable to the formation and closeout of a Local Improvement District (LID).
- Skill in analyzing, assessing, and recommending solutions to complex and challenging public works/municipal utility engineering problems.
- Skill in the use of spreadsheets, graphic editors, databases, word processors, project management software and in the operation of various engineering specific computer programs.
- Ability to work from general written and verbal instructions.
- Ability to interpret engineering plans, survey notes and legal descriptions.
- Ability to perform research, analysis and advanced computer modeling on complex civil engineering, transportation, environmental or water resource issues, problems, and data.
- Ability to create and present technical information in a data or graphic format.
- Ability to accurately complete assigned projects within time lines.
- Ability to communicate with groups of varying levels of technical sophistication in a courteous, tactful manner.
- Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Ability to perform complex engineering computations either manually or with the aid of a computer or calculator.
- Ability to work cooperatively, productively, effectively, and successfully with others in a public service dedicated, customer centered, team-oriented environment, where open communication is the norm.
- Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others.
- Successfully pass a modified background investigation.
- Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington or registration from another state with the ability to obtain Washington registration within six months.
- A valid driver's license is required.
- Appointees not possessing a valid Washington State Driver's License upon hire must obtain one within the currently effective statutory time limit.
- The Senior Engineer position has varied contacts, including City employees, private consultants, contractors, public officials, property owners and citizens.
- Contacts are for the purpose of listening to various concerns and issues and to provide explanations of current city projects and/or practices.
- Contacts will also be for the purpose of gathering and disseminating information. Issues and/or projects may be controversial in nature, where the ability to explain the City's position at a level equal to the audiences level of technical sophistication is vital to success.
- In a lead capacity, the Senior Engineer may supervise and/or direct the work of assigned professional and technical staff.
- The Senior Engineer is accountable for the quality, accuracy and timely completion of assigned projects and tasks.
- The Senior Engineer typically spends the majority of the workday in an office.
- Some projects and tasks will require fieldwork to gather information and review existing conditions.