Under direction from the City Engineer, performs the planning, supervising and coordinating of the city's engineering activities. Oversees the administration of the department in the absence of the CD Director/City Engineer.
- Participate in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities.
- Responsible for compliance and coordination with various Federal, State, and local agencies involved in the funding or permitting process.
- Supervise, coordinate, and review all engineering activities.
- Analyze, plan, assign, and direct the use of all available resources to ensure timely project completion.
- Manage projects including scope of work, consultant contracts, agency coordination, deadlines and budget.
- Manage department activities including monitoring and reporting on performance measures.
- Prepare departmental recommendations on a variety of public policy issues, procedural requirements, plans, ordinances, and regulations.
- Prepare and submit grants.
- Coordinate activities with other departments and divisions as appropriate.
- Ensure that professional, technical, administrative, and project management staff work meets all applicable City, State, and Federal requirements.
- Determine the appropriate project design and methodology for all assigned projects.
- Responsible for consultant selection and management; including contract negotiation, progress monitoring and project delivery.
- Administer and/or oversee the administration of contracts; review and approve all payments and billing for contracted services.
- Punctual, regular, and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.
Stormwater Management Emphasis:
- Responsible for work and administrative activities to meet the requirements of and obtain compliance with the City's Phase 2 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
- Identifies and defines stormwater projects for the capital improvement program
POSITION REQUIREMENTS (Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the attainment of the knowledge and abilities listed below):
- Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering.
- Six years progressively responsible experience with two of the years in a supervisory role and 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 data or graphic format.
- Ability to accurately complete assigned projects within time lines and budgets.
- 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 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 Assistant City 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.
- Serve as staff to a variety of City and outside commissions, boards and committees as assigned.
- Receives direction from the City Engineer. Exercises direct and indirect supervision over professional and technical staff.Accountability:
- The Assistant City Engineer is accountable for the quality, accuracy and timely completion of departmental projects and tasks.
- The Assistant City Engineer typically spends a majority of the workday in an office.
- Some projects and tasks will require fieldwork to gather information and review existing conditions.
Deadline: May 4, 2020