Senior Engineer

King County | Snoqualmie, WA

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Posted Date 8/12/2020

Salary: $91,062.40 - $115,419.20 Annually

King County Permitting Division, is looking for two Senior Engineers (Engineer III). Our successful candidates will serve in a lead capacity in a multi-disciplinary team and oversee commercial and/or residential projects. The persons in these positions will produce timely, accurate, quality reviews and approvals of building and land use development projects, including County initiated comprehensive reviews of mining operations. Working in a collaborative manner, Senior Engineers work with a higher degree of independence. They apply their years of engineering and project management experience to review a variety of permit types ranging from single-family projects to complex commercial projects, but may work more often on complex high profile, and/or time-sensitive projects. An essential part of the job is to work in a positive, solution-oriented manner with customers and their design/engineering professionals, members of the public, and colleagues.

Job Duties:

  • Act as a Lead for a Product line team by training, planning, directing, and monitoring their daily work on development applications.
  • Providing feedback to product line manager regarding team performance; contribute to performance evaluations.
  • Conduct final quality control review of development applications for compliance with applicable codes, standards, and best management practices.
  • Work cooperatively with others in the division and other partner agencies to resolve permit- and process-related issues, including those related to compliance with King County Road Standards and the King County Surface Water Design Manual.
  • Participate in the analysis, interpretation, and application of relevant federal, State, and local, laws and regulations.
  • Review development applications independently for com
    • pliance with applicable codes, standards, and best management practices.
    • Read and locate legal descriptions of property and easements. Communicate on the job in ways that reflect well upon King County, the County Executive, the department, and the incumbent.
    • Exhibit and support a culture of superior customer service.
    • Scrupulously honor commitments made to customers and others. Approve plans and specifications for construction in consultation with higher level staff.
    • Act as project manager for assigned projects.
    • Initiate and/or review and approve revisions for assigned projects in consultation with higher level staff.
    • Model and apply equity and social justice shared values, behaviors and practices.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:

    • A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering; or any equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating knowledge of engineering principles and site design such as surface water hydrology, soils, traffic, structural, survey, and road geometrics.
    • Advanced knowledge of functional discipline of engineering.Advanced policy and code analysis and developmentKnowledge of supervisory techniques and principles.
    • Proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving, resolving conflicts and bringing others to consensus.
    • Ability to convey technical information to the public, government agencies, engineering and environmental consultants, and developers.
    • Experience in the interpretation and application of the King County Road Standards and the King County Surface Water Design Manual, or similar 
      • equivalent standard/manuals.
      • Experience in using common desktop tools, including but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite: Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
      • Demonstrated competence in applying advanced project management principles and practices.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including staff training and presentations.
      • Skill in providing excellent customer service. Skill in handling multiple competing and changing priorities while producing quality detailed work within tight timeframes.
      • Skill in working effectively and cooperatively with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to research and interpret applicable codes, policies, and regulations.
      • Ability to use engineering software to analyze proposals.
      • Experience either designing or reviewing civil engineering plans for code compliance.


Close Aug 23, 2020

Job Category
Local Government
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