Engineering Technician - Stormwater

City of Gig Harbor | Gig Harbor, WA

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Posted Date 10/11/2022

Salary: $64,637.00 - $80,856.00, plus excellent benefits

This is a professional and technical position in the engineering division of Public Works with a stormwater emphasis. The employee occupying this position is expected to perform complex duties, occasionally in the absence of clearly defined operating procedures, where independent judgement is required. Technical problems are assigned which may require extensive research or extensive knowledge of the assigned function. The incumbent will implement the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase 2 Stormwater program with assistance from other members of the Public Works department, perform plan review of private and municipal stormwater designs, and assist in stormwater related support services in other City departments. This employee will also be required to perform occasional field inspections and assist with answering technical questions over the phone and in person with engineers, contractors, and the public. Will require ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, and other municipal and state agency officials.

Under the direct supervision of the City Engineer and general supervision of the Public Works Director, and within the framework of governing federal, state, and local laws and policies established by the City Council, the incumbent will accomplish tasks related to established Public Works and other City programs as well as tasks associated with general civil engineering.

Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are representative and do not include all specific tasks an incumbent may be expected to perform:

  • Implement the City’s NPDES Phase 2 Stormwater program
  • Managing stormwater related grants
  • Perform and document stormwater inspections related to the NPDES Phase 2 Stormwater Program
  • Preparing periodic and annual reports
  • Enforcement of stormwater maintenance requirements
  • Review private and public development projects
  • Assist with maintaining the City’s stormwater GIS layers
  • Assist with drawings and GIS maps for Public Works and other departments
  • Conduct fieldwork for design and installation of projects and to obtain mapping and project support data
  • Maintain files of archived, current construction, and record drawings
  • Assist the public seeking information on GIS and the stormwater utility system maps
  • Prepare report graphics, charts, exhibits, and other technical information for other staff and for the public
  • Review civil engineering plans, specifications, and documents for compliance with adopted city, state, and federal regulations
  • Serve as a member of Public Works’ development review team interfacing directly with applicants, design professionals, contractors, and citizens to facilitate the planning and design of projects
  • Assist other Public Works and Community Development staff by providing engineering expertise and guidance in the interpretation and application of regulations
  • Assist in the maintenance and revision of the City’s development code and design standards
  • Prepares written and verbal reports, responds to citizen requests and concerns related to development activities
  • Have skills in automated plotting, scanning, and copying using large format drawings


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • The principles and practices of civil engineering as they apply to planning, design, and construction of municipal infrastructure, as well as federal and state regulations affecting civil engineering projects
  • The principles and practices of stormwater systems design and construction
  • General computer skills and civil engineering software applications
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and other engineering documents; and assist in infrastructure planning and design
  • Establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with city staff, design engineers, consultants, elected officials and the general public
  • Work independently and with others as a project team member



The work is performed primarily in an office or conference room setting. Field work is performed occasionally to review sites, collect data and observe construction progress.


Physical effort may be required to lift equipment and system parts that weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasional fieldwork in shallow ditches or steep slopes may be required. Physical hazards may be present from exposure to traffic or rugged field terrain.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodation.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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