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Senior Engineer - Stormwater, City of Sammamish | Apply Now

Posted 12/10/2019

GENERAL PURPOSE

The City of Sammamish is looking for an experienced, innovative, and collaborative Senior Engineer to join Public Works’ Stormwater Division.  The division is comprised of a diverse group of engineers, technicians, and inspectors. We’re passionate about what we do for the City’s storm and surface water system and we foster a strong team dynamic in the division, relying on each other’s unique skills and expertise and collaborating to solve problems. 

The Senior Engineer - Stormwater serves as an in-house storm and surface water professional engineer and assists with the development, administration and implementation of the City’s storm and surface water management program. This position provides project management or engineering expertise for the management, planning, analysis, design, construction, inspection, monitoring, operation, and maintenance of highly to moderately complex public works storm and surface water planning and engineering projects; presents project recommendations and status orally and in writing to the public, staff, Planning Commission, Hearings Examiner, and City Council; assists in developing and implementing storm and surface water related budget, policies and procedures, and educates residents regarding surface water and drainage issues.

Each staff member is expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties as may be required from time to time.  Work during the evening, weekend or holiday may be required. The position serves at-will at the pleasure and discretion of the City.

SUPERVISION

The Senior Engineer - Stormwater position works under the direct supervision of the Senior Stormwater Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides project and contract management of stormwater related capital improvement projects from planning, design, and construction.  Projects may include fish passage culverts and weirs, regional stormwater facilities, stormwater conveyance, flooding, and erosion control projects, and large stormwater maintenance projects.
  • Assists in the management, development and implementation of basin plans, critical drainage area plans, regional stormwater facilities, water quality monitoring plans and others related to water resources management.
  • Serves as the City’s in-house storm and surface water engineer and technical expert in reviewing the planning and design of large private developments and Public Works and Parks capital improvement projects.
  • Assists the City in complying with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit requirements, which may include coordination with local jurisdictions to implement regional water resource related programs.
  • Provides project and financial management, oversight, work direction, guidance, technical assistance, coordination, and review work of consultant service providers.
  • Resolves contract disputes, works with project teams regarding payment or scope of contract.  Coordinates with city attorney on resolutions.
  • engineering plans, specifications, estimates and other engineering documents and reviews for compliance with current engineering standards and practices.
  • Writes and reviews specifications for bids and negotiates agreements with contractors.
  • Represents the City in negotiations with businesses, contractors, property owners, and other jurisdictions, with the ability to commit certain city resources to achieve work objectives.
  • Represents the Public Works Department and delivers presentations to various citizen and special interest groups, public hearings and courts, management staff and committees including the Planning Commission, Lake Management District(s), and City Council.
  • Investigates and prepares recommended solutions to various surface and stormwater related problems.
  • Writes grants and administers grant agreements for projects related to storm and surface water management.
  • Participates in the coordination of planning, resource allocation and budget development within the stormwater division to ensure efficient project and program performance.
  • Assists in the development, interpretation, implementation and enforcement of codes, ordinances and policies related to storm drainage and surface water management issues.
  • Assists in training and directing less- senior engineers and staff in the implementation of the City’s storm and surface water management program. 
  • Responds to questions and complaints from the public concerning drainage and development issues, including investigation and documentation of illicit discharges.
  • Assists in emergency response.
  • Acts during the absence of the Sr. Stormwater Manager
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Highly to moderately complex storm drainage design, construction practices and materials.
  • Principles, practices and procedures of the civil engineering field of design.
  • Federal, State, and local regulations and standards and of City policies and procedures, especially related to storm drainage and surface water runoff, including NPDES regulations and permitting requirements.
  • Public agency organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  • Interpersonal customer relations skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Research techniques and procedures.
  • Standard office practices, procedures, software and equipment.
  • Environmental permit and review requirements for storm and surface water capital and maintenance projects including SEPA and HPAs.
  • AutoCAD, GIS and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Project management tools, practices, including preparation of contract documents, bidding and construction management.
  • Preparing and maintaining records and files, including project/program records, equipment and material purchasing and accounting.

Skills / Abilities:

  • Research and analyze complex problems and develop, recommend, and implement sound solutions.
  • Interact with the public and external organizations in an effective, customer-friendly, and helpful manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff in the stormwater division, the greater Public Works Department, and from other City work teams.
  • Manage projects to meet scope, schedule and budget.
  • Analyze and develop highly to moderately complex engineering plans, specifications and estimates.
  • Interpret and explain City, State and Federal codes, ordinances, specifications, policies, procedures and standards to a variety of audiences.
  • Analyze situations accurately, recommend and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Foster collaborative group process and efficient use of resources.
  • Work under minimal supervision and make appropriate decisions regarding work methods and priorities.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of personal ethics along with professional judgment and discretion.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Assist others to comply with standards and/or contract terms.
  • Provide good customer service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Environmental/Water Resources Engineering or related engineering field; Washington State Professional Civil Engineering License; minimum five (5) years progressive experience in project management, design, construction, and maintenance of storm and surface water projects, stormwater-related planning projects, policy development, other related civil engineering areas (in either municipal or consulting setting) or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Valid Washington State driver’s license and a good driving record.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Science degree in Civil/Environmental/Water Resources Engineering or related field; previous municipal government stormwater planning, development, implementation and management experience;; and working knowledge of the King County Surface Water Design Manual, Western Washington Hydrology Model, and HEC-RAS hydraulic model.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in both field and office settings.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of office equipment.  Position requires the ability to transport oneself to a variety of locations, primarily in and around the City of Sammamish and King County.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

Work is performed outdoors and in the office environment and may involve travel to a variety of locations to perform site visit work or to attend meetings.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job the employee divides his or her time between an outdoor and an indoor office environment, connected by travel in a vehicle on city streets and sometimes unimproved roads.  Employee may be exposed to noise from basic office machine operation and may be required to walk rough terrain and climb inclines at work sites in inclement weather.  May also be exposed to conditions and hazards associated with construction sites and potentially hazardous materials and equipment, fumes or vapors.

Duties are performed both individually and as part of a work team.  The work environment is fast-paced and moderately noisy.  Attendance at night meetings and meeting project deadlines may require working evenings or more than forty hours per week.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 


Civil Engineer or EIT (2+ years exp. - stormwater/Civil 3D), MIG, Inc. | Apply Now

Posted 12/9/2019

MIG, Inc. is an award-winning national firm specializing in planning, design, communications, management, science and technology. We believe that the environment around us has a profound impact on our lives. We plan, design and sustain environments that support human development. Our shared vision is of a world where people, communities and ecosystems thrive. For over 35 years, MIG has engaged the talents and vitality of top professionals. Our team members are passionate about their work and share a common desire to engage closely with our clients and the communities impacted by our work.

Our Seattle-Pioneer Square Office is seeking a full-time, motivated, experienced Civil Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team. This role works closely with a team of designers (landscape architects, architects and civil engineers) on a wide variety of diverse and exciting project types ranging from enhancing mobility for all in the public right-of-way, cleaning our stormwater through green infrastructure, walking our state parks to verify and recommend replacement of aging infrastructure, creating passive and active play area in newly designed parks, and working behind the scenes in developing animal exhibits for zoos.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Civil engineering design work for public and private clients for site design, stormwater management, utilities, green infrastructure, grading and complete streets projects.
  • Assistance with preparation of plans, technical reports and construction specifications documents.
  • Preparation of calculations, quantity take-offs and construction cost estimates.
  • Stormwater modeling and design.
  • Construction administration support.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has a high proficiency in Civil 3D; thinks critically and creatively; works as part of a collaborative team in an open environment; and maintains a sense of humor and camaraderie. MIG|SvR team members share a common desire to engage closely with our clients and the communities impacted by our work. We value diversity and foster an inclusive workplace.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering required.
  • Completion of Fundamentals of Engineering exam (EIT) is required.
  • Professional Engineer in the State of Washington. License in other states a plus.
  • 2+ years of work experience in civil engineering discipline.
  • Strong technical communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Department of Ecology Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington.
  • Desired computer proficiency includes: AutoCAD/Civil 3D, MicroStation/OpenRoads, stormwater modeling (WWHM, MGSFlood, etc), Word and Excel.

How to Apply:

If you meet the qualifications above and are passionate about improving our communities, please submit a cover letter, resume, and single PDF file of representative work (if available) via email to:hr@migcom.com (reference “Engineer” in the subject line).

We offer a comprehensive benefits program, flexible work schedule, a rewarding work environment, and a creative atmosphere. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. MIG values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.


Senior Engineer, City of Redmond | Apply Now

Posted 12/4/2019

Posting Closes: 12/18/2019
Salary: $96,060.00 - $129,684.00
Job # 1900462

The Public Works Department is responding to the growing needs of the City of Redmond. The fast-paced nature of our municipality drives innovation and efficiency. The successful candidate will possess strong values that align with the City's values, which include being welcoming, having integrity, showing accountability, and demonstrating a commitment to service. Additionally, the ideal candidate should find satisfaction in providing exceptional customer service, and thrive in a collaborative, high-volume work environment.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Traffic Operations Safety and Engineering (TOSE) Manager, the ideal candidate will:
  • Serve as the primary contact for the planning, design and construction of pavement overlay and repair
  • Work with project managers, inspectors, and maintenance staff to coordinate pavement overlay and repair
  • Serve as the primary contact on all bridge maintenance issues.
  • Maintain technical information on all City-owned bridges
  • Manage bridge inspection and repair through contracts with King County and City staff
  • Serve as the primary contact for the planning, design and construction of Targeted Safety Improvement Projects.
  • Serve as the primary contact for TOSE on all ADA policy issues related to curb ramps
  • Keep up to date with the latest PROWAG, the City's Transition Plan, and City policy interpretations.  Compile and maintain documentation on all current ADA standards and guidelines.
  • Manage the planning, design and construction of ADA curb ramps
  • Work with the City's ADA Coordinator and the TOSE traffic engineers to respond to concerns raised regarding traffic related ADA facilities within public street right-of-way.
  • Coordinate Traffic Operations involvement on projects done by other divisions within the City as assigned by manager.
  • Complete design reviews and technical assistance in support of Development Services and City Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Maintains knowledge of engineering principles and standards particularly related to traffic/transportation engineering, municipal engineering procedures and practices, contract administration, Federal, State and City laws, and policies regulating traffic operations, maintenance, design and construction.
  • Participate in the selection of professional transportation consultants; review and approve consultant's scopes of work, contracts, reports, and plans; manage consultant contracts.
  • Perform detailed and complex engineering studies, designs, and field inspections, developing conclusions and recommendations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Seven (7) years engineering experience which includes three years of project administration and management responsibilities.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Engineer-Senior requires a Professional Engineer's License.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License and a driving record that meets city standards.
  • This position is currently Non-Represented.

Our employees earn competitive wages and enjoy an exceptional benefits package! For more information about this position and to apply online, please visit the City of Redmond’s Job Opportunities page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/redmondwa


Engineering Technician - Senior, City of Redmond | Apply Now

Posted 11/13/2019

Engineering Technician – Senior
Salary: $68,700.00 - $92,746.00 Annually

Join Redmond!

The City of Redmond is a thriving, culturally diverse community and home to over 66,000 residents.  Redmond is the hub to an array of commerce and industry ranging from technology, aerospace and gaming to biomedical and innovation start-ups.

The City of Redmond Public Works Department is responding to the growing needs of the City. The fast-paced nature of our municipality drives innovation and efficiency. The successful candidate will possess strong values that align with the City's values, which include being welcoming, having integrity, showing accountability, and demonstrating a commitment to service. Additionally, the ideal candidate should find satisfaction in providing exceptional customer service, and thrive in a collaborative, high-volume work environment.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Perform traffic engineering review of all private development and public-sector improvement plans for compliance with the MUTCD and City requirements for traffic signs and markings.
  • Perform as the principal liaison between Traffic Operations and the Streets division of the City's Maintenance and Operations Center (MOC).
  • Evaluate and respond to requests for signing and markings from other City divisions, outside agencies (such as Metro) and from the public.
  • Review and approve all traffic control plans impacting City streets for compliance with standards (MUTCD, City Work Zone Traffic Control Manual, WSDOT Standard Plans), and hours of operations based on traffic volume data.
  • Use MS 2 data to respond to staff and public requests for collision data, analyze traffic collision records to prepare annual collision reports.
  • Assist division staff as needed with GIS and standard maps.
  • Review questions and requests for information from the public, city staff, outside agencies, and elected officials.
  • Prepare appropriate responses in a timely manner to send directly to the requestor or to other staff as part of a coordinated response.

Qualifications

  • College–level course work or graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with a degree in drafting, engineering sciences or related field.
  • Seven (7) years experience in an engineering technician related field.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.