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Civil Engineer | SAFEbuilt

Posted: 7/26/2021

SAFEbuilt is currently seeking top talent for a Civil Engineer to join their operations in Bellevue, Washington. The Civil Engineer coordinates, supervises, and participates in the conduct of complex engineering projects, including research, design, and review for a variety of storm water, site water and land prep/site development. This position also performs case reviews for new developments to ensure compliance to City master plans, standards, and coordination with City capital improvement projects.   


  • Directs, and coordinates the work of professional and technical staff; coordinates and administers contracts for professional services; and performs related work as assigned. 

  • Performs, prepares, or responds to drafting, design calculations, technical reports, customer contacts, and fieldwork requests. 

  • Prepares or reviews engineering plans and reports and discusses technical issues by reading plans and reports, researching similar documentation, writing summary reports with recommendations, interpreting technical information, and responding to inquiries. 

  • Ensures compliance with standard operating procedures, federal, state, and city regulations. Oversees the work of staff in the aforementioned areas. 

  • Coordinates projects with staff and developers by attending meetings, explaining City's position to developers, and evaluating other party's needs. Prepares letters, memos, specifications, and reports with clearly organized thoughts to communicate technical and controversial issues. Communicates with the general public; other city, state, and federal employees; vendors; management; consultants; and contractors; regarding different programs such as the Engineering Department design and plan approval process and capital improvement projects. 

  • Determines upon receipt of a project, the approach to be taken for completion, including elements assigned to subordinate personnel. Coordinates related workflow both within the city and with outside agencies. Leads others by assigning work; selecting work methods; answering questions; and reviewing and approving engineering plans, related documents, and other work performed by professionals and paraprofessionals. 

  • Resolves construction field problems by visiting site to understand scope of problem; interpreting construction drawings or specifications, analyzing issues and implications of resolution, and conveying solutions to personnel. 

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of staff. Selects, develops, motivates, and evaluates staff; works with staff to correct deficiencies and implements discipline when necessary. 

  • Performs field reviews of projects as well as to meet with outside agencies and utility companies. 

  • Uses a computer to prepare reports, perform calculations, and prepare drawings. Prepares plans, specifications, and reports for distribution and/or mailing to other public agencies and departments. 


  • Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs, solutions for highly complex issues, and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively. 

  • Work requires the ability to perform math calculations such as advanced level algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. 

  • Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees including providing input on hiring, coaching and disciplinary actions, including work objectives, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed. 

  • Have solid computer skills and experience using MS Office programs 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Exercise initiative and display independent judgment 

  • Be self-directed and self-motivated 


  • Professional Civil Engineer license 

  • Experience in storm water/site water and land prep/site development.  

  • P.E. with at least 5 years of experience. 

  • Minimum five years’ experience in a related field. 

  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record. 

COMPENSATION:  SAFEbuilt pays competitive wages and has a strong benefit offering - salary negotiable. 

More About SAFEbuilt:  The fastest growing provider of privatized community development solutions in the country, SAFEbuilt partners with over 1000 communities of all shapes and sizes throughout the country for the efficient delivery of privatized community development solutions including: building department services, community and transportation planning & zoning and community improvement services. Learn more at: 

With Growth Comes Opportunity!  Our culture is positive and energetic as we empower people to do what they do best. SAFEbuilt employs over 1000 highly qualified and motivated individuals who share the common Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Service, Teamwork and Improvement.  We offer a strong salary and benefits package to reward ability, certification levels, and work experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, paid holidays, paid time off, paid training, new certification bonuses, a matching 401K Plan, and more. 

SAFEbuilt is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor. 

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at or you may call us directly on 970-292-2000. 

Water Resources Engineering Office Manager | WEST Consultants

Posted: 7/9/2021


WEST Consultants, Inc., a premier firm in water resources engineering, has a need for an energetic and ambitious senior level engineer candidate interested in a Water Resources Engineering Office Manager position in our Bellevue, Washington location. This position will be responsible for leading the operations of a busy office with about 15-20 staff; providing project management and technical expertise; actively participating in marketing, client relations, and firm visibility development efforts; and providing general staff leadership and office administration. 


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

Project Management: 

In addition to managing and providing technical work individually when appropriate, this position will manage the general project workflow of all office staff. Duties include to: 

  • Conduct contract negotiations with clients and subconsultants in coordination with an appropriate WEST signatory. 

  • Participate in the creation/review of office proposals, project schedules, budgets, project milestones, etc. 

  • Provide technical advice and communication to clients. 

  • Provide quality assurance/quality control for office work products. 

  • Ensure that all scheduled project deliverables are produced on time. 

  • Assist in proactively identifying potential problems with projects and provide assistance in resolving them. 

  • Manage outside subconsultant activities and deliverables as required. 

  • Monitor project budgets and prepare monthly office billing instructions in coordination with the bookkeeper. 

Technical Expertise: 

This position should have technical expertise in civil or environmental engineering, with specialization in water resources engineering covering many of the following types of work and related software: 

  • Hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, sediment transport, and water quality analysis. 

  • Development of numerical models for water resources investigations. 

  • Familiarity with HEC numerical models. 

  • Hydraulic structure design. 

  • Flood risk evaluation and mitigation. 

  • Design of stormwater management facilities. 

  • Environmental impact assessment and mitigation. 

  • Preparation of technical reports and design and construction documents, figures, maps, and graphics. 

Marketing, Public Representation, & Client Development: 

This position will focus on the visibility of the firm, securing work with active clients and teaming partners, and identifying and securing new work.  Part of this effort may include to: 

  • Develop, manage, and maintain client relationships. 

  • Identify business opportunities and prepare proposals. 

  • Attend trade shows, conferences, and seminars. 

  • Maintain professional visibility by actively participating in civic and professional organizations. 

Office/Staff Administration: 

This position will lead day-to-day business operations and directly supervise 15-20 employees, leading and mentoring the team and completing the related administrative duties required: 

  • Develop and monitor workload and staffing requirements, working closely with other management staff to balance office workload and meet all project objectives. 

  • Provide a vision and guidance to staff to assist in their technical and professional development: 

  • Define objectives for office staff. 

  • Conduct annual performance reviews and goal-setting guidance to staff. 

  • Provide staff with ongoing performance feedback and counsel to promote improved performance and career development. 

  • Advise staff on company policies and procedures, coordinate training and staff meetings as needed, and monitor and enforce compliance in these areas. 

  • Review and approve staff timesheets, expense reports, and other administrative matters. 

Experience Requirements:  

The candidate should have 10 years of diverse technical project experience, demonstrating an increased level of professional development and responsibility.  Experience working with both public and private sector clients is desirable. 

Skill Requirements: 

In addition to being enthusiastic about working in the field of water resources, the successful candidate should have the following skills:  

  • Dedication to producing quality technical products and providing responsive client services. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Ability to manage individuals and teams successfully with a business vision, as well as the ability to work independently when needed. 

  • Ability to represent the firm effectively to clients, key public officials, and the community in general. 

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities. 

  • Must be willing to travel periodically. 

Educational Requirements: 

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Civil or Environmental Engineering or water resources related field is required. 

  • P.E. registration required. 

How to Apply: 

If you meet the qualifications and requirements listed above, and want to be a part of this respected company, please submit your resume and cover letter to

WEST Consultants, Inc. is a small business firm providing water resources engineering consulting services from our seven offices located in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, and Arizona. Over the past 30 years, WEST has built a reputation for providing quality water resources services to government and private clients. We offer a dynamic work environment where our talented teams are solving some of the most challenging projects in water resources engineering.   

WEST Consultants, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 

Candidates for this position must be currently eligible to work in the United States. As a federal contractor, WEST Consultants, Inc. participates in E-Verify to validate the employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.