City Engineer


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    The City Engineer:
    • Provides technical leadership for operational, design and construction issues for the City’s
    streets and surface water infrastructure systems
    • Assist the Development Engineer in the preparation of conceptual plans and estimates in
    support of Economic Development, coordinates and supervises the City’s Construction
    Inspection staff to ensure that projects are completed in compliance with approved plans and specifications, and in accordance with applicable Municipal, State and Federal regulations and engineering standards; performs inspections as necessary
    • Prepares written comments and ‘red-lined’ edits on proposed Transportation and Stormwater CIP plans, technical reports, specifications and engineer’s estimates of probable costs with the ability to transpose this data in project tracking software
    • Coordinates and partners with franchise utilities to ensure accurate sub-surface utility
    investigations and utility relocations for capital projects
    • Assists the Public Works Director, or his designee, in updating Transportation and Surfacewater Elements of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the City’s Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program and applicable areas of the City’s Municipal Code
    • May preform some in-house transportation modeling as well as complete in-house designs for small localized drainage and transportation projects
    • Conduct and/or supervise consultants in the administration of traffic studies and traffic
    calming requests
    • Works actively with citizens, citizen groups, Homeowner Associations, and business
    associations as necessary to respond to inquiries or service requests
    • Assists the Public Works Director and other staff in establishing General Engineering Standards and policies to ensure quality construction for transportation and surface water infrastructure
    • Serve as the City’s CIP program manager for both in-house staff and hired consultant teams performing preliminary engineering, environmental permitting, Right-of-Way acquisition and delivery of final engineering designs as well as construction management of City capital projects.
    • Exercises sound independent judgment and flexibility in developing and implementing CIP
    project scopes, schedules, and budgets as well as assisting the Public Works Director with
    resource planning (both in-house staff and consultants). Responsibilities include quality
    control, risk management, tracking monthly progress schedules and budget invoices (relative to work completed), professional services contract negations and delivery to include the following: advertising, public bidding and award as well as assuring contract compliance within project scopes of services
    • Develop and maintain engineering specifications and bid-tab libraries as well as complete
    conceptual cost estimates for assigned projects within Public Works as well as other City
    Departments as directed
    • Prepares reports and other documents as well as completes presentations, as necessary,
    concerning assigned projects for the City Council, City Manager, staff, funding, and regulatory agencies
    • Supervise assigned staff in the implementation of the City’s National Pollution Discharge
    Elimination System (N.P.D.E.S.) Surface Water Phase II Program and the City’s Municipal
    Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, to include annual reporting
    • Ensure the compliance of the State records retention schedule for CIP projects
    • Communicates effectively with professionals, co-workers, elected officials and contractors
    both orally and in writing
    • Other duties as assigned

    Knowledge of:
    • Civil engineering principles, practices and methods, including but not limited to storm
    drainage systems, streets, multi-modal systems, grading, water and sewer systems and
    erosion and sediment control best management practices
    • Civil engineering construction standards and inspection methods and techniques
    • Principles, practices and methods of engineering plan review to include the use of
    tracking software
    • Knowledgeable in pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations
    related to civil engineering, permitting, public works, and environmental protection
    (including SEPA and/or NEPA environmental review requirements) associated with
    municipal public works design as well as Right-of-Way acquisition and construction for
    capital projects
    • Knowledge and experience in the use of the King County Surface Water Design Manual
    and the Department of Ecology’s Stormwater Management Manual
    • Knowledge and experience in the use of the Washington State Department of
    Transportation’s (WSDOT) Standard Specifications and Plans
    • Principles, practices and methods of project and program management
    • Principles, practices and methods of real-property acquisition as well as permanent and
    temporary easements
    • Knowledge of general computer applications, transportation and storm-water software,
    computer aided drafting and design (CADD), Geographic Information Systems, and
    Pavement and Asset Management software

    Skills and abilities include:
    • Strong analytical abilities as they relate to civil infrastructure
    • Demonstrated ability of successful management of engineering and construction staff
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrates a strong sense of community service and ability to participate and lead
    project teams
    • Ability to represent the City in a highly professional manner
    • Ability to read and interpret maps, deeds, plats, plans and specifications and technical
    • Ability to perform complex engineering computations
    • Demonstrated ability of creative problem solving and the ability to work as part of a

    Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in civil, environmental or related engineering degree from an ABET
    accredited university
    • A Washington State PE registration required
    • A minimum of five (5) years of public works experience with demonstrated project
    management experience in a governmental and/or private sector setting to include
    design and capital project/program management experience
    • A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience preferred

    Special requirements:
    • Valid Washington Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one by start of employment
    • Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier
    • All staff positions at the City are required to be available to report to work during off
    hours in case of emergency and perform duties as assigned

    Physical requirements:
    • Duties are performed both indoors and outdoors under all weather conditions
    • Office environment-walking standing, and lifting records, boxes and objects up to 60
    pounds; fine motor skills; auditory, verbal and visual ability
    • Outdoors environment-ability to negotiate safely in a traffic environment or the rough
    terrain of a construction site
    • 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 these
    essential functions.

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