Applications will be reviewed regularly and interviews may be conducted prior to the application close date.
The Civil Design Engineer supports large Seaport and Airport projects and leads medium to small projects in planning, design, and construction phases in the Port of Seattle Engineering Department. The Civil Design Engineer evaluates, selects, and applies standard design techniques and procedures needed to perform a task or sequence of tasks for conventional projects, and applies judgment when making adaptations and modifications where needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide engineering design expertise supporting large and lead medium and small projects. Interacts with internal clients and customers on technical and nontechnical topics regularly. Prepare and manage project proposals, project design budget, design schedule and oversee the design progress of other design engineers. Provide input into project proposals work, design schedule, and oversee the design progress of other design engineers within engineering group. Work independently with Project Managers, lead projects, and are responsible for monitoring and staying within the project scope, schedule and budget. Provide professional engineering services to other Port departments including inspection of Port facilities, review of outside consultant’s work, performing code and engineering analysis, and preparation of technical reports. Participate on Project Design Team: Coordinate, schedule and review work of other engineers involved with design projects and schedule regular meetings to discuss progress and design issues. Review work of other engineers and consultants. Assign tasks to other team members (Port of Seattle personnel and/or consultants) or request information from them in an effort to complete the design of a project. Perform changes to design work based on feedback from other team members.
Gather design requirements from Project Managers and other stakeholders and synthesize them into a design criteria document. Request survey information from Port of Seattle Engineering Surveying and use results to complete project design. Perform professional engineering design as legally responsible Engineer of Record. Provide stamped drawings, develop engineering calculations and prepare specifications using analysis and design software, spreadsheets, handbooks, and building codes. Organize and prepare engineering calculations and stamped drawings to submit with permit applications. Respond to comments and questions from regulators and building officials during the permitting process. Coordinate, schedule, and review design documents of other engineers and outside consultants. Review and comment on the technical accuracy and constructability of designs prepared by in-house engineers and represent the Port reviewing designs created by outside consultants. Perform QA/QC review on Port and consultant developed projects. Develop project construction quantities and cost estimates.
Perform construction site visits to observe progress and evaluate quality of materials and workmanship. Review contractor submittals, respond to RFI's, and provide technical advice during construction. Prepare design changes if required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and standards of Civil Engineering, design, engineering, and construction of Public Works projects including earthwork, roadways, drainage systems, water distribution and sanitary sewer systems. Knowledge of latest local, county, state and federal laws, codes and regulations relating to construction activities, stormwater regulations, the environment and various Port of Seattle programs. Knowledge of engineering research, analysis and problem-solving methods. Knowledge of construction inspection, testing procedures and ability to interpret their results. Knowledge of best practices for construction methods used by building trades for implementation of engineering design. Knowledge of standard drafting design workflows and legal requirements of engineering design documents. Knowledge of requirements for being Engineer of Record in Washington State. Knowledge of engineering disciplines other than one’s own, with a general understanding of the requirements for multidisciplinary engineering design.
Possesses the interpersonal skills needed for mentoring and providing guidance and direction to junior engineers that are performing work under their stamp. Exhibits the leadership skills that are necessary for providing direction to a small group of engineering staff to accomplish project objectives. Acts as discipline lead on small to medium sized capital projects. Capable of working fully autonomously, providing definition of root cause, scoping the requirements of the solution, and providing the design documents necessary for completion of the work. Review and provide professional license stamp on bid documents for construction liability in accordance with the State of Washington requirements for self and others under direct supervision. Skill in using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, (2016 or newer preferred) software during project development. Experience using Bluebeam software during document review process.
QUALIFICATIONS:Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or closely related field;
Six (6) years of relevant work experience in design engineering; and
Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Washington State or equivalent.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Business or closely related field; and/or
Six (6) years relevant work experience in design engineering with work focused on roadways, airports, seaport and/or terminals.
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1200BR
About Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade, transportation and travel to the Pacific Northwest, and supports industries as diverse as tourism and commercial fishing. The Port is also a key builder of road and rail infrastructure, partnering with other agencies to improve freight traffic from Tacoma to Everett.
The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - the nation’s 18th busiest – handling more than 31 million passengers in 2007. The Port’s passenger cruise terminals at Pier 66 and Terminal 30 handled 190 ship calls and nearly 755,000 passengers during the 2007 season.