Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
CLOSING DATE: 09/05/19 11:59 PM
Shoreline is an inclusive City that endeavors to build a work culture which embraces diversity, encourages participation, and promotes equity.
Employment offer is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment criminal background check.
Required attachments to job application: - Cover letter - Writing sample on an engineering topic or issue, written for a technical or general audience (memorandum, letter, report, etc.)
The Surface Water Utility (SWU) team resides within the Utility and Operations Division of the Public Works Department. SWU team has seven core members who are effective in working both independently and as a team. It is an exciting time to be a part of the SWU team as we are currently rolling out a series of program improvements and expansions based on the 2018 Surface Water Master Plan update.
The Engineer I - Surface Water position reports to the Surface Water Utility Manager. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of surface water and storm drainage systems and can lead projects and programs. The position will work closely with SWU staff and other City teams, including, but not limited to, engineering, maintenance, and planning/permitting groups. Regular activities will also include interactions with the general public and staff from other agencies. Skills in communication, organization, initiative, problem-solving, teamwork, and flexibility are highly valued.
Required Experience – Documented work history of providing engineering support for stormwater or wastewater systems. Experience in technical writing.
Preferred Experience – Knowledge of continuous improvement and change management philosophies; experience working with public works surface water maintenance and operations workers and/or contractors; experience working within an asset management or CMMS framework [Cityworks]; experience working with H&H Modeling and/or CAD and/or GIS software.
DEFINITION Provides mid-level professional and technical engineering, analysis, and management support for the surface water utility including managing projects and programs, preparing feasibility studies and technical reports, managing consultant contracts, developing and meeting project/program budgets. Duties and responsibilities can include but are not limited to engineering design, construction management, cost estimating and scheduling, project management and on-going program management. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with co-workers, other departments, outside agencies, consultants, contractors and citizens, and provides highly responsible engineering support to the utility and other City departments.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTIONSEssential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Essential Functions:
Provide advanced-level technical engineering support services for the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of surface water projects and programs under direction of assigned staff.
Manage assigned Surface Water Utility projects and programs to meet expectations; develop costs and schedules for projects and programs to inform the budget; track budgets under supervision of assigned staff.
Assist in evaluating complex drainage problems or concerns including conducting feasibility studies, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, developing recommendations and implementing solutions.
Assist in developing and managing multiple and diverse surface water projects including basin plans, drainage assessments, flood protection and low impact development projects; manage project scope, schedule and budget.
Assist in preparing engineering design for surface water projects including engineering calculations, hydraulic or hydrologic modeling including preparation of plans and specifications of designs, contract plans and details using computer aided design (CAD) or manual methods.
Assist in selection of design consultants and professional service providers; develop and manage consulting agreements, including scope, schedule and budget; coordinate contract changes with the contractor, City staff and external stakeholders; process invoices and monitor contract expenses independently and/or under direction of assigned staff.
Manage and guide consultant development of surface water project deliverables; communicate with the consultant, providing answers and direction; complete engineering reviews, providing comments and integrating comments from other City reviewers or project stakeholders under direction of assigned staff.
Manage or assist in the development of project plans, schedules, bid specifications and bid openings, contract awards, construction progress, inspections and project close-out; identify problems and recommend solutions throughout the project.
Assist in preparation of a variety of surface water project and program documents including internal memos, staff reports, documentations for grants, loans and bonds.
Meet with citizens and neighborhood groups on a variety of projects, manage public involvement, organize and participate in public meetings; communicate project information to the public and City staff as needed, independently and/or under direction of assigned staffs.
Conduct field inspections to assess system function and design. Prepare work orders to correct defects and deficiencies.
Conduct construction, maintenance and compliance inspections, Investigate field and off-site conditions for projects. Determine appropriate codes and requirements that are relevant to the project. Assist in preparing and applying for permits.
Investigate complaints or inquiries identified by staff, citizens and other agencies and provide appropriate response.
Understand legal descriptions of property and easements.
Conduct informal field surveys, keep field notes, operate levels, data collectors and perform survey calculations.
Evaluate the results of field materials tests.
Update the City's asset maintenance management system with pertinent information for asset management.
Participate in the analysis, interpretation and application of relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Participate in the development of policy, standard operating procedures and code revisions.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of trends and innovations in the field of project management and engineering.
Perform a variety of office and field support duties
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge of: Civil engineering principles, practices and methods related to development, construction, and maintenance of municipal projects. Fundamentals of surface water engineering including natural drainage design and design standards. Principles and practices of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling such as Western Washington Hydrology Model (WWHM). Principles and practices of stream and habitat restoration. Washington State and local regulatory requirements and/or design standards including Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington (SWMMWW). Drafting techniques using Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems such as AutoCAD Civil 3D and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS. Computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. Construction management techniques and principles, including inspection and enforcement. Contract administration techniques and principles, including bid-specification development techniques. Familiarity with methods and procedures for managing State and Federally sourced grant funding including pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Ability to: Perform and prepare engineering calculations and design for surface water projects. Develop and review design and project plans and specifications using AutoCAD Civil 3D and related software. Perform field inspections and utilize field engineering equipment. Manage multiple projects including budgets and schedules. Manage on-going programs with continuous improvements. Communicate effectively with citizens, neighborhood groups and other interested parties during all phases of project scoping, design and construction. Work independently or as part of a team. Write technical documents including reports and studies. Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing on technical and non-technical issues. Assist in community outreach efforts by facilitating public meetings, responding to inquiries and preparing website information. Oversee and participate in the management of drainage assessments projects. Inspect work for completeness and proper work methods. Assist preparation and review of engineering estimates for a variety of projects, including design, administration and construction cost. Monitor grant funding through internal and external reporting and records management and maintenance. Coordinate the work of consultants and other project staff. Establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Utilize modeling software for hydraulic and hydrologic analysis. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
Experience and Training Guidelines Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in surface water projects including some managing, designing, planning or development experience.
Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, planning or construction management.
License or Certificate: Valid registration as an Engineer In Training in the State of Washington or ability to obtain registration in Washington State within 6 months after the date of hire is preferred. Valid state-issued driver's license.
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Voted by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine as one of the best places to live in Washington, the vibrant City of Shoreline is going through an exciting period of growth and development.By 2025, Shoreline will reconstruct three major transportation corridors, assume responsibility for the wastewater utility within its boundaries, and work with Sound Transit to bring two light rail stations to Shoreline as part of the $1.3 billion Lynnwood Link Extension.The City of Shoreline's Public Works department comprises over 60 people in our Engineering, Operations, Surface Water, Transportation Services and Waste Water divisions. We are a collaborative team focused on improving our service delivery and workplace. In 2017, we became the eighth public works agency in Washington, and the 126th in the nation to achieve American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation. We serve a growing, ethnically and racially diverse community of 56,000 located in north King County, Washington. The City's Engineering team is busy and growing! We support an annual Capital Improvement Program of $50 million to $70 million spanning the transportation, surface water, wastewater, parks and facilities business lines.