The Engineer IV is a Senior Project Manager position responsible for development and design of programmed projects totaling $10 million or more and leads a group of professional employees performing advance engineering assignments requiring the application of engineering principles and methods. Seals all plans developed under his/her direction with professional engineer's stamp.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Plans and coordinates all engineering operations related to complex engineering projects.
Acts as a division resource in resolving complex engineering problems relating to design, land development, traffic operations and right of way use and acquisition.
Assigns, evaluates and leads the work of four (4) or more subordinate employees as required; advises, assists and trains subordinates as necessary; participates in the selection of new employees, and may perform periodic performance evaluations.
Directs the preparation of comprehensive engineering studies and databases in order to compile, cross-index and analyze information for engineering planning and decision making.
Resolves design and funding problems on county projects under construction to ensure that the completed project operates as intended and preserves the public health and safety.
Prepares and manages the preparation of project plans, specifications, estimates and construction documents to assure that assigned projects are completed on schedule and within an acceptable budget.
Coordinates operations with resource groups, other county departments and programs, outside agencies, citizen groups and the general public as necessary; provides technical assistance to other county departments as required.
Reviews and approves plans and contract documents before they are used in the public bidding process for county construction projects, includes stamping plans and specifications with Professional Engineering License.
Works with the Prosecuting Attorney's Office to resolve engineering related legal issues and acts as an expert witness on engineering aspects of design and right-of-way use/acquisition and land development for assigned public works projects.
Prepares reports and recommendations to the County Council, various community groups and outside agencies as necessary; may conduct or participate in public hearings to explain program plans and solicit public input.
Prepares Federal and State funding applications, prospectus packages, council approval motions, permits and jurisdictional agreements and other documents to support funding of design and construction projects on the County ACP and Six Year TIP.
Responds to inquiries from the public regarding specific problems or issues in area of assignment.
Prepares regular project status reports and task assignments status reports.
Selecting and managing of engineering consultants to provide necessary project services for the department when the expertise or resources are not available.
Coordinates with other County agencies, governmental agencies; municipalities, citizen groups, developers, and utilities to achieve project goals and presents comments on behalf of the Public Works department.
STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
civil engineering standards, principles and practices with special reference to the functional area
methods and techniques related to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of public works facilities
federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations related to the area of assignment
the principles and practices of planning, scheduling and budgeting
methods to conduct comprehensive engineering studies and data analysis
the literature, trends and developments in the area of specialty
manage multiple projects and activities
design construction projects by preparing contract plans and specifications and developing estimates
direct and evaluate the work of subordinate employees
develop project specific work plans, schedules and budgets
propose solutions to complex problems utilizing professional knowledge, research and other outside resources
establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads, associates, subordinates, representatives of other agencies, and with the general public
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare a variety of correspondence, reports and other written materials and documents
exercise excellent interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills; walk and climb on construction sites
The employee reports to and receives direction from an Engineering Manager. The work requires considerable independent judgment and discretion in developing and achieving work unit goals and objectives. The work is reviewed through meetings and periodic status reports, and by evaluation of results obtained.
The work is performed in an office and field environment with frequent trips to locations throughout the county to make site visits, attend meetings or coordinate work activities. Meetings or project requirements may involve working evenings, weekends or holidays as necessary. Field conditions involve working in and around hazardous sites and construction vehicles.
A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or a related engineering specialty and eight (8) years of professional engineering experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability to perform the work. Must pass job related tests.
A Professional Engineer's License in civil engineering is required for all positions.
A valid Washington State Driver's License is required.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, dental, vision insurance; pension plan; disability insurance; paid sick, vacation and holidays; commuter programs; and more.