Civil - Codes and Standards, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
The City of Shoreline is going through an exciting period of growth and development including support of light rail extending through the City, improvements to schools, increased density and development to support the City's vision for growth.
The Public Works Department recently received APWA Accreditation and is seeking an energetic and experienced person to be part of our team and serve the needs of the community.
We are looking for an experienced engineer with strong customer service focus in supporting development and with the able to effectively communicate with a variety of customers including engineers, contractors, inspectors and the public. The position requires good understanding of engineering codes, standards and best management practices specifically stormwater, wastewater, and roadway.
SCOPE OF WORK To provide responsible professional engineering assistance in the review of private development projects, including inspection and approval, in coordination with the Planning and Community Services and Public Works departments; to develop and update codes, standards, practices related to private development of public infrastructure; to serve as the project manager for various permits and projects as assigned; and to perform various office and field duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTSEssential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Review private development engineering specifications, estimates, and other documents for completeness, accuracy and compliance with adopted codes and standards.
Conduct inspections of work-in-progress; ensure projects are completed in compliance with applicable codes, regulations and standards.
Respond to questions and inquiries from the public regarding street and drainage issues, standards and permits; attend meetings and make presentations to citizen advisory groups and in other public settings.
Coordinate assigned engineering projects with outside contractors, government agencies and organizations and the public; provide assistance to project managers and Public Works Department.
Coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, applicants, other departments, consultants, contractors and citizens.
Prepare and maintain records of work completion; coordinate work in progress to assure projects are completed in compliance with codes, specifications, standards and time schedules.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of development, stormwater management, environmental protection and permitting.
Provide information to the public, contractors, developers, property owners and internal staff regarding development issues related to the private installation of right-of-way and stormwater improvements; and interpret various codes and standards related to stormwater, water quality, utilities and right-of-way development.
Review various technical engineering reports in conjunction with associated plans.
Read, review, edit and revise design standards and codes, including research of current best practices or alternatives.
Develop and improve processes and resources used to review the engineering components of permit applications.
Provide technical expertise and respond to complex questions; resolve conflicts and interpret various codes and standards.
Perform a variety of office and field support duties as required. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Principles and practices of civil engineering. Principles, practices, materials and terminology related to surface water management and control, including requirements of the NPDES Phase II Western Washington Storm water Municipal Permit. Principles and practices of project management. Principles, practices, materials and terminology related to right-of-way construction. Principles and practices of permit processing and plan review. Methods and techniques used in engineering plan review. Methods and techniques used to conduct on-site engineering and right-of-way field inspections. Comprehensive planning and code development principles, practices and techniques. Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
Review engineering plans and specifications. Understand, interpret and correctly apply the requirements of the Surface Water Management Manual for Western Washington (SWMMWW). Inspect permitted engineering work and projects in the City's right-of-way for completeness, proper work methods and compliance with applicable regulations and ordinances. Research, edit, and prepare engineering standards and/or codes related to development Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public. Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Manage and coordinate projects as assigned. Assure work projects are completed according to code specifications and timelines. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Provide excellent customer service.
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: Five years of increasingly responsible development services/engineering experience including some planning or development experience.
Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or an applicable field.
License Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington. Possession of state-issued valid Driver's License.
Voted as one of the best places to live in America by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine, the vibrant city of Shoreline is going through an exciting period of growth and development including a transportation network that will be enhanced by two new light rail stations, an extensive bike trail network, and a substantial bus system. A bi-annual citizen satisfaction survey demonstrates strong... support from the community for City services and confidence that the City is heading in the right direction.
The City of Shoreline Public Works Department has a critical and central role in developing a multi-modal transportation system that continues to effectively support the City's vibrant neighborhoods, growing economy, and natural beauty. The Department has an aggressive capital program, including support through granting partners and is committed to serving the growing community's changing transportation needs.