Project Engineer - Port of Bellingham New Posted 1/22/2019 Apply Now

Applications Due By: February 15, 2019 at 8:00am

Job Summary
Performs a variety of engineering assignments at the professional level to analyze, research, plan, design, permit, and construct Port facilities. Duties involve coordinating the work of consultants, in-house staff, and the Port's maintenance department as it relates to assigned projects; performing technical and complex work in designing, permitting, plans and specifications preparation; review and estimating for Port construction and maintenance projects; performing owner representation and inspection during construction; and providing coordination with the Port's operating departments and tenants through-out all phases of the project. Provide support and back-up to Contracts Administrator.

Specific Responsibilities:
  1. Oversees in-house and/or consultant designed projects. Prepares plans, specifications, contract documents, cost and quantity estimates for public works construction and in-house maintenance projects.
  2. Participates in all phases of proposed projects including preparation of requests for proposals. Conducts the preparation of studies and preliminary field surveys in preparation for design and construction of Port projects.
  3. Coordinates design funding, inspection, and maintenance criteria on construction or major maintenance projects with other Port divisions and outside agencies.
  4. Coordinates technical review and design development meetings, which involve meeting with Project Sponsors, Port tenants, neighbors, architects and engineers, and representatives with outside agencies to review and analyze plans, specifications, and related impacts for assigned projects.
  5. Prepares, applies, and secures permits with various City, County, State, and Federal agencies for construction of all projects. Advocates on behalf of the Port issues relating to permitting and code compliance.
  6. Prepares Special Provisions for bid documents and recommends bidding strategies.
  7. Coordinates and supervises the site inspections of construction or maintenance work to assure the work is performed in accordance with plans, specifications, approved contract amounts, local, state, and federal standards and regulations; monitors contractor project management and coordination by maintaining records of contracts/project in progress, preparing progress estimates, checking quality and quantity of material and work performed; negotiating and verifying change orders; initiating project correspondence between the Port, consultants, contractors and other agencies. Assists in the development of project and construction work schedules.
  8. Support the Contracts Administrator in all aspects of public works contracting and personal and professional services contracts. Act as back-up in the absence of the Contract Administrator.
  9. Responds to inquiries, complaints, or requests for information regarding areas of assignment from other Port departments, tenants, agencies, and the general public.
  10. Provides information and resolves concerns regarding Port engineering requirements and processes within scope of knowledge and authority.
  11. Prepares and applies for grants and acting as the Port's liaison with granting agencies assuring compliance with grant requirements.
  12. Deliver presentations to the Commission requesting project approval and providing projects updates.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  1. Preferred candidates will have a B.S. in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Planning, Building Construction, or an equivalent combination of specialized training, work experience, and knowledge, which implies the ability to complete the assignments related to the position.
  2. Minimum of one year of experience is required with the degree, without a degree, a minimum of three years of experience is required.
  3. Due to the self-supporting nature of this position, good oral and written communication skills are required.
  4. Must be willing to learn, a self-starter and a solid team player.
  5. The candidate must be competent and current with the use of computers and the software typical to a professional engineering office.
Salary: $73,500 - $81,600 DOQ + exc benefits

Apply online at by 2/15/19 at 8am.

Engineer III - Development - Whatcom County Public Works New Posted 1/22/2019 Apply Now

Job Summary Whatcom County Public Works Department is hiring an Engineer for the Development section of the Engineering Services Division. This division is responsible for the review of engineering and survey requirements for land development projects, including preliminary and final subdivisions, short subdivisions, master planned developments, commercial developments, boundary line adjustments, and land disturbance permits.

Primary Duties Include:
  • Working with land developers & property owners.
  • Performing Traffic Impact Analysis/Traffic Study Report review.
  • Establishing proposed binding site plan, subdivision and short subdivision requirements, and performing corresponding submittal reviews.
  • Providing assistance to Technical Advisory Committees.
  • Performing stormwater report and design submittal and Western Washington Hydrology Model (WWHM) output data review.
  • Performing field construction inspections/surveillance for approved design compliance
For more information please review the job description: Engineer III

PW Seniority Division: Engineering
Supervisor: Engineering Manager

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field; and
At least 6 years of progressively responsible and applicable Engineering experience; and
Possess an Engineer-In-Training Certificate (E.I.T.);
OR Possess a Professional Engineer License within an applicable field of expertise.

Special Requirements:
Background check must meet County criteria
Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver's license at time of hire and throughout employment
Must be eligible to cross between the United States and Canada

Master Collective Bargaining Agreement Range 220.0
Hiring rate anticipated to be $32.09 - $34.65 per hour, depending on qualifications
Full Salary Range:$32.09 - $45.81 per hour

Application Special Instructions:
Please use the Document Upload area at the bottom of the application to include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Transit Structural Engineer IV/III (Transit Engineer IV or III) - King County Metro Transit New Posted 1/17/2019 Apply Now

Salary: $88,275.20 - $124,467.20 Annually
Location: King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle
Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
Department: MTD - Metro Transit
Job Number: 2019JI09169

Bring your engineering talent to the best public transit agency in North America (APTA Outstanding Public Transportation System of 2018)! King County Metro Transit is seeking two Structural Engineers to play critical roles supporting the design and delivery of several critical transit capital projects. These positions will play an important role in helping Metro deliver on its mission to expand and improve transit and mobility services to our communities.

Metro may fill these positions at either a Level IV or Level III classification, depending on candidate qualifications and business need. Structural Engineers are required to use imagination and creative abilities to design new Metro facilities, modify existing facilities to meet future needs, and to repair facilities as necessary to meet the needs of the operating and maintenance divisions. Strong analytical capabilities are needed to examine and evaluate specific engineering problems and develop and coordinate the appropriate solutions. Good oral and writtencommunication skills are required to relate technical information to a variety of audiences.

In addition to the work above, a Structural Engineer at the IV level will perform advanced level engineering on an independent basis; play a lead role developing work plans; schedule and budget for projects; stamp and sign plans and designs; and provide assistance to more junior engineers as required.

Position Type:
This recruitment will fill two immediate career service (permanent) vacancies. This recruitment may also be used to create an eligibility pool for future career service (permanent) and temporary positions in the classification occurring in the next 12 months. Positions may be filled at either the Transit Engineer IV or Transit Engineer III level depending on candidate qualifications and business need.

Transit Engineer IV salary range: $88,275.20 - $124,467.20
Transit Engineer III salary range: $79,768.00 - $112,486.40

Who May Apply:
This recruitment is open to all King County employees and the public.

Great Benefits:
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit) and a generous benefits package, (see Benefits tab for more details).

Work Location:
King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, Washington, in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. Metro offices are easily accessible by public transit and are within walking distance of restaurants, galleries, sports venues, and Seattle's International District neighborhood.

Work Schedule:
The regular business work schedule is 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday. Work outside of the normal work day (including nights, weekends and holidays) may be required. These positions are designated exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and as such are not eligible for overtime pay.

Forms and Materials Required:
An online employment application, completed at, with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience) are required. Please see application instructions at the end of this posting for more details.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Josh Isgur
Sr. Human Resource Analyst (Acting)

Transit Structural Engineer III Job Duties May Include
  • Develop preliminary and final designs for new transit construction projects, repairs, or modifications to existing facilities. Prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates for public bidding.
  • Review consultant transit design work, perform design QA/QC reviews, verify conformance with design intent and standards, and resolve design coordination conflicts between disciplines.
  • Serve as a contract administrator and engineer on smaller projects as assigned. Review and approve shop drawings prepared by contractors, ensure compliance with contract documents, and process progress payments and change orders.
  • Assist field personnel in the review and approval of shop drawings, and in the interpretation of specifications.
  • Assist in developing terms and special provisions for agreements between Transit and regulatory and permitting agencies involving technical issues.
  • Assist in developing work plans, schedules and budget for the execution of designs for transit projects. Assist in the preparation of public works and procurement contract documents and cost estimates for legal bidding.
  • Provide technical assistance to operating and maintenance divisions, as requested. Evaluate proposals or assist divisions in designing improvements or revisions to existing facilities. Review proposals from equipment vendors.
  • Respond to emergency situations as directed involving a failure of facilities, systems, or equipment where technical engineering assistance is necessary. May coordinate the work of maintenance personnel or contractors to accomplish necessary repairs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition, Transit Structural Engineer IV Job Duties May Include:
  • Prepare civil and structural engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for transit projects.
  • Prepare alternative analysis reports for transit projects.
  • Perform civil and structural engineering calculations for transit projects.
  • Stamp and sign civil engineering plans, specifications, calculations and alternatives analysis reports.
  • Review consultant plans, specifications and cost estimates.
  • Prepare consultant scopes of work and negotiate consultant contracts.
  • Perform the duties as the project engineer for transit projects.
  • Prepare initial project scopes and cost estimates for transit projects.
  • Review and approve shop drawings submitted by contractors, and provide additional support to construction inspectors.
  • Provide direction and technical support to other engineers and designers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Transit Structural Engineer III Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering is required.
  • Two years of engineering experience beyond the requirements for an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification. Experience must demonstrate knowledge of mathematics, physical and engineering sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design.
  • Possession of an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or four years of engineering work commensurate with an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) registration is required, which indicates that the incumbent is competent to practice engineering and meets the requirements to qualify for an EIT.
Transit Structural Engineer IV Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering is required.
  • At least Five (5) years of professional Engineer experience.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington, or the ability to obtain a state license within 90 days from date of hire.
Additional requirements for both III and IV Levels include:
  • Excellent analytical abilities.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with King County staff at various levels, consultants, other public agency engineering personnel, local utilities and governmental agencies.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, stay organized and manage rapidly changing priorities (must be able to successfully work on a number of projects simultaneously).
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to get one by time of hire, or ability to travel to work sites in a timely manner.
Desired Qualifications
  • A master's degree in engineering.
  • Registration as a Professional Structural Engineer in the State of Washington.
Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office environment with occasional field site touring required.
  • Work pressure, disturbances of work flow, and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis.
The Transit Engineer IV will direct the work of technical Transit engineering personnel and consultants on a project basis to achieve the teamwork required for the production of plans, specifications and cost estimates.

Application Process
Applicants should complete the online application at NOTE: Please answer ALL questions in the employment application portion, with each of your jobs listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving, etc. Your job history in the employment application must go back ten years (if you have ten years of employment). Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant to this job. If you have questions about this, please contact Josh Isgur as stated above. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Application Tips and FAQs at

Selection Process
Application materials will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness. Competitive applicants may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and possibly a written test or skills exam. Formal offers will not be extended until successful completion of reference checks.

Union Representation
This position is represented by the Technical Employees Association (TEA).

Class Code: 7140300 Transit Engineer III, 7140400 Transit Engineer IV

Water Resources Engineer - Mead & Hunt New Posted 1/9/2019 Apply Now

Seattle, WA
Mead & Hunt, a nationally recognized professional services consulting firm, is seeking a client focused problem-solver to join our collaborative and innovative water resources team. Responsibilities include water resources engineering project design, research, planning, and calculations; evaluating and analyzing existing projects; preparing reports, budgets, cost estimates, specifications, design plans, schedules, studies, and permits; performing QA/QC tasks; serving as the project manager and mentoring project staff; establishing and maintaining client relationships; working with clients to develop projects; assisting with proposals; and assembling teams for specific pursuits. Travel will be required.

The successful candidate must have:
  • a bachelor's degree (or higher) in civil or environmental engineering;
  • at least five years of relevant work experience; and
  • PE license in any state with ability to obtain in Washington within six months of start date

The ideal candidate will have experience with any/all of the following: preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for civil infrastructure projects (emphasis on water resources projects); water resources project management including scheduling, establishing budgets, and preparing invoices; business development; software programs associated with water resources design such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, XP-SWMM, HSPF, MS Office, GIS, and AutoCAD; client contact.

If you have strong communication and organizational skills, are self-motivated, and can work well both independently and as part of a team, complete the online application process for this job posting at OR submit your cover letter and resume (and the pdf application if possible) to the address below. The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, January 28, 2019. Interviews are awarded on our review of your ability to meet the qualifications in the paragraphs describing the "successful" candidate and "ideal" candidate, so be sure to explain where indicated in the online application (or in your COVER LETTER, not just in your resume, if you are applying by mail) how you meet each qualification listed in the paragraphs above. Mead & Hunt will not sponsor a visa (H-1B, etc.) for this position.

If applying by mail:

Attn: Req. #2019-1927
2440 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Transportation Engineer II - City of Issaquah Posted 12/20/2018 Apply Now

Minimum Salary: $6,842.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,738.00 per month
Open until filled. (Open to current employees and the general public.)

The City of Issaquah is seeking an individual to join our team as a Transportation Engineer II who enjoys working with others, getting things done, and serving the public. This role is multi-faceted and ideal for someone who enjoys a combination of field and office work. Major responsibilities include participation in collaborative work teams to complete capital improvement projects; managing responses to citizen requests or complaints regarding roadway issues including speeding, traffic volumes, crosswalks, bike lanes, and parking; and collaboration with other City Departments. The work requires excellent interpersonal and project management skills.

Issaquah is a rapidly growing community, well known for its environmental amenities, excellent quality of life, and countless cultural and educational opportunities. The Public Works Engineering Department works closely with the community to provide outstanding services. The Department is committed to continuous improvement, excellence in operations and fiscal stewardship.

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their dependents. This includes choices of medical and dental coverage, voluntary participation in a Flexible Spending Account, Washington State retirement, 457 deferred compensation match, participation in Social Security, life insurance, provision of compensatory time, and other health and wellness incentives.

Come join our team! Our mission - We enhance lives through public service.
We will be reviewing applications on January 18, 2019.

Capital Projects / Traffic Engineering:
  • Independently design and manage simple to medium complexity capital projects. This work includes conducting environmental reviews, researching legal issues, right of way acquisition, preparing specifications for structures or projects, cost estimating, and general understanding of plan preparation and design software, property owner coordination, contract management, and construction management.
  • Reviews studies and analyzes environmental impact statements submitted by private engineers for impact on the community, mitigation, and compliance with local ordinances; prepares required reports; and notifies the public and appropriate agencies of findings.
  • Develops and maintains database of engineering information related to program plans, specifications, and development. Prepares related summary reports.
  • Conducts traffic and transportation studies and provides traffic engineering coordination for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of various projects.
  • Provides design and management of spot improvement and accident reduction projects in response to Citizen Action Requests.
  • Establishes and maintains traffic records, count records, and traffic infrastructure inventories.
  • Assists with traffic impact reviews for proposed residential, commercial, and industrial development to determine mitigations for safety issues.
  • Assists with development of City traffic control plans for projects involving work in the right of way.
Community Involvement:
  • Provides timely responses to Citizen Action Requests, including those regarding multimodal traffic and roadway safety.
  • Provides technical support and serves as liaison with professional engineers, architects, developers, government officials and the general public to present and explain technical design or operations, features, project priorities, and development requirements of specialized projects.
  • Attends various committees, public meetings and formal public hearings on proposed projects; prepares maps, exhibits, drawings, charts, and graphs; and provides technical testimony as required to obtain program support and approval.
Departmental Collaboration:
  • Builds effective working relationships with other City Departments to quickly move projects forward.
  • Advises division directors, managers and planning staff of the technical and political concerns surrounding a public works project.
  • Increases understanding of traffic engineering through continuing education utilizing resources such as the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, NACTO Guides for bicycle and pedestrian design, and the City's road standards.
  • Manages consultant and grant contracts, develops project and traffic budgets, reports on grants, and identifies cost to complete estimates for public works projects.
  • Coordinates the work of consultants with department staff.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in civil, transportation, or closely related engineering discipline or related field.
  • Three to five years of engineering experience which ideally includes traffic engineering and project management responsibilities.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) designation.
  • Any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired, skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.
  • For qualified applicants, a valid Washington State driver's license with a driving record free from serious or frequent violations.

  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices, applicable to a municipal setting, for the construction and maintenance of various public works projects.
  • Knowledge of effective principles and practices of project organization and management including materials, costs, design, permitting, construction techniques and trends, regulations, standards and equipment, and funding/grant management.
  • Knowledge of Transportation Planning and Operational Levels of Service analysis, Transportation Impact Studies and fee calculations, Neighborhood Traffic Control principles and intersection levels of service analysis, Manual on Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) applications, and the laws and regulations applicable to the area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the field of engineering specialization.
  • Ability to direct and inspect the work of consultants and contractors on specialized civil engineering projects and to obtain adherence to plans and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare and administer work programs including monitoring budgets, work schedules, grants requirements, and progress reviews.
  • Ability to use specialized drafting, engineering, surveying, or electronic tools and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups regarding technical engineering concepts and complex or controversial public policy issues or regulations.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing, including technical writing skills sufficient to prepare project reports and specifications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, consultants and contractors, public officials, and the general public.

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    Project Engineer - Port of Bellingham

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    Water Resources Engineer - Mead & Hunt

    Transportation Engineer II - City of Issaquah

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