Utilities Engineer III
Overall Job Objective
|Job Title:||Utilities Engineer III|
|Salary:||$6,627.00 - $8,078.00 Monthly|
$79,524.00 - $96,936.00 Annually
|Job Type:||Regular Full-time|
|Location:||220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington|
Are you an experienced engineer who enjoys providing superior service to both internal and external customers in a public sector setting? Are you able to meet challenges head-on and develop innovative solutions that lead to improvements in the services of your organization? If working in a fast-paced, collaborative and project-focused engineering environment sounds appealing, the City of Kent's Utilities Engineer III position may be ideal for you!
This is a temporary limited term (TLT) position. This is a benefited position that is not represented by a union. Per City policy, the term of this position shall not exceed six (6) years. There is one vacancy that will be filled via this recruitment process.
A cover letter and resume are required with your online application in order for your application to be considered complete; incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. Please note that you cannot attach documents to your online application after is has been submitted. If you experience technical issues, please feel free to call our office at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.
Employees in this classification are considered exempt and are eligible for management benefits.
The selection process for this position will consist of an interview with finalists moving forward to an additional interview at a later date. The first review of applications will be conducted two (2) weeks from the date of the vacancy posting.
Under the direction of the Public Works Operations Manager, perform a variety of professional engineering duties in planning, programming, design, analysis, and development of Public Works utilities and other municipal projects.
Work is characterized by experienced and advanced-level professional engineering duties related to public utilities (water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage) and other municipal public works projects. The incumbent is also required to prepare engineering plans/specifications for utility improvements, Request For Proposals (RFPs), and Request For Qualifications (RFQs); review both private and City construction plans and specifications; oversight of engineering projects; serve as Project lead to consultants and/or contractors; provide construction support, including inspection; providing engineering and technical expertise; communicating with internal and external customers; representing the City at assigned regional committees; and maintaining a variety of engineering records. The incumbent may come in contact with irate or hostile individuals, requiring the exercise of tact, patience, courtesy and judgment.
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities:|
Perform duties involved in the oversight, review, and/or preparation of the design of domestic water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage infrastructure, and other municipal civil engineering projects in accordance with established standards.
Perform engineering review of project plans and specifications for construction of Public Works facilities and for private improvements submitted to the City as part of the development process; recommending changes, corrections or providing feedback as it related to maintenance support and compliance with established standards.
Provide engineering support to the construction phase of private development projects. Work with project inspectors, Economic and Community Development engineering staff, private development engineers, and operations and maintenance staff to resolves issues that arise during the design and construction phases of development.
Provide engineering and technical expertise to City staff and the public; provide utility engineering expertise to City design projects as requested.
Review, approve, and/or prepare project plans, specifications, and permits as needed; define project size, scope, limits, and intent; and review related work assigned to engineers.
Communicate and coordinate work with engineers, consultants, property owners, developers, internal staff, other agencies, and the public to exchange information, facilitate work processes, and resolve conflicts.
Work to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, elected officials, utility companies, property owners, engineering consultants, and City staff; resolve concerns, issues, and complaints as necessary.
Act as senior project lead for large planning studies including the water and sanitary sewer comprehensive plans; develop and oversee scopes of work, budgets, and project schedules. Develop and implement public outreach plans.
Oversee and/or prepare calculations and right-of-way drawings involved in the acquisition of public rights-of-way and easements.
Prepare, review, and/or edit correspondence written by administrative staff prior to mailing.
Attend bid openings, hearings, and other meetings concerning Public Works projects; answer questions from contractors, bidders, developers, and the general public.
Make recommendations to supervisors regarding expenditure of public funds based on knowledge of infrastructure condition and budget limitations.
Select consultants; review scope of work, contracts, reports, and plans.
Represent the City in technical advisory committees for other municipalities.
Visit construction sites to inspect work progress and compliance with approved plans and specifications.
Maintain related data and records and prepare comprehensive plans and reports, such as the water comprehensive plan, conforming to related federal, state, and city regulations as assigned.
Provide research, information, and assistance to the Operations Manager in the development and management of the Division's Capital Improvement Project budget.
Evaluate candidates and participate in employee hiring process as requested by the Operations Manager.
Maintain various files and records related to project status and computations; prepare project descriptions and progress reports as requested.
Attend training, conferences, and seminars as appropriate to maintain current knowledge of technological advancements in the field.
Actively support the vision, mission, values, and behavior statements of the department and city.
Perform related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:|
|Education, Experience and Other Requirements:|
Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related field; and
Six (6) years of professional and increasingly responsible experience in Water, Sewer/Storm, or Utilities Engineering or a related field.
In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
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