The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, is recruiting for the Appointive position of Professional Engineer.
This position will play an important role in the Capital Delivery Group of the Environmental Services Science and Engineering (ESSE) Division. The position will collaborate and coordinate with the group's Assistant Division Manager and Principal Engineers on the planning, design, and construction management of capital improvement projects for the City's Wastewater, Surface Water and Solid Waste Utilities (approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget of $30 Million).
The ESSE Division provides a unique opportunity for engineers to work on a wide variety of complex capital improvement projects as they progress through their careers. The types of projects can cover the full spectrum of typical municipal infrastructure improvements associated with Wastewater, Surface Water, and Solid Waste Utilities and partnering with the City's Public Works Department and Tacoma Public Utilities.
Depending on the background and professional interests of the successful applicant, this position will focus on either of the following two areas:
Facility Capital Projects - Projects that include multiple engineering disciplines found in typical municipal utility facilities such as: wastewater treatment processes; wastewater and surface water pumping systems; and electrical and instrumentation systems
Collection System Projects – Projects that focus on the planning and design of municipal wastewater and surface water collection system capital improvements, including both open cut and trenchless technologies and associated roadway improvements as well as state of the art green infrastructure and innovative surface water management components
This position will be responsible for leading project teams and coordinating with engineering technicians, construction managers and other project stakeholders in the pursuit of fully developed and executed capital projects.
This is an important position that significantly contributes to Environmental Service's mission to provide sustainable and cost-effective management services to protect the environment and recover value from Tacoma's waste streams.
The applicant selected for this position will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative engineers, scientists, and technicians all housed at Tacoma's new Center For Urban Waters facility situated adjacent Tacoma's Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. For more information on the unique Center for Urban Waters professional environment visit the following web site: https://www.urbanwaters.org
Applications are accepted online at www.cityoftacoma.org/jobs. Questions regarding this job announcement, please contact Human Resources at (253)591-5400 by 4:00pm of the closing date of this job announcement.
Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university,
A Professional Engineering License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
PREFERRED AND HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Four years of related engineering work experience in the water, wastewater or environmental field.
Experience in municipal project design and construction management and municipal program management.
Engineering experience related to municipal utilities facilities (such as wastewater treatment processes, wastewater and surface water pumping systems, and electrical and instrumentation systems).
Engineering experience related to gravity conveyance systems.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Current Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment.