CLOSING DATE: Continuous (with first review by 5:00 p.m. June 21, 2017)
About the Position The Olympia Public Works Department seeks an exceptional individual to fill the position of Project Engineer II. The successful candidate will be one of three professional engineers that lead the design efforts associated with 30-50 capital projects that are completed yearly by the Engineering Line of Business.
Within the Engineering Line of Business, the selected individual will be responsible for leading the engineering design of multiple capital construction projects, coordinating with other project team members to successfully complete project design and oversee construction. The Engineer will be responsible for:
Establishing design parameters.
Providing constructible technical solutions consistent with the intent of the project's scope, schedule and budget.
Designing Public Works transportation and utility projects using AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Writing project specifications and creating cost estimates.
Overseeing the construction of multiple projects, making timely technical decisions so construction can proceed with minimal delays.
Reviewing and evaluating design solutions provided by other engineers, both in-house and consultants.
Typical project disciplines that the Engineer will be the technical lead on include Stormwater and Low Impact Development, Transportation, Sewer, Drinking Water and Facilities.
Ideal Candidate Profile The ideal candidates will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Strong oral and written communication skills, working well with others, both individually and in the context of a number of design teams, in a schedule-driven environment.
Experience designing and overseeing construction of multiple transportation and utility public works projects using the WSDOT Standard Specification format.
Design of transportation projects including roundabouts, asphalt overlays, access ramps, and associated stormwater runoff and treatment facilities.
Design of sewer and drinking water projects including gravity sewer mains, force mains, water mains, and pump stations.
Fluent in designing projects using AutoCAD Civil 3D.
An in-depth understanding of municipal utility infrastructure and public works contracting, including the evaluation and implementation of sustainable design and construction solutions.
To Apply - Go to City of Olympia's website directly. We will not review your application materials through the ASCE website.
Submit a resume and cover letter by attaching them to your electronic application.
The cover letter must be no more than two pages long and include specific examples of how you meet the Ideal Candidate profile (above).
Writing Example: Applicants must submit a copy of an engineering report and/or contract package in which they were the sealing engineer. Other technical writing of comparable quality may substitute. Potential applicants should inquire if they are unsure they meet this requirement.
This position will remain open until filled. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews, submit your application by 5 pm June 21, 2017.
Only electronic applications are accepted.
Four year degree in an engineering field (Civil preferred).
Three years of related experience required.
Professional Engineer license required within six months of employment.
Valid Washington State Driver's License required.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package including medical/dental/vision, retirement plan and paid sick/vacation and holidays.
Olympia is located in a scenic waterfront setting at the southern tip of Puget Sound and enjoys a temperate marine climate. The City is routinely recognized in reputable rankings for its livability. Olympia is also within easy driving distance of major national parks, the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains and the urban centers of Seattle, Portland and Vancouver BC.As state capitol o...f Washington State, Olympia is home to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of State government.Olympia was incorporated in 1859 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009. Olympia is a Council-Manager city, with a seven member City Council including an elected Mayor. The City Manager has executive authority to oversee and manage municipal services and operations.