Performs independent review, approval and acceptance of developer proposals including site plans and subdivisions. Reviews traffic, stormwater, and geotechnical studies for proposed developer projects. Tracks developer projects through the construction stage to verify compliance with project and grading permit conditions of approval. May perform similar duties for public sector projects.
Essential Job Functions:
Reviews plans, calculations, analyses, reports and other engineering documents submitted for land use development, single-family, and right-of-way projects and proposals.
Responds to public inquiries relating to land-use development proposals and engineering requirements.
Provides interpretations of engineering standards, codes, ordinances, and City policies to the general public, developers, engineers, architects, and coworkers.
Reviews comments on land-use development proposals from a municipal infrastructure perspective; establishes conditions of approval; evaluates field conditions for different types of land use cases; reviews and approves request for modifications of approved construction plans and calculations.
Assists in preparing pre-application memorandums, reviewing sites, and providing guidance on proposed projects at pre-application meetings; provides information regarding engineering issues, codes, and requirements specific to the project.
Meets regularly with City inspectors, developers, and contractors to discuss engineering projects and plans, coordinate project activities, and resolve technical and operational issues.
Attends public hearings regarding community development issues; may present information to the hearing examiner or planning commission.
Supports the relationship between the City and the constituent population by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and City staff; enthusiastically promotes the City goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, client records, and City information; performs related duties as required or assigned.
Respond to inquiries, complaints, or requests for information regarding area of assignment from other departments, agencies and the general public; provides information and resolves concerns within scope of knowledge and authority.
Establish, coordinate, and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and officials, employees, contractors, developers, other professionals, intergovernmental agencies and the general public; respond in a courteous and helpful manner sometimes in stressful situations.
Meet with citizens, developers, consultants and contractors to discuss projects or proposals and explain/negotiate needed changes. Review proposals with City staff. Make public presentations. Recommend contract awards and other actions to the City Council.
Associated Job Functions:
Attend various meetings, events, and continuing education seminars and conferences.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned including work in other functional areas or special projects.
Performance Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Thorough knowledge of modern civil engineering principles and practices used in the design, construction and inspection of public works projects.
Extensive civil engineering design skills and knowledge of construction requirements and methods.
Knowledge and skills to perform substantial analysis and interpretation; and ability to make sound judgments.
Knowledge of engineering and land surveying.
Knowledge of State and Federal regulations governing public works projects.
Knowledge of project planning, budgeting, contract administration, and project management techniques.
Written skills and ability to compose complex documents and the ability to research, organize and compile data into meaningful reports.
Strong oral communication skills and public speaking ability to effectively communicate, facilitate and negotiate complex information to officials, agencies, staff and the general public
Knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and mathematics.
Ability to make sound decisions and to convey decisions to other professionals, developers and citizens, using discretion and tact.
Ability to utilize a computer and associated City, engineering and specialized software, including CAD.
No direct supervisory responsibilities though management of projects includes directing project related activities of the project team members.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Work is performed indoors in an office environment and in the field at construction sites in all types of weather conditions. Must have normal hearing, visual acuity and manual dexterity and be able to stand, walk, bend and stoop and move items in excess of 50 pounds. Fieldwork exposes incumbents to the hazards of machinery and equipment used in the construction of public works projects. Work requires occasional attendance at evening meetings.
Experience and Training Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
Four (4) years of experience in development services preferably in a municipal setting; or four (4) years of experience in professional engineering including infrastructure planning, design, construction and testing.
Current Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in the State of Washington or must be able to obtain a State of Washington P.E. through reciprocity within six (6) months of hire.
Must pass pre-employment background check and have a good driving record with a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential job functions may be considered.
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