The Road Services Division, Engineering Services Section, is currently recruiting for a Full Time, Career Service position at the Managing Engineer level. The position manages the Road and Traffic Engineering Unit. The Managing Engineer assigns, supervises, directs, monitors, and oversees the work of the Design and the Traffic Operations groups. The work includes day-to-day administrative functions, personnel development, technical review, and addressing project issues associated with King County's roadway network. A high level of expertise and experience in capital project management and traffic operations is expected.
ABOUT KING COUNTY As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.
We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make this King County one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, the population size of unincorporated King County would be equivalent to the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, a Road Services Division, and a Permitting Division. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas of King County.
Desirable personal qualities and attributes of the ideal candidate will include:
Committed to being customer-focused
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
Have the functional and technical skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
Demonstrates interpersonal savvy
Being a problem solver with effective solutions
Skilled in time management in an effective and efficient manner
WHO MAY APPLY: This recruiting effort is open to all qualified candidates.
King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department of Transportation encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.
WORK SCHEDULE: Typical schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8 - 5 p.m. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime eligible and may need to work after hours, weekends, and holidays.
The successful candidate will demonstrate skill and ability at a minimum to:
Acts on King County's behalf as the County Traffic Engineer
Manages and directs the work of assigned staff; evaluates staffing needs; prepares annual staffing budget proposals; assigns responsibilities and authority to subordinates as needed; participates in hiring and performance reviews of staff, employee grievances and conflict resolution
Provides oversight, quality control and certification of plans and documents for traffic engineering and roadway contract work
As the Contract Project Engineer and/or engineer of record, this position oversees each project from conception through construction
Provides guidance and oversees traffic operations and traffic engineering devices and technology as it relates to the planning, engineering, design, and operational needs of the roadway system
Directs the design and implementation of capital improvement projects
Provides program management and prioritization of complex, multi-year and high cost projects
Oversees and approves the scope of work, budgets and schedules of projects
Oversees and approves sub-unit work plans, budget, technical and organizational issues
Oversees the citizen response process including being the responsible signatory for responses
Oversees the interpretation of technical and professional standards, regulations, and contracts
Oversees the County traffic safety programs such as counts, guardrails, high collision locations, pavement markings, roundabouts, schools, signs, signals, etc.
Oversees the County Traffic Management Center
Directs the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the Road and Traffic Engineering group
Represents the section and division with staff, external clients, elected officials and the public
Serves as signatory approval of construction contract payments, change orders and acceptance of work products
Directs the preparation of bid documents, contract negotiations and change orders; interprets contract requirements and monitors compliance
Oversees the administration of consultant contracts including: soliciting and selecting consultants; administering design agreements; defining the scope of work; reviewing work products for compliance with contract documents and payment requests
Prepares, analyzes, and negotiates budget and programmatic proposals and long term planning documents
Other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE), traffic/ transportation engineering or closely related field and seven (7) years of experience that demonstrates knowledge of engineering principles or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of seven (7) years+ of experience in managing and supervisory roles and duties.
Seven (7) years of experience interpreting and applying the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), WSDOT, FHWA and AASHTO Guidelines
Minimum of seven (7) years administering traffic engineering programs and capital projects
Ability to effectively lead a team that contributes to a work environment that embraces and encourages diversity in its workforce and where differences are valued
Demonstrates behaviors and decision making that reflect fairness, respect, equity and inclusiveness.
Demonstrated technical and professional competency in traffic operations and traffic engineering technology as it relates to the planning, engineering, design, and operational needs of the roadway system
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing, reading and interpreting engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for traffic and road projects and programs
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the implementation of traffic and road projects through competitive bidding for public works contracts
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with construction project schedules including review, analysis and tracking of progress
Skill and experience in consultant contract negotiation and administration
Skill in decision making and conflict resolution
Skill in using Microsoft Office software such as Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project
Skill in responding to changing priorities, time constraints and deadlines
Demonstrated commitment to public service
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities under close deadlines and changing priorities
Ability to assess problems and develop innovative solutions within industry standards
Ability to interact, write and communicate technical, policy and political issues in a clear and effective manner with varied levels of management, staff, and external clients, citizens.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to effectively supervise staff and make efficient decisions with strong conflict resolution skills; receive and provide feedback
Ability and experience to handle politically sensitive issues
Ability to research and interpret applicable codes, policies and regulations
Ability to work independently
Predictable and reliable attendance
Experience applying traffic analysis methods for the design of roadway channelization and traffic calming techniques
Experience working with or knowledge of Cityworks or other asset management systems
A current Washington state Professional Engineering (PE) license. NOTE: If have a current P.E. license from another state, must transfer/obtain Washington P.E. license within 90 days of hire.
Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel throughout King County to remote areas in a timely manner
An offer of employment will be contingent on the success of a pre-employment physical examination
Work is performed in the office and field
Ability to be on-call for emergencies, especially in the event of damages, earthquakes and county-wide flooding situations
Ability to work outdoor under unfavorable weather conditions
Works outdoors, which may require climbing on bridges and walking on uneven, rocky or rough ground, or working in inclement weather
Ability to efficiently work in traffic to field locate traffic control devices including signs, barriers, object markers, etc.
Work adjacent to or in the active traffic environment
Specific vision abilities include close, distant, color
Often required to stand and reach with arms and hands; physical activity including but not limited to lifting up to 50 lbs. at least waist height; carrying and moving objects
Must be able to safely negotiate and traverse steep slopes, and to perform work in the field at a variety of construction sites, which may require walking on uneven, rocky or rough ground
Must be able to work a variety of work hours including attending evening meetings and working nights and/or weekends and holidays when required
APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this career opportunity, you must submit the following application components describing how you meet the qualifications for the position: 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter, 3) a completed King County application form, which is available online, 4) supplemental questionnaire. You may attach your resume and cover letter to the on-line application. To apply, go to www.kingcounty.gov/jobs then click the "Current King County Employment Opportunities" link. From there, click the "County Traffic Engineer" position. Finally, click the "Apply" link on the far right to initiate the application. If you do not have access to a computer or are unable to apply on line, please call the department's human resources office at 206-477-0380.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Applicants who are found to meet the minimum qualifications will be further reviewed for competitive quality. Those applicants who possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be contacted for an interview. Job-related reference checks will be conducted prior to any offer of employment to the preferred candidate.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The selected candidate will be required to complete a Board of Ethics' Statement of Financial and Other Interests form.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Please direct questions about this recruitment to Madeline Canning-Kaplan, Sr. Human Resource Analyst at email@example.com.
Internal Number: 2019MCK09286
About King County - Road Services
ABOUT KING COUNTYAs the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make this King County one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTKing County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, the population size of unincorporate...d King County would be equivalent to the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, a Road Services Division, and a Permitting Division. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas of King County.