Civil Engineer I
With or Without P.E.
Opening Date: May 11, 2022
Salary Range: With PE $81,507-$99,180; Without PE $66,519-$80,937
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Join an award-winning engineering team and enjoy a high quality of life in a community that was voted “Friendliest City in America”.
The Walla Walla Valley is a place where scenic beauty, incredible wineries, enticing restaurants, cultural inspiration, outdoor adventures, and small-town friendliness come together. A vibrant reflection of the past and the present, downtown Walla Walla is the place to discover what makes the city so special. A walk down tree-lined streets reveals an eclectic mix of vintage shops, boutiques, cafes, bookstores, tasting rooms, and restaurants. Downtown Walla Walla has been recognized time and again as one of the best small-town Main Streets in the country.
Walla Walla has long been known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the nation, producing many crops, including the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onions. The town has become world renowned for its wine with over 100 wineries in the area.
These positions will be performing professional-level engineering work including design, construction, and project management.
Check our vimeo account to see the projects our engineers and City have completed. https://vimeo.com/cityofwallawalla/videos/sort:date https://vimeo.com/592330985
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WITH PE
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and two (2) years relevant experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Washington State. Consideration may be given to any combination of education and/or professional civil engineering experience with PE registration. Valid State driver's license.
Bilingual in Spanish. Experience in construction management.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WITHOUT PE
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and two (2) years relevant experience. Consideration may be given to any combination of education and/or five (5) years increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience in municipal public works or private sector environment. Valid State driver's license.
Bilingual in Spanish. Registration as Professional Engineer in Washington State. Experience in construction management.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:
A completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applications are available on the Human Resources page of the City of Walla Walla website: https://wallawallawa.gov.
Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview, reference inquiries and may include a criminal background check. Completed application packages can be mailed to:
CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR
15 N. Third Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (509) 524-7935.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need.
JOB DESCRIPTIONS: To obtain a copy of the full job description and class specification for this position, please contact us at: email@example.com or 509.527.4475.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT EMPLOYER
THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.
MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
General direction and oversight are provided the Civil Engineer II, the City Engineer, or the City’s Utility Engineer. This role is predominantly independent and receives minimal direct supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values
Service - Integrity - Collaboration - Equity - Leadership – Community
2. Develop initial project plans and assist in establishing schedules and budgets. Coordinate projects with adjoining property owners, municipal, state, and federal stakeholders.
3. Design and manage assigned projects. Prepare and provide guidance, direction, and oversight for the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, and bid documents for City projects.
4. Provide technical assistance to developers during site development plan reviews to assure compliance with City codes, ordinances and general engineering practices; perform site reviews as necessary.
5. Communicate recommendations with stakeholders, exchange information, respond to inquiries and complaints; assure appropriate information is provided and problems are resolved.
6. Manage assigned projects during construction; maintain project records, documentation and contracts; prepare payment requests; monitor project expenditures and maintain budgeted parameters.
7. Assist Civil Engineer II, City Engineer and/or Utility Engineer in the management of projects such as IRRP, TBD, Bridges and the operation, design, construction, and maintenance for the City’s water, wastewater and landfill operations.
8. Manage consultant contracts and related projects as necessary; represent the City on assigned boards/committees.
9. Produce correspondence between the City, contractors, consultants, agencies and the general public regarding project matters such as change orders, rights of way and claims for damage; prepare progress pay estimates and reimbursement requests.
10. Prepare a variety of technical reports to support engineering programs, present written and oral recommendations.
11. Assist Engineering leadership and personnel in the preparation of long-range Transportation Improvement Plans, Utility Improvement Plans and Capital Improvement Programs.
12. Provide mentoring and guidance to assigned engineers, engineering technicians and support personnel; explain engineering concepts and principles; review documents and correspondence.
13. Lead the preparation of grant applications to ensure compliance with federal /state grant programs and regulations.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Demonstrate punctual, regular and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job performance.
2. Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3. Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
4. Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek solutions and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5. Provide assistance to staff and higher-level management; participate in resolving operational or interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
6. Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· Demonstrated knowledge of complex principles, contemporary practices and advanced civil engineering techniques.
· Experienced with project management and contract administration, including preparing and directing the preparation of complex plans, specifications and legal contracts.
· Experienced with advanced methods of engineering drafting and surveying; utilize relevant instrumentation; interpret survey notes and plans.
· Apply mathematics to develop and evaluate engineering plans and specifications; calculate complex computations for cost estimates and budgets.
· Able to perform difficult technical research; analyze complex engineering and mathematical problems; evaluate engineering studies; identify and recommend alternative and effective courses of action.
· Knowledge of municipal, state, federal and American Public Works Association codes, ordinances, specifications, policies, procedures and standards; knowledge of municipal government operations; environmental policies and laws applicable to engineering projects.
· Effective oral and written communication skills; report writing, plan interpretation and oral presentation abilities.
· Ability to understand and execute oral and written directives; translate scientific and technical matters to non-technical individuals, including policy makers.
· Balance multiple priorities to meet schedules, timelines and commitments; monitor and control project budgets; maintain records and prepare reports.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Windows-based PC with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other engineering and administrative software applications; GIS systems and equipment; utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D; EDEN and other financial systems software.
Sit for extended periods of time and intermittently stand, walk, kneel down, stoop, bend and twist at the waist, and drive a passenger car or pickup truck. Traverse rough and uneven surfaces on foot. Climb ladders to conduct inspections; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; hear and speak to exchange information; ability to see, including close vision.
Office environment; construction and utility sites; driving a vehicle to review work areas. Subject to seasonal weather changes and adverse conditions.