Design Engineer

Covington Water District   Covington, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on October 14, 2021
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Design Engineer


Pay Range:

$40.29 - $54.39 per hour w/o P.E.                                                            

$42.83 – $57.82 per hour w/o P.E. (Proposed 2022 Salary Range)

$42.30 - $57.11 per hour w/P.E.

$44.96 – $60.71 per hour w/P.E. (Proposed 2022 Salary Range)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Covington Water District has an opening for performing engineering and construction management related functions within the District, specifically design implementation; plans review of capital and developer projects; construction inspections; inspecting installations, coordinating new construction activities; coordinating the District's capital engineering projects with consultants, as well as state and local agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides thorough and reliable plan review services and communicates findings to professional level engineers, surveyors, and regulatory agencies as well as internal stakeholders. 
  • Reviews plans and specifications for water system improvements and extensions.
  • Lead pre-construction meetings and inform contractor of District requirements.
  • Review materials submittals, bond inspections, create deficiencies list, visit sites, create bill of sales, as-builts and assist with project closeouts and bond releases.
  • Review pays estimates and change orders for capital improvement projects.
  • Apply problem solving alternative construction methods and materials, as necessary.
  • Applies engineering knowledge to the solution of technical municipal water system development and repair projects. 
  • Assist with hydraulic modeling.
  • Assists in maintaining standard plans and specifications. 
  • Assists the public, developers, consultants, engineers, and others. 
  • Performs project construction related surveying, GPSing and inspects work in progress. 
  • Assists in solving construction-related problems. 
  • Works directly with outside consultants and contractors concerning District standards and other engineering design and construction requirements.  Helps guide developers through the District review and approval process.
  • Assist with applicable records retention and destruction according to the parameters set by the Records Management Program.
  • Overtime and work outside of normal business hours may be required.
  • May perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree, 0-4 years related experience in water or sewer utility facilities, and valid Washington State driver’s license. 

Benefits: The District offers a full benefits package to include paid time off (vacation, sick and holidays), full family health insurance paid 100% by the District, State of Washington PERS retirement program, Disability, Life, EAP, HRA VEBA, and tuition assistance.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must submit online @ a completed District Application with cover letter. We will notify applicants invited to participate in the interview process by phone or email. 

We are a Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.