Construction Inspection Engineer (Engineer II)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 4, 2023
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$42.28 - $53.59 Hourly

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DLS - Dept. of Local Services

Job Number

Road Services

3/19/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


King County Road Services Division, Engineering Section is seeking a field inspector in the Construction Management and Inspection Unit to perform engineering work involving inspection of on-site construction activities, administering construction contract, and providing documentation of activities associated with the implementation of Capital Improvement Projects. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Road Services Engineering team and make a difference in our community!

Job Duties

To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:
  • Act as the on-site inspector for construction projects which may include various types of construction such as: bridges, retaining walls, large culverts (concrete and steel), drainage systems and facilities, earthwork, paving (concrete and asphalt), illumination, traffic signal systems, traffic guardrail and barrier, stream enhancement with bank restoration and features, mitigation sites, landscaping, and installing traffic control and safety features.
  • Perform construction inspection duties for Roads Division in accordance with the Local Agency Guidelines (LAG) for Contracting Agencies, WSDOT Construction Manual, the WSDOT Standard Specifications and the Contract Documents for a variety of County Road Infrastructure projects including but not limited to:
    1. Act as on-site representative for Roads Construction Inspection team between the Contractor and King County.
    2. Measuring and documenting the use of specific quantities for the project.
    3. Ensuring materials are certified prior to acceptance for payment.
    4. Preparation of monthly progress payments.
    5. Monitoring and documenting of specific construction activities on the project.
    6. Support Construction Management staff on various tasks as assigned.
  • Take project photos to document construction progress or on-site conditions.
  • Collaborate with support services associated with the project which includes Materials Laboratory, Survey, Environmental, Traffic and involved private Utilities.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We are looking for candidates who have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field and civil engineering experience, or relevant education and experience that demonstrates one's knowledge of construction and engineering principles related to the construction and resurfacing of road, bridge, and stream construction projects.
  • Experience demonstrating progressively responsible construction experience with a strong emphasis in construction practices including, but not limited to: constructing embankments, excavations, bridge foundations, bridge substructure, bridge superstructure, drainage improvement projects, retaining walls, concrete placement, grading, surfacing, paving, membrane liner installation, stream bank protection, pavement marking, traffic barrier and guardrail, illumination of traffic signal construction.
  • Experience with Capital Improvement construction contracts.
  • Knowledge and experience in reading and interpreting engineering plans and specifications for road, bridge, and stream construction.
  • Knowledge of survey that consists of experience reading and interpreting field stakes such as slope stakes, drainage stakes, and location stakes for various construction features
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team environment and to maintain effective working relationships with citizens, management, and other agencies or interest groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and conflict resolution related to construction contract management.
  • Skill in Microsoft Office products such as Teams, One Drive, Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint. Along with review and editing programs such as Adobe Pro or Bluebeam.
  • Strong oral, written, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated predictable and reliable attendance.
Supplemental Information
  • This position is represented by Professional Technical Employees (PROTEC 17);
  • This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies for up to 6 months, including special duty assignments and TLT opportunities;
  • Specific vision abilities include close, distant, and color;
  • Physical activity includes lifting up to 30 lbs. to at least waist height; carrying and moving objects;
  • Work to be performed in the office and field;
  • Must be able to safely negotiate and traverse steep slopes;
  • Must be able to bend and lift to load equipment into vehicles.
Additional Requirements:
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License at the time of hire.
Why King County Roads Services Division?
  • Competitive - healthcare plans
  • Free - transportation options
  • Manager Support - structured employee assistance program
  • Paid - vacation time (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid - sick leave
  • Paid - parental leave
  • Deferred - compensation plan
  • Fourteen - Twelve paid holidays and Two Additional personal holidays
  • Awesome Employee Giving Program !
King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, Unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all citizen of unincorporated King County.

The King County Road Services Division designs, builds, operates and maintains roads and bridges in unincorporated areas of King County in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner to protect the public's investment and facilitate safe travel. The division is committed to ensuring the county's transportation system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel. The Division is responsible for 1,500 miles of road and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County.

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.
Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

Are you ready to APPLY?
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions, please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

Selection Process:
Applications will be screened for clarity, completeness, and qualifications, including background in directly related job description experience. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in an interview. Unfortunately, application packets that do not include all the required components and/or do not follow application instructions will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to submit writing samples as part of the selection process. Reference checks will be conducted.

Interviews are anticipated to be scheduled the week of March 27, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Janice Antonio, HR Analyst, by e-mail at , or by phone at 206-263-2003.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.