Drainage Design Engineer

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on September 10, 2022
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Summary

King County Road Services Division is looking for a Drainage Design Engineer (Engineer II) to join our dynamic team! This position will give you the unique opportunity to design drainage projects, prepare road drainage plans, solve roadway drainage problems and work with one of the best teams around! If you have an understanding of civil engineering and have a passion for working with a team that encourages and embraces diversity, come work with us!

Job Duties

  • Perform watershed analysis and drainage design;
  • Prepare drainage design reports, constructions plans, specifications and project estimates;
  • Solve roadway drainage problems and road repair projects;
  • Coordinate and monitor projects from conception to construction including the project schedule and budget;
  • Prepare road drainage plans, slide repair plans and drainage design reports to ensure projects meet King County Road Standards, King County Surface Water Design Manual requirements and other environmental permitting regulations of local, state and federal authorities;
  • Perform field surveys to support roadway drainage system design and other roadway related design projects;
  • Provide technical CADD and Civil 3D expertise, troubleshooting and training to develop engineering plans for roadway, facilities and drainage construction projects.
 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Have an understanding of civil engineering and can demonstrates knowledge of engineering design and principles, CADD, Civil 3D production, surveying, construction, inspection, permitting, contract specification preparation, drainage system design and roadway repair projects OR any combination of education and experience necessary to perform the job duties;
  • Have experience in effectively working with a team that contributes to a work environment that embraces and encourages diversity in its workforce and where differences are valued;
  • Are able to track progress, review and analyze construction projects and schedules, provide field evaluation and review as well as provide recommendations for project scope and construction costs;
  • Can manage and prioritize a high volume of diverse projects and multiple competing tasks with a strong attention to detail;
  • Are able to read, interpret and develop engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for road, bridge, stream and landfill construction;
  • Are able to handle politically sensitive issues with grace;
  • Have knowledge of watershed analysis, field survey, drainage system design, hydrology and hydraulic design for storm drainage systems;
  • Are proficient in the use the Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project) applications in your daily work, and skill using AutoCADD, GPS and GIS programs.

Supplemental Information

This position may be used to fill vacancies up to 6 months, to include, Full Time Employment, Term Limited Temporary positions;
This position is represented by Professional Technical Employees Local 17.

TEMPORARY TELECOMMUTING REQUIREMENT
The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. The individual in this position will be meeting with community members and organizations and will be expected to engage in face-to-face interactions, as COVID-19 restrictions permit, throughout unincorporated King County.
  
 Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions may be required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
 
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.
 
COVID-19 VACCINATION MESSAGE
King County has set a requirement that all county employees be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. To meet this requirement, employees must have received their second shot of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or first shot of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, by October 4, 2021, and provide verified proof of vaccination. Information on where to get a shot and answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine can be found at www.kingcounty.gov/vaccine.

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, 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 of the unincorporated areas.
 
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.
 
ABOUT 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.
 
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 
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.
 
To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx
 
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.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jerrell Hollis, Senior HR Analyst, by e-mail at jhollis@kingcounty.gov, or by phone at 206-477-4318.

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.

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Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
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If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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