Drainage Engineer III (Project Manager)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 11, 2023
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$47.60 - $60.34 Hourly

Seattle, WA

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

DLS - Dept. of Local Services

Job Number

Road Services

4/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


King County Road Services Division, Engineering Section is looking for a Drainage Engineer Project Manager (Engineer III) to join our dynamic team! Our successful candidate will serve in a lead capacity in a multi-disciplinary team overseeing consultant design of drainage improvement projects for contract construction. This position is also responsible for ensuring that engineering designs comply with the King County Road Standards and the King County Surface Water Design Manual. If you have working experience of civil engineering and have a passion for working with a team that encourages and embraces diversity, come work with us!

Job Duties
  • Lead the drainage design engineer team by planning, directing, monitoring their daily work on drainage projects, emergency road repairs and fish passage projects;
  • Prepare and update project schedules, budgets and work plans to complete assigned work programs and projects;
  • Serve as liaison between consultants, construction contract administrators, Maintenance Supervisors, crew chiefs, design engineers, environmental staff, and permitting agencies on assigned projects and programs;
  • Prepare and/or manage the preparation of hydrologic reports, geomorphic assessment reports, hydraulic analyses, modeling reports, contract plans, specifications, special provisions and cost estimates;
  • Review, approve and prepare drainage design reports, constructions plans, specifications and project estimates;
  • 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.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Have demonstrated working knowledge of floodplain modeling, stream geomorphology, and fish passage design OR any combination of education and experience necessary to perform the job duties;
  • Professional civil engineering work experience;
  • Work experience in the use of AutoCADD and/or Civil3D and demonstrated proficiency through skills testing of the use of AutoCADD and Civil 3D;
  • Are familiar with drainage, roadway feature maintenance and construction practices, standards and design principles;
  • Have the ability to be a strong and effective people leader who can have crucial conversations and is knowledgeable of project management principles;
  • Is knowledgeable of hydrology and hydraulic design of storm water systems;
  • 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;
  • Can manage and prioritize a high volume of diverse projects and multiple competing tasks with a strong attention to detail;
  • Are skilled in problem solving and can effectively manage conflict;
  • Are able to handle politically sensitive issues with grace;
  • Are proficient in the use the Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project) applications in your daily work, and skill using AutoCADD, Civil3D, HEC- RAS, MGS Flood, GPS and GIS programs.
Supplemental Information
  • The typical work schedule for this position is 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. This position is overtime eligible.
  • This position is represented by Professional Technical Employees Local 17.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies for up to 6 months. Including special duty assignments and TLT opportunities.
Additional Requirements
  • A valid Washington State driver's license.
Desirable Requirements
  • A professional civil engineering license in the State of Washington.
Why King County?
  • 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 !
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.

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.

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. To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. First consideration will be given to current PROTEC17 members in the same classification that are eligible for lateral transfer.

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 the 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 Janice Antonio, HR Analyst, by e-mail at jantonio@kingcounty.gov, 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
  • 12paid 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.