Engineer II-III - East & West

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 16, 2023
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$85,862.40 - $109,387.20 Annually

Various Locations throughout King County, WA

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

DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number

Wastewater Treatment

3/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has (2) openings for an Engineer II or Engineer III depending on candidate qualifications.

As a Mission Critical employee your efforts directly support the core mission of WTD. We collaborate firsthand with Operation and Maintenance (O&M) personnel which gives you a unique opportunity to apply your skillset and see the results of your work in real time. We offer alternative work schedules which can include a hybrid onsite/telework balance.

King County is a values-based organization with an empowering work environment, a supportive work-life balance and development opportunities so you never stop learning. Be part of a WTD team that helps preserve the beauty and health of the Puget Sound region. Work and collaborate amongst other creative and supportive Plant Engineers in the Operations Engineering Team.

Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates. First consideration will be given to qualified Teamsters Local 117 members.

Job Duties

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience in the field of engineering, design, and CAD.
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering methods and principals.
  • Experience in detailed mechanical design particularly piping and fluid conveyance systems.
  • Familiarity with AutoDesk REVIT, AutoCAD, or similar design software used in industrial facilities or utilities projects.
  • Working knowledge of industrial operations and system processes.
  • Self-starter with the ability to identify process/equipment issues and provide suitable alternatives to address.
Engineer II - With direction and guidance by senior staff:
  • Develop mechanical designs using established WTD standards.
  • Support Capital Project teams by providing accurate records drawings, equipment asset data and other technical information.
  • Conduct field surveys to develop and verify Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, gather dimensional data for designs, verify asset information, and redline record drawings for changes resulting from construction.
  • As an Editor, develop, maintain, and archive engineering documentation in the Engineering Content Management System (ECMS) using current WTD standards.
Engineer III - Independently, using advanced engineering techniques and principals:
  • Develop mechanical designs using established WTD standards. This may include providing direction and guidance to junior engineering staff.
  • Represent O&M and provide technical support and discipline specific review for mechanical system design from formulation through commissioning for Capital Projects.
  • Conduct field surveys to develop and verify Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, gather dimensional data for designs, verify asset information, and redline record drawings for changes resulting from construction.
  • As a Coordinator, develop, maintain, and archive engineering documentation in the Engineering Content Management System (ECMS) using current standards.
Working Conditions:
  • Work Location: South Plant- 1200 Monster Road SW, Renton, WA 98057 or WestPoint Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199
  • Work Schedule: Flexible work schedules to include hybrid onsite/telework
  • Union Representation: Teamsters Local 117
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Required Qualifications for Engineer II:
  • Knowledge of planning techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of policy analysis
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of contract administration techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of budgeting techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of scheduling techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management, inspection and enforcement techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of survey techniques and principles
  • Planning skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Skill in working with diverse individuals and customers and maintaining effective relationships
  • Skill in responding to frequently changing work responsibilities
  • Skill in handling politically sensitive issues
Required Qualifications for Engineer III:
  • Advanced knowledge of functional discipline of engineering
  • Knowledge of multiple disciplines related to engineering
  • Knowledge of cost benefits analysis
  • Knowledge of the legislative process
  • Advanced knowledge of project management techniques and principles
  • Advanced budgeting techniques and principles
  • Advanced policy and code analysis and development
  • Advanced design techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and principles
  • Advanced planning techniques and principle
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Skill in synthesizing multiple budgets
  • Skill in working with elected officials and the general public
Competencies Required:
  • Collaborates- Building partnerships and working collaboratively
    with others to meet shared objectives
  • Manages Complexity- Making sense of complex, high quantity, and
    sometimes contradictory information to effectively
    solve problems.
  • Decision Quality- Making good and timely decisions that keep the
    organization moving forward.
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities . The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
  • King County Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to supplemental questions
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Dan Sherman
Human Resource Analyst

dasherman@kingcounty . gov

Supplemental Information

Forbes 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 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.

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.