Engineer IV - East & West

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 16, 2023
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$109,408.00 - $139,235.20 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


The Department of Natural Resources and Parks - Wastewater Treatment Division is recruiting for a Plant Mechanical Engineer IV to join the Engineering group. This position will serve as the technical liaison and project coordinator with an emphasis on plant mechanical engineering support of the offsite pump stations, regulator stations, combined sewage overflow stations (CSO's) and the Treatment Plants. These facilities pose unique challenges due to the variety of mechanical equipment and operational strategies commonly deployed. The successful candidate will also serve as an in-house expert on equipment / system troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis efforts.

This position requires a high level of experience and advanced engineering knowledge of mechanical equipment & systems including engineering drawing interpretation, hydraulics and fluid theory and troubleshooting methodology. Knowledge and experience in plant outage coordination strategies are also necessary.

This position will report to the West Point or South Plant Wastewater Treatment Plant or other offsite locations and work in close partnership with West Section maintenance crafts and operations teams to maintain and support WTD's operational needs. The successful candidate will also work be expected to partner with other O&M engineers, project engineers and project managers to maintain a coordinated standardized approach across projects including design-builds. The ability to work with and develop a rapport with people across various management and technical groups will be key to success in this position.

The work environment is currently onsite hybrid/telework with work schedules (40 hours per week) being flexible

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. First priority will be given to Teamsters Local 117 candidates.

WORK LOCATION: South Plant- 1200 Monster Road SW, Renton, WA 98057 or WestPoint Treatment Plant- 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199

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.
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering methods and principals.
  • Experience in detailed mechanical design particularly piping and fluid conveyance systems. Good working knowledge of wastewater treatment operations and processes.
  • Strong familiarity w/REVIT and AutoCAD, or similar design software used in industrial facilities or utilities projects
  • Self-starter with the ability to identify process/equipment issues and provide suitable alternatives to address.
  • Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings in conjunction with project engineers, O&M staff, and consultants. Coordinate and guide the effort to enforce county standards between facilities.
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to identify and evaluate cost effective process control change. Ability to write and edit engineering specifications for mechanical system and equipment.
  • Ability to effectively work with consultants, construction management and internal teams to maintain satisfactory working relationship with staff, peers, and supervisors, and to work in a team environment at various sites.
  • Familiarity with large stand-alone projects in a regional utility including project deployment processes and phases governing design and construction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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 IV:
  • Knowledge of management techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of intergovernmental relations
  • Knowledge of the legislative process
  • Advanced and/or specialized technical knowledge and skills
  • Conflict-resolution skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Team-building skills
  • Advanced interpretative skills
  • Advanced negotiating skills
  • Advanced planning skills
  • Advanced scheduling skills
  • Advanced budgeting skills
  • Skill in managing a number of projects or programs
  • Policy development skills
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
  • Resume
  • Responses to supplemental questions

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Dan Sherman
Human Resource Analyst

dasherman@kingcounty . gov

Supplemental Information

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To Apply

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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.