Utility Coordination / Resident Engineer (Engineer III)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 4, 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 Utility Coordination/Resident Engineer (Engineer III) to join our dynamic team! Our successful candidate will serve as the Engineering Section representative with Utility Companies by providing pre-construction coordination with utility providers that have services impacting the delivery of Roads Capital Improvement projects. This position will also support the Construction Management and Inspection (CM&I) Unit as a Resident Engineer by providing countywide construction support during the implementation of a variety of complex infrastructure construction projects and supervise, train and support a team of construction inspectors. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Road Services Engineering team and make a difference in our community!

Job Duties

Utility Coordination
  • Plan, direct and monitor the work performed by the Utility Support Services Team;
  • Support Project Managers by leading the Engineering Services Utility Coordination (ESUC) efforts for Capital Improvement projects.
  • Facilitate the resolution of conflicts between utility companies and Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Coordinate construction work by utility companies to relocate utilities necessary to avoid conflicts with Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Review proposed utility construction plans to ensure plans comply with the Road Standards and meet the needs of the Capital Improvement Construction Project.
  • Inspect utility construction work required as part of Capital Improvement Projects to ensure compliance with the Road Standards and Utility Franchise Agreements.
  • Serve as principal liaison between the Engineering Section and utility companies and their contractors.
  • Monitor utility company construction crews for compliance with relocation plan during construction.
  • Review, evaluate and comment on proposed and new requirements, codes, laws, franchise agreements and other regulations for impact to Roads.
  • Represent Engineering Section on task forces and work groups addressing utility and construction related matters, as needed.
  • Participate as a member of the Engineering Section senior staff in a full range of design issues.
Resident Engineer
  • Organize necessary resources to implement the construction program.
  • Effectively communicate difficult issues to team members, other division staff, other agencies, management, and the public. Prepare, present, and discuss technical construction engineering information and data with managers and staff, project teams, landowners, elected officials and representatives of other jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Administer detailed contract documentation and track project cost/expenditure data.
  • Conduct and oversee field investigations and constructability engineering assessments of project sites including emergency repairs.
  • Verify appropriate field records are maintained for assigned projects.
  • Inspector Daily Diaries, Weekly Statements of Working Days and Field Note Records that document project payment progress.
  • Review project monthly Pay Estimates prior to submitting for payment.
  • Act as the contract's "point of contact" on all Contractor to King County correspondence on assigned contracts.
  • Develop and propose resolution of contract disputes with contractors.
  • Monitor the construction scope, schedule, budget and change orders for all assigned projects.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Change Orders to assigned projects, includes subtasks to the process.
  • Evaluate issues of concern and develop corrective actions based on contract.
  • Coordinate Change Order process with contractors.
  • Draft and finalize change orders for Engineer's signature.
  • Implement and administer change order under the terms of each contract.
Technical Support: Road Services Division
  • Work with Maintenance Staff to address any road construction maintenance issues.
  • Work with Design Staff to identify and resolve constructability issues.
  • Review engineering, constructability, and related technical work products prepared by Design engineers, including digitally developed topographic maps, site surveys, specifications and plans.
  • Verify project quantities, project costs and estimates, construction techniques, construction scheduling and sequencing for multiple projects with multiple project work sites.
  • Review environmental documents and evaluate environmental and construction issues and options.
  • Assess project site conditions, develop concept and detailed constructability designs, oversee construction of projects, and assist in development of monitoring plans appropriate to road, bridge, drainage and emergency construction projects.
  • Support the development of construction grant applications by providing construction engineering information and cost estimates. Manage and administer required documentation of grants and budgets for grant-funded projects, including emergency relief.
  • Coordinate project construction needs with contract cities, utility franchisees or other agencies.
  • Collaborate in the drafting of reimbursable construction agreements with contract cities and other agencies.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We are looking for candidates who have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field with increasingly responsible civil engineering experience, or a combination of relevant education and experience that demonstrates one's knowledge of utility coordination, construction management, and inspection.
  • Experience in road and bridge construction as owner's representative including significant design and construction experience.
  • Candidate must have experience in inspecting or leading the inspection of all features of roadway, drainage, paving, and bridge projects.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to research, develop, negotiate, write and execute contract change orders for all phases of construction.
  • Experience in reviewing road, bridge, drainage, and stream improvement construction plans, specifications, schedules and cost estimates.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with WSDOT Standard Specifications and Construction Manual, King County Road Standards and other applicable manuals.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop, implement and maintain workload tracking systems.
  • Strong customer service ethic;
  • Strong computer and software skills including MS Office, MS Project and Adobe Pro or Bluebeam.
Supplemental Information
  • A valid Washington State driver's license is required
  • Employment will be contingent on the success of a pre employment physical examination
  • Work performed in the office (home/assigned) and in the field. Work in the field may be performed under unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Must be able to safely negotiate and traverse steep slopes, and to perform work in the field at a variety of construction sites, which may require walking on uneven, rocky or rough ground.
  • Must be able to work a variety of work hours including working nights and/or weekends when required.
  • The typical work schedule for this position is 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with occasional night and weekend work. This position is overtime eligible.
  • 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.
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.

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 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 week of March 27, 2023.

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.