Civil Engineer - Transportation
Company: City of Lacey
Posted on: September 18, 2022
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Apply Civil Engineer - Transportation Salary $7,689.76 - $9,140.70
MonthlyLocation Lacey, WAJob TypeFull TimeDepartmentPublic WorksJob
- Questions Basic PurposeUnder supervision of a Professional
Engineer, performs professional-level engineering and project
management work in connection with a variety of Public Works
projects. The Transportation Civil Engineer is responsible for the
scheduling, cost estimating, schematic design, consultant
management, preparation of plans and specifications, bidding,
construction/contract administration, and compliance with legal
requirements for capital transportation projects. The
Transportation Civil Engineer analyzes, researches, plans and
designs/manages design, reviews plans, and/or leads technical
support staff in the work of the assigned section. Incumbents
frequently use professional judgment in analyzing engineering data
and system problems.This recruitment is open until filled; first
review of applications will occur on August 26, 2022. The hiring
manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.
It is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. The
information contained in this announcement is subject to change
without notice.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe duties
include but are not limited to the following:General
- Coordinates with other public works staff and other City
departments to develop scope of work. Prepares cost estimates for
budget requests and manages the schedule and design requirements of
- Manages the consultant selection process for Engineering firms
including writing Requests for Qualifications, determining scoring
criteria, assembling selection teams, reviewing qualifications, and
- Manages professional service contracts for consultant
- Serves as liaison between project stakeholders and consultant
- Prepares permit applications for City projects.
- Advertises projects for bidding and bid evaluation.
- Manages public outreach on projects impacting the public or
- Assists with administration during construction, including
pre-construction conferences, project meetings, inspections, pay
estimates, tracking schedule and working days, writing
notices/letters, documenting changes, and project closeout.
- Position may also assist with design, plan review, construction
administration, and inspection on utility and facility or parks
projects as needed.
- Leads and directs technical support staff on assigned
project(s); i.e. schedules work, reviews work for accuracy, coaches
or trains as appropriate, and ensures timely completion of project
design work. Refers all performance issues to immediate supervisor
for resolution and participates in joint problem solving as
- Regularly takes initiative in recommending changes in work
methods, policies, and procedures to improve levels of service
delivery and improve overall operating efficiencies.
- Monitors day-to-day operations and anticipates and
troubleshoots problems where needed.
- Responds quickly and appropriately to citizen inquiries,
requests for service, and/or complaints.
- Routinely detects and prevents errors or mistakes that would
prove costly or could seriously disrupt a City service or
- Performs feasibility studies leading to conceptual designs and
preliminary engineering estimates as assigned. Presents project
alternatives, if applicable.
- Usually perceives when non-routine activities are required and
offers to help without needing to be asked.
- Makes efforts to modify workload to assist with an emergent
problem, assignment, or project whenever feasible.
- Works overtime as assigned.Specific functions within the
Transportation Division include:
- Reviews plans, specifications, and estimates for municipal
transportation and intersection improvement projects. Ensures
design meets City, State and Federal standards.
- Advertises projects and coordinates with WSDOT for award of
federally funded projects.
- Under supervision of a licensed engineer, performs engineering
services for transportation projects to include writing
specifications, preparing plans using AutoCAD, preparing cost
estimates, and advertisement to the small works roster.
- Assesses environmental concerns related to assigned projects
and assesses environmental impacts of project alternatives.
- Prepares or assists with preparation of grant applications and
supporting studies, documentation, and data on assigned
- May represent the City at inter-agency meetings, Council
meetings, committee meetings, meeting with private utilities or
with contractors or citizen groups as assigned.
- Uses personal computer to perform engineering tasks. Uses
AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Microsoft Project, database, spreadsheet, desk
top publishing, modeling, and other software to complete
- Reviews traffic control plans and detour routes on construction
projects working in the right-of-way.
- Handles complaints and answers questions regarding traffic and
design or construction concerns.
- May assist at times with other minor duties as assigned such as
signal timing, reviewing signing and striping, speed studies,
traffic impact analysis, traffic mitigation, etc.QualificationsA
Bachelor's degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering, OR
registration as an engineer-in-training, AND a minimum of one year
engineering experience.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Licensed Professional EngineerSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR
- Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Must pass a thorough background investigation.
- Must pass pre-employment medical testing for the ability to
perform the essential functions of the position and maintain a
level of physical and mental fitness necessary to perform the
essential functions of the position.
- Must possess a valid Washington State driver license at time of
hire OR must obtain within 30 days from date of hire, and must have
a driving record acceptable to the City and the Citys insurance
- Verification of identity and United States work authorization
must be complete as required by the Immigration Reform and Control
Act.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Progressively responsible experience in project
- Experience with roundabout and roadway design.
- Experience with traffic signal timing.
- Knowledge of traffic control, public works construction
practices, and pertinent safety regulations, standards, and
guidelines related to construction projects.
- Working knowledge of contract administration, plans and
specification development and review, and cost estimating.WORKING
- Work is performed both in the office and in the field.
- Field assignments may be in hazardous work areas such as street
surfaces, rights-of-ways and medians; in ditches, pits, and
underground vaults; confined spaces; around heavy equipment; and
operating potentially dangerous tools.
- Assignments out-of-doors may require work in inclement weather
at dirty, wet, noisy, or cramped work sites.Physical Abilities:
- Hearing, speaking, or otherwise communicating to exchange
information in person or on the phone.
- Operating a computer keyboard and other office equipment and
the ability to grasp and hold and effectively use assigned personal
protective equipment, equipment, and tools for the position.
- Sitting or otherwise remaining stationary for extended periods
- Lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying objects up to thirty
(30) lbs. Some assistance is available to mitigate the heaviest
- Bending and kneeling/crouching, reaching above the waist (such
as to file documents) and crawling (to inspect work sites). Note:
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same
job classification. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment
announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill
additional open positions for the next six (6) months.The City of
Lacey understands the importance of benefits and offers a
competitive and full benefits package for all regular full-time
employees. Generally, represented employees may receive some, or
all, of the benefits listed below, based on their union contracts.
Those employees should consult their union agreements for specific
information about their benefits, which can be found on the City
web page here
. This position is represented by the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 618-L. Medical
- Medical - Choice of Regence BlueShield (PPO) or Kaiser
Permanente (HMO) plans offered through the Association of
Washington Cities (AWC) Trust. The employer pays 100% of employee's
monthly premiums and 90% of qualified dependent/domestic partner's
- Vision- VSP with low co-pays
- Dental Choice of Willamette or Delta Dental plans and
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Program that provides
resources to employees, their immediate family (including dependent
children) and anyone living in the employees household. The EAP can
provide help with matters such as stress/anxiety, parenting, grief,
workplace issues, legal services, financial services, and more.
Life Insurance & Long Term Disability & Accidental Death and
- Employer paid life insurance plan
- Employer paid long term disability plan
- Employer paid accidental death and dismemberment plan Leave
- Vacation (which increases with years of service)
- Holiday Pay
- Floating Holidays
- Sick Leave
- Jury Duty/Military Leave
- Bereavement Leave Investment and Retirement Programs:
- State retirement pension plan Includes employer paid
contributions to the State of Washington State Department of
Retirement Systems (DRS)
- 457 Deferred Compensation (voluntary)- two options
MissionSquare and DRS
- Social Security with the exception of commissioned police,
includes employer paid contributions to social security.
- HRA/VEBA plan- A designated monthly amount (a City and/or
employee contribution) is paid into a Health Reimbursement
Arrangement (HRA) VEBA account. An HRA is a type of health plan
savings account for your familys medical care expenses and
premiums, which can be accessed during employment with the City or
saved and used at separation or retirement.
- 1-2% Benefit - Employer provides contributions between 1-2%
(depending on position type) of your monthly salary pre-tax towards
two options; 1) applied to insurance premium amount owed for
dependent coverage or invested into a 457 deferred compensation
account; OR a cash disbursement amount applied to your check
monthly but the amount is taxed. Voluntary Benefits:
- Optional plans for additional life insurance, disability, and
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan - employees can contribute
pre-tax contributions toward IRS allowed, qualifying medical and/or
daycare expenses. Wellness Program:
- The City has a robust employee Wellness program that offers a
variety of resources and activities for employee well-being.
Flexible Working Arrangements:
- In recognition of Commute Trip reduction efforts, the City of
Lacey provides flexible and alternative work schedules for many of
our workforce positions.
- City Hall is within minutes driving from I-5 Exit 108, and
within walking/biking distance from Park and Ride Transit Martin
Way Location and the Chehalis Western Trail. Tuition
- The City promotes a learning environment and encourages
opportunities for employees to continue to grow in their positions
and careers. The City offers tuition reimbursement (as outline in
City Personnel Policies) for eligible employees. Public Service
Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) :
- Employees are also eligible to apply to The Public Service Loan
Forgiveness Program. This program is a United States government
program that was created under the College Cost Reduction and
Access Act of 2007 to provide indebted professionals a way out of
their federal student loan debt burden by working full-time in
public service. *Note: Regular part-time employees may be eligible
for pro-rated benefits (medical/dental/vision) depending on the
hours of work assigned to the position. Their spouses and
dependents are not eligible for health insurance coverage.
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