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Civil Engineer - Transportation

Company: City of Lacey
Location: Lacey
Posted on: September 18, 2022

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Civil Engineer - Transportation Print ( Apply Civil Engineer - Transportation Salary $7,689.76 - $9,140.70 MonthlyLocation Lacey, WAJob TypeFull TimeDepartmentPublic WorksJob Number2022-00071

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  • 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 Responsibilities:
    • 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 capital projects.
    • Manages the consultant selection process for Engineering firms including writing Requests for Qualifications, determining scoring criteria, assembling selection teams, reviewing qualifications, and contract negotiations.
    • Manages professional service contracts for consultant firms.
    • Serves as liaison between project stakeholders and consultant firms.
    • Prepares permit applications for City projects.
    • Advertises projects for bidding and bid evaluation.
    • Manages public outreach on projects impacting the public or other organizations.
    • 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 appropriate.
    • 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 project.
    • 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 projects.
      • 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 tasks.
      • 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 LICENSE(S):
          • 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 carrier.
          • 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 management.
            • 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 CONDITIONSWork Environment:
              • 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 of time.
                • Lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying objects up to thirty (30) lbs. Some assistance is available to mitigate the heaviest lifting.
                • 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 Insurance Benefits:
                  • 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 premiums.
                  • Vision- VSP with low co-pays
                  • Dental Choice of Willamette or Delta Dental plans and orthodontia coverage.
                  • 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 Dismemberment
                  • Employer paid life insurance plan
                  • Employer paid long term disability plan
                  • Employer paid accidental death and dismemberment plan Leave Benefits:
                  • 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 accident coverage
                  • 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 Reimbursement:
                  • 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.

Keywords: City of Lacey, Lacey , Civil Engineer - Transportation, Professions , Lacey, Washington

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