The Position: The employee in this position is responsible for performing professional-level engineering and administrative work in connection with a wide variety of private development and City capital projects; to include complex and professional engineering work for traffic and transportation projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current local, state, and federal standards, codes, and criteria. The incumbent will review private development traffic impact studies for compliance with City standards and performs traffic concurrency analysis and review; investigates traffic operation concerns and issues; and assists in the preparation of street system maps. May also direct professional and paraprofessional engineering staff engaged in the planning, design, and construction phases of engineering projects; perform utility and agency coordination; design and preparation of plans, specifications and estimates; contract administration, and construction inspection, development review, storm water engineering, supervision, and other functions as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Needed:
Knowledge of: traffic/transportation engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting division activities. Knowledge and experience in the development, design, construction contract administration and inspection; and maintenance of street, traffic engineering and control; water system, sewerage system, storm drainage system, and park facilities. Knowledge of federal, state, and local rules, and regulations pertaining to City facilities, development, environmental review, construction, and public sector agencies.
Knowledge and experience working with the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) regarding federal transportation funding. Knowledge and skill in preparing and reviewing designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications for development and agency projects.
Ability to: interact and communicate with other City departments, governmental agencies, utilities, consultants, contractors, developers, and the public in an effective, friendly, professional manner and establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the community, co-workers, elected officials, and other stakeholders. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to groups and individuals. Skill in: accurate cost estimating of complex projects. Skill and experience with various computer programs, to include word processing, spreadsheet, project scheduling, and design software. Skilled in the principles and practices of providing excellent customer service and a willingness to expend extra effort to help the public find answers or information to inquiries and/or complaints.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee in this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation. Work is performed both in the office and in the field, including project inspection and review involving driving to the site(s). Work involves moderate risk conditions, such as high level of noise, dust, grease or mud, moving vehicles or machines, cold and/or wet weather. Work requires some physical exertion, such as standing for long periods, walking over rough and/or uneven surfaces, and recurring bending, crouching, reaching and occasional lifting and/or relocating of moderately heavy items.
Minimum Qualifications Required: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a comparable field and three years of experience in an engineering capacity with a city, county, or regional office or firm which does considerable work for local governmental agencies. Must hold a valid Washington State Professional Engineer’s License (PE) or be able to obtain licensure as a Washington State PE within six months of date of hire. Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and a history of safe driving.
How to Apply: To be considered, applicants must submit an online application through www.govjobstoday.com. This recruitment is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range: $6,978.00 - $8,722.00 per month, paid bi-weekly, plus excellent benefits.
Hiring Range: $6,978.00 - $7,850.00 per month, paid bi-weekly, plus excellent benefits.
NOTE: Hiring above the salary mid-range DOE may be possible, but requires City Council approval.
Discovered in 1840 and incorporated in 1946, Gig Harbor is one of the most picturesque small cities in America. The city was named from the Wilkes Expedition in which the crew entered the harbor in a longboat called a "captain's gig". These three fisherman rowed from British Columbia to Gig Harbor and decided to stay.
Gig Harbor is one of several cities and towns that claim to be "the gateway ...to the Olympic Peninsula". It is located on Gig Harbor Bay in Puget Sound across the Narrows Bridge from Tacoma. Due to its close access to several state and city parks, and historic waterfront that includes boutiques and fine dining, it has become a popular tourist destination.
The current population is 9,065
Average Seasonal Temperatures: Summer 65F to 80F / 35F to 50F
Average Annual Rainfall - 37 inches (wettest / Dec - driest / Jul)
Altitude: Sea level to 440 feet