In addition to the salary posted, the City contributes 4% of the salary to a deferred compensation plan. Please attach a cover letterand resume to your online application.
The City of Renton has a state-of-the-art central traffic signal control system of 131 signals and a fully operational Traffic Management Center. This position is for a transportation engineer who will support the design of street improvements including traffic signals, pedestrian crossings, signing, pavement markings and street lighting. The incumbent will interact with the public relative to traffic requests and safety issues.
JOB SUMMARY: Work is completed as an individual contributor. Perform technical, analytical, and professional duties in assigned area. Complete tasks according to established policies and procedures, work independently with limited supervision, and contribute through knowledge, skills, and good work habits. This classification is part of a series as follows: Level III: Oversee complex and/or high-profile engineering job functions and take the lead on most projects. Handle technical, analytical and professional tasks at an advanced level. Exercise greater knowledge and independence in large scale engineering studies and capital improvement projects. Work independently, keeping supervisor apprised of project or workload status. Oversee entry-level and/or temporary staff as assigned. SUPERVISION: Reports To: PW Department Manager Supervises: None JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Functions:
Perform a variety of complex and independent duties involved in the management of large-scale engineering studies and capital improvement projects; design or review traffic engineering plans for various projects to assure compliance and compatibility with existing systems and applicable codes, standards, specifications and practices.
Plan and assist in implementing projects within City departments or with the assistance of outside consultants; coordinate activities with City departments and personnel and outside agencies.
Conduct studies and research to gather data from various sources in order to establish scope of study and to propose appropriate action alternatives; determine funding sources availability, including agency grants, City funds and Local Improvement District (LID) funds.
Provide leadership and project review for private development projects; prepare bid documents, pay estimates, change orders and federal reimbursement requests for engineering projects; approve changes, answer technical questions and resolve issues and concerns with the public, contractors and outside agencies.
Review engineering plans and SEPA submittals to assure compatibility with existing systems and with the City's standards and comprehensive plan; assist in the maintenance and updating of comprehensive plans.
Prepare construction plans and specifications for projects using standard design criteria as required; perform calculations for alignment surveys, right-of-ways, easements, quantities of materials required and cost estimates; assure plans comply with environmental requirements and standards.
Develop and advertise for bids; organize pre-construction meetings with developers, contractors and City personnel; preside over and moderate meetings; coordinate the bid opening and contract awarding process; establish guidelines and special conditions for construction projects; direct interagency coordination of contracts.
Issue permits for off/on site improvements and review construction schedules and project management submittals; review engineering cost estimates for project development.
Manage projects through construction phases to completion; monitor contractors and developers with projects in progress to assure compliance with bid specifications and applicable laws and codes.
Review requests for deferrals and variances to plans and projects and present recommendations to the Public Works Board; review project cost estimates and calculate bonding requirements; review City codes, ordinances, policies and procedures to Board actions.
Review and respond to public requests and complaints; investigate issues involved and recommend appropriate corrective action.
Acquire right-of-ways, easements, restrictive covenants and rights of entry; meet with the public on related issues and negotiate costs; submit required documents and records to the City Clerk.
Prepare and maintain a variety of office and engineering records and reports related to civil engineering projects and activities; assist in the preparation and update of annual reports and budgets; assure project costs are within budgets; prepare and file expenditures and progress reports.
Prepare and maintain financial records used to verify accuracy of billing invoices received from consultants and contractors; update status of project budgets; recommend the processing of invoices for payment within established timelines.
Operate automated computer-aided drafting (CAD) software and hardware; operate survey level, graphics equipment and manual drafting machine, tools and equipment using modern principles and techniques; update City maps for departments, agencies, developers and the public.
Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to field.
Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance, work evening and/or weekend hours as assigned, and travel as required.
Perform related duties as assigned.
May be assigned to support critical city priorities during disasters or other emergencies.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
2 years college level course work in civil engineering and drafting or 2 year engineering technology certificate from an accredited institution.
4 years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience.
Public sector engineering experience preferred.
Valid driver's license.
Successful passing of a required background check.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to the salary posted, the City contributes 4% of the salary to a deferred compensation plan.
The City of Renton is a full service City with a workforce of approximately 600 regular employees. Departments in the City include Community Services, Public Works, Community and Economic Development, Executive, City Attorney, Court Services, Police, Human Resources and Risk Management, and Finance and Information Technology. The City maintains a very competitive compensation and benefit program... throughout its range of employment positions, while providing exciting opportunities in the overall public service to the community.
The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 102,700 (2017), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix.