The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, is recruiting for the Appointive position of Professional Engineer. We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in diverse and challenging engineering projects to join our dynamic, award winning Environmental Services Team.
If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team!
Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys leading project teams on exciting engineering design and construction projects,
Excellent interpersonal communication skills,
Strong personal motivation and drive – an ambitious and committed self-starter
Interest in a wide array of interesting technical / engineering challenges
The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-minded employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement in all that we do. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service.
This position will play an important role in the Capital Delivery Group of the Environmental Services Science and Engineering (ESSE) Division. The position will collaborate and coordinate with the group's Assistant Division Manager and Principal Engineers on the planning, design, and construction management of capital improvement projects for the City's Wastewater, Surface Water and Solid Waste Utilities (approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget of $30 Million).
The ESSE Division provides a unique opportunity for engineers to work on a wide variety of complex capital improvement projects as they progress through their careers. The types of projects can cover the full spectrum of typical municipal infrastructure improvements associated with Wastewater, Surface Water, and Solid Waste Utilities and partnering with the City's Public Works Department and Tacoma Public Utilities.
Depending on the background and professional interests of the successful applicant, this position will focus on either of the following two areas:
Facility Capital Projects - Projects that include multiple engineering disciplines found in typical municipal utility facilities such as: wastewater treatment processes; wastewater and surface water pumping systems; and electrical and instrumentation systems
Collection System Projects – Projects that focus on the planning and design of municipal wastewater and surface water collection system capital improvements, including both open cut and trenchless technologies and associated roadway improvements as well as state of the art green infrastructure and innovative surface water management components
City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play.
Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university,
A Professional Engineering License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
PREFERRED AND HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Four years of related engineering work experience in the water, wastewater or environmental field.
Experience in municipal project design and construction management and municipal program management.
Engineering experience related to municipal utilities facilities (such as wastewater treatment processes, wastewater and surface water pumping systems, and electrical and instrumentation systems).
Engineering experience related to gravity conveyance systems.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Current Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment.