The Transportation Department is looking for a Senior Transportation Development Review Engineer to join the City's team of highly experienced transportation professionals. Bellevue is recognized for its many advancements in transportation approaches and technologies. We are excited to provide an opportunity for an enthusiastic engineer to join our progressive team.
You will be responsible for reviewing proposed commercial and residential development for traffic impacts and compliance with roadway standards. You will bring your significant experience in both the review of civil engineering design plans and the review of complex traffic analysis of development proposals. You will also have opportunities to build teams to address areas of need and to participate in the leadership of the Transportation Department through action teams. This position does not have direct supervisory responsibility over other positions, although you may act as lead worker to other engineering staff.
Why Bellevue? At The City of Bellevue you'll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and being a part of the community vision. Our people bring unique skills and qualities to the table, embrace the values of honesty, accountability and commitment to service, and take pride in the work they do. You'll work in an environment where being innovative, collaborative, and future focused are the status quo. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. It's what makes The City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reviews engineering plans for compliance with engineering standards and project requirements.
Reviews traffic analysis prepared by consultants.
Prepares letters, memos, and reports addressing site design and traffic impact issues; provides recommendations for developer conditions.
Conducts engineering analysis to identify areas of concern.
Works with other staff to resolve project issues as part of an interdepartmental team.
Provides excellent customer service to City residents and those doing business with the City.
Interprets, applies, and ensures compliance with codes, standards, specifications, policies, and procedures; ensures compliance with standard engineering principles for review of infrastructure plans.
Confers and advises with staff and developer representatives on acceptable design alternatives and solutions; works with developer representatives for plan design changes.
Manages a complex workload with competing schedules and deadlines.
Participates in Department and City efforts to provide stellar community outcomes through the City's shared leadership philosophy.
Develops mitigating measures to impose as conditions for projects with unmitigated impacts.
Employs considerable judgment and independence in code interpretation and in exploring alternatives with project proponents.
Represents the Transportation Department at the Permit Center. Answers general and technical transportation questions from the public.
Uses the city permit tracking and time-keeping systems to maintain accurate records of current status of projects, billable time spent, and workload.
Attends evening meeting and public hearings to present information or recommendations related to development applications. Represents the City in a variety of public forums.
Reviews and analyzes highly complex and/or controversial development project proposals to ensure compliance with transportation codes, regulations, and laws. These applications may involve technical, legal, and politically sensitive issues.
Leads process improvement projects such as code revisions including presentations to the Transportation Commission and City Council.
Provides professional technical input to development review staff; participates on technical committees as necessary.
Works under the general supervision of the Transportation Department Development Review Manager.
This position does not supervise any employees.
Education and Experience Requirements
Degree in civil engineering. A degree in a closely related engineering field may be considered.
Five or more years of transportation related construction, design, or operation engineering experience required.
Washington State Professional Civil Engineering license required.
Professional Traffic Operations Engineer certification preferred, but not required.
Valid Washington State driver's license is required or ability to acquire within three months of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting. Thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting development review activities.
Experience conducting and reviewing complex traffic analysis of development proposals.
Experience in the review of civil engineering design plans to assure constructability is sound and design meets standards.
Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to work with the media and the public; ability to communicate with various groups with differences in age, language, culture, education level, and technical knowledge.
Ability to present technical information to the general public in a non-technical manner.
Ability to apply sound engineering judgment under stressful situations to develop recommendations and make decisions.
Ability to deal with and manage politically sensitive issues and situations.
Experience in testifying at hearings.
Familiarity with the SEPA process.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively as a team member and to promote a positive work environment. Exhibits a service orientation toward customers and maintains productive working relationships.
Ability to independently plan, schedule, organize, and complete multiple projects within established deadlines.
Strong customer service, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to build teams and collaborate with others to obtain shared objectives.
Significant experience in both the review of civil engineering design plans to assure constructability is sound and design meets standards.
Significant experience conducting and reviewing complex traffic analysis of development proposals.
Physical Demands The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work involves walking; talking; hearing; using hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office and moderately loud when in the field.
This is a full-time, exempt, non-union position.
Work Location: Must be located within commuting distance of Bellevue City Hall. After the first month of employment, opportunity for 3-4 days remote work per week.
For further information about this position, please contact Molly Johnson at 425-452-6175.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 150,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 150,000 jobs around the city and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. You can learn a lot about the city from news releases, the It's Your City newsletter and Bellevue Television.
While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities that keep people calling the place "a city in a park."? The city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country.
Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, and arts and crafts fairs one weekend in July draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d'Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the annual Bellwether arts fair.
The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve.