Manages assigned projects and performs engineering design and analysis of multiple water, wastewater, and water quality engineering projects.
Collects, gathers and interprets engineering data, field data, and applies engineering judgement to solve complex problems
Prepares project specifications by gathering information, analysis, advising technicians.
Prepares estimates of materials to be used and drafts final report for review and approval.
Prepares Environmental permit documents and ensures supporting data is made available for review by permitting agencies.
Assists with project designs and calculations related to water utilities.
Performs GIS, Auto-CADD, WaterCADD/WaterGEMS, and Civil 3D work related to Utilities Division projects. Including: design drawings; preparing files for interface with water/wastewater models; preliminary mapping in GIS; mapping of water utility components; Global Positioning System (GPS); survey data; water meter/structures data; mapping of utility inventory data.
Work closely with County GIS Department on standards, methods, and final mapping and placement onto the County GIS.
Assists with construction contract administration by solving field problems, reviewing change orders and providing Engineering support and advice to Construction Division Staff. Identifies how the field problem affects design principle, determines what changes to make to resolve the problem and the estimates costs involved.
Performs Water & Wastewater Facility investigations, mapping, and assist with strategic planning and operation.
Perform utility plan review and comment under the direction of the Utilities Manager or the Project Engineer.
Review and comment on public works projects and private projects where review and approval by Public Services has been mandated.
Assist with Utility Facilities investigations, alteration review, and strategic planning and operation.
Meets with contractors, public agencies and officials, or general public and answers questions regarding policies, procedures, and practices.
Assigns work and monitors work performed by subordinate technical staff.
Facilitates meetings related to project management.
Assist with Utility Facility complaints and problem calls from the public including field investigations.
Prepares, negotiates and tracks contracts and budgets.
Provide utility permitting assistance on Utilities projects.
Work with permit agencies concerning permitting steps and required documentation.
Prepare permit documents.
Other duties required.
Education and Experience: Associates of Arts Degree, NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) Engineer in Training Certificate AND 6 years of engineering experience working under the direction of a Licensed Professional Engineer; OR Associates of Arts Degree AND 8 years of engineering experience working under the direction of a Licensed Professional Engineer; OR Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering OR any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.
Valid WA Driver’s License and proof of insurance, if requested.
Successful completion of general employment verification
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification from a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) compliant State
This position is within the Clerical, Technical and Professional Employees Group.
Equipment Used: Computer and engineering software, field vehicle, calculator, telephone, fax, copier, and maintenance equipment used in utilities, water and wastewater facilities and systems. Use hydraulic computer software including WaterCADD/WaterGEMS, AutoCAD, ArcView, and GIS. Intermittent field equipment (water and soil sampling equipment, flow measurement equipment, survey equipment) and GPS equipment use, drone, passenger vehicle. Use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Access.
Working Conditions:Environment: Excessive noise, Exposure to weather, Moving/mechanical parts, Pathogen exposure Travel, Field Work, May require exposure to hazardous conditions on construction site including toxic chemicals, chlorine gas, traffic noise, heavy equipment, and inclement weather conditions. Physical Demands: Bending, Carrying, Handling, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Fingering, Climbing, Hearing, Talking, Visual Acuity. Intellectual Demands: Ability to work under pressure, Ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, Ability to follow written instruction, Ability to follow verbal instruction. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
Methods and principals of water and wastewater system construction and design, development standards, land use review.
Methods and principals of water and wastewater design, standards, and construction oversight.
Engineering theories and principles as practiced in the State of Washington;
Related disciplines such as planning, stormwater, soils analysis, hydraulics and hydrology;
Materials and safety precautions used in engineering projects;
Methods and techniques of meeting facilitation, project management, and customer service.
Skills (and abilities):
Managing and coordinating engineering projects;
Providing technical advice to professional level staff;
Assigning, monitoring and evaluating the work of others;
Applying project management techniques and coordinating work activities;
Inspecting projects for compliance with rules and regulations;
Writing contract specifications;
Reading and interpreting maps, blueprints, schematics, plans and specifications;
Designing engineering projects;
Drafting designs and plans;
Making complex mathematical calculations;
Tracking and monitoring records for projects;
Managing construction contracts;
Conducting project inspections;
Preparing pay estimates;
Using computers and related software applications;
Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; and
Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to give and receive information and to facilitate meetings and project work.
Internal Number: R499
About Yakima County
Yakima County is located in south central Washington near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is situated in the fertile Yakima Valley, known for its wineries and apple orchards. The geography varies from densely timbered, mountainous terrain in the west, rolling foothills, broad valleys and arid regions to the east and fertile valleys in its central and southern parts. It is centrally located between the cities of Seattle, Spokane and Portland. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play.Though agriculture has been the staple of the economy over the last 100 years, Yakima is also known for its workforce in health services and local government. Yakima County is one of the largest employers in the County, employing 900+ full-time employees that provide local government services to 260,000 residents. To learn more about the services provided, go to: www.yakimacounty.us