This position will provide technical, professional engineering design and administrative services including preparation of drawings and specifications, assistance in administering wastewater construction contracts and evaluation of a contractor's work and administering feasibility studies and special studies for assigned wastewater projects. This position will perform complex design under supervision and guidance related to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters.
This position is for a journey or senior wastewater engineer depending on experiences, qualifications, knowledge, and skills. King County may elect to select one or more candidates from this advertisement depending on the applicant pool, current openings, and openings created from pending retirements. Applicants from this recruitment may be considered for future vacancies as they occur.
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Develop work plan, schedule and budget for the execution of designs for wastewater projects.
Review consultant plans and specifications to ensure conformity to the County’s specifications and requirements.
Serve as Project Engineer on County Design Projects. As Project Engineer,coordinate project design with other engineering disciplines, the engineering design review team, and other team members. Review and consolidate technical comments from design reviews. Serve as a single point of contact for the project to the Project Manager.
Review and approve shop drawings submitted by contractors, assist in the interpretation of specifications, advise on contractor compliance with contract documents, and review change orders when required by field personnel or as required by law.
Translate operational and maintenance requirements into terms the project team understands.
Review proposals from equipment vendors. Review construction plans of other agencies and/or building owners to ensure that County facilities are not in conflict with or endangered by adjacent construction or facilities.
The successful candidate will embody the following competencies:
Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard, is action oriented and full of energy for the things seen as challenging, not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning, seizes more opportunities than others.
Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects, sets objective and goals, breaks down work into the process steps, develops schedules and task/people assignments, anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks, measures performance against goals, evaluates results.
Peer Relationships - Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all, can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups, can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise, is seen as a team player and is cooperative, easily gains trust and support of peers, encourages collaboration, can be candid with peers.