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 Wastewater Engineer Journey / Senior - Instrumentation & Controls - Seattle, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: King County-Wastewater Treatment Division 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$90000 - 125000
Benefits: Dental Insurance -
Disability Insurance -
Health Insurance -
Life Insurance -
Paid Sick Leave -
Paid Vacation -
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Chemical
Project Manager
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: in same country 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: Cover letter required
Virtual interview questions: No questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: Requisition #11925 / Latpro-3749858 
Date posted: Aug-17-2020
State, Zip: Washington, 98104


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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WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce, and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County.

Job Duties

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.


Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
The ideal candidate should have:

A bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is required.

Senior Level- Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or the conversion of an out-of-state state license within 90 days from date of hire is mandatory.

Journey Level - Four (4) years of work commensurate with an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) registration.

Possession of an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification is required. A professional engineer's license in the state of Washington is desirable.
Thorough knowledge of engineering principles and techniques.
Familiarity with wastewater and/or industrial facilities and construction principles and techniques.

Demonstrated experience in solving complex technical issues within a multi-discipline work environment. (Senior)
Analytical and Instrumentation and Controls (technical) abilities are required for engineering project assignments to make recommendations on the cost effectiveness of projects and to evaluate alternative design proposals.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required to provide information, present projects/plans.

Ability to coordinate with Operations and Maintenance personnel and represent their interests and solicit their input on County projects.

Team building, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to facilitate effective exchange of information and problem solving.

Ability to use collaborative processes to successfully execute projects involving a diverse group of individuals from a matrixed organization.
Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, monitor, and report on all aspects of an assigned capital project which include, but are not limited to, project goals and objectives, success factors, scope, schedule, budget, and change control.

Highly Desirable:

Work experience with wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities is strongly preferred.

Work experience in the design and control philosophies of advanced systems found in wastewater treatment plants, including Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Building Automation Systems (BAS).
Work experience with working with and/or developing industrial process flow diagrams (PFD) and piping & instrument diagrams (P&ID).

Work experience with preparing network architecture, panel layouts and schedules, I/O list and ISA conventions, instrument index, wiring and loop diagrams, data sheets and specifications.

Work experience with the selection and specifying of process instruments for monitoring and control.

Selection and sizing of control valves and actuators.