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 Civil Engineer III - Utility Engineering - Bremerton, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Bremerton 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: F3erAcU5wEmCXyYjk3YVOawOm9H4BN / Latpro-3788553 
Date posted: Apr-28-2021
State, Zip: Washington, 98337


General Function

The Civil Engineer III classification covers two separate positions within the Engineering Division; a Utility Engineer who performs a variety of activities in support of utility operations and project management for delivery of Capital Projects, and the Development Engineer responsible for managing the Development Review Section of the Engineering Division.

Utility Engineering functions include professional level engineering assignments in design, construction and project management for complex municipal public works projects.  Develops project scopes, produces cost estimates, design calculations, plans and specifications.  Manages consultant contracts and oversees and reviews consultant designs for municipal projects.  Manages projects during construction, supervises City inspectors, and tracks project schedules and costs.  Coordinates and provides support for work performed by City maintenance crews.  Directs work of and provides support for Civil Engineer II's.  Works independently with minimal direction.  Prioritizes and/or manages the activities of other engineers, technicians and support staff.

Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(Note – this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

Utility Engineer Duties and Responsibilities

The Utility Engineer prepares plans and specifications for public works projects.  Ensures that designs meet all applicable standards.  Performs calculations and generates design details, plans and profiles. Supervises the work performed by engineering technicians producing project documents.  Prepares cost estimates.

Manages consultant design contracts.  Develops scope of work, manages design schedule, evaluates the design and makes recommendations to ensure that project goals are met.

Manages construction contracts and project schedule.  Tracks and monitors project budget and progress payments.  Coordinates work with City maintenance crews as required and supervises engineering technicians performing construction inspection.  Reviews submittals, initiates change orders, reviews contractor invoices, resolves conflicts with contractors and ensures that work conforms to plans and specifications.

Other Duties
– Regular attendance is an essential requirement
– Performs related work as assigned and/or required

Qualifying Education and Experience (Minimum Requirements)

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university and five years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience.

A valid Washington State Driver's License is required.

Knowledge of:
• City, state and federal regulations, codes and ordinances pertaining to public works engineering and construction.
• Supervisory principles and practices. 
• Principals, practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering including but not limited to road, street light, sanitary sewer, water, and storm drainage design. 
• Plan layout and design. 
• Water, Sewer, and Storm Drainage development and design standards. 
• CSI and WSDOT Standard Specifications. 
• Standard construction practices. 
• Standard construction inspection techniques. 
• Construction Contract Management. 
• Basic computer skills including Arc GIS/ESRI.

Skill in:
• Reviewing engineered plans for clarity and completeness.
• Compiling project design specifications. 
• Understanding and applying City Codes and Ordinances. 
• Performing engineering calculations. 
• Supervising subordinate staff.

Ability to:
• Plan, organize and schedule multiple concurrent work assignments.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
• Research and prepare detailed recommendations and written reports. 
• Analyze and identify problem areas and develop solutions. 
• Work concurrently on a wide variety of tasks and functions.
• Interpret and assess field data for use in design of public works projects. 
• Design and prepare engineering plans, specifications and estimates for public works projects. 
• Get along with others and be part of a team.

Special Requirements
Washington State Professional Engineering License (or ability to obtain a license within six months).

Examination Process

Applicants can apply on-line at, or application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Cobweb, or by calling (360) 473-5348.

Required Application Materials:  City application and personal résumé are required.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  Required application materials must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  The City of Bremerton is NOT responsible for errors of any kind with faxed or e-mailed application packets.  Original signature is required on paper application forms.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training.

Appraisal of Experience and Education/Training:  At this initial review, application packets may be evaluated entirely on the basis of information you provided in the completed City application form. Applicants should include all relevant information on the City application.  Applicant’s education, training, and experience will be assessed.  The passing score is 70%.  The top qualifying candidates will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Meeting or exceeding qualifications does not guarantee the applicant will be invited to participate in the oral examination process.

Oral Examination:  A panel will evaluate the applicant’s training, experience, and ability to perform the job.

Placement on the eligibility list is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:
Appraisal of application packet regarding Experience and Education/Training -
Passing Score 70% - Weight 40%
Oral Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 60%

Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or better on each portion of the exam in order to be placed on the hiring list.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodation for examination must advise Human Resources no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made. (360) 473-5348.


Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions.

Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589.

Civil Service: The classification is excluded from the City's Civil Service System.

Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head. Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Human Resources Policies.

This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee.  It is subject to change by the City, with the approval of Human Resources, as the needs of the City and requirements change.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of the City of Bremerton to offer equal employment opportunity to all individuals. The City of Bremerton will administer all actions with respect to employment practices in compliance with federal, state and local laws, and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age (40+), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, marital status, military status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.

ADA Statement
The City of Bremerton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in programs and activities, which it operates pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ADA Amendments Act.  This policy extends to both employment and admission to participation in the programs, services and activities of the City of Bremerton.  Reasonable accommodation for employees or applicants for employment will be provided.

The City of Bremerton is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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