Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, or closely related field and four years of civil/architectural engineering design and construction experience that includes project management work and experience working with consultants and contractors in area of assignment, preferably in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
• Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License.
• A Professional Civil Engineer License issued by the State of Washington.
Required Knowledge of:
• Operations, services, and activities of engineering and construction programs.
• Principles and practices of civil engineering.
• Agency design criteria manuals, policies and procedures, standard contract documents.
• Engineering consulting services and methods including reports, studies, cost estimates, plans, and specifications.
• Surveys, legal descriptions, title reports, and deeds.
• Property rights, outside agency real estate practices, outside agency engineering practices and standards; property acquisition under condemnation, State Laws (RCWs) related to property rights.
• Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil engineering design and development.
• Contract and procurement strategies and management principles.
• Collaborating and partnering with local jurisdictions and agencies, utilities, contractors, and community groups.
• Risk assessment and strategic planning.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to civil engineering programs and operations, including municipal codes, design and construction standards and planning documents.
• Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Applying principles and practices of civil engineering related to area of assignment.
• Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients.
• Performing professional engineering duties involved in the design and development of a variety of engineering projects.
• Applying project management techniques and principles and defining a detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives.
• Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets.
• Reading and reviewing parcel maps and assessors' maps.
• Writing and reviewing complex property agreements and easements.
• Administering change orders.
• Presentation development and public speaking skills.
• Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals.
• Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.
• Applying project management techniques and principles.
• Preparing accurate independent cost estimates
• Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
• Monitoring and overseeing program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery and extreme noise when working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.