The City of Kent is currently accepting applications for the position of Engineer III-Pavement Management. Are you an experienced engineer who has a proven record of successfully overseeing and coordinating roadway rehabilitation programs? Are you adept at identifying potential solutions to significant issues by effectively communicating and collaborating with others? If you have the requisite experience and you enjoy working in a fast-paced, project-driven engineering environment, this position may present the ideal opportunity for you!
**A cover letter, resume and responses to the supplemental questions are required to be submitted with your online application in order for your application to be considered complete; incomplete applications will not continue in the selection process for this position. Please note that you cannot attach documents to your application after it has been submitted. If you experience technical difficulties, please feel free to contact our office at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**
This position is open until filled. A first review of applications will take place at the beginning of September, with initial interviews tentatively scheduled to take place on September 21.
Under the direction of an Engineering Manager, Engineering Supervisor or designee, perform a variety of professional engineering duties in planning, programming, design, analysis, funding, implementation and coordination of Public Works Transportation Engineering and other municipal public works projects.
Work is characterized by experienced and advanced professional engineering duties involved in the oversight and coordination of the City's roadway rehabilitation programs, including project selection, preparation and review of designs, cost estimates and construction plans for public works improvement projects. The incumbent is also required to coordinate communications with the construction engineer during construction. The incumbent's duties typically include contact with the public, contractors, developers, City personnel and other agencies.
Work is performed under limited supervision. The manager sets the overall objectives and resources available. The incumbent and the manager work together to develop deadlines and the work to be completed. Incumbent is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates work of the engineers and with others, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Incumbent keeps manager informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far reaching implications. Work is reviewed in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.
| Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead, develop, and perform duties involved in the oversight and coordination of the City's transportation infrastructure rehabilitation programs (overlay, pavement rehabilitation, reconstruction, crack sealing, channelization, traffic signals, illumination, etc.) including project evaluation, selection, and design in accordance with established standards.
Oversee, maintain and troubleshoot the City's Pavement Management System (PMS); update database with field data, estimated costs, and inventory; ensure database integrity and accuracy of modeled results; maintain an accurate, complete, and current database of streets and street maintenance; and interface database with other software as needed.
Review project requirements, such as environmental conditions, traffic volumes, patterns, and composition, pavement structure, and non-motorized usage; perform, oversee, and supervise project development and design; evaluate engineering drawings, maps, reports, and survey data; and the engineer's determination of appropriate materials and information required for design purposes.
Lead the selection, contracting, and utilization of consultants for various transportation infrastructure rehabilitation programs including, but not limited to, overlay, pavement rehabilitation, reconstruction; and pavement rating.
Conduct transportation studies and analyses; oversee and direct the collection of data; review data for accuracy and compile in reports; make conclusions and develop recommendations.
Develop long-term and short-term modeling scenarios of pavement and transportation infrastructure; interpret, analyze, compile, and validate results; determine budgetary requirements, write reports and presentations, and make recommendations.
Assure that project designs are in compliance with a variety of federal, state, and city laws, codes, ordinances and regulations.
Provide analysis of future transportation demand and supply using a regional travel demand model; develop matrices of potential solutions; evaluate various combinations; and determine an effective solution set for roadway capacity and structural improvements.
Review and comment on regional pavement condition and transportation plans and policies; participate in and actively engage in regional workgroups; summarize information to brief other City staff and elected officials.
Review and approve project plans, specifications, and permits as needed; delineate project size, scope, limits and intent; and related work assigned to Engineers.
Review development projects and permits for compliance with construction standards and the State's Growth Management Act.
Communicate in person, in writing, and on the telephone to coordinate work with engineers, consultants, other agencies, and the public.
Oversee and coordinate contract inspections and maintenance of City owned infrastructure including bridges.
Prepare information, requests and recommendations concerning resolutions and ordinances; compile and review information and other materials for public hearings and City Council meetings.
Assist other City staff members in the development and coordination of transportation related projects which include the Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan, Kent Transportation Master Plan, Kent Comprehensive Plan, and Kent Capital Improvement Plan.
Provide review and comment for regional plans (e.g. KC Metro Six Year Transit Plan, Transit Now, PSRC's Vision 2040).
Act as senior project lead for large planning studies; develop and oversee scopes of work, budgets, and project schedules. Develop and implement public outreach plans.
Work with other departments, outside agencies, and elected officials in the development of information related to transportation issues and policies.
Supervise and review preparation of Federal and State grant applications; administer applications to ensure successful grants are obligated and implemented; track grant funding opportunities to better position priority projects for funding eligibility.
Make recommendations to supervisors regarding expenditures of public funds based on collected rating data, field observations, and analysis.
Review consultants' scopes of work, contracts, reports and plans.
Evaluate candidates and participate in employee hiring process.
Represent the City in technical advisory committees for other municipalities; attend a variety of meetings; develop and deliver oral presentations; and represent the City of Kent at meetings as assigned.
Actively support the vision, mission, values and goals of the department and the City.
Perform related duties as assigned.
The incumbent in this position is expected to maintain a flexible work schedule to fulfill the requirements of this position.
| Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Principles, practices and standards of Civil Engineering Design, engineering and construction of Public Works projects
- Advanced mathematics including calculus, trigonometry, geometry and algebra
- Municipal Public Works construction techniques
- Municipal government policies, procedures and structure; applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances
- Engineering research, analysis and problem solving methods
- Technical aspects of field of specialty
- Trends, legislation and other developments in the field of Civil Engineering
- Preparation of construction drawings and specifications
- Surveying principles and techniques
- Oral and written communication skills
- Correct usage of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
- Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including personal computers and related software such as CADD, word processing and spreadsheet programs
- Local Improvement District formation procedures
- Using methods, equipment and materials in Civil Engineering design and drafting, including the use of computer-aided design and drafting equipment (CADD)
- Demonstrating interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
- Analyzing pavement damage and recommending cost effective treatments/solutions
- Communicating effectively both orally and in writing
- Preparing and delivering oral presentations
- Using proper telephone techniques and etiquette to assist a diverse assortment of individuals and inquiries
- Preparing business letters
- Analyzing, preparing and reviewing technical engineering plans, drawings, specifications and estimates
- Maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence
- Applying time management skills
- Effectively train, motivate, and provide work direction to others
- Design Public Works projects in accordance with budget limitations and established safety standards
- Plan and execute pavement management procedures and projects
- Make extensive mathematical and engineering computations accurately
- Read, understand and interpret engineering plans, drawings and specifications
- Prepare clear and concise project plans
- Work with field construction inspectors to successfully complete projects
- Interpret, apply, and explain local, state, and federal codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to street construction, maintenance, and repair
- Work independently with little direction to meet schedules and timelines
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
- Plan and organize work to meet schedules and time lines
- Read, analyze and interpret technical journals, financial reports, operating and procedure manuals, general business periodicals, professional journals, government regulations, etc.
- Compose, proofread and edit correspondence, technical journals, engineering rules and regulations
- Operate machines, tools and equipment as described below
- Review and understand complex designs and interpret engineering plans, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
- Coordinate engineering projects and resolve conflicts with other agencies and organizations
| Education, Experience and Other Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field; and
Experience: Six (6) years of technical Civil Engineering design experience. Experience with a focus on transportation engineering is preferred.
Or: In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid Washington State driver's license
- Professional Civil Engineering License required
- New hires must successfully pass the City's pre-employment driver's records check, complete the City's Defensive Driving Course, and all employees must maintain an excellent driving record
- Must successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background inquiry
You must apply online by accessing our website at www.kentwa.gov .
You must also submit a resume and cover letter with your application in order for your application to be considered complete.
For more information, call (253) 856-5270 or our Job Line at (253) 856-5272. The City of Kent is an equal opportunity employer.