The Snohomish County Department of Public Works is looking for a dynamic and highly qualified traffic/transportation engineer to fill an Engineer IV position with the Traffic Operations team, a workgroup within the Transportation and Environmental Services (TES) Division. This team is responsible for operations, safety and mobility of Snohomish County's roads, operating and maintaining traffic signal/intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for the County and other local agencies, and providing specialized traffic engineering support for capital projects and developments within the County.
Under the direction of the Traffic Engineer, the Engineer IV will lead and manage advanced and complex professional engineering work, including but not limited to: signal operations, signal and ITS design, traffic management system design and deployment, transportation planning, traffic safety and access management. The Engineer IV will also be responsible for managing the County's Road Safety Plan, corridor studies and any other County initiative programs and projects involving Public Works.
The Engineer IV will be the key technical resource for the group to plan and conduct research in specialized areas in traffic engineering for the purpose of improving, extending or validating precedents, data, methods or techniques. This position leads a team of five staff, will serve as liaison with other divisions, consultants, outside agencies and the public, and will provide recommendations and technical assistance to County management.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in:
professional traffic engineering;
reviewing and approving engineering designs and documentation;
preparing traffic studies;
traffic safety plan development and implementation; and
compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
In addition to the Traffic Operations team, the TES Division includes teams responsible for transportation planning , prioritization and programming of County road activities, performing environmental reviews of projects and communication with the public about Public Works' projects.
Public Works is the largest department in the Snohomish County government with approximately 600 employees. Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth presents many challenges for the Public Works department in maintaining and improving critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, managing the solid waste and recycling needs of county residents, and monitoring surface water issues. You can read more about the Public Works Department and the Transportation and Environmental Services division at our website.
Snohomish County offers outstanding benefits and competitive wages, pension, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, employee personal and professional development, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference to the citizens we provide services to. Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County.
A Professional Engineering (PE) license is required for this position.
This is a FLSA exempt position.
The Engineer IV is a Senior Project Manager position responsible for development and design of programmed projects totaling $10 million or more and leads a group of professional employees performing advance engineering assignments requiring the application of engineering principles and methods. Seals all plans developed under his/her direction with professional engineer's stamp.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Plans and coordinates all engineering operations related to complex engineering projects.
Acts as a division resource in resolving complex engineering problems relating to design, land development, traffic operations and right of way use and acquisition.
Assigns, evaluates and leads the work of four (4) or more subordinate employees as required; advises, assists and trains subordinates as necessary; participates in the selection of new employees, and may perform periodic performance evaluations.
Directs the preparation of comprehensive engineering studies and databases in order to compile, cross-index and analyze information for engineering planning and decision making.
Resolves design and funding problems on county projects under construction to ensure that the completed project operates as intended and preserves the public health and safety.
Prepares and manages the preparation of project plans, specifications, estimates and construction documents to assure that assigned projects are completed on schedule and within an acceptable budget.
Coordinates operations with resource groups, other county departments and programs, outside agencies, citizen groups and the general public as necessary; provides technical assistance to other county departments as required.
Reviews and approves plans and contract documents before they are used in the public bidding process for county construction projects, includes stamping plans and specifications with Professional Engineering License.
Works with the Prosecuting Attorney's Office to resolve engineering related legal issues and acts as an expert witness on engineering aspects of design and right-of-way use/acquisition and land development for assigned public works projects.
Prepares reports and recommendations to the County Council, various community groups and outside agencies as necessary; may conduct or participate in public hearings to explain program plans and solicit public input.
Prepares Federal and State funding applications, prospectus packages, council approval motions, permits and jurisdictional agreements and other documents to support funding of design and construction projects on the County ACP and Six Year TIP.
Responds to inquiries from the public regarding specific problems or issues in area of assignment.
Prepares regular project status reports and task assignments status reports.
Selecting and managing of engineering consultants to provide necessary project services for the department when the expertise or resources are not available.
Coordinates with other County agencies, governmental agencies; municipalities, citizen groups, developers, and utilities to achieve project goals and presents comments on behalf of the Public Works department.
STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
civil engineering standards, principles and practices with special reference to the functional area
methods and techniques related to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of public works facilities
federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations related to the area of assignment
the principles and practices of planning, scheduling and budgeting
methods to conduct comprehensive engineering studies and data analysis
the literature, trends and developments in the area of specialty
manage multiple projects and activities
design construction projects by preparing contract plans and specifications and developing estimates
direct and evaluate the work of subordinate employees
develop project specific work plans, schedules and budgets
propose solutions to complex problems utilizing professional knowledge, research and other outside resources
establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads, associates, subordinates, representatives of other agencies, and with the general public
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare a variety of correspondence, reports and other written materials and documents
exercise excellent interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills; walk and climb on construction sites
The employee reports to and receives direction from an Engineering Manager. The work requires considerable independent judgment and discretion in developing and achieving work unit goals and objectives. The work is reviewed through meetings and periodic status reports, and by evaluation of results obtained.
The work is performed in an office and field environment with frequent trips to locations throughout the county to make site visits, attend meetings or coordinate work activities. Meetings or project requirements may involve working evenings, weekends or holidays as necessary. Field conditions involve working in and around hazardous sites and construction vehicles.
A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or a related engineering specialty and eight (8) years of professional engineering experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability to perform the work. Must pass job related tests.
A Professional Engineer's License in civil engineering is required for all positions.
A valid Washington State Driver's License is required.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, dental, vision insurance; pension plan; disability insurance; paid sick, vacation and holidays; commuter programs; and more.