Right of Way Management Senior Engineering Technician
The City of Bellevue
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $78,785.33 - $108,713.57
Civil - Transportation
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
2 Year Degree
Internal Number: 22-00371
The Transportation Department division is looking for a Senior Engineering Technician to join our team of highly experienced professionals. The city of Bellevue is recognized for its continuation in regional growth and development and providing a safe and efficient transportation system. We are excited to provide this opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate to join our team.
This position uses collaboration skills and teamwork implementing successful outcomes in the review of engineering designs, construction, timing and location and restoration requirements. All aspects include provisions of safety, maintenance of traffic, and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. The scope of work involves new infrastructure or modifications to existing, franchise, and other public / private work or maintenance activities performed within the City’s public rights-of-way.
This position responds to customer concerns, interests and requests, while providing guidance toward compliance with codes, regulations, standards. Long term interests reflect integrity of infrastructure and building long term professional relationships.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform plan review and issue permits for infrastructure improvements or modifications thereof, including public work improvements, private commercial and residential development, and franchise or other agencies performing work within the City’s right of way.
Conduct inter-departmental coordination and communication with Development Services, Police, Fire, Parks, Civic Services, Planning and Community Development and City Attorney’s office.
Develop recommendations in the approval or denial of permit applications; evaluate and determine enforcement actions to also ensure compliance with applicable permit conditions and regulations.
Review, enter, track, and issue permits utilizing the City’s AMANDA permitting data systems. Use the City’s Bluebeam application in conducting and completing review of electronic submittals.
Perform field review as necessary for ensuring completeness, accuracy, and compliance with city policies, codes, and regulations including review and approval of traffic control plans.
Directly support activities including advancement of Small Wireless and Wireless Communication permits, implementation for approved Franchise and Right of Way Use Agreements and Master Lease Agreements.
Support the division’s Franchise Project Manager.
Support the implementation and tracking of Sidewalk Café and Seating area leases and permitting activities
As part of the team, regulate activities within the City’s right-of-way in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare.
Researching, and developing recommendations in the application and update of such regulatory requirements and on-going process improvements.
Committees and other Assignments – Special Events include functions over weekends and holidays providing both a critical resource and support in planning and operations during an event. Certain assignments may also include attending Transportation Commission, City Council, and project/program community meetings, preconstruction conferences or participating and leading teams.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of civil engineering design and construction principles and methods.
Ability to solve more complex and difficult permit application plan review issues accurately and consistently.
Knowledge and experience in municipal permitting process and procedures.
Knowledge and experience applying the guidelines of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices applicable to construction activities and maintenance of traffic.
Ability to conduct research and compile comprehensive reports or recommendations in the application, development, and implementation of regulations, codes, standards, engineering, construction, or other criteria.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including complex information of a technical nature in understandable and concise ways.
Ability to apply exercise sound judgment under stressful situations, making recommendations and decisions.
Ability to manage time on multiple projects and issues simultaneously through completion.
Understanding potential liability issues and exposures as they relate to public infrastructure, right-of-way, and operational safety.
Knowledge of Crystal Reports and/or the City’s AMANDA permitting system, Bluebeam and electronic/digital review and permitting is desired.
Key Competencies for success:
Building strong professional relationships
Customer centric solutions through exceptional public service.
Respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences oriented toward achieving the vision and mission of the City and Transportation Department
Seeking opportunities and challenges with a sense of high energy, and enthusiasm.
Actively listening when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Ability for remote work while maintaining high performance and responsiveness.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with a degree in engineering or construction sciences or comparable directly applicable related degree; or
Five or more years of professional related experience involving transportation civil engineering, utility engineering, transportation or utility construction/administration, project/program management or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities.
Traffic Control Supervisor certification preferred, but not required.
Licenses: Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s license or current within another state with the ability to obtain a Washington State license as established by RCW.
This is a full-time, non-union, non-exempt position.
For further information about this position, please contact Rick Logwood via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 425-452-6858. For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the support line at 855-524-5627.
At the City of Bellevue, you'll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and advancing the community vision. The five essential and enduring principles that guide our individual actions, our interactions, and our decision making in the City of Bellevue organization is: exceptional public service, stewardship, committee to employees, integrity, and innovation. You'll work in an environment that is innovative, collaborative, future focused, and committed to excellence. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. We embrace the future while respecting our past. It's what makes the City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore. Have we piqued your interest yet? Come join our team! The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected status. Persons needing assistance with the application process may call the Human Resources Office at 425-452-6838 or email@example.com. If you are invited to participate in the selection process and need ADA accommodations, please notify HR before you are scheduled for an interview or testing.
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