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Associate Project Engineer - Temporary - City of Kirkland ( Job # 20-0079)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $37.45 per hour
Maximum Salary: $44.06 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Closes: November 05, 2020 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Join the Capital Projects Division as an Associate Project Engineer with the City of Kirkland!

This entry level engineer/project construction position provides support to the Capital Improvements Project Team.  Assists experienced engineers/coordinators in developing project criteria, studies, plans, specifications, providing calculations, tracking budgets, reviewing construction documentation, and communication related to City Capital Projects.

The Associate Project Engineer reports to the Capital Projects Supervisor and is accountable for the follow tasks:

  1. Assists in various phases of City Capital Improvement Project work including contract administration, project management documentation, public outreach and accounting.
  2. Supports dissemination of project information to other City Groups and Divisions.
  3. Aids in the recording of construction records documentation.

There are 2 temporary positions available, with the following anticipated end dates:

  • 12/31/2022 - subject to Council approval
  • 12/31/2024

Essential Duties
  1. Supports dissemination of project information by preparation of exhibits.
  2. Helps gather stakeholder requirements for technical specifications to promote quality assurance.
  3. Performs field reconnaissance when/as required.
  4. Assists staff in the review of construction documents including plans, specification and construction management documents through all stages of Public Works projects.
  5. Works with experienced engineers/coordinators and other staff to coordinate and document field changes.
  6. Maintains knowledge of current construction codes and changes in industry standards related to construction material and procedure developments.
  7. Aids in the preparation of project status reports for proper coordination and scheduling of projects.
  8. Assists with final acceptance report upon project completion.
Peripheral Duties
  1. Coordinates field activities of City projects with private and public utilities within Kirkland.
  2. Works with Maintenance and Operations on engineering issues.
  3. Reviews traffic control plans with the Traffic Engineer.
  4. Responds to public inquiries or complaints relating to construction activities, standards, administrative procedures, and requested improvements.
  5. Provides public counter and back-up telephone coverage.  Provides information regarding the policy of the City in response to inquiries.
  6. Assists in maintaining and updating Kirkland Pre-Approved Plans for the Public Works Department.
  7. Conducts field inspection on an as needed basis to assist inspection staff when workload or absences dictate.
  8. Maintaining the CIP Group’s Lessons Learned file.
  9. In the event of a civic or civil emergency, position will provide assistance as determined by the City's emergency operations program.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field; or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background that may be substituted as equivalent.
  • Proficient in use of all office equipment including personal computers and related software applications.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Primarily office work, but duties will require some field work both in street rights-of-way and on construction sites under varying weather conditions.

Union Affiliation

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME), membership options are available to you upon employment with the City.

Selection Process

Position requires a cover letter (letter of interest) and resume with application for consideration. Please note how you meet qualifications within that letter.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. While final selection will not occur until after closing, screening may commence prior to the closing date.

This opportunity includes a full benefit package: 100% paid medical/dental/vision for employee and dependents, free health clinic, generous employer deposits to HRA/VEBA account, deferred compensation plan, 2x annual salary life insurance, vacation and sick leave accruals, paid holidays, free on-site parking, on-site work-out facility, wellness club, transportation incentive, and much more.


City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033