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Utilities Senior Engineer - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0019)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $6,554.59 per month
Maximum Salary: $9,047.26 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Utilities
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Senior design engineer in the Engineering Division of the Utilities Department to support the Engineering Division's CIP Program by preparing engineering designs and/or managing engineering consultant designs for complex capital projects, ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.  This position serves as project engineer and project lead for various water, sewer, storm drainage, and stream restoration projects.



  • Prepares and/or oversees engineering consultant preparation of preliminary and final engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for complex water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and stream restoration projects.
  • Prepares construction contracts for bidding and responds to bidder inquiries. Reviews contractor submittals for compliance with the plans and specifications.  Assists inspectors in resolving field conflicts or changes.
  • Conducts field investigations to identify problems, assess project feasibility and evaluate alternatives. Provides research, analysis, reports and recommendations on engineering issues.
  • Ensures that engineering work is in compliance with federal, state and local codes and regulations. Coordinates other city departments, agencies, and regulators to obtain needed permits.
  • Provides quality control oversight to ensure that project goals are met and prevent cost overruns resulting from construction change orders.
  • Utilizes a triple bottom line decision model to analyze project alternatives.
  • Ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Leads the engineering, permitting and public involvement components of technically and politically complex capital projects.
  • Represents the City and makes presentations to City officials, other jurisdictions or organizations and the general public to explain technical design features, project priorities, or project modifications requiring additional funding.
  • Leads the public involvement component of complex capital projects. Coordinates project planning and design with property owners, interested citizens and other affected city departments and agencies. Responds to customer inquiries and complaints.  Provides technical assistance to help resolve issues.
  • Prepares and administers consultant contracts for general and specialized design services.
  • Responsible for updating portions of the Utilities Engineering Standards.
  • Assists Property Services staff in the acquisition of needed easements or property rights.
  • Provides technical support to other sections within the Utilities Department as well as other city departments, regulatory agencies and other jurisdictions.


  • Works under the general supervision of the Engineering Manager.
  • No formal supervisory responsibilities, but may act as lead worker to engineering staff.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering or other related field.
  • At least six (6) years experience in the design of municipal water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and open stream projects.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Washington State Professional Engineering license required.


  • Thorough knowledge of established water, sewer, and drainage utility engineering principles, methods, practices, and techniques as applicable to a municipal setting; Knowledge of modern, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, materials and techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Engineering Division activities.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost effective solutions.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including public speaking ability, ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers, consultants, contractors and the general public, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in developing, designing and managing complex and politically sensitive capital projects.
  • Experience with computer software applications including word processing, databases, spreadsheets and AutoCAD or equivalent software.
  • Ability to independently plan, schedule, organize and complete multiple projects within established deadlines and budgets.
  • Ability to work effectively with peers in a team environment.
  • Ability to problem-solve and resolve conflicts with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license is required.
  • Experience in obtaining environmental permits is desired.


  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet while in the office or moderately loud when in the field.


How to Apply


Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about the job, please contact Regan Sidie via email at at 425.452.6857.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Senior Engineer, Utilities      Position ID# 1669



Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004