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Transportation Design Engineer - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0120)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,649.49 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,794.81 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Transportation
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Works in the Transportation Department Design Division to perform complex and professional design engineering work, and provide some project management for transportation Capital Investment Program projects.


  • Performs design work on roadway, bikeway/walkway, and intersection improvement projects.  This includes developing designs for roadways, storm water, Natural Drainage Practices, earthwork, non-structural retaining walls, traffic signals, illumination, minor landscaping and some urban design features.
  • Prepares plans, specifications, cost estimates, and construction contract bid documents and addenda.
  • Manages scope, budget, and schedule of assigned projects.
  • Leads the project coordination between project team members, other City departments, and outside agencies.
  • Manages consultant agreements, monitors consultant's progress and expenditures, and provides technical reviews of consultant's deliverables.
  • Coordinates with the Real Property Division during the acquisition of property rights for assigned projects.
  • Obtain environmental and construction permits for assigned projects.
  • Provides design engineering support for projects during construction.
  • Develops conceptual designs, project scoping, planning level cost estimates for future projects.
  • Participates in the public involvement process of assigned projects.  This includes preparing project exhibits, documents, and/or making public presentations.



Works under the general supervision of the Engineering Manager or the Senior Engineer.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or other related fields.
  • Two or more years of professional related experience in transportation or traffic engineering.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.



  • Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods applicable to municipal transportation Public Works projects.
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the following (but not limited to) engineering references and resources:
    • Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT), Standard Specification for Roads, Bridge, and Municipal Construction
    • WSDOT Design Manual, Local Agency Guidelines (LAG) Manual, Standard Plans, and Plan Preparation Manual
    • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) design standards
    • Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
    • Transportation Research Board Highway Capacity Manual (HCM)
  • Thorough knowledge and high skills in developing engineering plans, specifications, cost estimate, and technical reports for transportation projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of Auto CAD Civil 3D 2010, or later, or the ability to learn this software.
  • Familiarity with hydraulic modeling software such as Western Washington Hydrologic Model (WWHM).
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Project, SharePoint, etc.
  • Familiarity with the various levels of environmental documentation.  This includes federal, state, and local agency permits that may be required for transportation projects.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and also work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other agency representatives, City officials and the general public.


Physical Demands

  • 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, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, 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 usually 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 Mike Mattar via email at or at 425.452.4318.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Engineer, Transportation     Position ID#:1740


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