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Sr. Utilities Review Professional - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0116)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,936.92 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,192.32 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Performs administrative and advanced utility review work in planning, organizing, directing and reviewing the technical work of private development.  Responsible for the review of water, sewer, and storm drainage systems to ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards.  Review private, public, and public/private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations, and standards; review permit applications for compliance with approved plans and review utility permits. 

*********Please note the salary posted is for 2013*********


  • Serve as utility project manager for reviewing engineering, land use, and development applications; manages a multi-project workload to ensure timely and effective project review; acts as the liaison between developers, their design team, other Utility divisions and other City departments.
  • Takes leadership of and oversee the day-to-day work activities and workload distribution to development review staff.
  • Interpret complex engineering design documents and computer analyses for reviews of water, sewer, and storm drainage infrastructure to ensure compliance with applicable City Codes and Standards, and State and Federal requirements.  Coordinate requirements with other City and State Departments, agencies and adjacent jurisdictions as necessary.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for Natural Drainage Practices and Low Impact Development implementation in response to the NPDES permit requirements. Create and maintain databases or spreadsheets as necessary. Responsible for completing the NPDES Annual Compliance Report for Development Review section.
  • Evaluate and recommend action on variances, deviations, and interpretations of existing engineering standards and design manuals. Produce written policy or procedures as required.
  • Evaluate emerging technology and new products in the industry, organize meetings, lead discussions, and produce written summaries and technical memorandums as necessary.
  • Provides professional technical input to development review section staff; provides technical support to other divisions and departments; participates on technical committees as necessary. Participates in updates to the Engineering Standards.
  • Represent the Utilities Department in public hearings, pre-project meetings, and other public forums.
  • Responsible for review of utility extension plans for general design requirements to ensure consistency across all projects. Attend design review meetings as necessary.
  • Analyze technical requirements and legal documentation for development proposals regarding water, sewer, and storm drainage system designs.
  • Responds to public inquiries concerning utility issues, engineering design layouts, and addresses potential costs and process requirements.
  • Responsible for calculation and collection of appropriate utility system connection charges (Latecomer Agreements, Direct Facilities Charges, Utility Permit fees and contracts) as an additional funding source for the Department.
  • Establishes and maintains a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork.



  • Works under the general supervision of an Engineering Manager.
  • Leads Utilities Development Review staff, including Utility Review Professionals and Assistant Utility Review Professionals, either directly or indirectly through supervisors.
  • The position does not supervise any employees.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering or other related field
  • Four (4) or more years of professional related experience in engineering or plan review, land use policy and development process.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Washington State Professional Civil Engineering license preferred, but not required.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license is required.



  • Ability to perform routine work completely, accurately, and consistently; ability to accurately record data and develop simple reports; ability to research policies and procedures and to respond to inquiries for information; ability to interpret guidelines.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle to personally view key land areas applicable to assigned projects and/or that are subject to development proposals and ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, departments and customers.
  • Thorough knowledge of development process, land use, engineering standards, and building regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices in a municipal setting, and applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, departments and customers.
  • Considerable knowledge in storm drainage design, low impact development (LID) techniques and principles, and best management practices (BMP’s) Knowledge of hydrologic modeling.
  • Ability to provide leadership, mentoring, and motivation to staff, securing their respective commitments to the Section’s goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of established water, sewer, and drainage utility engineering principles, methods, and techniques related to professional disciplines; Knowledge of modern, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, materials and techniques.
  • 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.
  • Experience with computer software applications including word processing, databases, spreadsheets and permit tracking software.
  • Ability to independently plan, schedule, organize and complete multiple projects within established deadlines and budgets.
  • Ability to anticipate potential technical or customer-relation problems, and provide necessary guidance to staff to resolve issues.



  • 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 20 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.

Additional Information

This is an non-union, exempt position

How To Apply

Click “Apply Now” to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Sean Wells at 425.452.4855 or email at  Questions regarding the on-line application should be directed to the IT help desk  at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Senior Utilities Review Professional                        Position ID: DS-04



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