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Assistant Utilities Review Professional - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0064)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $4,455.66 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,148.16 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Utilities
Closes: May 07, 2014 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Performs a variety of technical and professional work in the development review section of the Utilities Department.  Responsible for the review of water, sewer, and storm drainage systems permit applications to ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards.  Assist customers and citizens with public information requests and data research.


  • Development Review predominately focused on short timeframe water, sewer, and storm drainage utility permit applications. 
  • Review and interpret plans (site, landscape, architectural, civil, clearing and grading), engineering design documents and computer analyses for water, sewer, and storm drainage infrastructure to ensure compliance with applicable City Codes and Standards, and State and Federal requirements.
  • Undertake technical analysis of proposed projects, review recommendations with team and supervisor, communicate and negotiate revisions with applicants.
  • Conduct site visits to assess existing and proposed site conditions.
  • Manage 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.
  • Calculate and collect appropriate utility system connection charges (Latecomer Agreements, Direct Facilities Charges, Utility Permit fees and contracts).
  • Respond to public inquiries concerning utility issues, engineering design layouts, and addresses potential costs and process requirements.  Provide information on ordinances, codes, plans and regulations both in person and in writing to citizens, professionals, home owners and others.
  • Assist in the development of public information hand-out materials.  Analyze existing procedures and recommend changes.


  • Works under the general supervision of an Engineering Manager
  • The position does not supervise any employees.



  • Graduation from an accredited four year college with a degree in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering or related field.
  • One 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.


  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and techniques in a municipal setting, and applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of City development process, land use, engineering standards, and building regulations.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of utility engineering principles, methods, and techniques related to professional disciplines.
  • Knowledge of maintenance of software programs and databases used by the City and the Department for tracking and recording permit and development plan information.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including public speaking ability, Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
  • Ability to independently plan, schedule, organize and complete multiple projects within established deadlines and budgets.


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

Additional Information

This is a non-union, non-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: Assistant Land Use Professional             Position ID:1733


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