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Development Engineer - Temporary - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0087)

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Minimum Salary: $7,126.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,384.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


How would you like to work in the vibrant city of Kirkland?  Located on the northeastern shoreline of Lake Washington, just east of Seattle, Kirkland is regionally recognized as a thriving city with a "small town" feel, a sense of history, and a strong appreciation for quality of life.

The City of Kirkland is currently seeking a dynamic Development Engineer who is detail-oriented, motivated, and collaborative.  Come join our community!

The Development Engineer provides technical engineering services to the public/developers with respect to design and construction engineering and review of developer-required improvements on water, sewer, streets, and storm drainage utility systems to assure compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and policies.  In addition, the Development Engineer:

  • Disseminates public information concerning projects and development requirements.
  • Is accountable for technical review of developments from both an operational and environmental standpoint.
  • Is accountable for the resolution of conflicts and issuing Department of Public Works approvals.
  • Coordinates construction inspection of developer-installed improvements.

Essential Duties
  1. Provides technical engineering information and recommendations to the public and other departments including procedures, fees, permits, construction standards, and detailed information concerning the operation of the utility and street system.
  2. Reviews and approves plans of developments requiring approval of the Department of Public Works for compliance with the Public Improvement Code, appropriate design and construction standards, and all other codes and regulations.
  3. Establishes bonds and authorizes release upon completion of requirements.
  4. Coordinates project review with the Department of Community Development, including securities and agreements.
  5. Performs field inspections when required.
  6. Reviews design calculations and computer analyses on development projects and maintains computerized file inventories.
  7. Makes project assignments to inspectors and makes field design changes to City-approved roadway and utility plans during construction to accommodate actual varying field conditions in order to assure a functional and safe final product.
  8. Maintains knowledge of current construction codes and changes in industry standards related to construction material and procedure developments.
  9. Prepares project status reports for proper coordination and scheduling of projects.  Prepares or approves final acceptance report upon project completion.
Skills and Abilities

Must possess effective written and oral communication skills, with the ability to work with the public, developers, and contractors in a knowledgeable and professional manner.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or closely-related field.
  • Engineer in Training certificate.  Professional Engineer desired.
  • Four years’ work experience in engineering.
  • 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.

Position Status

This is a temporary position with an anticipated end date of 12/31/2020.

Special Note

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  First review of applications is 7/26/2019.

This opportunity includes a full benefit package: 100% paid medical/dental/vision premiums 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 workout facility, wellness club, and much more!


City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033