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Senior Engineer - City of Woodinville ( Job # 19-0012)

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Minimum Salary: $79,977.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $102,073.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Woodinville, Washington – a premier tourist destination with a population of approximately 12,000.  Located about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, Woodinville offers the benefits of a bustling urban center against the backdrop of the picturesque Sammamish River Valley.  Woodinville is known for its tourism industries with over 100 tasting rooms for wine, beer and spirits.  Situated close to many outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and boating.  The City directly provides services for its citizens including:  planning, permitting, code enforcement, street/storm water maintenance, infrastructure construction and maintenance, parks, and general administrative services.  Various contracts are maintained by the City providing a number of other services including: police services, municipal court, jail and detention, animal control, and solid waste.  Separate from the City, Woodinville citizens receive fire protection from the Woodinville Fire & Rescue District, as well as water and sewer services from the Woodinville Water District.

Position Summary:

Responsible for managing assigned public works capital improvement projects subject to strict deadlines including managing public involvement, overseeing and monitoring consultants and meeting schedule and budget objectives. Provides highly responsible and complex engineering and administrative support to other project management engineers, staff, and the Public Works Director. Responsibilities include developing scope of work, performing or directing daily design engineering decisions, preparing reports, and overseeing expenditures. Requires a high degree of independent judgement and action in planning projects, resolving technical problems, and administering projects within the framework of established policies. Supervises assigned staff; and responds to citizen and contractor inquiries.

Job Responsbilities

Essential Functions:

Performs a variety of project engineer/project manager tasks in support of multiple and diverse capital projects including streets, buildings, parks and drainage in conjunction with other Senior Engineers and Public Works Director.

Manages or performs all aspects of assigned project construction, including in-house design, consultant design, and acquisition and utilization of grant/City/developer funds to design and construct Capital Improvement projects; performs in-house engineering design, contract document preparation, and bid and award activities.

Performs project engineering, including written project analysis, plans, specifications, estimates, environmental reports, and legal/boundary research.

Assists with interagency agreements, acquiring property, and coordinating public bidding process in accordance with State and Federal regulations.

Assists in preparation of short- and long-range capital planning; seeks and secures grant funding for capital projects; manages State and federal grant acquisition including TIB and ISTEA funds; tracks and monitors grant and mitigation funds.

Coordinates the selection of design consultants, meets schedule and budget objectives for assigned projects; supervises activities of assigned engineering and support staff, and contractors.

Organizes public meetings for design and construction projects; makes presentations, writes and presents staff reports to co-workers, senior management, City Council, and the public.

Reviews design plans and field surveys for accuracy, practical application, and to ensure that all components necessary for project completion are present to bid the job.

Represents the Public Works Department on a variety of committees; prepares and presents reports and correspondence; prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.  Acts as liaison with other City departments and outside agencies to update and coordinate construction activities.

Performs other duties as required or assigned.



Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related field and five years increasingly responsible engineering experience including two years construction project management with demonstrated knowledge in the preparation of plans, specifications, and contract documents.



The City of Woodinville does not participate in Social Security, which means employees do not contribute to or earn Social Security credit while employed with the City. Further, the Social Security Administration applies a formula containing an offset to take into account employment with a nonparticipating employer. However, as a City of Woodinville employee, you may be eligible to participate in the Municipal Employee Benefit Trust (MEBT) plan; you are eligible to participate as soon as you are hired into an MEBT-eligible position.  MEBT is a defined-contribution plan.

There is also mandatory participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) which is a traditional, defined-benefit pension plan - when you meet plan requirements and retire, you are guaranteed a certain monthly income for the rest of your life.

The City of Woodinville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran's status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 


Woodinville City Hall
17301 133rd Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA