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Engineer I - City of Woodinville ( Job # 19-0014)

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Minimum Salary: $70,273.00
Maximum Salary: $89,688.00
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Woodinville, Washington – a premier tourist destination in the Northwest.  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 has a population of approximately 12,000.  The City directly provides a number of 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.


Prepares engineering data and reports; analyzes and reviews engineering and construction documents.  Assists in construction management of capital projects including collecting field data and providing field response. Under the direction of the Assistant Public Works Director, performs a variety of development permits review to ensure compliance with City, King County, and State construction codes and design standards for public and private developments. Serves as a city contact for public works civil/site review.  Coordinates and conducts field site inspections and manages daily civil field operations problems related to assigned development permits.



Essential Functions
  1. Reviews development permits to ensure they comply with City, County, and State codes, regulations and manuals including preparation of review comment documents. Upon approval of the permit, conducts regular site inspections during construction and until close-out of the permit.
  2. Assists with development of capital project designs and scopes by performing basic engineering research, study, and analysis.
  3. Manages projects and programs, including but not limited to: assisting in the evaluation and selection of project approaches and project/program consultants; assisting in performing project design and field reviews; monitoring and inspecting projects from issuance of permits through City approval and acceptance; and directing contractors. Makes routine engineering decisions for field changes and plan alterations; and makes recommendations for non-routine and/or complex changes.
  4. Provides instruction and direction to technicians, interns, or other temporary staff including scheduling and establishing work loads.
  5. Performs field activities to evaluate impacts of new projects on existing facilities, such as adjacent properties, existing infrastructure, non-motorized system, storm system, and natural resources.
  6. Performs detailed engineering analysis using software programs and other engineering methods; and performs basic AutoCAD drafting. Assists with the preparation and development of construction designs, plans, specifications, quantity take offs, cost estimating, and bid procedures. Serves as project engineer for smaller scope projects/programs. May be assigned as project engineer for more complex projects.
  7. Conducts reviews and field verifications on all types of construction; requests or directs the testing of materials and interprets results to ensure compliance with project specifications and approvals; prepares and provides comments; and reviews construction plans and specifications.
  8. Reviews engineering plans and reports for conformance to laws, engineering standards, city codes, and accepted engineering practices. Prepares comments and recommendations for revisions.
  9. Assists in coordination with private consulting firms for the preparation and review of engineering studies, reports, plans, specifications, cost estimates and related documents. Assists in varying aspects of special events, transportation, and parking management and control.
  10. Performs research, data collection, and analysis as assigned, including but not limited to traffic and accident records, pavement conditions, drainage facilities, infrastructure facilities, etc.
  11. Represents City and Public Works Department at technical level meetings. Responds to citizen inquiries about construction projects.
  12. Prepares written reports and recommends alternatives. Collects, records, and summarizes statistical information. Assists in the preparation of grant applications and study reports.
  13. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Education and Experience

A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or related field and two years of professional engineering experience; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. Engineer-In-Training preferred. Must possess a valid Washington State driver's license and meet the City’s minimum driver approval standards.

Additional Details

Please review the attached job description for more information about the knowledge, skills, abilities, working conditions, and physical requirements.

Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application.

The City will only contact those applicants chosen for in person interviews.  Applicants who are invited to participate in the interview process will be notified by phone or email.

The City of Woodinville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sec, 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.

Please Note

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 State of Washington 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.

This position is PERS and MEBT eligible.


Woodinville City Hall
17301 133rd Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA