Under the general supervision of the assigned project leader, performs professional and civil engineering work on a variety of City infrastructure projects
Responsible for the completion of engineering research.
Prepares maps, statistical information, plans, specifications and cost estimates pertaining to Public Works projects.
Performs design and drafting work on street and utility systems.
Analyzes current systems for deficiencies and makes recommendations for improvements in design and operation.
Operates computers as an aid to: drafting, data analysis, computation, word processing, report presentation, graph and chart generation.
May be asked to make presentations to City officials or community groups.
May contact property owners to collect data, solicit support or to inform residents in regards to assigned projects.
Punctual, regular and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS(Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the attainment of the knowledge and abilities listed below):
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of current principles, practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering, natural resource management, water resource engineering, environmental sciences or related disciplines.
Knowledge of current construction methods and the associated costs.
Skill in the use of all drafting instruments necessary to prepare plans and drawings.
Skill in the operation of a microcomputer when the use is necessary to perform assigned tasks.
Ability to work from written and/or oral instructions.
Ability to interpret engineering plans, survey notes and legal descriptions.
Ability to communicate technical information effectively, either verbally or in writing.
Ability to complete assigned work quickly and accurately to meet stringent timelines.
Ability to create and present technical information in data or graphic format.
Ability to communicate with the public in a courteous, tactful, but firm manner.
Ability to perform complex civil engineering computations, either manually or with the aid of a computer or calculator.
Ability to perform research and analysis on complex engineering, environmental or water resource issues, and advanced computer modeling.
Ability to clearly and accurately summarize and portray research information for technical and non-technical audiences.
Demonstrated punctual, regular and reliable attendance is required.
Successfully pass a modified background investigation.
Registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in the State of Washington or another state
A valid driver’s license is required.
Appointees not possessing a valid Washington or Oregon State Driver’s License upon hire must obtain one within currently effective statutory time limit.
Occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds.
Contacts are varied including other City employees, private consultants, field crews, public officials, property owners and citizens.
Contacts are for the purpose of information sharing.
The Civil Engineer is accountable for the quality, accuracy and timely completion of all assigned tasks.
The Project Engineer I works in an office, but may spend extensive time in the field gathering information and reviewing existing systems.
Field work may include work on busy streets and/or constructions sites; clearing brush; extensive standing or walking on slopes or in swampy areas; and entering manholes, sewer lines and/or lift stations.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering.
One year experience in municipal engineering design.
Additional experience in related civil engineering may be substituted for the college degree with one-year experience being equal to one year of college education
The City of Kelso is seeking qualified, highly-motivated candidates for the position of Senior Engineer. Under general supervision of the Community Development Director/City Engineer, perform professional level engineering work in a lead capacity on a variety of Public Works projects. We have an innovative organization with Engineering merged with Community Development. This allows us to more fully integrate land use and capital planning efforts. The City Hall of Kelso is home to the Administration, Finance, Engineering, Community Development, and Police Departments. Within 100 miles you can find yourself at: Mt. St. Helens; Seattle, WA or Portland, OR; Ocean Beaches; Cascade Mountains or Columbia River Gorge. Regional activities include: hiking and biking; hunting and fishing; mountain climbing; water activities, skiing and golfing.