The City of Kent is in need of someone who is looking for a rewarding and challenging career in a stimulating and productive environment. The preferred candidate will be well-versed in working in a team environment, be self-motivated and have strong experience in both CAD and civil engineering design. Work is composed of preparing plans and specifications for construction of public works projects including roadways, bridges, water, sewer, and storm water and other various infrastructure projects.
This is a full-time, overtime exempt position that is not represented by a union .
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This position is open until filled, with a first round of interviews tentatively planned to take place in December.
Under the direction of an Engineering Manager, Supervisor or designee, design and prepare project plans using AutoCAD for streets, sanitary and storm sewers, water mains, and other municipal public works projects.
Work is characterized by complex and difficult technical engineering duties and a proficiency with AutoCAD involved in the preparation of documents for the construction of Public Works improvement projects; analyze system requirements; and prepare appropriate drawings, designs, and specifications in support of the supervisors and engineers. The distinguishing characteristics of this classification include its higher level of responsibility and involvement in all phases of technical engineering design and AutoCAD layout of large-scale projects from the preliminary conceptualization of a project to the final design of various civil, municipal projects such as sidewalks, water mains, streets, storm sewers, etc. Additionally, the incumbent utilizes AutoCAD to prepare alignments, surfaces and cross sections, 3-D models, renderings and design diagrams, prepares letters, cost estimates, reports independently, and provides technical information and assistance to the public and city personnel.
Work is performed under limited supervision. The supervisor and/or project engineers set the overall objectives and resources available. The incumbent and supervisor work together to develop the deadlines and work to be completed. Incumbent is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates work with others, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Incumbent keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far reaching implications. Work is reviewed in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform a variety of engineering design, AutoCad drafting, and layout activities to prepare plans for projects such as street improvements, traffic channelization and signalization, sanitary sewers, water mains, storm sewers, flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, public rights-of-way, and easements using computer aided design and drafting (CADD) programs, aerial imagery, and GIS data.
Analyze project requirements, physical location and other pertinent data; evaluate existing engineering drawings, maps and survey data; determine appropriate materials and information required for design purposes.
Prepare computations for materials quantities and cost estimates for assigned projects using available computer programs as applicable.
Compute excavation, embankment, and other quantities for the construction of projects; establish the appropriate grade and alignment of roadways and utilities.
Assign, review, and assess drafting, cost estimations, and other related work delegated to other engineering designers, technicians, interns, and temporary employees.
Assure that project designs are in compliance with city, county, state, and federal specifications and standards governing construction projects.
Research records such as tract and parcel, property line, land ownership, right-of-way, and easements. Prepare right-of-way drawings involved in the acquisition of public rights-of-way.
Work with survey parties to determine data necessary to complete project designs and provide information in support of field staking.
Communicate and coordinate work with City personnel, other agencies, consultants, franchise utilities, contractors, and the public to facilitate work processes and exchange of information.
Prepare graphics and materials for various public presentations using aerial imagery, digital images, GIS data, and CADD files.
Finalize Public Works construction projects or “AS-Built” from construction inspector’s notes and survey field verifications.
Provide support for projects during all phases of construction. Work with the construction inspector, franchise utility companies, and survey crews to ensure the accurate construction of the project.
Actively support the vision, mission, values, and goals of the department and the City.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
AutoCAD Civil 3D, generating alignments (horizontal and vertical), creating surfaces, cross sections, etc.
Design, engineering and construction of Public Works projects
Modern civil engineering design, engineering, and construction of Public Works projects utilizing a personal computer
Principles and practices of drafting, surveying, and civil engineering
Municipal Public Works construction techniques
Principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment
Effective telephone techniques and etiquette
Methods, equipment, and materials used in civil engineering and drafting
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures
Engineering research, analysis, and problem-solving methods
City organization, operations, policies, and objectives
Preparation of construction drawings and specifications
WSDOT Standard Specifications, Standard Plans, and Design Manual
AASHTO Geometric Design of Highways and Streets and Roadside Design Guide
King County Surface Water Design Manual
FHWA Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Demonstrating interpersonal relations using tact, patience, and courtesy
Effective oral and written communications
Working from or creating engineering drawings, and specifications
Reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures
Performing accurate engineering and mathematical computations and drawings
Maintain records and write reports of work progress or inspection findings
Understand and follow oral and written directions
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines
Design Public Works projects in accordance with budget limitations and established safety standards
Design streets, storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, and other municipal engineering projects
Work independently with little direction
Prepare clear and concise project plans
Read, understand and interpret engineering plans, drawings and specifications
Education, Experience and Other Requirements:
Graduation from high school supplemented by an associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Design or three (3) years of college?level course work in engineering, surveying, mathematics, design, and drafting; and
Eight (8) years of experience utilizing current computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) equipment in a municipal engineering environment.
In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience that would demonstrate the individual’s knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties listed above.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington driver's license, or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days of employment
Must successfully pass the City’s pre-employment driver’s records check, and maintain an excellent driving record
Two-year technical degree in current CADD preferred
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About City of Kent, WA
Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington State with a population of approximately 120,000 and covers a geographic area of 34 square miles.
Named one of the "Best Places to Live" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Kent is a culturally rich destination with well-established neighborhoods, award winning parks and great school systems making it a fantastic community to live and raise a family.
Located in the heart of the Green River Valley, Kent's breathtaking setting features views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains.
Only seven miles from SeaTac International Airport, Kent is conveniently located 18 miles from both Seattle and Tacoma, with quick access to Interstate 5, State Route 167 and other major highways.
As the fourth largest manufacturing and distribution center in the United States, Kent's vibrant and diverse economy has a well-earned reputation as the economic barometer for the region.
Home to over 4,500 businesses and approximately 78,000 jobs, Kent's $8 billion gross business income is the highest among its peer cities in South King County.