Do you want to serve people and make a positive impact on the community? The City of Bellevue Transportation Department is continuing to grow to meet the demands of our growing City. We are looking for a Senior Transportation Construction Engineer to join our dynamic team.
At the City of Bellevue, you’ll be part of a very diverse transportation team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and being a part of a community where innovation, collaboration, honesty, and respect for all is the status quo. Each one of our people brings unique talents, skills and qualities. We all embrace and live the City’s core values: - exceptional public service; stewardship; commitment to employees; integrity; and innovation. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. It's what makes The City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore.
This position will support the delivery of the City’s Capital Transportation Construction program as the primary office engineer and will assist in the management of projects, leading the work of staff and consultants. It is a 3-year Limited Term Employment (LTE) position in a growing department with future possibilities.
Hiring Process: To evaluate all candidates fairly and equitably, the City will make all applicants anonymous when we are screening the applications. We will redact information from our application such as your name, address, and other demographics. To help us, please complete the online application form as fully as possible. We do not accept resumes and cover letters.
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Only electronic applications are accepted.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manages and assists other project managers managing transportation infrastructure construction contracts including change management, contract management, measurement and payment issues, change order negotiation, schedule development and review.
Assists in establishing and maintaining documentation to meet funding source requirements.
Reviews engineering plans and project specifications for constructability issues and provides feedback to internal and consultant design teams.
Performs engineering analysis related to change management, quality control, contractor merit for design and schedule changes.
Interprets and applies standards, guidelines, and policies to transportation construction programs and projects; leads teams to develop new or update existing standards, programs or codes.
Participates in project assessments and project performance reviews.
Assists in the selection and oversight of the work of consultants, monitoring progress and expenditures. Provides consultant guidance and reviews consultant's deliverables. Administers consultant contracts for design or construction management services.
Serves as a technical expert in diverse areas such as safety, environmental, and design issues; develops measures to mitigate project risks and impacts; develops concepts of operations and participates in selection of appropriate resources, technology and equipment for projects.
Manages review and implementation of process to ensure complex and/or controversial transportation or development project proposals comply with applicable federal, state, and local codes, regulations, and standards.
Prepares or manages the preparation of environmental documents and discipline reports required by environmental regulatory agencies.
Participates in managing commitments made during the acquisition of property rights. Collaborates with city and contract property agents, attorneys, and state right of way officials when necessary.
Reviews engineering projects and permits to provide comment and direction.
Evaluates and tests new and emerging technologies to determine suitability for city systems and programs.
Establishes and monitors construction project goals and priorities and tracks performance measures related to bidding and addenda process, and federal, state, and local permits.
Assists in the public involvement efforts for projects under construction, including as necessary, open house events, online media, and attending stakeholder neighborhood events; provides explanation of project objectives and needs; seeks out feedback from community.
Works with attorneys, insurance companies, and police; participates with Legal in lawsuit discovery and interrogatories to establish legal arguments and provide historical information and represents the City as an expert witness in court as needed.
Assists the facilitator in project meetings and presentations that may include city officials, other jurisdictions or organizations, and the general public. Helps conduct public relations and system tours for the public.
Conducts site/field visits as needed.
Assists the City representative preparing for audits with outside funding agencies; assists coordination with franchise utilities during and construction.
Responds to citizen concerns and requests; initiates improvements or change as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Thorough knowledge of transportation engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
Thorough knowledge of applicable federal, state and City codes, policies, laws, and regulations affecting division activities.
Extensive knowledge of construction operations.
Knowledge of traffic systems, technology and software.
Knowledge of federal, state and City documentation and reporting requirements for design or construction projects.
Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects.
Skill in dealing with complex engineering, contracting and construction issues.
Ability to make decisions independently, deal with ambiguity, and apply sound judgment under stressful situations.
Ability to provide collaborative and consultative style of leadership in managing the delivery of transportation capital projects.
Ability to present technical information in understandable ways to a wide variety of audiences in a wide variety of settings.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to work with the media and the public; ability to communicate to various groups with difference in age, language, culture, education level and technical knowledge.
Ability to identify and address risks to project design, schedule or budget.
Knowledge of the land development process with respect to transportation design and operations.
Ability to interpret complex project specifications; particularly for those project that have unique requirements as imposed by grant and/or loan agencies.
Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
Ability to apply sound engineering judgment under stressful situations to develop recommendations and make decisions.
Extensive understanding of liability issues as they relate to transportation issues such as traffic control and traffic collisions.
Ability to use a computer, and effectively navigate Microsoft Office Suite, engineering applications, and data management software in performing essential duties.
Ability to negotiate effectively.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Works under the general supervision of the Construction Manager.
May supervise or lead the work of construction management staff, interns and consultants.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering or other closely related fields.
Professional Engineer license may be substituted for an engineering degree.
Five or more years of professional related experience in the heavy civil transportation construction field or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
Washington State Professional Engineer license is desired but CCM Certification or other related certification demonstrating knowledge of construction management can be accepted.
Must be a self-starter, take initiative, have a desire to learn, and practice the principles of shared leadership in daily work.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other agency representatives, City officials and the public.
Ability to make decisions independently, deal with ambiguity, and apply sound judgment.
Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods applicable to municipal transportation public works projects.
Ability to work effectively as a team member and to promote a positive work environment.
Ability to manage time on multiple projects, issues, and priorities effectively and simultaneously with attention to detail.
Ability to adapt to change and learn as new initiatives, methods, and procedures are implemented.
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Project, SharePoint, PowerPoint, etc.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office or moderately loud when in the field.
Must be located within commuting distance of Bellevue City Hall. There is an opportunity for some remote work, as agreed upon with the supervisor.
For more information, call Dale Lydin at 425-452-2734 or via email at Dlydin@bellevuewa.gov. For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the NEOGOV support line at 855-524-5627.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 150,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 150,000 jobs around the city and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. You can learn a lot about the city from news releases, the It's Your City newsletter and Bellevue Television.
While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities that keep people calling the place "a city in a park."? The city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country.
Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, and arts and crafts fairs one weekend in July draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d'Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the annual Bellwether arts fair.
The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve.