King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional and fair and just.
OPENING DATE/TIME: 06/18/18 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 07/15/18 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $88,275.20 - $124,467.20 Annually
LOCATION: King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle
JOB TYPE: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
DIVISION: Department of Transportation - Transit Division
JOB NUMBER: 2018RC08260
Are you interested in developing solutions that will deliver safe, efficient, productive and more comfortable transportation experiences?
As a member of the Civil Engineering team in Metro's Design and Construction Section, this position performs proficient level engineering for both major and smaller Transit facility capital projects, including the preparation of engineering designs, specifications and design reports, providing assistance to project managers with the establishment of project budgets and schedules, and the performance of quality control reviews of consultant designs. This position also provides planning level support to Transit Planners in development of integrated multi-modal transportation facilities. Come be a part of a team that helps keep people moving in King County.
About King County Metro Transit
King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in getting people to work quickly, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of innovations that have made us a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.
Metro's capital program supports new service delivery programs such as RapidRide bus service for busy transit corridors, with signal priority improvements, and provides for ongoing replacement of aging infrastructure and operations facilities, as well new operations facilities. In addition, regular maintenance and upgrades keep Metro's facilities in good repair and support efficient, safe and reliable transit operations. Metro incorporates cost-effective green building and sustainable development practices in all capital projects that it plans, designs, constructs, remodels, renovates, and operates.
Who May Apply
This position is open to the general public and all King County employees.
Forms and Materials Required
An online employment application, completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience), and a resume, are required. Please see application instructions at the end of this posting for more details.
Great Location Metro Transit's central offices are located in Seattle's historic, Pioneer Square district, in easy walking distance to Elliott Bay, close to popular urban residential neighborhoods, and near bus lines, Link Light Rail and the Sounder (commuter train) Station.
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region, including the Sounder). We offer a benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and state-registered domestic partner, competitive vacation, sick, holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS), as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).
Work Schedule Our regular business work schedule is 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday though work outside of the normal work day may be required. This position is considered exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and as such is not eligible for overtime pay. Flexible hours may be considered.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Develop and analyze project alternatives, prepare civil engineering designs, specifications and cost estimates for transit facility capital projects, primarily for the bus passenger facilities (bus stops, transit centers, and park-and-rides) and transit base facilities
Prepare predesign reports for civil engineering projects
Prepare drawings, technical specifications and cost estimates for civil work
Perform civil engineering functions related to site development, on-street transit facilities, multi-modal transportation facilities, and underground utilities
In performing project tasks, apply basic civil engineering principles of construction materials, environmental design, stormwater management, geotechnical engineering, and engineering statics
Coordinate civil engineering designs with mechanical, structural and electrical engineering units
Review consultant predesign reports, designs, specifications and cost estimates for civil engineering projects
Assist project managers with the establishment of and modifications to project scopes, budgets and schedules
Perform the duties of a project engineer on multidisciplinary projects
Assist project managers and construction inspectors with engineering support during construction including submittal reviews and field inspections
Work with Metro Transit stakeholder groups and local, state and regulatory agencies, to resolve problems, perform analytical services, prepare construction documents and address issues related to existing, and planned facilities
Provide direction to other civil engineers and designers
Provide assistance to maintenance personnel as requested
Participate in design charrettes and reviews on Sound Transit regional transportation hubs including light rail stations and bus rapid transit projects
Perform other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
The successful candidate shall have a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from a nationally accredited university, an Engineer-In-Training Certification (NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam), Professional Civil Engineer registration and at least five years' experience as an a design civil engineer, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, with the required registration, that provides evidence of full ability to perform the duties of the position. (Candidates with Professional Civil Engineer licenses in other states will be required to secure professional registration in the State of Washington within six months of employment.) Additional requirements:
Knowledge of sound engineering principles
Demonstrated analytical capabilities
Demonstrated ability to be innovative, creative and make independent decisions
Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with others, work well in a team and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders; excellent people skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize a diverse workload to accomplish tasks on defined timelines
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Metro Transit is a mix of office and industrial environments; the engineer must be able to climb stairs, ladders, access roof and platform mounted equipment, and enter confined spaces
A major part of the work to be performed by this position involves on-street passenger facilities; often, the engineer must collect site data with a total station and/or GPS surveying equipment independently. Sites could include urban streets, busy intersections and undeveloped sites in remote parts of King County. The engineer must feel comfortable in performing this type of field work.
Experience producing technical and budget documents for a non-technical audience; skills include planning, writing, reviewing and editing for content and readability
Working knowledge of software programs such as Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Web browsers
Direct experience in performing economic life cycle cost analysis including cost estimating
Working knowledge of pavement design principles.
Experience in civil site development and engineering
Design experience in storm drainage and sewer design principles and working knowledge of Department of Ecology Western Washington Stormwater Management Manual and King County Stormwater Management Manual
General knowledge in structural engineering principles
General knowledge in traffic and transportation engineering principles
Work experience designing multiple, high profile, complex projects simultaneously.
Knowledge of land use codes associated with parking standards of local jurisdictions.
Experience with AutoCAD or AutoCAD Infra-Structural Suite software
Experience in working with multi-disciplinary engineering teams
A valid Driver's License is required. Out-of-state candidates must have their Washington Driver's License by date of hire.
Application Process Applicants should complete the online application at www.kingcounty.gov and attach or paste a resume. NOTE: Please answer all applicable questions in the employment application portion, with each of your jobs listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving, etc. Your job history in the employment application must go back ten years (if you have ten years of employment). Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant to this job. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Tips On Applying at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs.
Application materials will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness. Competitive applicants may be invited to participate in a one or more interviews and possibly a problem-solving exercise. References will be contacted.
King County Metro Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people of all ages, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.
Union Representation This position is represented by the Technical Employees Association.
Class Code: 7140400 (Transit Engineer IV)
Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for other options.
If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.
Internal Number: 2018RC08260
About King County - Transit
King County Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of ideas that have been adopted by transit agencies nationwide, and is recognized as an industry leader in transportation. We are an industry leader in transportation demand management practices, alternative and non-motorized transportation service planning, social marketing, use of green technology, transit priority in mixed traffic, innovative community engagement and forward looking transit network planning.
We are one of the largest transit systems in the country, having a fleet of over 1,530 buses, including diesel hybrids, electric trolleys and the largest fleet of articulated buses in the country. Strong growth in ridership is pushing fleet expansion plans to more than 1,800 by 2030.
We are a leader in cutting edge green technology and eco-conscious practices. We have a focus to reduce energy consumption at our facilities and move toward a zero emission impact with our energy management program. We are an agency leader in Lean Management, and over the past three years have been transforming the way we work.