Tacoma WaterDistribution Engineering is seeking an Engineer to join our team of engineers and professional technical staff. This position will be responsible for the design and management of distribution water main replacement projects located throughout Tacoma Water's service area.
This position will prepare and/or direct the preparation of technical specifications, drawings, engineering calculations and cost estimation. This position is responsible for scheduling and coordinating multiple water main replacement projects such as street overlays, street improvements and utility projects administered by project partners and jurisdictions. The position will also coordinate water main replacements with long range work such as found in the City of Tacoma sub-area plans and municipal transportation plans. The position will serve on and/or lead Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) Teams for distribution system assets (including but not limited to meters, services, hydrants, mains, and valves).
Candidates with a Washington State Professional Engineer License will be expected to seal (stamp), plans, reports and bid documents for a wide variety of complex distribution water main replacement projects
Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil or mechanical engineering or a related engineering field;
2+ years of experience as an engineer designing, coordinating and managing municipal utility construction projects;
Professional Engineering (PE) license from the State of Washington in the field of Civil Engineering or PE in a state with reciprocity desired.
•Complex engineering and design theories and principles, including water, hydraulics, and piping. •Complex science theories and principles, including water chemistry and biological and physical sciences •All other applicable laws, regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and engineering standard practices and principals •Principles and practices of project management and leadership •Principles of cost estimation, schedule control and contract administration •Computer applications related to the work, including advanced Excel concepts, basic concepts for other Microsoft products (Word, Access, Visio, Project, PowerPoint), basic GIS/AutoCAD concepts, and other applications •Development of Business Case Evaluation (BCE)
•Communicating effectively with project partners, co-workers, the general public and regulatory officials •Writing technical reports and memorandums •Reviewing and preparing engineering drawings, specifications, estimates, and calculations •Understanding and interpreting regulatory requirements and preparing documentation and submittals to provide to regulating agencies •Developing and administering contracts for supplies, professional services, and construction work •Conducting research and using industry resources to better understand complex issues and to identify alternatives for resolution of problems •Understanding and applying engineering principles to resolve complex problems •Managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines •Preparing and reviewing budgets and cost estimates •Effectively representing Distribution Engineering with project parties, and all other internal and outside contacts