Job: Engineer II-Engineering Plan Review, City of Kent, Kent, WA

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Job title:
Engineer II-Engineering Plan Review
Job location:
Kent, WA  98032 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job type:
$86,832.00 - $105,672.00 Annually, depending on experience
Job category:
Civil Engineering
Public Works

Job Description

The City of Kent is currently accepting applications for the position of Engineer II-Engineering Plan Review (TLT). The primary functions of this job include reviewing projects and plans and issuing related permits. The individual in this role will be critical in both the plan review and construction phases of the Federal Way Link Extension project. Possession of the requisite engineering skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with individuals at all technical levels are essential for success in this position. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field, along with at least three years of relevant work experience. Engineer in Training (EIT) certification is required; a Professional Engineer's (PE) license is preferred. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply for this position.

This is a temporary limited term (TLT) position for which funding has been approved to begin on July 1, 2019, with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2023. It is a benefited position that is not represented by a union. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions regarding the employment status of this position.

This recruitment is open until the position is filled, but a tentative initial interview date of June 11 has been scheduled.

**Please note that you must attach your cover letter and resume to your application in order for your application to be considered complete. Uploading your resume to auto-fill portions of the application does not substitute for attaching it to your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact our office Monday-Friday, between 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**

Under the direction of the Development Engineering Manager or designee, perform professional engineering duties related to project/plan review and permit issuance; evaluate utilities, stormwater management systems, road design, site work, and property-related issues, for consistency with applicable City Codes, agreements, ordinances, and regulations. The incumbent's work includes, but is not limited to, the Federal Way Link Extension project.

Work is characterized by working with city staff, Sound Transit staff, applicants, developers, contractors, utility districts and consultants. The incumbent serves as a professional/technical advisor, making decisions requiring collaboration with professionals at all technical levels. The incumbent specializes in reviewing engineering designs, cost estimates, construction plans and specifications for the public works elements of construction projects prepared by other professionals. The incumbent works during the plan review, and construction phase of projects, including the Federal Way Link Extension.

Work is performed under limited supervision. The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available. The incumbent and the supervisor work together to develop 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. The incumbent is also required to occasionally visit construction sites to inspect work progress and communicate with the construction engineer. Incumbent keeps 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:

Provide professional and technical support to the applicants and their representatives (i.e. architects, attorneys and engineers).

Attend meetings with City permitting staff to discuss issues throughout the duration of the project.

Provide review to Sound Transit's design-build consultant for all aspects of civil construction including streets, sidewalks, sanitary and storm sewers, water mains and other civil engineering projects in accordance with established standards of safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

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.

Review and coordination of utility franchise agreements.

Visit proposed sites to evaluate onsite and offsite conditions, such as drainage and traffic issues.

Work with the City's Federal Way Link Extension Liaison to resolve issues with City staff.

Represent the City at meetings and be able to explain needed requirements to the applicant and representatives.

Review complex engineering construction plans and documents for conformance to the City's Construction Standards, codes, and ordinances; verify compliance with Development Agreements; evaluate design of street utilities and other related systems.

Participate in engineering and construction related meetings.

Interpret and explain City, State, and Federal, codes, ordinances, specifications, policies, procedures, and standards.

Coordinate the flow and filing of project plans, calculations, permits, correspondence and records.

Review and analyze proposed storm drainage plans and calculations for conveyance systems, storm drainage quality and quantity control systems, and TESCP measures.

Participate in task force, design and construction meetings to expedite permitting of the Federal Way Link Extension Project.

Review and approve revisions to construction plans as assigned; resolve construction challenges with inspectors and contractors as assigned; participate in reviewing as-built plans for overall conformance with approved plans as assigned; and attend final walk-through inspections to identify and list construction deficiencies as assigned.

Assure that project designs are in compliance with a variety of federal, state, and city laws, codes, ordinances, agreements and regulations governing construction projects.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, utility companies, property owners and engineering consultants; resolve concerns, issues and complaints as necessary.

Review documentation related to public right-of-way, easements and covenant agreements.

Actively support the vision, mission, values, and goals of the department and the City.


Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Principles, practices and standards of Civil Engineering
Design, engineering and construction of Public Works projects
Advanced mathematics including calculus, trigonometry, geometry and algebra
Municipal Public Works construction techniques
Municipal government policies, procedures and structure; applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances
King County Surface Water Design Manual
City of Kent Surface Water Design Manual
City of Kent Design and Construction Standards
Learn and use the City's permit tracking software (i.e. KIVA) for coordinating and tracking of private development projects
Engineering research, analysis and problem-solving methods
Technical aspects of field of specialty
Trends, legislation and other developments in the field of Civil Engineering
Surveying principles and techniques
Correct usage of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Principles of Geographic Information Systems

Coordinating and overseeing public and private development projects under both the design and construction phases
Demonstrating interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
Communicating effectively both orally and in writing
Applying civil engineering and construction inspection principles and practices
Applying land survey principles and practices
Demonstrating effective interpersonal relations using tact, patience, and courtesy
Analyzing, preparing, and reviewing technical engineering plans, drawings, specifications, and estimates
Maintaining records and preparing reports
Using proper telephone techniques and etiquette to assist a diverse assortment of individuals and inquiries
Preparing business letters

Read, understand and interpret engineering plans, drawings and specifications
Review and prepare clear and concise comments on project plans
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
Maintain records and prepare reports
Compose, proofread and edit correspondence, technical journals, engineering rules and regulations
Maintain current knowledge of trends, legislation, and other developments in the field of civil design and construction inspection
Resolve conflicts and complaints by analyzing the situation and then accurately adopting an effective course of action
Read, interpret, apply, and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to construction
Work independently
Function in fast paced environment
Negotiate viable solutions with Sound Transit, their consultants, citizens, and engineers to the benefit of the City under a variety of circumstances based on existing codes and regulations
Learn and use the City's permit tracking software (i.e. KIVA) for coordinating and tracking of development projects
Learn and use Bluebeam, Sharepoint and other applicable software required for the review of the Federal Way Link Extension project.
Meet schedules, timelines, and commitments for multiple projects on an ongoing basis
Perform related duties and activities as developed and assigned
Compose, proofread, and edit review comments, correspondence, city codes, engineering rules, and regulations
Operate machines, tools and equipment as described below
Education, Experience and Other Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field; and

Experience: Three (3) years of technical Civil Engineering design experience as well as experience reviewing development proposals.

Or: In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.


Valid Washington State driver's license
Professional Engineer's License preferred, Engineer In Training Certification (EIT) is required
Must successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background inquiry
(Job number: 3840922)
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