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The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is hiring two (2) new team members in the Engineer III classification. These Engineer III positions are full-time, career service positions in the Capital Strike Team and High Priority Capital Team in the River and Floodplain Management Section. Both teams are composed of river engineers, scientists and planners supporting the design and implementation of capital projects in support of the King County Flood Control District. These positions will lead river and hydraulic engineering design and technical analyses for river and floodplain management projects and programs. Job duties will include overseeing field investigations and assessments of river conditions and flood facilities; gathering engineering data and related information necessary to scope technical studies; leading development of project designs, leading project implementation including contract management, construction management and inspection, developing maintenance assessments and remedial designs for flood damage repair projects and river capital projects; staffing flood warning, emergency and disaster response activities; and evaluating flood damages to river facilities as part of post-flood documentation. One position will be assigned to the Capital Strike Team, and one to the High Priority Capital Team, however there will be opportunities to work across the County supporting the overall River and Floodplain Management program. The Capital Strike Team is dedicated to upholding the goals and vision in the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan in our work, workplace, and in community outreach and education.
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, environmental engineering, water resources, or closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform all the described duties.
Licensed Washington State professional civil engineering (P.E.) or licensed in another state with the ability to obtain Washington State license through reciprocity.
Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible assignments for engineering or project management overseeing all phases of multi-disciplinary projects relevant to job duties described above, including design, preparing and tracking scopes, schedules and budgets.
Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
Implementing flood risk reduction projects including planning, design, and construction management.
Working successfully as a technical lead in multi-disciplinary technical teams in a high-performance, collaborative environment on highly visible projects.
Assessing and developing recommendations addressing river and floodplain hazards through the application of open-channel hydraulics, sediment transport, and modeling skills.
Conducting field investigations and evaluating physical river conditions and hazards.
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with diverse groups, governmental officials, the public, community groups, and colleagues.
Ability to clearly and concisely communicate technical information both in writing and orally to a wide variety of audiences, including engineers, scientists, planners, and community members.
Experience reviewing technical studies and engineering reports for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with codes and procedures.
Experience authoring, managing and providing quality assurance of consultant contracts, project tasks and deliverables.
Overseeing, developing or using hydrologic and hydraulic modeling applications such as HEC-RAS, RiverFLow2D, and SRH-2D.
Demonstrated skill using computer aided design and analysis tools such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS.
Experience using standard survey methods and field equipment such as total station, GPS receivers (e.g., Trimble), range finder, pressure transducers and stream gages.
As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.
We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income.