Drainage Engineer

King County Department of Human Resources | Auburn, WA

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Posted: November 02, 2019 2019-11-02T13:43:15.123804+00:00


King County Road Services Division is looking for a Drainage Engineer (Engineer 2) to join our dynamic team! This position will give you the unique opportunity to prepare road drainage plans, solve roadway drainage problems and work with one of the best teams around! If you have an understanding of civil engineering and have a passion for working with a team that encourages and embraces diversity, come work with us!
**This position is a TLT or Special Duty Assignment until December 2020**

Scope of Job Duties: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum demonstrate skill and ability to:

  • Perform watershed analysis and drainage design;
  • Prepare drainage design reports, constructions plans, specifications and project estimates;
  • Solve roadway drainage problems and road repair projects;
  • Coordinate and monitor projects from conception to construction including the project schedule and budget;  
  • Prepare road drainage plans, slide repair plans and drainage design reports to ensure projects meet King County Road Standards, King County Surface Water Design Manual requirements and other environmental permitting regulations of local, state and federal authorities;
  • Perform field surveys to support roadway drainage system design and other roadway related design projects;
  • Provide technical CADD and Civil 3D expertise, troubleshooting and training to develop engineering plans for roadway, facilities and drainage construction projects;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
We are looking for candidates who:
  • Have an understanding of civil engineering and can demonstrates knowledge of engineering design and principles, CADD, Civil 3D production, surveying, construction, inspection, permitting, contract specification preparation, drainage system design and roadway repair projects OR any combination of education and experience necessary to perform the job duties;
  • Have experience in effectively working with a team that contributes to a work environment that embraces and encourages diversity in its workforce and where differences are valued;
  • Are able to track progress, review and analyze construction projects and schedules, provide field evaluation and review as well as provide recommendations for project scope and construction costs;
  • Can manage and prioritize a high volume of diverse projects and multiple competing tasks with a strong attention to detail;
  • Are able to read, interpret and develop engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for road, bridge, stream and landfill construction;
  • Are able to handle politically sensitive issues with grace;
  • Have knowledge of watershed analysis, field survey, drainage system design, hydrology and hydraulic design for storm drainage systems; 
  • Are proficient in the use the Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project) applications in your daily work, and skill using AutoCADD, GPS and GIS programs.
  • A part-time option may be available.
  • This position is represented by Professional Technical Employees Local 17.

King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, Unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas.

The King County Road Services Division designs, builds, operates and maintains roads and bridges in unincorporated areas of King County in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner to protect the public's investment and facilitate safe travel. The division is committed to ensuring the county's transportation system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel. The Division is responsible for 1,500 miles of road and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County. 


As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

King County values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences.  The Department of Local Services encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans.  

To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx

Are you ready to APPLY?

The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Irwin, Senior HR Analyst,  by e-mail at jirwin@kingcounty.gov, or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with me on LinkedIn

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

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