Restoration Engineer II TLT

King County Department of Human Resources | Auburn, WA

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Posted: August 07, 2019 2019-08-07T13:49:15.148392+00:00


These TLT positions are located within the Ecological Restoration and Engineering Services (ERES) Unit.  Primary focus of work is on feasibility and preliminary design of several projects that were funded via a SWM rate increase. These positions will perform engineering duties on assigned projects related to the SWM rate increase; conduct river and hydraulic engineering design and technical analyses; conduct field investigations and assessments of river, floodplain, stream, and wetland conditions; gather engineering data and related information necessary to scope and develop technical studies; and help develop and monitor scopes of work, tasks and budgets for technical consulting contracts.
DURATION:  These term-limited temporary positions are expected to last three years.

WHO MAY APPLY: This recruitment will be used to fill two positions.  This recruitment is only open to employees in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks.   If a successful applicant is a King County Career Service employee, this position will be offered as a special duty assignment.

Job Duties

  • Generate topographic surfaces using AutoDesk Civil 3D from ground survey and LiDAR data to provide existing and proposed surfaces and quantities. Use Autodesk Civil3D modules to create alignments, profiles, sections, corridors, feature lines, grading objects and surfaces representing channels, floodplain, habitat features, levees, roads, or other planned project features. Manage Civil3D files to facilitate multiple users working on projects.
  • Prepare project design plan sets for small and large projects including multiple plan views, profiles, typical sections, complex details and notes.
  • Conduct research, field investigations and engineering assessments necessary for the design of habitat restoration projects.
  • Assist with feasibility studies and prepare reports.
  • Assist with alternative analysis studies, cost effective recommendations, and development of conceptual designs for habitat restoration projects.
  • Write engineering documents, including but not limited to design reports, technical information reports, and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
  • Construction Support:
    • Evaluate construction methods and techniques.
    • Prepare construction cost estimates.
    • Prepare bid documents needed for construction using Washington State Department of Transportation Standard Specifications or Construction Specifications Institute format.
    • Assist in contract negotiations and administration.
    • Provide construction oversight and perform inspections for various small CIP projects during implementation by county forces.
    • Observe and document work performed by contractors on medium and large construction projects
  • Perform hydraulic 1D and 2Dmodeling using software including HEC-RAS, Aquaveo SMS, and RiverFLO 2D, for determining surface water elevations and velocities.
  • Apply King County Surface Water Design Manual (SWDM), Washington State Department of Ecology Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington (DOE Manual), Department of Fish and Wildlife Water Crossing Design Guidelines, and King County Roads Design and Construction Standards for the design of capital projects such as levees, revetments, and associated access roads, etc.
  • Effectively engage in communication with stakeholders (team members, other division staff, management, consultants, contractors and the public, etc.).
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or related field. OR substituting one year of documented progressively responsible, related civil engineering experience for each academic year of the required education or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Engineer in Training Certification (EIT)
  • At least one year of professional work experience in analyzing, modeling, and designing of surface water engineering, flood control, or restoration projects.
  • At least one year of experience using AutoDesk Civil 3D to generate grading surfaces.
  • Experience in preparing plans, specifications and cost estimates.
  • Ability to work productively in multi-disciplinary project teams, and to work effectively and cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Documented experience in authoring engineering documents, such as design reports, storm water technical information reports, scouring analysis reports, and basis of design memorandums
  • Experience with hydraulic 1D and 2D modeling applications, such as HEC-RAS, Aquaveo SMS, and RiverFLO 2D.
  • Knowledge of relevant construction techniques and approaches. Proficiency in developing, reading and interpreting design drawings, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Experience in developing bid documents for the construction of Public Works.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint.
  • Skill in problem solving and conflict management.

Supplemental Information

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the ability to conduct physical site inspections and evaluation, including in times of inclement weather conditions.  There is often a need to walk on uneven terrain for extended periods of time. Field conditions include brushy, forested environments; river, stream and wetland corridors; and slippery, uneven surfaces and adverse outdoor weather conditions. Work tasks also may include in-water situations involving wading and the use of rafts or canoes.


  • A valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel throughout the County in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work long hours outside, occasionally in inclement weather for field work and site visits, and to respond to emergencies, i.e. flooding.
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • A final offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment physical examination.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by PROTEC, Local 17.

Classification:  Engineer II

Contact for questions related to this recruitment:
Michelle Kobuki or

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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