Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.
Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability – are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 950 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.
The Associate Civil Engineer in this position will perform structural engineering services in delivering capital projects for the Move Seattle Levy and other non-Levy based capital programs. The following projects and programs related to the Move Seattle Levy, are anticipated to be supported by the staff in this position: Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program (BSRP), Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement Program (BRRP), and the Bridge Painting Program. Additionally, the person in this position will provide in-house design support for retaining wall design, signal pole foundation design, reimbursable structural design work for other City Departments (SPU and SCL), and the Areaway Hazard Mitigation Program. Finally, this position is expected to provide support with the Bridge Load Rating Program and provide assessments and analysis of existing structures in accordance with AASHTO and FHWA requirements.
Serve as a Design Lead and may serve as a Project Engineer on CIPs.
Employ a working knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of structural engineering for public works projects.
Perform engineering analysis and design, cost estimating, drafting, mapping and computations, as well as read and interpret plans, specification, and construction documents.
Coordinate the technical design efforts of a multi-discipline internal design teams to complete construction documents for Capital Improvement Projects.
Provide design support during construction phase of projects, which includes review and preparation of submittals, attending weekly construction meetings, review of design revisions and preparing design clarification sketches and responses to requests for information.
Providing support to supervisors and project managers for preparation of permit applications and accompanying plans/specifications packages.
Research existing conditions and perform technical field investigations and inspections as required to support a project through design and construction.
Perform data collection and subject matter research.
Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice.
Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology.
Three (3) years of professional experience with bridge and roadway structure engineering.
An equivalent combination of experience and education which provides preparation to do professional civil engineering work.
Registration as an Engineer in Training.
Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Washington.
Advanced knowledge and experience with AutoCAD software.
Familiarity with City of Seattle, WSDOT, and AASHTO Bridge and Roadway Structure design standards and specifications.
Experience with WSDOT Bridgelink and BRIDG software.
Experience with CsiBridge, Lpile, SPCol, and MS Office software.
Experience with bridge load rating in accordance with FHWA requirements.
Demonstrated written and oral communications skills.
Demonstrated capability to actively manage the design of multiple projects and monitor and maintain the progress of schedules to meet milestones.
Ability to effectively work in a multicultural workplace with a diverse customer base.
Other Requirements:Work Environment / Physical Demands:
Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment.
Field assignments may entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances and work in or near construction sites.
May be required to lift over 50 pounds.
May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time.
May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
Overnight travel may be required.
Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
Completed NEOGOV online application.
Supplemental questionnaire responses
Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.
Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.
Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check and full driver's abstract.
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.