Associate Civil Engineer - Engineering Standards

Sound Transit    Seattle, WA
Job Description

SALARY: $60k - $90k


Under general direction, performs entry-level engineering duties in support of the Agency’s engineering and construction projects related to the area of assignment. Under general supervision, the Associate Engineer performs a full range of engineering activities, including analyses, engineering calculations, technical reviews, and verification of conformance with standards; and responds to questions and inquiries from Contractors, Consultants, and Agency staff. The Associate Engineering assignment may be a rotational assignment within the Design and Engineering Division in order to gain a broad understanding of transit design, construction, and operational support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Under direction from senior level engineering staff, in area of assignment:

  • Performs a variety of professional entry-level engineering duties in support of assigned projects in the areas of design, construction, and operations support.
  • Performs entry-level engineering tasks that includes the preparation of drawings and specifications, alternatives analysis, development of reports and technical documents, developing and checking of engineering calculations, development of permit applications and exhibits, and development of cost and schedule estimates.
  • Provides support to assigned project managers and senior staff by identifying and reviewing engineering issues, evaluating engineering solutions and changes, and providing recommendations for preferred approaches.
  • Coordinates basic design efforts with multiple technical disciplines, and completes technical evaluations and reviews of plans, specifications, agreements, and technical documents.
  • Responds to questions and inquiries from Consultants, Contractors, and Agency staff regarding design and construction documentation and products related to area of assignment.
  • Provides support to the department/division and others on matters as directed; serve as a staff member on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; participates in technical training and professional development activities, maintains awareness of industry trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and Federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, or other closely related engineering field and 2-4 years of experience.

    Required Licenses or Certifications:
  • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT).
  • An ideal candidate will have the following skills:
  • Strong understanding of principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Ability to understand and apply criteria manuals, policies and procedures, and standard contract documents.
  • Ability to utilize personal computer software programs to prepare spreadsheets, reports, and other documents.
  • Customer service skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public.
  • Presentation development and public speaking skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws and codes, and regulations.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment:
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and in the field supporting construction and operations.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.
  • The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
  • Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

    Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:07:34 GMT

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