The City of Tacoma, Site Development Group in the Planning and Development Services Department, is recruiting for the Appointive position of Professional Engineer. We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in diverse and challenging engineering projects to join our dynamic, award winning Environmental Services Team.
If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team!
Positive personality who enjoys detail oriented and diverse work,
Excellent interpersonal communication skills,
Strong personal motivation and drive – an ambitious and committed self-starter
Interest in a wide array of interesting technical / engineering challenges
The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-minded employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement in all that we do. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service.
Position Details: This position's responsibilities will include plan review of site improvements for private and public development within the City's Right-of-Way and/or private property. Site improvements include but are not limited to stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure, sidewalk, curb and gutter, roadway construction and ADA ramps, with emphasis on compliance with the City of Tacoma's Stormwater Management Manual, Municipal Code, Right-of-Way Design Manual and other federal and state design manuals. In addition, the position will have responsibilities in as areas of NPDES permit compliance, permit review processes, review panel and customer service.
The Site Development Group provides a unique opportunity for engineers to work with a wide variety of City Departments and community stakeholders. The types of projects can cover the full spectrum of commercial, industrial, and single family residential projects.
Demonstrated ability to read and understand engineering site plans, technical reports and manuals.
Excellent customer services skills, specifically:
Responding to requests in a timely manner.
Reviewing engineering documents quickly, accurately, and thoroughly.
Providing clear explanations of recommendations.
Time management and leadership skills.
Ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively, and communicate frequently within small and medium sized teams.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
This is a professional environment with most activities occurring in an office setting with periodic field visits to active construction sites.
Field work consists of in-the-field collaboration with private contractors and City Inspectors.
Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time.
City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play.
Bachelor of Science Degree in civil or environmental engineering, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university,
A Professional Engineering License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
PREFERRED AND HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Environmental or Civil Engineer with experience in various aspects of stormwater management including:
Continuous Simulation Stormwater Modeling;
NPDES permit compliance; and
Site Development review and permitting
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Current Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment.