Do you have a background in Civil Engineering? Do you want to make a positive impact on the community?. The City of Bellevue Transportation Department is continuing to grow to meet the demands of our growing City. We are looking for a Transportation Engineer to join our dynamic team.
At the City of Bellevue, you’ll be part of a very diverse transportation team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and being a part of a community where innovation, collaboration, honesty, and respect for all is the status quo. Each one of our people brings unique talents, skills and qualities. We all embrace and live the City’s core values: - exceptional public service; stewardship; commitment to employees; integrity; and innovation. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. It's what makes The City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore.
This position will initially provide support and assistance to Senior Project Managers in delivering consultant designed transportation projects. This position will then focus on either performing design and project management work for in-house designed projects, or provide support and assistance in the City’s Bridge and Pavement Preservation programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Project Management for Consultant Designed Projects:
Assist Senior Project Managers in the delivery of CIP Projects. This includes provide support in coordinating project issues with project team members, other business units and City departments, outside agencies, and franchise utilities.
Provide assistance in reviewing and coordinating reviews of work done by consultants.
Provide support in obtaining project permits, property rights acquisition, and public outreach activities.
Manage scope, budget, and schedule of assigned projects. Manage consultant agreements, monitors consultant’s progress and expenditures.
Provide design engineering support for consultant designed projects in construction.
In-House Designed Projects:
Perform design work on roadway, bikeway/walkway, paving, and intersection improvement projects. This includes developing designs for roadways, storm water, Natural Drainage Practices, earthwork, non-structural retaining walls, traffic signals, illumination, minor landscaping and urban design features
Prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates, and construction contract bid documents and addenda
Manages scope, budget, and schedule of assigned projects
Lead the project coordination between project team members, other City departments, and outside agencies
Coordinate with the Real Properties Division during the acquisition of property rights for assigned projects
Obtain environmental and construction permits for assigned projects
Provide design engineering support for projects in construction
Participate in the public involvement process of assigned projects. This includes communicating with property owners, home-owner associations, and making public presentations
Manage consultant agreements, monitors consultant’s progress and expenditures, and provides technical reviews of consultant’s deliverables
Bridge and Pavement Preservation Programs:
Assist with updating and maintaining the City’s bridge files, pavement management system, and curb ramp inventory.
Participate in the Transportation Department’s ADA committee. Work with other committee members to develop design guidance documents and ADA-related best practices.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or closely related fields.
Two or more years of professional related experience in transportation or traffic engineering.
Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
About City of Bellevue
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. You can learn a lot about the city from news releases, the It's Your City newsletter and Bellevue Television.
While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities that keep people calling the place "a city in a park." The city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country.
Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, but a strawberry festival and an arts and crafts fair each draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d'Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.
The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve.