The Transportation Department is looking for a Senior Development Review Engineer to join the City's team of highly experienced transportation professionals. Bellevue is recognized for its many advancements in transportation approaches and technologies. We are excited to provide an opportunity for an enthusiastic engineer to join our progressive team.
You will be responsible for reviewing proposed commercial and residential development for traffic impacts and compliance with roadway standards. You will bring your significant experience in both the review of civil engineering design plans and the review of complex traffic analysis of development proposals. You will also have opportunities to build teams to address areas of need and to participate in the leadership of the Transportation Department through action teams. Although this position does not have direct supervisory responsibility over other positions, you may act as lead worker to other engineering staff.
Why Bellevue? At The City of Bellevue you'll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and being a part of the community vision. Our people bring unique skills and qualities to the table, embrace the values of honesty, accountability and commitment to service, and take pride in the work they do. You'll work in an environment where being innovative, collaborative, and future focused are the status quo. 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.
Education and Experience Requirements
Degree in civil engineering. A degree in a closely related engineering field may be considered.
Five or more years of development review experience in transportation engineering.
Washington State Professional Civil Engineering license preferred but not required.
Professional Traffic Operations Engineer certification preferred, but not required.
Valid Washington State driver's license is required or ability to acquire within three months of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Significant experience in both the review of civil engineering design plans to assure constructability is sound and design meets standards
Significant experience conducting and reviewing complex traffic analysis of development proposals.
Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting. Thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting development review activities.
Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to work with the media and the public; ability to communicate with various groups with differences in age, language, culture, education level, and technical knowledge.
Ability to present technical information to the general public in a non-technical manner.
Ability to apply sound engineering judgment under stressful situations to develop recommendations and make decisions.
Ability to deal with and manage politically sensitive issues and situations.
Experience in testifying at hearings.
Familiarity with the SEPA process.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively as a team member and to promote a positive work environment. Exhibits a service orientation toward customers and maintains productive working relationships.
Ability to independently plan, schedule, organize, and complete multiple projects within established deadlines.
Strong customer service, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to build teams and collaborate with others to obtain shared objectives.
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, w...ith 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.