The Transportation Department is looking for an Engineer to join the City's Right of Way Management team of highly experienced professionals. Bellevue is recognized for its continued regional growth, advancement of Smart City initiatives, and safe and efficient transportation systems. We are excited to provide an opportunity for enthusiastic candidate to join our team in keeping Bellevue moving forward.
This position is part of an interdepartmental service alignment between Transportation and Development Services where collaboration and teamwork are essential. This position provides engineering design guidance, evaluates time, place and manner relative to construction means and methods; scheduling of disturbance and non-disturbance activities and ensures compliance with laws, regulations, codes, standards and adopted policies. All approved permits support safe and accessible systems for vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists within the City’s rights-of-way.
This position will have fundamental roll in reviewing and permitting wireless communication facilities (WCF’s), small wireless facilities (SWF’s) and associated fiber data/communication backhaul/fronthaul systems on city streetlight poles, utility poles and related electrical system connections to city facilities.
This position is also expected to review and permit activities including major developments, capital projects, and other regional improvements within Bellevue. The position will also support special event planning and emerging uses of the rights-of-way including curbside usage. The incumbent will further respond to customer concerns, interests, and other requests providing guidance relative to all adopted codes, policies, system plans, regulations standards, and applicable criteria.
Decisions and recommendations are made exercising informed engineering judgment considering established codes, policies, standards, and guidelines. Other responsibilities include support for Transportation Department projects, initiatives, and planning studies; helping implement new programs and initiatives; and providing support during emergency operations, including response and recovery.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Project Engineering, Construction and Project Management – Provide support, perform plan review and issue permits for complex capital and commercial development, residential development, regional / local projects, WCF’s, SWF’s, and other disturbance and non-disturbance activities within the City’s right of way. This body of work will include interdepartmental coordination and communication with Development Services, Police, Fire, Parks, Civic Services, and Cultural Economic Development.
Franchise and Public Utilities Design and Construction – Provide guidance, problem solving, support, plan review of permit applications for large- and small-scale projects associated with public and private utility infrastructure, ensuring compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, policies, and standards for work performed within the City’s rights-of-ways.
Public Interface – Act as a resource for internal and external clients, citizens, businesses in the review and processing of right of way use permits and restoration requirements.
Leases and Agreements – Support the development and coordination of new right of way leases, enforcement actions, permit reviews and issuance, and tracking systems in collaboration with the Franchise Program Manager.
City Regulations, Codes, Policies and Standards – As part of the team, regulate activities within the City’s rights-of-ways, support special events, and be part of on-going process improvements.
Committees and other Assignments – Special Events include functions over weekends and holidays providing both a critical resource and support in event planning and operations. Certain assignments may also include attending Transportation Commission, City Council, and project/program community meetings, preconstruction conferences or participating and leading teams.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of civil engineering design, construction engineering/management and/or project management processes, procedures, principles and methods.
Knowledge and experience in municipal permitting process and procedures
Knowledge with streetlighting and electrical system design, construction, load analysis, and interest in cross-training to advance knowledge in these systems.
Knowledge and experience applying the guidelines of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices to proposed construction activities and maintenance of traffic.
Knowledge of transportation and/or utility engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including complex information of a technical nature in understandable and concise ways.
Ability to conduct necessary research and compile comprehensive reports or recommendations in the application, development, and implementation of regulations, codes, standards, and engineering, construction, or other criteria.
Ability to apply sound judgment under stressful situations to develop recommendations and make decisions.
Ability to manage time on multiple projects and issues simultaneously toward completion.
Understanding of liability issues and potential exposures as they relate to public infrastructure, right of way, traffic control and operational safety.
Key Competencies for success:
Building strong professional relationships.
Delivering customer centric solutions through exceptional public service.
Respecting, understanding, valuing, and exploring individual differences oriented toward achieving the vision and mission of the City and Transportation Department
Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Actively listening when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
Ability to remote work while maintaining high performance and responsiveness.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil, electrical or construction engineering. Degrees in other closely related engineering degrees may be considered.
Plus, two or more years of professional experience involving civil engineering, transportation or utility engineering, transportation civil or utility construction or transportation or utility project/program management, development review or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities and experience requirement.
Certification as a Traffic Control Supervisor is preferred, but not required.
EIT preferred but not required.
This is a full-time, non-union, exempt position
For further information about this position, please contact Rick Logwood via email at firstname.lastname@example.org at 425-452-6858.
At the City of Bellevue, you'll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and advancing the community vision. The five essential and enduring principles that guide our individual actions, our interactions, and our decision making in the City of Bellevue organization is: exceptional public service, stewardship, committee to employees, integrity, and innovation. You'll work in an environment that is innovative, collaborative, future focused, and committed to excellence. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. We embrace the future while respecting our past. It's what makes the City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore. Have we piqued your interest yet? Come join our team! The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected status. Persons needing assistance with the application process may call the Human Resources Office at 425-452-6838 or email@example.com. If you are invited to participate in the selection process and need ADA accommodations, please notify HR before you are scheduled for an interview or testing.
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