Goverment Jobs
January 14, 2020
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Job Purpose/Summary

Open until filled, with a priority application date of Jan. 31, 2020.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Construction, engineering and/or extensive field experience with a wide range of transportation and utility improvement projects;
  • Strong team and project management skills; and
  • Clear and concise communication skills suited for a broad range of audiences, with the ability to be sensitive to political and inter-personal dynamics.

The Capital Engineering Manager has day-to-day responsibility for the management and operations of the capital program group of the Public Works Department. The Capital Engineering Manager uses considerable independent judgment and discretion in staff supervision, program administration and implementation, budgetary and financial control, work planning, scheduling, and overseeing public infrastructure development, construction and maintenance functions. Work is performed personally or through subordinate staff.

About the City of Bainbridge Island
The City of Bainbridge Island is a vibrant community with small-town feel, 52 miles of scenic shoreline and densely forested areas. Our employees are the most important asset in preserving and enhancing the special character of the Island, and in responding to the community's needs. The City provides competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities.

City Vision
A healthy Bainbridge Island, now and for future generations.

City Mission
Serve and respond with skill, trust, and care.

City Values

  • Stewardship: We manage our resources with intention.
  • Professionalism: We bring knowledge to our work and energy to new challenges.
  • Connection: Respect and communication are central to our success.
  • Balance: Personal well-being improves our work and makes our organization strong.
Essential Functions

  • Assists the Director in formulating long-range goals for the department and developing plans for accomplishing these goals; assists with preparation and administration of assigned programs and operating budgets; reviews and evaluates programs and anticipates future needs; evaluates and determines organizational needs and functional changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Coordinates infrastructure and facilities engineering activities as follows: prepares or directs the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates pertaining to construction; investigates and makes recommendations on infrastructure problems; provides technical support on engineering solutions; receives, investigates and responds to citizen concerns regarding the infrastructure and prepare necessary correspondence; reviews elements of environmental impact reports for compliance with City policies, rules and regulations; conducts studies and prepare reports on relevant issues; applies for and administers grant funds for studies and construction projects.
  • Reviews policies and operating procedures for conformance to established standards; ensures the City's compliance with various ordinances, codes, and applicable laws; review operating conditions in the field; coordinates the preparation of capital and maintenance programs and budgets for the department.
  • Performs detailed analysis of designs, specifications and plans; applies engineering principles and techniques to the solution of complex civil engineering problems, including maintenance of land and municipal infrastructure and operation of facilities and equipment; reviews and signs engineering drawings, contracts, work orders, change orders, and purchase orders.
  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, schedules and resolves engineering design, and test problems; prepares budget estimates based upon anticipated needs of the department and control expenditures within limitations of project budget; prepares interim and completion project reports.
  • Provides input on private development construction in progress to verify that work is being completed in accordance with design and City standards.
  • Provides input on development-related permit review processes, including reviewing and making recommendations for code changes, and the revision and updating of City's development standards.
  • Provides assistance to private builders, subdivision developers, and consulting engineers regarding street, stormwater drainage and management, sidewalks, bridges, water and wastewater systems, and other municipal improvements for conformance to City policies, standards, ordinances and sound engineering practices.
  • Coordinates requests for proposals/qualifications; makes recommendations for contracting with consultants; manages and monitors work assigned to consultants.
  • Provides advice and technical assistance to City management and staff, advisory groups and the public; confers with a variety of public and private officials on related issues and may serve as the City's representative to other governmental agencies; represents the department on various committees; discusses and explains department plans, programs and projects at public and community meetings, legislative and administrative hearings, and related functions.
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; assists in the selection of new employees; makes recommendations to the Director as assigned.
  • Provides assistance and supervision to subordinates in planning and implementing programs; selects, trains, motivates, coaches and evaluates staff; establishes and monitors employee performance objectives; provides or coordinates staff training.
  • Meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload and technical issues.
  • Maintains timely and regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains timely and regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in civil engineering and 6 years of professional experience, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience; OR any combination of experience, education and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability required.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering, including utility (water, sewer, waste treatment, stormwater) and transportation and traffic design.
  • Methods and techniques used for planning and engineering studies, and the design and construction of municipal facilities and infrastructure.
  • Current developments and information on facilities and infrastructure management practices, including principles and practices of sound financial and asset management strategies.
  • Maintenance and operation of City infrastructure, facilities and equipment.
  • Methods and techniques of field data collection, tabulation, and analysis.
  • Municipal budgeting processes and procedures.
  • Federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, including applicable codes, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines; principles of grant funding application and administration.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, training, work organization, evaluation, and discipline.
  • City organization, operations, policies and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Quickly grasp new techniques, deal with rapid changes in priorities, and remain calm and effective in stressful situations.
  • Work independently or as a team member in order to produce timely, quality results on a variety of complex assignments.
  • Analyze a variety of complex/detailed engineering data and make sound policy and procedural recommendations.
  • Effectively plan and implement projects and prepare related designs, estimates, and specifications.
  • Perform complex engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations for the solution of engineering problems.
  • Plan, organize and direct an effective project engineering program; apply engineering principles and techniques to the solution of engineering problems.
  • Work effectively on several projects concurrently.
  • Effectively manage consultants and contractors, and administer consultant and construction contracts.
  • Prepare and administer budgets and other financial controls including cash flow.
  • Review alternative engineering processes and calculate life cycle costs; prepare engineering specifications, requests for proposals, contract documents, and design drawings.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Develop short- and long-range goals, and plan, assign, coordinate and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Supervise, lead, coach and use best management practices to improve staff performance.
  • Support and model the identified vision, values and behaviors of the organization.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Operate a personal computer utilizing a variety of standard and specialist software.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical audiences.

License and Certification Requirements

  • Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington within one year from date of hire required.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license is required.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required.
Additional Information

Working Conditions
The regular work schedule is generally Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Work is primarily performed in an office which is busy, oriented to public service and subject to occasional work interruptions. Noise level is moderate. Position infrequently requires outdoor work, which includes driving a vehicle. Outdoor environment can include uneven and unstable walking surfaces, tripping hazards and inclement weather conditions. Attendance at meetings before or after regular work hours is required.

Physical Requirements
Continuous repetitive arm/hand movement is essential to performance. The incumbent in this position must be able to discern voice conversation, have the physical ability to perform essential job functions, and have hand-eye coordination sufficient to operate computers, do keyboarding and operate other office equipment. The incumbent must have the ability to produce legible handwritten documents and may need to push, pull, lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

Additional Salary Details
The salary range for this position is $8604-$10,789 per month. The hiring range is $8604-$9635 per month. Step increases are attained annually based on satisfactory performance.

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Benefits Summary

Regular part-timeemployees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours perweek are eligible to participate in the City's health and welfare benefitprograms (for medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability and EAPcoverage) on a pro rata basis.

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