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Job Summary

The Engineer I is an entry level engineer position in the Development Engineering Department. These employees operate from an office or in the field performing work under the supervision of an administrative supervisor. This is the first step in a career progression that continues to the Engineer II position and the Engineer III position. Engineer II employees work on more complex engineering tasks with less supervision and Engineer III employees manage the most complex engineering projects and are Certified Professional Engineers.



Education and Experience:


B.S. degree in Civil or related engineering.


– OR –


High School Diploma or G.E.D. and two (2) years relative engineering work experience and possession of an E.I.T. certification


Knowledge of:  engineering principles, practices and the techniques and equipment involved; physical (hydraulics, mechanics, etc.) and mathematical (trigonometry, calculus, geometry, etc.) sciences and their application to engineering and field surveying computations and engineering design; construction materials, material testing and application; basic principles of supervision.


Ability to:  understand and resolve engineering problems and to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the planning, design and construction of a variety of public works projects; perform technical research work and to give reliable advice on routine engineering problems; draft maps and detailed working drawings, interpret plans and specifications and to become familiar with engineering standards; perform technical computations, to run quality tests, to make estimates and to compile engineering data and statistics; establish and maintain effective relationships with other engineering and surveying personnel, contractors, and the public; express ideas effectively, orally and in writing; understand Department policies and procedures as well as work standards and codes applicable to the job; obtain a valid (Washington State) drivers license at time of hire; use and care for the instruments and equipment employed on various assignments (survey, drafting, etc.).


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Salary Grade: Local 17 Engineers.207 $28.57 – $36.49- per hour

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