Construction Engineer

Covington Water District Published: 18/6/2018
Covington, WA
Job Type
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Hiring Range: $71,427 - $96,429 per year DOE

Position open: Until filled

General Summary: Incumbent is responsible for performing engineering and construction management related functions within the District, specifically plan review; construction inspections; inspecting installations, coordinating new construction activities; coordinating the District's engineering projects with consultants, as well as state and local agencies.

Reporting Relationships: This position reports to the Engineering Manager, and works closely with developers, contractors, consultants, City staff and other staff in internal Departments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides thorough and reliable plan review services and communicates findings to professional level engineers, surveyors and regulatory agencies.
  • Reviews plans for water system improvements and extensions.
  • Lead pre-construction meetings and inform contractor of District requirements.
  • Review materials submittals, bond inspections, create deficiencies list, visit sites, create bill of sales, as builts and assist with project closeouts and bond releases.
  • Apply problem solving alternative construction methods and materials as necessary.
  • GPS new installations.
  • Operate chlorine pumps, check CL and bacteriological samples.
  • Coordinate meter lockouts for developer projects during final inspections.
  • Applies engineering knowledge to the solution of technical municipal water system development and repair projects.
  • Assists in maintaining standard plans and specifications.
  • Assists the public, developers, consultants, engineers and others.
  • Performs project-related surveying and inspects work in progress.
  • Assists in solving construction-related problems.
  • Works directly with outside consultants and contractors concerning District standards and other engineering design and construction requirements.
  • Helps guide developers through the District review and approval process.
  • Assist with applicable records retention and destruction according to the parameters set by the Records Management Program.
  • Overtime and work outside of normal business hours may be required.
  • May perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Reviewing plans for compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Drafting design and plans.
  • Reviewing and analyzing engineering data.
  • Tracking and monitoring project records.
  • Using computers and related software.
  • Use of office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, calculators, and telephones.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with all organizational levels, District customers, and the public.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  • Understand and follow verbal and written directions.
  • Ability to understand, read and speak English. We offer a full benefits package to include paid time off (vacation, sick and holidays), full family medical paid by District. PERS retirement program, disability, life, EAP, VEBA and tuition assistance. Equal Opportunity Employer – Resumes will be reviewed as received
  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Construction or Project Management or Civil Engineering plus 3-5 years related experience in construction management or civil engineering (water or sewer utility facilities preferred), and valid Washington State driver’s license.

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