King CountyRenton 98057
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Fish Passage Restoration Program Supervising Engineer

King County
Full Time 919 SW Grady Way suite 300, Renton, WA 98057, United States


Note: The next review date for this recruitment will be the week of October 23, 2023. If you have already applied, you do not need to apply again. 
King County Road Services Division has a unique opportunity for you to play an important role in making positive changes to our local environment!
We are looking for a dynamic individual to supervise the Fish Passage Restoration Program. You will manage an expanding program that will restore access to high-quality habitats for our native salmon. This position will develop and lead a highly visible and politically sensitive program incorporating fish passage requirements into the design and construction of stream crossings.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the King County team who is recognized as being leaders in the efforts to remove fish passage barriers in the region! In addition to the meaningful work we do, King County is a values based organization with an empowering work environment, a supportive work-life balance and development opportunities so you never stop learning. We work hard to make sure our benefits reflect our values to support you and your family in a variety of ways. Learn more here:
We value creative thinking that drives us to continuously improve public service. Tap into your desire to serve the public and discover new and better ways to make a meaningful impact!
Job Duties
  • Responsible for the oversight and management of the Fish Passage Restoration Program using independent initiative while working with key team members within and outside the division.
  • Develop, facilitate, and lead execution of the prioritized portfolio of projects that maximizes the use of resources while balancing the strategic objective of King County.
  • Support the Drainage Unit Managing Engineer in the daily project management of the assigned CIP projects including overseeing the selection and negotiation of consultant and construction contracts and monitoring compliance with consultant contract terms and conditions
  • Review, approve and prepare drainage design reports, constructions plans, specifications, and project estimates
  • Prepare and/or approve project schedules, budgets, and work plans to complete assigned work programs and projects
  • Prepare and/or manage the preparation of hydrologic reports, geomorphic assessment reports, hydraulic analyses, modeling reports, contract plans, specifications, special provisions, and cost estimates
  • Make recommendations to the Managing Manager on workloads, assist in the hiring process, supervise assigned team members, recommend disciplinary actions and staff training
  • Ensure that project scopes, schedules and budgets are maintained, and project continuity is not jeopardized.
  • Support the Project Engineer and project team during the construction of projects.
  • Participate in the resolution of project management and construction problems.
  • Support the Managing Engineer in developing and recommending long and short-term strategic plans.
  • Train and mentor less experienced project managers and engineers.
  • Assist in the building of work teams and fostering a culture that supports collaboration and communication and team engagement.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, civil engineering and progressively responsible experience in design, stream flow modeling, project management and construction, including two (2) years supervising an engineering staff.
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting large amounts of project financial and performance data to accurately monitor portfolio progress and develop recommendations for successful delivery of the portfolio.
  • Experience in flood plain and hydrologic modeling such as HEC-RAS, MGS Flood or other equivalent programs
  • Experience in designing stormwater conveyance, treatment, and detention systems
  • Experience in geomorphological analysis of streams and rivers.
  • Two years experience in managing and coordinating the review of plans and contract preparation for road, bridge and drainage projects.
  • Experience with project management techniques and principles to include budget, scope, schedule development and monitoring.
  • Experience with technical disciplines required for design and construction of road projects including techniques, maintenance activities and methods, and applicable standards
  • Skill in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Access.
Interpersonal Skills:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team building; ability to lead and work in team environment
  • Skill in maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Ability to handle politically sensitive issues.
  • Ability to make presentations/briefings to management, support teams, elected officials and the public.
  • Skill in working effectively with diverse populations and customers.
Supplemental Information
  • This position is represented by PROTEC 17
  • This recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies to include Full Time Employment and Term Limited Temporary positions for up to 6 months
  • This position is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible
Necessary Requirements:
  • Valid Washington Professional Engineer (PE) License or the ability to transfer license to Washington State within 90 days of hire
  • Valid Washington Driver's License
Why King County Roads Division?
  • Competitive – healthcare plans
  • Free – transportation options
  • Manager Support – structured employee assistance program
  • Paid – vacation time (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid – sick leave
  • Deferred – compensation plan
  • Twelve – paid holidays and Two Additional personal holidays
  • Awesome Employee Giving Program!
The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. The individual in this position will be meeting with community members and organizations and will be expected to engage in face-to-face interactions, as COVID-19 restrictions permit, throughout unincorporated King County.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions may be required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, Unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all
of unincorporated King County.

The King County Road Services Division designs, builds, operates and maintains roads and bridges in unincorporated areas of King County in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner to protect the public's investment and facilitate safe travel. The division is committed to ensuring the county's transportation system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel. The Division is responsible for 1,500 miles of road and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County.

recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.
Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
This position is open to all qualified applicants. First consideration will be given to current PROTEC17 members in the same classification that are eligible for lateral transfer. 

Are you ready to APPLY?
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions, please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume. 

If you have any questions, please contact Janice Antonio, HR Analyst, by e-mail at , or by phone at 206-263-2003.