• Kitsap County
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Mar 19, 2020
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $78,520.00 - $110,947.20 Annually USD

Job Description


Kitsap County Public WorksDepartmentmakes ourcommunities better and safer places to live, work, and play.

The Public Works Department is recruiting for an experienced civil engineer/project manager specializing in managing the design, development, and delivery of capital municipal infrastructure projects. The ideal candidate will have a civil engineering background, experience managing project delivery, and strong communications, organizational and leadership skills

Position Overview This position performs a variety of advanced professional engineering assignments in design development, and delivery of County infrastructure improvements, requiring advanced expertise in multiple civil engineering-related functions. The incumbent manages the design and permitting process on complex projects, including various professional contracts, and serves as a resource to construction managers, engineers and technicians.


Required Education and Experience
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) and two years of supervisory/management experience; OR
  • Bachelors Degree inCivil Engineering and six years of engineering experience to include two years of supervisory/management experience.
Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications
  • Six years of contract administration, project management experience.
  • Certified Construction Manager from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
  • Certified as a Project Management Professional.

Driving Requirements
The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy of a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:
  • Category 1 Driver: operates County-owned vehicle, and
  • Category 2: Drivermayoperate a personal vehicle as an essential function for official County business. Any employee using a personal vehicle on official County business shall be required to maintain auto liability insurance, in addition to having a valid driver's license.

Criminal Conviction Standards:
The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
  • Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position:
Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements
Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:
  • Submit copies of valid certifications and/orofficial transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
  • Pass a criminal history background check through law enforcement agencies.
  • Submit a copy of their State employment driving record abstract to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of: principles, practices and standards of civil engineering. Engineering mathematics, plans, maps, specifications, and drafting terminology and symbols. Principles and practices of project planning, budgeting, coordination and evaluation. Data processing systems and engineering applications for assigned area. Application and interpretation of federal, state and local rules, regulations, codes and ordinances as they relate to area of assignments. Management and supervisory principles and practices including program planning, budgeting, direction, coordination and evaluation.
  • Skilled in: Leadership, Supervision, and Personnel Management; Project and Program Management; Develop engineering plans and objectives for assigned area and perform planning and budgeting functions; Analyze engineering plans, specifications and technical reports; Organize and oversee work projects, including planning and monitoring work schedules contract compliance, and progress reviews.
  • Abilities to: Perform the essential functions of the position; Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff;Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, contractors, consultants, the general public, partner agencies and other local, state and federal agencies; Apply judgment and discretion in resolving problems and interpreting policies and regulations; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;Make informed decisions, upon consultation with management, on policies and procedures; Apply judgment and discretion in resolving problems and interpreting policies and regulations; and Physically perform assigned duties and essential functions of the position.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Positions in this class typically require:
  • Primarily works in an office environment, with routine field inspections/activities around roadways or construction sites.
  • Position may require: walking and balancing (short or long distances), bending, stooping, twisting, reaching above and/or below shoulder, handling/grasping documents, Sitting and/or standing for short or extended periods of time, clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person and/or on the telephone; sufficient hearing and vision, repetitive motions for computeruse
  • Requires exertion of force of25 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, to lift/carry/move objects, files/documents, and other materials as required.


  • Manage and coordinate the design and details for Capital improvement and modifications to the County's infrastructure requiring advanced engineering skills including preparation and production of specialized design reports, studies, plans, working drawing, specification, quantities, and cost estimates; preparation and submittal of permit applications; coordination with others sections, divisions, departments, agencies and all applicable utilities; consideration and evaluation of property impacts and right of way needs; confirmation of project scope, schedule and budget; assuring the work is performed in a timely and efficient manner according to appropriate guidelines, procedures, and legal regulations; and acting as a technical resource in the engineering arena to resolve complex design and construction problems, for structures such as roads, bridges, retaining walls, stormwater controls, traffic controls, storm sewer collection and conveyance, and related structures and facilities.
  • Manage, coordinate, and participate in pre-bid, pre-construction and technical review meetings, which involve meeting with utility companies, developers, contractors, engineers, and representatives from County departments and State agencies to review and analyze plans, specification and related impact for County projects. Serve as a key liaison and maintain professional relationships with the County departments and managers, interdepartmental committees, engineering firms, developers, contractors, utility companies and the general public on assigned projects.
  • Manage, coordinate, and participate in the screening and selection of engineering consultants and contractors to perform work for assigned County capital improvement projects including: negotiating contracts; defining scope, schedule and budget; reviewing for approval; tracking consultants' scope of work, schedule and budget; coordinating and responding to consultants' questions and comments; and reviewing and evaluating consultant's work products, for the duration of the project/contract.
  • Supervise assigned staff including setting work priorities, procedures, planning, organizing, assigning, advising, assisting, motivating and training as necessary. Evaluate the work of assigned staff, establish standards of performance, and participate in the selection of new employees, including making recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, transfer and termination.
  • Attend public meetings and formal public hearing on proposed County construction projects related to area of assignment. Manage, coordinate, and prepare applicable maps, exhibits, drawings, charts and graphs and provide technical testimony as required. Prepare and make public presentation of oral and visual reports to committees, community groups, special interest groups, elected officials, or the Board of County Commissioners to explain assigned projects and to progress reports.
  • Provide project management of public works maintenance or construction projects, including: preparing or overseeing the preparation of specifications, cost and quantity estimates, contract administration of assigned projects to ensure compliance with approved contract, prepare and maintain construction documentation; monitor contract performance and progress and related engineering activities. Review and recommend appropriate actions on requests to sub-let work and contract amendments. Maintain field records, monitor progress estimates, change orders and recommendations for payments to contractors for release and maintenance of performance bonds.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
  • Flexible hours are available, as approved by management.
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Port Orchard, Washington United States View Map