April 10, 2017

Residential Engineer (Temporary), Seattle City Light, posted 4/10

Job Title: Residential Engineer (temporary)
Company: Seattle City Light
Pay: $43.59 – $48.84 Hourly
(206) 233-2174

Link to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/1711221/resident-engineer-civil-engineering-specialist-sr-temporary

Position Description
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle’s electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

Seattle City Light has an exciting opportunity for a Resident Engineer to oversee the Mill Pond Dam Removal Project. The position will be seasonal and term-limited. Estimated start and finish dates for 2017 and 2018 are as follows: from June 14 through December 15, 2017, and from March 15 to November 30, 2018. From August 1 through October 22 2017, the successful candidate will be expected to work 10 hour days, Monday through Saturday. Overtime is paid at 1.5 times the normal hourly rate. As the senior construction management professional overseeing this project, the successful candidate will act as the primary point of contact for City Light with the construction contractor and be responsible for the on-site construction contract administration of this complex public works project. This position will report to the Manager of the Boundary License Implementation Team.

Job Responsibilities
· Chairing pre-construction meetings and progress meetings
· Performing and overseeing quality assurance inspections and assuring overall compliance with contract requirement and permits;
· Documenting construction activities through daily reports, photographs, and as-built records;
· Tracking construction progress against schedules;
· Measuring and preparing contractor payment documentation;
· Coordinating design clarifications;
· Evaluating and formulating responses to claims;
· Negotiating and preparing contract change orders;
· Coordinating with project stakeholders including contractors, project managers, engineers, consultants, and others;
· Monitoring site safety practices and best work practices to ensure environmental protection, coordinating final inspection and punch list;
· Completing contractor performance evaluation;
· Monitoring sediment accumulations;
· Monitoring fish weir operations;
· Conducting water quality sampling;

Education and Experience : Requires four years civil engineering related experience and an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering or two years of college level coursework in engineering and construction management (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Certification/License: Current State of Washington driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The work will be performed at the Mill Pond Dam site in the Sullivan Creek watershed. The construction environment will include exposure to traffic, weather, rugged terrain, heights, and hazardous materials and conditions

Desired Qualifications:
· Thorough knowledge of the principals, practices and procedures of construction management, including the methods, materials, equipment and techniques used in the construction, inspection, and administration of public works contracts.
· Knowledge of ecosystem and habitat restoration techniques and methods
· Experience with Design/Build contracts
· Licensed Civil Engineer, Certified Construction Manager
· Familiarity with local, State and Federal regulations as they relate to project safety, environment protection, and general construction practices.
· Experience in claims/risk management strategies.
· Experience in reading and interpreting contract documents and evaluating and tracking construction schedules.
· Ability to foster a collaborative work environment and successfully coordinate the effort of a project team.
· Construction management/civil engineering/project management experience and technical knowledge of:
o Public works and public agency contracting,
o Contracting environment and procedures,
o Experience with complex, multi-discipline projects,
o Proactive/anticipates potential problems,
o Experience with specific SCL construction knowledge/familiarity with SCL construction guidelines.
· CPM scheduling using MS project software.
· Resident Engineer work reviewing/analyzing schedules, monitoring submittals and work progress to meet milestones, identification/documentation of time extensions/delays.
· Project Documentation: Pre-construction/construction photos, daily inspection reports, materials testing, as-built records, progress payments, change orders, submittals, RFIs and miscellaneous correspondence.
· Claims and change order processes on a construction project, and knowledge of claims avoidance and mitigation strategies.
· Collaborative working style focused on customer satisfaction and high performance. Service level to project stakeholders: SCL PM, Design Engineer, SPU/SDOT engineering & operations, SCL ratepayers, City of Seattle citizens.
· Supervising/mentoring/providing constructive feedback and guidance to staff/inspectors.
· Understanding of the critical importance of safety and the roles and responsibilities of the Resident Engineer/Owner and contractor in terms of public works projects, and the benefit of adopting a safety culture.
· Strong communication/coordination skills.
· Boater Safety card

Additional Information
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.