Design Engineer 2 - Open Until Filled

  • Kitsap County
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Feb 26, 2018
Full Time Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $67,724.80 - $93,350.40 Annually

Job Description


Kitsap County Public Works
Kitsap County Public Works provides "must have" services to keep your every day running smoothly. We develop, support and maintain public services that enhance the quality of life for residents and economic vitality for businesses through responsible and sound management, innovation, teamwork, and vision. We provide dependable, high quality, and cost effective public works.

Position Overview Join a highly skilled team of engineer professionals performinga variety of professional office and field civil engineering assignments! This position is responsible for performing and coordinating the design and construction of Public Works capital improvement projects which require the application of standard engineering principles and methods. Duties involve coordinating the work of consultants or engineering staff as it relates to assigned engineering projects and performing more technical and complex work in designing, inspection, plan review and estimating for assigned County projects.This position typically serves as a lead on large scale, complex engineering projects; and/or lead worker to lower level engineers; and/or supervisor to the technicians.


Required Education and Experience
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) or
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) and four years of related engineering* experience working under the direct supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer; or
  • Bachelor's Degree in related engineering field and four years related engineering* work experience working under the direct supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer (PE); and
  • One year of lead worker or supervisory experience.
  • Experience utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) software in design projects.
*"Engineering" means the "practice of engineering" as defined in RCW 18.43.020.
Note: Qualifications for this position must be met; no other equivalencies accepted.

*Verification Requirement
Kitsap County requires verification of education, certification and/or experience. The following is a breakdown of the verification requirement:
  • Certification: A copy of the Professional Engineer Certification; or
  • Certification and experience: A copy of the Engineer in Training Certification and complete a verification form and submit it during the application process. The form includes verification of the work performed under the direct supervision of the Professional Engineer, Professional Engineer signature and PE stamp/seal or a copy of their current license; or
  • Education and experience: Official Transcripts from an ABET Accredited School of Engineering and complete a verification form and submit it during the application process. The form PE Registration form available at: http :// includes verification of the work performed under the direct supervision of the Professional Engineer, Professional Engineer signature and PE stamp/seal or a copy of their current license.

Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications
  • Experience with organizational management principles, such as Lean Six-Sigma, Theory of Constraints.
Driving Requirements
The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy 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 a Category 1 Driver that operates County-owned vehicle.
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 official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Submit copy of official certification, if certifications are 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.
  • Submit a copy of their State employment driving record abstract to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Principles, practices and standards of civil engineering as they relate to areas of assignment.
  • Engineering mathematics, plans, maps, specifications, and drafting terminology and symbols.
  • Principles, practices, and design standards, for public infrastructure construction.
  • Principles and practices of project planning, coordination, and evaluation.
  • Application and interpretation of federal, state and local rules, regulations, codes and ordinances as they relate to area of assignment.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to make effective presentations of technical, complex, and information.
  • Interpret and implement a variety of documents, policies and procedures.
  • Utilize various computer applications specific to the department including databases, word processing, document imaging, spreadsheets, and web based systems for entering, retrieving and researching data and records.
  • Utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) software in the design of projects.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, contractors, engineering firms, the general public.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Perform technical research work and complex technical computations to provide reliable advice on engineering problems.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, contractors, engineering firms, the general public, and representatives of other agencies.
  • Physically perform assigned duties and essential functions of the position.
  • Appear for scheduled work with regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
  • Work various shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as required.
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 :
  • Walking through, bend, stoop, and twist while traversing undeveloped terrain may be required to conduct field inspections.
  • Reaching above and/or below shoulder, handling/grasping documents or equipment.
  • Standing or sit for long periods of time.
  • Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person and/or on the telephone.
  • Vision sufficient to read source materials, plans, inspect community sites and see computer screen data.
  • Exertion of force of 50 pounds occasionally and 20 pounds frequently to lift/carry/move objects, files/documents, and other materials.
  • Work performed primarily in an office environment with some field or community inspection work.
  • Environmental and physical hazards associated with construction sites.


Essential Job Functions:
  • Perform, review and/or supervise complex and technical engineering activities on a variety of Public Works infrastructure projects, assuring compliance with accepted design standards, pertinent codes and County policies.
  • Operate CADD station to create three-dimensional surface models from survey data sets and use this information to set vertical and horizontal alignments, create cross sections and roadway templates, calculate quantities, determine right of way and easement acquisition requirements and prepare right of way plans for transportation facility projects.
  • Prepare preliminary and final detailed construction plans, technical specifications, quantity and construction cost estimates and prepare complete design packets for assigned projects. Assist other engineers in researching, analyzing and resolving more technical and complex design engineering problems.
  • Prepare stormwater conveyance piping layouts, complete pipe sizing calculations, determine stormwater treatment facility designs and layouts and prepare supporting information such as drainage reports that document design decisions made for assigned projects.
  • Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in construction or maintenance of assigned construction projects.
  • Coordinate and participate in pre-bid, pre-construction and technical review meetings, which involves meeting with utility companies, developers, contractors, engineers and representatives from County departments and agencies to review and analyze plans, specifications and related impact for assigned projects.
  • Serve as liaison and maintain professional relationships with other departments and governmental agencies providing technical advice and coordinating project activities. Make presentations to the general public, County boards and commissions for assigned projects.
  • May be assigned to both short and long term projects and may have more than one project assignment at any one time.
Other Job Duties :
  • Perform other related duties as requested.


  • Classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual.
This position is open until filled.
Closing Date/Time: