Water Civil Professional Engineer

  • City of Tacoma, WA
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Mar 25, 2023
Full Time Engineering Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $112,278.40 - $158,080.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Description

Tacoma Water has an opportunity for a Civil Professional Engineer to join our Planning & Engineering Division. If you are interested in growth and development in your career, serving your community, being mentored (or developing staff), and having the opportunity to work on one of the largest pipeline supply projects in the State, we want to hear from you!

Your Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Deliver complex projects and studies through planning, design, and construction phases.
  • Provide technical expertise on the design of pipes, pump stations, flow control facilities, large-diameter pipeline replacement, and other pipeline-related projects.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams (internal and external staff) and collaborate with stakeholders for the development and sealing/stamping of project deliverables, including engineering plans, technical specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Apply project management skills during initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing of projects, including development of project management plans, business case evaluations, project scopes, schedules, budgets, and technical reports.
  • Support construction with timely responses to submittals, request for information (RFI), and change order documents.
  • Communicate Tacoma Water’s interests with internal and external stakeholders, including on projects led by other municipalities, agencies, or entities.
  • Prepare project documents and conduct presentations to the public, Utility Board, or City Council.
  • Develop procurement documents for selecting and awarding professional services.
  • Direct and review the deliverables of consultants, including engineering drawings, technical specifications, reports, and cost estimates.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to junior staff.

Pro jects and Programs we will work on:
  • Pipeline Rehabilitation and Replacement
  • Pump Stations and Industrial Buildings
  • Flow Control and Pressure Reducing Facilities
  • Pipeline Condition Assessments

In addition , our team also supports these specific programs:

Serve on a team supporting the Pipeline No. 1 (P1) Program. P1 is a 27-mile large-diameter (30-inch to 78-inch) transmission water main that is the primary water supply for the Greater Tacoma Area. Under a regulatory-compliance decree from the Health Department, P1 is required to be rehabilitated to improve water-quality. The project will cost upwards of $225M and is intended to provide water supply to the community for the foreseeable future, while protecting the environment and minimizing the financial burden to our customers.

Serve on a team supporting the Main Replacement Program (MRP) that is responsible for identifying, designing, and constructing distribution water mains throughout our service area of 7 municipalities and 2 counties. The distribution system consists of small-diameter (4-inch to 24-inch) water mains that provide water to our customers.

Who you will be working with:
You will be joining our Planning & Engineering (P&E) Section, responsible for performing planning and engineering services related to the following:

  • Regional transmission of water supply through 150 miles of large-diameter water mains, pumping stations, standpipes, and reservoirs.
  • Local water distribution to our customers through over 1,350 miles of small-diameter water mains.
  • Water supply forecasting and resourcing.
  • Water quality, water treatment and regulatory compliance of the 150 million-gallons-per-day Green River Filtration Facility, in-town groundwater systems, and throughout the distribution system.
  • Equipment related to electrical components, communications, instrumentation and control, and cathodic protection.

Your Team:
The Engineering Team within the P&E Section is responsible for the design and project management of construction projects at Tacoma Water, from planning to commissioning. You will lead a cross-functional team consisting of engineers, technicians, and construction professionals.

Minimum Education*
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or directly related field.

Minimum Experience*
4 years of professional level engineering experience

*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
  • Washington State Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Washington State Driver's License or ability to obtain within 6 months.
Desired Qualifications
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Technical background in large-diameter pipelines and/or water distribution systems

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking, or climbing for long periods of time.
  • Work performed in office, field, and other environments.

Telework/Remote Work

  • The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative and flexible, and which attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. This position is telework/remote eligible. The successful candidate may apply for and request approval for a Telework Arrangement or may work from our offices located at 3628 S. 35th Street in Tacoma, WA. Hybrid arrangements may also be available.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information
City of Tacoma's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Tacoma Water
Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you.

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 4pm on the closing date.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at www.cityoftacoma.org or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Tacoma, Washington United States View Map