In this position you will supervise and direct the work of technical, professional and administrative staff within the electrical and instrumentation and controls (I&C) group of the Engineering & Technical Resources Unit. For additional details on this position please go to http://bit.ly/EngineerSupervisor
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates.
FORMS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED: Application and supplemental questions available at http://bit.ly/EngineerSupervisor Please also paste or attach a resume during the application process. PLEASE NOTE: Application materials must be submitted by 11:59 pm on 11/23/17 to be considered.
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
Skill in building appropriate rapport and developing constructive and effective relationships. Use of diplomacy and tact and ability to defuse high-tension situations comfortably. Skill in dealing with problems firmly, in a timely manner and not allow problems to fester with direct reports while treating staff equitably. Ability to have candid discussions while practicing attentive and active listening.
The most competitive applicants will have the following experiences and qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent field is required
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Washington is mandatory
Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in electrical and/or I&C engineering or closely related technical experience and an additional two (2) years of project management experience, beyond experience required under registration
Demonstrated advanced experience and knowledge in supervisory techniques and principles in a highly technical and political environment including demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor a diverse staff. Skilled in clearly setting objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, results, and provides feedback.
Advanced knowledge of contract packaging and contract administration for public works contracts
Knowledge of project management, construction, project control, and contract administration techniques and principles
Ability to apply strategic planning techniques and principals to establish direction and make decisions regarding multiple competing internal and external programs, projects and objectives
Demonstrated skill in assessing and determining the necessary resources to successfully accomplish work program(s)
Strong leadership and team building skills including conflict resolution and facilitation skills
Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences and convince others to initiate action
Knowledge of advanced budgeting techniques and principles
Additional education and/or work experience in sanitary engineering and business administration is desirable.
Thorough knowledge of current electrical and/or I&C engineering principles and practices, construction methods, materials and equipment used for the construction and rehabilitation of collection and/or conveyance systems and sewerage facilities.
Increasingly responsible experience in a large, complex industrial or utility setting, preferably wastewater treatment, with experience in engineering design, project management, construction and/or maintenance, in an environment associated with major asset management / capital replacement programs.
Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to provide transportation to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation services
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is a progressive, nationally recognized wastewater treatment utility serving a major urban and suburban area of 1.6 million. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, WTD provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services to 32 local governments in western King and south Snohomish counties through long-term service agreements. The individual local... governments operate the local sewage collection systems that provide sewer service directly to residences and businesses, while WTD provides the major interceptors and treatment plants for the region. WTD employs approximately 600 people and has a current operating budget of $85 million. WTD is also engaged in a $1.7 billion capital improvement program intended to protect water quality and accommodate the substantial growth projected for the greater Seattle area over the next thirty years.
WTD is part of King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks, which also manages much of the region’s solid waste through its Solid Waste Division, and regional parks through its Parks Division. The department also undertakes and manages a variety of surface water services and water quality activities through its Water and Land Resources Division. More information can be found at: http://dnr.metrokc.gov/
King County, one of the largest counties in the U. S., is governed by a directly elected executive and a thirteen member legislative body, elected by districts. It engages in a broad range of governmental functions and services and employs approximately 13,000 people.