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Utility/GIS Engineer - Water

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City of Renton

89568.00 - 108912.00

Renton, WA

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January 12, 2018


Renton, Washington


89568.00 - 108912.00


Full Time - Experienced


Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering

Preferred Education:

4 Year Degree

About the City of Renton:

The City of Renton embraces a diverse and inclusive workforce and prides itself on promoting collaboration and teamwork in a positive environment while providing high quality services to the community.

The City of Renton, with a population of 102,700 (2017), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, and the Seattle Seahawks.


Perform technical, analytical, and professional duties in the area of utility engineering. Plan and conduct complex and large scale engineering studies and projects; develop and maintain Geographic Information Systems (GIS) geodatabases for the City's utilities, create complex hydraulic models, coordinate and direct outside engineering consultants and firms on assigned projects and studies.

Essential Functions

Plan and conduct large-scale engineering studies utilizing staff from within the City or outside consultants as necessary; develop scope of work for statement of qualifications and request for proposals from outside consultants, develop timelines, specifications and project objectives; monitor progress and provide periodic reports regarding assigned projects.

Organize and coordinate the design and construction of major water system facilities including reservoirs, pump stations, production wells, water treatment facilities, emergency power generators,


/telemetry system and Automated Metering Infrastructure.

Perform inspections of water wells, pump stations, reservoirs and other water facilities.

Evaluate functional and operational conditions of existing water facilities and recommend necessary improvements, replacement, prioritization of capital projects and schedules.

Coordinate upgrades and improvements to the water


system, schedule relevant training for operations staff, coordinate with local


integrators, help troubleshoot


related problems as they arise.

Develop specifications and cost estimates for bids on major projects requiring outside consulting assistance; participate in the selection of consultants; negotiate and monitor contracts and services of outside firms to assure compliance with specifications, timelines and City ordinances and policies; approve payments to contractors on major projects as appropriate and submit to superiors for final authorization.

Provide work direction and guidance to other engineering personnel on City projects as requested; provide project leadership as assigned on projects requiring City personnel; establish and maintain project schedules and activities.

Provide written and verbal reports as necessary on assigned projects and contracts; present reports to outside groups, City Council, commissions or others as requested; maintain records for assigned activities.

Meet with City personnel as necessary on capital construction, transportation, utility projects and studies to assure needs are being met by proposed designs and specifications; assure proper communication at key intervals between consultants, contractors, department heads and others.

Review complex architectural and engineering plans and drawings for major construction projects within the City to assure compliance with City ordinances and policies; approve plans or indicate deficiencies with corrective action guidelines.

Make complex calculations involving assigned engineering specialty including utilities, construction, transportation and others; review calculations and designs of others to assure conformance with City engineering standards.

Prepare and review drawings and design as necessary for major projects to lead or assist in the overall design effort.

Prepare engineering drawings in support of technical models for permit review, in-house projects and project management.

Provide for and lead plan reviews for outside contractors on major projects and studies to assure compliance of building and other construction with City codes, ordinances and policies.

Maintain and update hydraulic models for City's utilities. Perform hydraulic, quality and energy-use


of the systems. Gather information from diverse sources to create and maintain complex hydraulic models for the City utilities. Interpret the results of model


by applying professional engineering judgment, knowledge, and understanding of the capabilities and limitation of the hydraulic models.

Interprets results of hydraulic


, develops and recommends capital improvements to the City's utilities to improve short-term and long-term demands of City's utilities.

Provides necessary information regarding the availability of water flow and pressures for the purposes of fighting fires and specified locations in the water distribution system. Advises the Water Maintenance Section on options to address water quality problems in the system and recommends locations for water quality monitoring stations.

Create, maintain, and document schema for databases and geographic information systems (GIS


) for piped utilities. Coordinates with other sections, divisions and departments within the City to ensure schema developed for both piped utilities and used by piped utilities are compatible with enterprise wide information needs.

Test new software applications and provides data retrieval and reports for use by various City departments.

Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to field.

Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance, work evening and/or weekend hours as assigned, and travel as required.

Standard Functions:

Inspect sites as necessary.

Perform related duties as assigned.

May be assigned to support critical city priorities during disasters or other emergencies.


Bachelor's degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field.

4 years of water systems engineering experience.

Current Professional Engineer license required.

Classes and work experience related to GIS, computer mapping and hydraulic modeling.

Valid driver's license.

Successful passing of a required background check.


Additional Salary Information: In addition to the salary posted, the City contributes 4% of the salary to a deferred compensation retirement savings plan.

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About City of Renton

The City of Renton is a full service City with a workforce of approximately 600 regular employees. Departments in the City include Community Services, Public Works, Community and Economic Development, Executive, City Attorney, Court Services, Police, Human Resources and Risk Management, and Finance and Information Technology. The City maintains a very competitive compensation and benefit program

throughout its range of employment positions, while providing exciting opportunities in the overall public service to the community. The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 102,700 (2017), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix.

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