The Civil Engineer position will be filled at a senior or principal level (based on knowledge, skills and abilities). The senior level incumbent performs civil engineering and assists with project management activities related to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of hydroelectric generation plants and other District facilities such as fish hatcheries, water supply systems, road and bridge structures, etc. The principal level incumbent may perform job duties listed above and will perform as a designated technical specialist in one or more civil engineering areas such as dam safety, structural analysis (concrete or wood or steel) finite element/fatigue analysis, geotechnical, fluid mechanics or project management. Performs technically complex engineering, and identifies, evaluates, and recommends optimum technical approaches.
This position requires advanced and/or specialty technical knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures, including materials, equipment and techniques, used in professional level work in the field of civil engineering and project management.
JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.
# EF/SF Job Functions
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Bachelor's degree (B.S., B.A.) in Civil Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s desired. Professional Engineer (PE) designation in the State of WA strongly preferred.
Level I incumbents will have at least 12 years' (principal level at least 20 years') progressively responsible experience performing civil engineering design with a minimum of seven (7) years (principal level 10 years') in hydro generation, dam safety, a water supply utility or equivalent. Experience participating in technical committees or forums is preferred for principal level incumbents.
A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.