The City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) is recruiting to fill its Principal Engineer position. This position is charged by the Seattle Municipal Code with advising the SDCI Director on issues related to structural strength and design in the built environment. The Principal Engineer sets the tone and balance necessary to prioritize, and to effectively and reasonably enforce the construction codes for all work requiring permits from city government for Seattle's residential, commercial, and industrial communities. The position provides:
Tasks include coordinating with the Building Official to resolve technical issues and set policies for administration of the Seattle construction codes, and participating in the development of Seattle, Washington State, and national codes and standards.
SDCI is comprised of six divisions whose purpose is Helping people build a safe, livable, and inclusive Seattle. While the Principal Engineer resides in and works primarily with the Engineering Services Division (plan review and permit processing), they also have authority and influence in other divisions, particularly Inspections Services, as it pertains to structural safety and emergency response.
SDCI has a culture of promoting an equitable work environment that allows us to thrive by understanding how racial outcomes impact the individual employee and the community members we serve. To guide and strengthen our culture, this position requires a strong foundation in diversity, equity and inclusion and is a key player in promoting racial equity in the workforce and service delivery.
For additional information including structured resume questions, and to apply, see the City of Seattle job posting.
Experience in engineering plan review in the context or reviewing building permit applications is considered to be professional structural engineering. Other combinations of education and/or experience which provide equivalent background will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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