CIVIL ENGINEER I
CIVIL ENGINEER I
Opening Date: October 8, 2021
Salary Range: $ 6,563.00 - $7,986.00 per month
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
NATURE OF POSITION
The Civil Engineer I performs professional level engineering work including design, construction and project
management for municipal projects; develops project scopes and cost estimates, manages project budgets,
performs design calculations, prepares plans and specifications; manages consultant contracts and oversees
consultant designs for municipal projects. This position supervises and directs the work of assigned engineering
and support staff.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Sciences degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and four (4) years demonstrated engineering
experience, one (1) year of which involves progressively responsible project and/or program management.
Minimum one year of supervisory experience. Registration as Professional Engineer in Washington State or
ability to obtain same within six (6) months of employment, valid state driver's license.
Bilingual in Spanish.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:
A completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applications are available on the Human
Resources page of the City of Walla Walla website: https://wallawallawa.gov.
Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in
the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview, reference inquiries and may include a criminal background check. Completed application packages can be mailed to:
CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR
15 N. Third Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (509) 524-7935.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled
applicants if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need.
JOB DESCRIPTIONS: To obtain a copy of the full job description and class specification for this position, please
contact us at: email@example.com or 509.527.4475.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT EMPLOYER
THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES. MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
General direction and oversight are provided the Civil Engineer II, the City Engineer, or the City’s Utility Engineer.
This role is predominantly independent and receives minimal direct supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values
Customer Focus - Excellence – Stewardship - Communication - Leadership - Integrity
2. Develop initial project plans and assist in establishing schedules and budgets. Coordinate projects with
adjoining property owners, municipal, state, and federal stakeholders.
3. Design and manage assigned projects. Prepare and provide guidance, direction, and oversight for the
preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, and bid documents for City projects.
4. Provide technical assistance to developers during site development plan reviews to assure compliance with
City codes, ordinances and general engineering practices; perform site reviews as necessary.
5. Communicate recommendations with stakeholders, exchange information, respond to inquiries and
complaints; assure appropriate information is provided and problems are resolved.
6. Manage assigned projects during construction; maintain project records, documentation and contracts;
prepare payment requests; monitor project expenditures and maintain budgeted parameters.
7. Assist Civil Engineer II, City Engineer and/or Utility Engineer in the management of projects such as IRRP,
TBD, Bridges and the operation, design, construction, and maintenance for the City’s water, wastewater and
8. Manage consultant contracts and related projects as necessary; represent the City on assigned
9. Produce correspondence between the City, contractors, consultants, agencies and the general public
regarding project matters such as change orders, rights of way and claims for damage; prepare progress pay
estimates and reimbursement requests.
10. Prepare a variety of technical reports to support engineering programs, present written and oral
recommendations. Assist Engineering leadership and personnel in the preparation of long-range
Transportation Improvement Plans, Utility Improvement Plans and Capital Improvement Programs.
11. Provide mentoring and guidance to assigned engineers, engineering technicians and support personnel;
explain engineering concepts and principles; review documents and correspondence.
12. Lead the preparation of grant applications to ensure compliance with federal /state grant programs and
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Demonstrate punctual, regular and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job performance.
2. Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure
excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3. Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work
independently and effectively with little direction.
4. Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek solutions
and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5. Provide assistance to staff and higher-level management; participate in resolving operational or
interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
6. Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Demonstrated knowledge of complex principles, contemporary practices and advanced civil engineering
• Experienced with project management and contract administration, including preparing and directing
the preparation of complex plans, specifications and legal contracts.
• Experienced with advanced methods of engineering drafting and surveying; utilize relevant
instrumentation; interpret survey notes and plans.
• Apply mathematics to develop and evaluate engineering plans and specifications; calculate complex
computations for cost estimates and budgets.
• Able to perform difficult technical research; analyze complex engineering and mathematical problems;
evaluate engineering studies; identify and recommend alternative and effective courses of action.
• Knowledge of municipal, state, federal and American Public Works Association codes, ordinances,
specifications, policies, procedures and standards; knowledge of municipal government operations;
environmental policies and laws applicable to engineering projects.
• Effective oral and written communication skills; report writing, plan interpretation and oral presentation
• Ability to understand and execute oral and written directives; translate scientific and technical matters
to non-technical individuals, including policy makers.
• Balance multiple priorities to meet schedules, timelines and commitments; monitor and control project
budgets; maintain records and prepare reports.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Windows-based PC with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other engineering and
administrative software applications; GIS systems and equipment; utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D; EDEN and other
financial systems software.
Sit for extended periods of time and intermittently stand, walk, kneel down, stoop, bend and twist at the waist,
and drive a passenger car or pickup truck. Traverse rough and uneven surfaces on foot. Climb ladders to conduct inspections; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; hear and speak to exchange information; ability to see, including close vision.
Office environment; construction and utility sites; driving a vehicle to review work areas. Subject to seasonal
weather changes and adverse conditions.