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Wastewater Treatment Division
Seattle, Following the guidance given in the "GreenWhereWeWork" initiative of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, this position will work from home. There will be an expectation to travel to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomis, United States
30+ days ago
Wastewater Treatment Division
Seattle, Following The Guidance Given In The "GreenWhereWeWork" Initiative Of The Department Of Natural Resources And Parks, This Position Will Work From Home. There Will Be An Expectation To Travel To Various Worksites Throughout King And South Snohomis, United States
30+ days ago


JOB SUMMARY: This position will provide technical, professional engineering design and administrative services including preparation of drawings and specifications, assistance in administering wastewater construction contracts and evaluation of a contractor's work and administering feasibility studies and special studies for assigned wastewater projects.  This position will perform complex design under supervision and guidance related to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters.

This position is for a journey or senior wastewater engineer depending on experiences, qualifications, knowledge, and skills.  King County may elect to select one or more candidates from this advertisement depending on the applicant pool, current openings, and openings created from pending retirements.  Applicants from this recruitment may be considered for future vacancies as they occur.

WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce, and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County. 
To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links:

  • Develop work plan, schedule and budget for the execution of designs for wastewater projects.
  • Review consultant plans and specifications to ensure conformity to the County’s specifications and requirements.
  • Serve as Project Engineer on County Design Projects. As Project Engineer, coordinate project design with other engineering disciplines, the engineering design review team, and other team members. Review and consolidate technical comments from design reviews. Serve as a single point of contact for the project to the Project Manager.
  • Review and approve shop drawings submitted by contractors, assist in the interpretation of specifications, advise on contractor compliance with contract documents, and review change orders when required by field personnel or as required by law.
  • Translate operational and maintenance requirements into terms the project team understands.
  • Review proposals from equipment vendors.  Review construction plans of other agencies and/or building owners to ensure that County facilities are not in conflict with or endangered by adjacent construction or facilities.
  • Perform site visits for design investigations, troubleshooting, and similar activities. 
  • Prepare public works and procurement contract documents and cost estimates to comply with County and State public bidding policy.  Assist in the acquisition of all necessary permits prior to construction bidding.
  • Stamp and sign engineering plans as a licensed Professional Engineer.(Senior)
  • Participate in the development of terms and special provisions for agreements between County and regulatory and permitting agencies involving technical issues.
  • Respond to questions from the general public, consultants and/or other wastewater staff regarding technical issues related to wastewater facilities.
  • As required, provide assistance with complex emergency repairs of wastewater facilities or when technical engineering assistance is necessary.  May coordinate with the work of maintenance personnel or contractors to accomplish necessary repairs.


The successful candidate will embody the following competencies:
Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard, is action oriented and full of energy for the things seen as challenging, not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning, seizes more opportunities than others.

Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects, sets objective and goals, breaks down work into the process steps, develops schedules and task/people assignments, anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks, measures performance against goals, evaluates results.

Peer Relationships - Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all, can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups, can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise, is seen as a team player and is cooperative, easily gains trust and support of peers, encourages collaboration, can be candid with peers.

The ideal candidate should have:
A bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is required. 
  • Senior Level- Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or the conversion of an out-of-state state license within 90 days from date of hire is mandatory.
  • Journey Level - Four (4) years of work commensurate with an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) registration.
  • Possession of an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification is required. A professional engineer's license in the state of Washington is desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering principles and techniques.
  • Familiarity with wastewater and/or industrial facilities and construction principles and techniques. 
  • Demonstrated experience in solving complex technical issues within a multi-discipline work environment. (Senior)
  • Analytical and Instrumentation and Controls (technical) abilities are required for engineering project assignments to make recommendations on the cost effectiveness of projects and to evaluate alternative design proposals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required to provide information, present projects/plans.

Highly Desirable:

  • Work experience with wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities is strongly preferred.
  • Work experience in the design and control philosophies of advanced systems found in wastewater treatment plants, including Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Building Automation Systems (BAS).
  • Work experience with working with and/or developing industrial process flow diagrams (PFD) and piping & instrument diagrams (P&ID).
  • Work experience with preparing network architecture, panel layouts and schedules, I/O list and ISA conventions, instrument index, wiring and loop diagrams, data sheets and specifications.
  • Work experience with the selection and specifying of process instruments for monitoring and control.

For a full job description see:
Wastewater Engineer - Junior
Wastewater Engineer - Senior


For more information about this recruitment, please contact:
Diana Eberly at [email protected]

Job Information

  • Job ID: 54465862
  • Location:
    Seattle, Following The Guidance Given In The "GreenWhereWeWork" Initiative Of The Department Of Natural Resources And Parks, This Position Will Work From Home. There Will Be An Expectation To Travel To Various Worksites Throughout King And South Snohomis, United States
  • Position Title: Wastewter Engineer Journey / Senior Instrumentation and Controls
  • Company Name: Wastewater Treatment Division
  • Industry: General Environmental
  • Job Function: Engineer-Environmental
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $90,000.00 - $125,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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