1+ months

Senior Engineer - Stormwater

City of Sammamish
Sammamish, Washington 98075
  • Payrate
    $86,030 To $117,739 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


The City of Sammamish is looking for an experienced, innovative, and collaborative Senior Engineer to join Public Works’ Stormwater Division. The division is comprised of a diverse group of engineers, technicians, and inspectors. We’re passionate about what we do for the City’s storm and surface water system and we foster a strong team dynamic in the division, relying on each other’s unique skills and expertise and collaborating to solve problems.


The Senior Engineer - Stormwater serves as an in-house storm and surface water professional engineer and assists with the development, administration and implementation of the City’s storm and surface water management program. This position provides project management or engineering expertise for the management, planning, analysis, design, construction, inspection, monitoring, operation, and maintenance of highly to moderately complex public works storm and surface water planning and engineering projects; presents project recommendations and status orally and in writing to the public, staff, Planning Commission, Hearings Examiner, and City Council; assists in developing and implementing storm and surface water related budget, policies and procedures, and educates residents regarding surface water and drainage issues.


Each staff member is expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties as may be required from time to time. Work during the evening, weekend or holiday may be required. The position serves at-will at the pleasure and discretion of the City.



The Senior Engineer - Stormwater position works under the direct supervision of the Senior Stormwater Program Manager.



  • Provides project and contract management of stormwater related capital improvement projects from planning, design, and construction. Projects may include fish passage culverts and weirs, regional stormwater facilities, stormwater conveyance, flooding, and erosion control projects, and large stormwater maintenance projects.

  • Assists in the management, development and implementation of basin plans, critical drainage area plans, regional stormwater facilities, water quality monitoring plans and others related to water resources management.

  • Serves as the City’s in-house storm and surface water engineer and technical expert in reviewing the planning and design of large private developments and Public Works and Parks capital improvement projects.

  • Assists the City in complying with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit requirements, which may include coordination with local jurisdictions to implement regional water resource related programs.

  • Provides project and financial management, oversight, work direction, guidance, technical assistance, coordination, and review work of consultant service providers.

  • Resolves contract disputes, works with project teams regarding payment or scope of contract. Coordinates with city attorney on resolutions.

  • engineering plans, specifications, estimates and other engineering documents and reviews for compliance with current engineering standards and practices.

  • Writes and reviews specifications for bids and negotiates agreements with contractors.

  • Represents the City in negotiations with businesses, contractors, property owners, and other jurisdictions, with the ability to commit certain city resources to achieve work objectives.

  • Represents the Public Works Department and delivers presentations to various citizen and special interest groups, public hearings and courts, management staff and committees including the Planning Commission, Lake Management District(s), and City Council.

  • Investigates and prepares recommended solutions to various surface and stormwater related problems.

  • Writes grants and administers grant agreements for projects related to storm and surface water management.

  • Participates in the coordination of planning, resource allocation and budget development within the stormwater division to ensure efficient project and program performance.

  • Assists in the development, interpretation, implementation and enforcement of codes, ordinances and policies related to storm drainage and surface water management issues.

  • Assists in training and directing less-senior engineers and staff in the implementation of the City’s storm and surface water management program.

  • Responds to questions and complaints from the public concerning drainage and development issues, including investigation and documentation of illicit discharges.

  • Assists in emergency response.

  • Acts during the absence of the Sr. Stormwater Manager

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



    Knowledge of:

  • Highly to moderately complex storm drainage design, construction practices and materials.

  • Principles, practices and procedures of the civil engineering field of design.

  • Federal, State, and local regulations and standards and of City policies and procedures, especially related to storm drainage and surface water runoff, including NPDES regulations and permitting requirements.

  • Public agency organization, operations, policies and objectives.

  • Interpersonal customer relations skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • Research techniques and procedures.

  • Standard office practices, procedures, software and equipment.

  • Environmental permit and review requirements for storm and surface water capital and maintenance projects including SEPA and HPAs.

  • AutoCAD, GIS and the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Project management tools, practices, including preparation of contract documents, bidding and construction management.

  • Preparing and maintaining records and files, including project/program records, equipment and material purchasing and accounting.


    Skills / Abilities:

  • Research and analyze complex problems and develop, recommend, and implement sound solutions.

  • Interact with the public and external organizations in an effective, customer-friendly, and helpful manner.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff in the stormwater division, the greater Public Works Department, and from other City work teams.

  • Manage projects to meet scope, schedule and budget.

  • Analyze and develop highly to moderately complex engineering plans, specifications and estimates.

  • Interpret and explain City, State and Federal codes, ordinances, specifications, policies, procedures and standards to a variety of audiences.

  • Analyze situations accurately, recommend and adopt an effective course of action.

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation.

  • Foster collaborative group process and efficient use of resources.

  • Work under minimal supervision and make appropriate decisions regarding work methods and priorities.

  • Demonstrate a strong sense of personal ethics along with professional judgment and discretion.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Maintain records and prepare reports.

  • Assist others to comply with standards and/or contract terms.

  • Provide good customer service.



Requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Environmental/Water Resources Engineering or related engineering field; Washington State Professional Civil Engineering License; minimum five (5) years progressive experience in project management, design, construction, and maintenance of storm and surface water projects, stormwater-related planning projects, policy development, other related civil engineering areas (in either municipal or consulting setting) or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Valid Washington State driver’s license and a good driving record.



Master of Science degree in Civil/Environmental/Water Resources Engineering or related field; previous municipal government stormwater planning, development, implementation and management experience; and working knowledge of the King County Surface Water Design Manual, Western Washington Hydrology Model, and HEC-RAS hydraulic model.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work is performed in both field and office settings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of office equipment. Position requires the ability to transport oneself to a variety of locations, primarily in and around the City of Sammamish and King County.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


Work is performed outdoors and in the office environment and may involve travel to a variety of locations to perform site visit work or to attend meetings. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.



While performing the duties of this job the employee divides his or her time between an outdoor and an indoor office environment, connected by travel in a vehicle on city streets and sometimes unimproved roads. Employee may be exposed to noise from basic office machine operation and may be required to walk rough terrain and climb inclines at work sites in inclement weather. May also be exposed to conditions and hazards associated with construction sites and potentially hazardous materials and equipment, fumes or vapors.


Duties are performed both individually and as part of a work team. The work environment is fast-paced and moderately noisy. Attendance at night meetings and meeting project deadlines may require working evenings or more than forty hours per week.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



Good driving record, ability to drive a city vehicle and possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s license is required.



The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and the requirements of the job change.




Posted: 2019-12-09 Expires: 2020-01-23

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Senior Engineer - Stormwater

City of Sammamish
Sammamish, Washington 98075

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