Project Engineering Technician

  • 3725 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

City of Fife

5411 23rd St. East, Fife, WA 98424

http://www.cityoffife.org/

 

To be considered for this job opportunity you must complete an online application through NEOGOV on our website http://cityoffife.org/jobline.

 

The City of Fife is the Northern gateway to Pierce County, Washington.  Fife offers a small-town feel and big-city ideas.  Conveniently located between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Port of Tacoma, the City covers roughly 5.7 square miles of land between the Puyallup River and Puget Sound.  Once a small farming town, Fife has grown into a hub of community, industry and retail opportunities. 

 

Job Description

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, or their designee, plan, calculate and conduct engineering studies of water, street and sewer systems; inspect utility installation and construction projects in progress and upon completion to assure performance complies with contracts and City, State and federal specifications and regulations.

 

*This is a limited-term position with the funding contingent on Capital Projects.  Estimated ending date is December 31, 2020 unless additional projects or funding becomes available or funding ceases. 

Plan, calculate and conduct engineering studies of water, street and sewer systems; provide technical advice and assistance to City personnel concerning utility system installation, construction and compliance issues.

 

Inspect utility installation and construction projects in progress and upon completion to assure performance complies with contracts and City, State and federal specifications and regulations; conduct investigations of various utility systems and submit observations to appropriate personnel for approval.

 

Inspect new water system equipment and components including water mains, fire lines, fire hydrant assemblies and domestic and irrigation service meters to assure proper installation; monitor and evaluate disinfection and water pressure testing of new installations to assure compliance with established guidelines.

 

Assure proper sanitation of new sewer systems according to established standards and requirements; monitor and evaluate pressure testing of new sewage piping to assure compliance with established guidelines and regulations.

 

Conduct inspections of new storm water systems and related facilities to assure proper construction and compliance with established guidelines and project specifications.

 

Assure new additions to street systems are installed properly according to established specifications, guidelines and requirements; perform related testing to assure proper alignment, placement and control of street and traffic equipment; resolve public safety issues as necessary.

 

Monitor job sites to assure compliance with established erosion and sediment control measures; conduct periodic site visits and identify water runoff, dust control and job site entrance issues.

 

Communicate with City personnel, outside agencies and utility customers to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or concerns related to assigned activities.

 

Review and respond to public requests and complaints over the counter or by telephone regarding utility construction and modification projects, street systems, assigned functions and engineering-related matters; assist the public by reviewing plans, projects and communicating issues relevant to plans and applications; investigate issues involved and recommend appropriate corrective action.

 

Review engineering plans for various utility projects to assure compliance and compatibility with existing systems and applicable codes, standards, specifications and practices.

 

Operate a variety of machines, survey and inspection equipment, meters and tools; operate a computer and assigned software; drive a vehicle to conduct work.

 

Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to construction activities, inspections, testing and assigned activities.

 

Mark city-owned utilities in response to "On Call" utility locate requests

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Any combination equivalent to:  associate's degree in civil engineering, construction technology or related field and four years' experience in civil engineering, civil construction or related field.

 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 

Valid driver's license.

Additional Information

TO APPLY:

To be considered for this job opportunity you must complete an online application on our website at http://cityoffife.org/jobline.

To be considered for the opportunity please include:
1. A detailed chronological resume; and
2. Cover letter detailing how your education and experience has prepared you for this position. 

For more information and a full job description, please visit our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

THE CITY HAS A TOBACCO AND DRUG-FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT