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7 Apr 2022

Full-Time Senior Civil Engineer-Geotechnical – $70K-$160K – SENIO002189

Sound Transit – Posted by Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Salary range is $70k to $160k, with a midpoint of $115k.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.


Under general direction, performs advanced senior level professional engineering duties to support the Agency’s capital projects and operational needs. Provides technical and senior level engineering support to project directors and managers to support capital projects and operation requests. Oversees a full range of engineering duties performed by staff and consultants to ensure conformance with the agency standards.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

In area of assignment:

• Provides senior level engineering support and oversight throughout the planning, design, and construction phases of capital projects to ensure projects are meeting the agency’s standards.  Support includes, but is not limited to design reviews, construction submittal reviews, engineering analysis, alternative reviews, etc.

• Represents Sound Transit on complex engineering related matters with local jurisdictions, consultants, management, contractors, and others.  Responds to questions and inquiries as needed.

• Develops, maintains, and implements Sound Transit’s technical requirements in collaboration with others. This includes, but is not limited to design criteria, standard specifications, and drawings. May be required to sign and seal technical requirements.

• Maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment and recommends changes where appropriate.

• Ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively.

• Leads elements of design including management of consultant or third party contacts.

• Provides support to the department/division on other matters as directed.

• Champions & models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity & inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and five years of experience in the area of civil engineering, preferably in a rail or transit related environment; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of design lead experience is preferred.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

Professional Civil Engineer License issued by the State of Washington.

NOTE: Candidates with a Professional Engineer license in Washington State will be given precedence; however, those licensed in other states will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on their ability to obtain a WA state PE license.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Advanced understanding of principles and practices of civil engineering.

• Advanced understanding of Federal, State, and local codes and regulations.

• Understanding of procurement and contract management principles.

• Understanding of project management principles.

• Ability to work independently and demonstrating effective time management skills.

• Ability to utilize personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.

• Ability to collaborate with others and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively and accurately convey complex technical information to others.

• Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed in a standard office environment; however, some field investigation may be required.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #transportation, civil engineering, construction management, design, Design Lead, engineering, geotechnical, operations, and Transit. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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