The City of Oak Harbor is seeking a talented professional engineer to join our team in our unique community. This is a great opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Washington State that takes pride in it's history and quality of life! If you're looking to take the next step in your career we'd love to hear from you!
The staff of the City of Oak Harbor is committed to delivering the highest possible level of service to its citizens, improving economic opportunities, quality of life and fostering community partnerships.
The Engineering Division is committed to the health, safety, and welfare of the City's citizens by providing engineering analysis of plans and specifications for the construction of capital improvements and private developments.
The Division is responsible for overseeing the construction of public infrastructure such as streets, sewer mains, and water mains to assure the adherence to standards set forth in the City of Oak Harbor Municipal Code and that current engineering practices are utilized.
Job Summary Under general direction and supervision of the City Engineer, this position performs a variety of professional-level engineering assignments in design, construction, and land development. The preparation of plans, specifications and estimates and maintenance of projects involving major capital and private development which requires the application of standard engineering principles and methods. This includes, but is not limited to, new construction or improvement projects involving streets, water distribution structures and systems, wastewater, drainage, solid waste, and storm sewer systems.
Performance Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Extensive knowledge of modern civil engineering principles and practices used in the design, construction, and inspection requirements and methods, preferably specific to public works projects.
Knowledge of engineering and land surveying.
Knowledge of State and Federal regulations governing public works projects.
Knowledge of project planning, budgeting, contract administration, and project management techniques.
Knowledge and skills to perform substantial analysis and interpretation; and ability to make sound judgments.
Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively speak and present in public, facilitate and negotiate complex information to officials, agencies, staff and the community.
Skill in business writing with proficiency in spelling, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and mathematics.
Ability to compose complex documents and the ability to research, organize and compile data into meaningful reports.
Ability to make sound decisions and to convey decisions to other professionals, developers, and citizens, using discretion and tact.
Ability to utilize a computer and associated City, engineering and specialized software, including CAD.
Ability to utilize equipment such as methane gas detector, four-wheel drive vehicles, and surveying instruments.
Supervisory Responsibility No direct supervisory responsibilities though management of projects includes directing project related activities of the project team members. This position may assume position of City Engineer in City Engineer’s absence.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
Minimum four (4) years of experience in a broad range of professional engineering responsibilities including infrastructure planning, funding, design, construction, and testing.
Current Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in the State of Washington or must be able to obtain a State of Washington P.E. through reciprocity within six (6) months of hire.
Three (3) years of experience in successfully delivering federally funded projects, including design work for capital improvements, stormwater civil engineering, low impact development, and construction inspection.
Engineering experience in the public sector or local municipal government preferred.
National Local Technical Assistance Program (NLTAP) training and experience, preferably with a local public agency, such as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
APWA Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM), Low Impact Development (LID) Certificate, or Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) preferred.
May be required to obtain applicable and relevant certification(s) within one (1) year of hire.
Must pass pre-employment background check and have a good driving record with a valid driver’s license.
About City of Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor...Whidbey Island's Premier Waterfront Community.
The staff of the City of Oak Harbor is committed to delivering the highest possible level of service to its citizens, improving economic opportunity, quality of life and fostering community partnerships.
The City of Oak Harbor (population 22,000+) is situated on the northern portion of Whidbey Island, approximately two-hours drive north of Seattle, and is accessible by both land and ferry. Located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Whidbey Island experiences half the annual rainfall of Seattle.
Whidbey Island is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and with the presence of several nearby state parks, and nearby San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker recreational areas, and easy access to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains there is a host of recreational activities for an active outdoor lifestyle. You can enjoy boating, whale watching, hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, camping, sport fishing, bird watching, beach combing, and much more. Oak Harbor also offers excellent small town ambiance, a local play house, outstanding dining, antique shopping, and within minutes of Oak Harbor, the opportunity to visit un...ique garden and vineyard settings, or simply enjoy the quietness of watching eagles soar.
Oak Harbor has a vibrant downtown, an expanding commercial and retail base, and growing secondary education opportunities. In summary, the lifestyle, convenience of services and location make Oak Harbor an outstanding place to live, work and raise a family.
The City of Oak Harbor was incorporated in 1915 and operates under the Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor and City Council are elected at-large for four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the development of budgets and related financial plans, and the overall operation of the City. The Mayor directly supervises the City Administrator, City Attorney, Police Chief and Fire Chief. The City Administrator directly supervises the Development Services Director, Finance Director, Human Resources Director and Public Works Director.
The City of Oak Harbor employs approximately 130 full-time personnel and operates with an overall budget of $138 million ($16.4 million General Fund).