MILL CREEK, WA, SEEKING EXPERIENCED SURFACE WATER ENGINEER
Are you seeking a chance to make a difference? Are you ready to use your experience to help redefine and establish well thought-out procedures based on best management practices, with an eye to continuous improvement? Come join our emerging public works engineering team within the City’s Public Works and Development Services department. Be a part of Mill Creek’s bright future.
Salary Range: $70,852 - $93,236
This is a full-time represented position.
In May 2019 the City Council selected Michael Ciaravino as Mill Creek’s new City Manager. The administrative team is meaningfully transforming and reorganizing its City government capturing momentum and carefully constructing Mill Creek’s management team, emphasizing ethics, professionalism, sophistication, and diversity.
The City of Mill Creek is in an exciting new stage of reorganization. The Public Works and Development Services Department provides vital services to the community of Mill Creek, combining planning, economic development, and public works. The newly constituted Public Works Engineering team, comprised of the City Engineer, Project Engineer, and Surface Water Engineer, will have the opportunity to contribute to a city organization that is aligned with best practices, efficiency, technical advancements, and innovation.
THE SURFACE WATER ENGINEER POSITION
The City is seeking a dynamic professional engineer with broad experience in operating a municipal storm water utility and maintaining NPDES permit compliance. The Surface Water Engineer will provide management and oversight of the City’s Surface Water system, working with the Public Works Maintenance and Operations team to establish processes and address issues with both public and private surface water infrastructure. The City has been without a surface water specialist for several years, and procedures and processes for the system need to be updated and institutionalized. Furthermore, the City’s surface water infrastructure is aging: the Surface Water Engineer will be responsible for working with consultants to design and implement repairs to aging stormwater conveyance structures, and lead the specification and design of water quality improvement projects. This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how you can apply your experience and ideas to establishing a well-run Surface Water Utility.
The ideal candidate will have broad public works engineering and surface water experience, and a willingness to learn and expand their horizons. Our team-oriented approach means the Surface Water Engineer will be partnering with others to share engineering project tasks as department workload varies. Candidates who excel in a collaborative team environment and who are dedicated to continuous process improvement will find this to be an ideal opportunity to be proud of their work and grow in experience and responsibility. Excellent written and oral communication skills will be key to success with the public, partners, and all levels of the organization.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or a related field, and at least two years of applicable experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.
Experience with current NPDES Phase II Stormwater Permit requirements and best management practices.
Current certification as an Engineer-in-Training in the State of Washington.
Valid Washington State driver’s license and an insurable driving record, or ability to obtain them within one (1) month of hire.
Certification as an Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), or ability to obtain within twelve months of hire.
Certification to work in confined spaces.
Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
Competent with AutoCAD and ESRI ArcGIS software.
Two years of working with or for a local government.
About City of Mill Creek
Situated in Snohomish County approximately 20 miles north of Seattle and 10 miles south of Everett, the City of Mill Creek, Washington, is a picturesque community nestled just inland from the Puget Sound, north of Lake Washington, and west of the Cascade Mountains. Initially developed as a golf course community in a densely wooded area and incorporated in 1983, Mill Creek (pop. 20,590, 4.6 sq. mil.) is exceptionally well-planned and offers a hometown atmosphere with many of the amenities of urban living.
Mill Creek is a vibrant, safe, and family-friendly community where residents enjoy active lifestyles without all the big city commotion. The City provides many opportunities to enjoy sports and the great outdoors. Parks and trails are a hallmark of the city with over 43 acres of parks and 23 miles of nature trails. Mill Creek enjoys 10 neighborhood parks, as well as a Sports Park, featuring a skate park and a ballfield for Little League and youth soccer. The City offers recreation services, classes and special events designed to serve the active and passive recreation needs of our community.