Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Seattle City Light's Generation Operations & Engineering Business Unit (GO&E) is seeking a Senior Civil Engineer to join the Structural Engineering (SE) group. The Sr. Civil Engineer will perform structural and civil engineering design work for the entire utility, in addition to generation projects. There is a broad array of technical work the SE group performs, including structural calculations, design, inspections, and studies of hydroelectric plants, electrical transmission lines, distribution infrastructure, and substation facilities.
This position will report to the Structural Engineering Supervisor.
Engineers in the Structural Engineering group perform a wide range of structural and civil engineering tasks and projects for the Utility, which run the gamut on size and type. The position will work with other engineering disciplines and work units to coordinate work efforts. These work units include: Civil Engineering, Dam Safety, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Affairs, and Operations. It is expected that there will be involvement in all type of projects that the group performs, however, the primary focus of this position will be to provide structural engineering support for Electrical Transmission, Overhead Distribution, and Communications projects.
Job responsibilities may include:
Performs senior-level professional civil and structural engineering work for hydroelectric plants, electric transmission, distribution, and substation facilities.
Oversees project progress from initial concepts through final design and construction.
Serve as a project engineer on capital projects and other programs.
Prepare civil and structural engineering designs as lead or project engineer, including calculations, plans, and technical specifications.
Prepare or review structural calculations, engineering studies, project schedules, budgets, and cost estimates.
Perform project coordination; prepare and/or be accountable for adherence to established project scopes,schedules and budgets.
Prepare construction estimates, construction feasibility reviews, and budget documents.
Review plans, specifications, special conditions, and agreements for work done to be completed by contractors, public agencies, and City Light crews.
Review and check work submitted by consultants and contractors to make recommendations on its acceptability against scope, budget, and schedule.
Prepare and administer consultant contracts, monitor contract progress, and review invoices for approval.
Coordinate and review work done by contractors and utility crews.
Perform activities in support of construction, such as reviewing submittals, aiding in resolution of field problems, preparing change order designs.
Perform structural inspections and prepare field reports.
Prepare preliminary engineering reports, design reports or similar documents.
Oversee and/or prepare CAD drafting work for project designs.
Lead a technical team doing any of the above work, including directing the work of other engineers.
Serve as a technical expert in civil and structural engineering specialty areas.
Make presentations and serve as team leader on special projects or other assignments as required.
Self-manage work load and schedule depending on project requirements.
Mentor junior engineers.
Periodically travel to remote project sites in conjunction with project responsibilities.
Requires five years professional civil engineering experience and a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology; (or a combinations of education and/or training and/or experience, which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Current Washington State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
Desired Qualifications: A highly qualified candidate is expected to have some of the following:
Masters of Science in a Civil Engineering discipline (Structural Engineering preferred).
Eight years or more of professional structural engineering experience.
Structural Professional Engineering License in the State of Washington.
Experience in the structural design of electrical transmission, overhead distribution, overhead communication, and substation termination structures.
Computer skills in modeling of overhead transmission / distribution lines and structures with PLS-CADD.
Experience in the structural design of hydroelectric generation structures, dams, underground electrical transmission and distribution, and substation structures.
Experience in the structural design of buildings and foundations, including seismic design.
Experience preparing engineering calculations, drawings, and reports.
Experience as a project engineer coordinating with multiple disciplines.
Experience in construction-related aspects of design, including reviewing submittals, resolving field issues, etc.
Computer modeling of structures with 3D analysis programs (RISA 3D, ETABS, SAP, etc.).
Drafting experience with AutoCAD.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment.
Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances and work in or near construction sites.
May be required to lift over 50 pounds.
May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time.
May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
Overnight travel may be required.
Please submit a completed application via this bulletin and attach:
A cover letter describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required and desired for the position.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.