The Civil Engineer oversees the design and construction of various roadway, storm drainage and facilities construction and maintenance projects. Manages construction projects from conceptual design to project closeout. Directs the work of permit technicians in the review of applications for roadway encroachments and private development projects. Prepares, updates and manages the County's one year and six-year transportation plans and oversees the County's annual bridge inspection program. See full job description www.co.benton.wa.us for additional details.
Oversees the preparation of professional level plans, specifications and reports. Reviews and approves contract documents, change orders and permits. Directs the work of the engineering staff including technicians, designers, inspectors and surveyors. Responsible to prepare annual performance evaluations and train and mentor assigned staff. Acts as the County Engineer in their absence.
Required work experience in transportation or civil engineering field:
Civil Engineer I - 4 years
Civil Engineer II - 6 years
Civil Engineer III - 8 years
Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related field.
Licensed as a Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering, in the State of Washington. Licensure in another state with ability to transfer to Washington within six months of hire is also acceptable.
Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Experience writing technical specifications highly desired.
Additional Salary Information: Benton County offers a comprehensive benefits package which currently includes full paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employee and dependents as well as a life insurance plan and a monthly contribution to a medical spending account (VEBA) for the employee.
About Benton County Public Works Department
Benton County is a county in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 175,177. The county seat is Prosser, and its largest city is Kennewick. The Columbia River demarcates the county's north, south, and east boundaries.Benton County Employs over 700 people. The Public Works Department has approximately 40 full time employees. The Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance and construction of the County's roadway and drainage systems.