*****FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 12, 2019, APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY EARLY FOR FIRST REVIEW DATE.****
About the Planning and Public Works Department: Planning and Public Works is a collaborative, innovative, and mission-driven department providing vital infrastructure services to the residents of Pierce County. We are a department that develops, trains, and promotes our employees. Join our team and help us plan, build, and maintain a more livable Pierce County.
Why It's a Great Department: This is a department that is customer service oriented, with a wide scope of work and a supportive management team. The department values training and peer mentorship.
Why It's a Great Opportunity: This position will provide the the successful candidate with a wide range of planning, engineering, project management and construction management work associated with the preservation and improvement of wastewater treatment plants and supporting facilities. The Sewer Division performs all the planning, administration, engineering, construction management, maintenance, and operations necessary to run like a successful public utility.
How to be Successful in the Role: A key to success in this position is the ability to establish positive and productive relationships with Maintenance and Operations staff and other engineers/technicians in the engineering working groups; become a subject matter expert in any area of the plant process this could include system control and instrumentation, wastewater processes, HVAC system, or electrical systems. The idea candidate will have a willingness to learn, critical thinking skills, curiosity, flexibility and adaptability.
Skills Immediately Required: The successful candidate will be technically proficient as it relates to the fundamentals of Project Management; knowledge of wastewater treatment plant processes or industrial wastewater treatment processes; ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences; ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines; and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including the compilation of reports, presentations and records.
Your Future In this Role: The successful candidate will have opportunities for training with a mix of on-the-job training, County provided training, and a vast array of training offered by professional organizations (PNCWA, WEF, and ASCE/ASME).
Core Daily Responsibilities:
You will provide project management expertise on capital and preservation projects; Communicate regularly with maintenance and operations staff, other engineers within the work group, and groups inside and outside the Division; Coordinate all phases of projects from planning, design, construction, project closeout, and support for operations and maintenance; and Coordinate work of other engineers in the work group, outside consultants, and contractors.
Three years of progressively responsible experience related to the position AND either a four-year degree in a closely related field or substituting for the degree be registered as an EIT or an additional 4 years of directly related work which demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions.
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This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.
Position #19-00403 WASTEWATER TREATMENT ENGINEER (CIVIL ENGINEER 2) - SEWER DIVISION CJ
Internal Number: Position #19-00403
About Pierce County, Washington
Planning and Public Works strives to support a livable Pierce County. Planning and Public works infrastructure, facilities and services protect the environment, improve public health and safety, contribute to economic vitality, and enhance the quality of life in our community. Pierce County Planning and Public Works is responsible for the maintenance, operation, preservation and improvement of 1550 miles of county roads with 145 bridges, a regional sewer system with 100 pump stations and over 700 miles of pipe, a regional stormwater system with 67 miles of levees and over 500 ponds, solid waste facilities, ferries, and airports.