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Transportation Engineer II - City of Issaquah ( Job # 18-0076)

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Minimum Salary: $6,842.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,738.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works Engineering
Closes: January 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM. Applications first reviewed on: Friday, January 18, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Issaquah is seeking an individual to join our team as a Transportation Engineer II who enjoys working with others, getting things done, and serving the public.  This role is multi-faceted and ideal for someone who enjoys a combination of field and office work.  Major responsibilities include participation in collaborative work teams to complete capital improvement projects; managing responses to citizen requests or complaints regarding roadway issues including speeding, traffic volumes, crosswalks, bike lanes, and parking; and collaboration with other City Departments.  The work requires excellent interpersonal and project management skills.

Issaquah is a rapidly growing community, well known for its environmental amenities, excellent quality of life, and countless cultural and educational opportunities. The Public Works Engineering Department works closely with the community to provide outstanding services. The Department is committed to continuous improvement, excellence in operations and fiscal stewardship. 

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their dependents. This includes choices of medical and dental coverage, voluntary participation in a Flexible Spending Account, Washington State retirement, 457 deferred compensation match, participation in Social Security, life insurance, provision of compensatory time, and other health and wellness incentives. 

Come join our team! Our mission — We enhance lives through public service.

We will be reviewing applications on January 18, 2019.

Essential Functions

Capital Projects / Traffic Engineering

  • Independently design and manage simple to medium complexity capital projects.  This work includes conducting environmental reviews, researching legal issues, right of way acquisition, preparing specifications for structures or projects, cost estimating, and general understanding of plan preparation and design software, property owner coordination, contract management, and construction management. 
  • Reviews studies and analyzes environmental impact statements submitted by private engineers for impact on the community, mitigation, and compliance with local ordinances; prepares required reports; and notifies the public and appropriate agencies of findings.
  • Develops and maintains database of engineering information related to program plans, specifications, and development.  Prepares related summary reports.
  • Conducts traffic and transportation studies and provides traffic engineering coordination for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of various projects.
  • Provides design and management of spot improvement and accident reduction projects in response to Citizen Action Requests. 
  • Establishes and maintains traffic records, count records, and traffic infrastructure inventories. 
  • Assists with traffic impact reviews for proposed residential, commercial, and industrial development to determine mitigations for safety issues. 
  • Assists with development of City traffic control plans for projects involving work in the right of way.

Community Involvement

  • Provides timely responses to Citizen Action Requests, including those regarding multimodal traffic and roadway safety. 
  • Provides technical support and serves as liaison with professional engineers, architects, developers, government officials and the general public to present and explain technical design or operations, features, project priorities, and development requirements of specialized projects.
  • Attends various committees, public meetings and formal public hearings on proposed projects; prepares maps, exhibits, drawings, charts, and graphs; and provides technical testimony as required to obtain program support and approval.

Departmental Collaboration

  • Builds effective working relationships with other City Departments to quickly move projects forward.
  • Advises division directors, managers and planning staff of the technical and political concerns surrounding a public works project.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Increases understanding of traffic engineering through continuing education utilizing resources such as the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, NACTO Guides for bicycle and pedestrian design, and the City's road standards.
  • Manages consultant and grant contracts, develops project and traffic budgets, reports on grants, and identifies cost to complete estimates for public works projects.
  • Coordinates the work of consultants with department staff.
Experience, Qualifications, and Education
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in civil, transportation, or closely related engineering discipline or related field.
  • Three to five years of engineering experience which ideally includes traffic engineering and project management responsibilities.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) designation.
  • Any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired, skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.
  • For qualified applicants, a valid Washington State driver's license with a driving record free from serious or frequent violations.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices, applicable to a municipal setting, for the construction and maintenance of various public works projects.
  • Knowledge of effective principles and practices of project organization and management including materials, costs, design, permitting, construction techniques and trends, regulations, standards and equipment, and funding/grant management.
  • Knowledge of Transportation Planning and Operational Levels of Service analysis, Transportation Impact Studies and fee calculations, Neighborhood Traffic Control principles and intersection levels of service analysis, Manual on Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) applications, and the laws and regulations applicable to the area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the field of engineering specialization.
  • Ability to direct and inspect the work of consultants and contractors on specialized civil engineering projects and to obtain adherence to plans and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare and administer work programs including monitoring budgets, work schedules, grants requirements, and progress reviews.
  • Ability to use specialized drafting, engineering, surveying, or electronic tools and equipment. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups regarding technical engineering concepts and complex or controversial public policy issues or regulations.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing, including technical writing skills sufficient to prepare project reports and specifications. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, consultants and contractors, public officials, and the general public.


City Hall NW
1775 12th Ave NW
Issaquah, WA 98027