Engineer III (Surface Water Management

Snohomish County | Everett, WA

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Posted Date 2/18/2020

ENGINEER III (Surface Water Management)

Snohomish County Public Works is seeking a highly motivated and well qualified licensed Professional Engineer to develop, design, and manage capital improvement projects. This Engineer III position will work in the Surface Water Management (SWM) division Capital section.  This position will be part of a team of engineers and technicians that take projects from concept through construction. SWM designs and implements a wide variety of stormwater improvement projects (fish passage improvements, neighborhood drainage improvements, water quality treatment, road flooding reduction, etc.).

SWM has a robust annual construction program, delivering 10-15 capital projects per year. If working on meaningful and challenging capital projects from identification through construction sounds good to you, please consider applying for this Engineer III position.

The successful candidate will have qualities in alignment with SWM’s core values: providing and demonstrating high quality service, leadership, stewardship, accountability, respect, and integrity. You will have proficiency and expertise in analyzing and designing fish passage, drainage, and water quality projects; project management; hydraulic and hydrologic computer modeling; developing construction drawings, cost estimates, and project specifications; and overseeing project construction.   Your excellent communication skills and ability to work well with staff and stakeholders with a variety of backgrounds will make you stand out. Apply for this position to positively contribute to the delivery of high quality projects and service to the residents of Snohomish County.

For further information on Snohomish County Surface Water Management’s programs, please go to

A Professional Engineer (PE) license is required for this position.

Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth and below are some highlights of the generous benefits we offer to our employees:

  • Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, and dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more.
  • Pension Benefits: County employees are eligible for Washington State PERS enrollment.
  • Holiday Pay: The County observes 10 paid legal holidays per year, and provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
  • Vacation Leave: you will start out accruing 6.7 hours of vacation each month. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
  • Sick leave: You will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.
  • Flexible work Schedule
  • Pay Increases: Each year you will be eligible for a 5% step increase until you reach the top step. An annual cost of living adjustment may also be included, as negotiated by AFSCME.

Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities and a thriving economy.  Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.  When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement is highly encouraged and supported.  We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.

Snohomish County - The Future We Choose

Public Works is the largest department in the Snohomish County government with approximately 600 employees.  Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  This growth presents many challenges for the Public Works department in maintaining and improving critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, managing the solid waste and recycling needs of county residents, and monitoring surface water issues. Visit the Public Works webpage to learn more.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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