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CITY OF ISSAQUAH CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION ENGINEER II SUMMARY: Positions in this classification provide professional engineering support in a variety of programs and projects. Work is related to activities in both private and public development projects. Duties include reviewing designs and plans, gathering and compiling data, tracking and coordinating projects, resolving complaints and the like. Employees ensure compliance with federal, state, local and City regulations and codes and ensure that standards and contractual provisions of the projects are met. Depending on the assignment, incumbents may use computers or specialized automated systems, as tools to prepare documents, reports, and to maintain, track and monitor inventories, or work with figures in making various calculations, tabulations compilations. Work is performed in a combination of field and office situations. SCOPE: Reports to: Engineering Manager Independently performs a variety of professional engineering tasks within the framework of established policies and guidelines and sound engineering practices. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Engineer II positions perform journey level professional work that is distinguished from the Engineer I class by the increased responsibility and technical knowledge required to perform regular work assignments with minimal supervision. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily indoors in an office setting. The work may require occasional field visits potentially exposing the employee to inclement weather and the hazards of a construction site. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Performs research related to the financing, technology, environmental impact and legal issues of a program or project; prepares engineering analyses to assist in effective planning of projects. • Reviews, studies and analyzes environmental impact statements submitted by private engineers for impact on community and compliance with local ordinances; prepares required reports and notifies the public and appropriate agencies of findings. 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, 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. Monitors consultant and grant contracts for projects and coordinates the work of consultants with department staff. Assists in formulating City responses to issues raised by the development and implementation of a specialized function or program area. Develops and maintains database of engineering information related to program plans, specifications and development. Prepares related summary reports. May provide the initial review of the design and drafting work of other engineers. Prepares specifications for structures or projects requiring the application of engineering knowledge.

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OTHER JOB DUTIES: • Provides information and responds to inquiries from contractors, property owners, City staff, and the general public regarding assigned projects. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Training: A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or related field and three years of professional engineering experience, preferably in the public sector; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. Licensing and Certification: Valid Washington State Driver's License with a driving record free from serious or frequent violations. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge of professional civil engineering principles, practices, methods and standards. • • • • • Knowledge of engineering design principles required in planning construction projects. Knowledge of suitable computer applications to engineering projects. Knowledge of construction and zoning standards and regulations. Knowledge of maps, deeds, plats, and plans. Ability to prepare accurate plans, specifications, cost estimates, and engineering reports.

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Ability to maintain a variety of technical records and adapt records systems for computerization. Ability to make accurate engineering computations and drawings. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to prepare reports of a complex technical nature. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, consultants and contractors, and the general public.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.


January 1998 Professional Exempt 13243

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