Design Engineer

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City of Yakima
Yakima, WA, United States

Phone: 5095766617
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Design Engineer


Yakima, WA 

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Are you looking to work in a positive, supportive growth environment?  This may be just the change you are looking for!
The City of Yakima’s Engineering Division is comprised of a dedicated group of professionals with many cross training and professional development opportunities immediately available.   We have many exciting projects in a variety of stages of development, including Transit, Parks, Facilities, and other facets of a full-service city.  Most of these projects are multi-layered and looking for a skilled engineering professional to move ahead.  These endeavors with enable you to grow, interact and partner with consultants, state and federal agencies, and community professionals all dedicated to improve our city.  Professional training through on-line and in-person courses, opportunities to prepare for PE licensing, and committee and organization memberships are encouraged and supported.  
 Yakima is a moderately sized city with just under 100,000 people, but as an agriculturally based community, it retains the positives of a small town feel.  Blessed with four distinct seasons, and “300” days of sunshine, our ideal weather allows people to get out enjoy the naturally rich environment year-round.  Located less than an hour from various recreational lakes, winter skiing, and the Cascade Mountains, there are plenty of outdoor activities close by.  The city also is home to the historic Capitol Theatre, Seasons Concert Hall, Yakima Sundome, breweries, wineries, and many other entertainment opportunities.  
Review the classification below and consider applying today! The City of Yakima may be offering the quality of life change you deserve!

The Design Engineer designs, reviews and/or develops public improvement projects for construction, in relation to both public capital facilities projects, and private construction projects (residential, industrial and commercial). Reviews and prepares plans, specifications, estimates and related project documents for public works projects. Represents the city's interest in dealings with consultants, contractors, other agencies, and the public. Prepares reports, project budgets, cost analyses, and state or federal grant/loan applications. Performs related work as required.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related field, plus five (5) years of progressively responsible civil engineering. Certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington is preferred.
Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License.
The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
  • Salary schedule $5,432.27 - $6,515.60 Monthly
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • FREE healthcare clinic!
  • WA State PERS pension plan
  • 1% contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
  • Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave
  • Up to 5% bilingual/biliterate English/Spanish incentive pay
  • Much more!
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Closes  8/29/22