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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 528C
Category: Science & Engineering

Class Series Concept



This is the senior level of the series. Positions at this level plan a variety of engineering project activities and direct and coordinate the work of engineering and architectural personnel on a variety of engineering activities. Under general direction, positions at this level exercise primary responsibility for execution of engineering activities related to major construction, remodeling or plant operations engineering projects or a number of such minor projects with many complex features.

Typical Work

Independently defines the scope of the engineering problem and develop appropriate engineering resolution; 

Performs highly complex engineering tasks, e.g. analyzing entire utility distribution systems, preparing engineering technical programs for design and development by consultants and/or staff engineers, approving system submittals and reconciling conflicting design philosophies, and design, space and interface requirements; 

Assignments require extensive engineering research and analysis of engineering systems, facts, principles and practices, and development of engineering procedures and/or techniques; 

Plans, direct and coordinate major engineering project or a number of small complex projects; 

Coordinates preparation of long-range engineering plans and estimates for major projects; 

Develops design criteria, structure and safety codes, and maintenance and operating programs;  

Initiates and finalize construction and utility permits, licenses, and agreements and related documents; 

Prepares highly complex designs and specifications for assigned projects; 

Directs the work of consulting engineers and assigned project support staff; 

Reviews and approves materials submittals, change orders and other contract requirements; 

Evaluates bids and recommend award of contracts; approve contract payments.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three years of applicable experience.  Some positions require registration as a Professional Engineer with the State of Washington. 

Class Specification History

New class replaces 4612 Senior Facilities Engineer; adopted January 1, 2006.