Job Responsibilities

Perform detailed computer-aided drafting of drawings and maps including, base maps, cross sections, topographical maps, as-built drawings, sketches, and graphs; make right-of-way and alignment calculations; create and update existing maps and drawings primarily for crew delivered projects
Visit work sites to gather, inspect, monitor, survey, or verify information for construction and civil engineering-related projects and facilities
Prepare work orders to start repairs; assist in design work; keep notes, diaries, records and drawings to document findings
Research and verify data pertaining to maps and drawings; interpret inspectors’ notes, field checks, surveys and existing records to assure that maps and drawings are accurate and reflect improvements
Review plans and development proposals for impacts related to project overlap with utilities, traffic, transportation, and street improvements; recommend partnerships and revisions to mitigate negative impacts
Respond to inquiries from the public and other departments about the process, requirements, and procedures of Project Development’s programs, projects, and processes; investigate and resolve complaints from the public
Perform contract administration activities including processing final payments to contractors, verifying final quantities, and costs, compiling requisite documentation, and auditing as-built records
Assist in preparing preliminary and final construction estimates and specifications for construction projects; assist in preparing bid item lists and estimated quantities
Act as a liaison among crews, contractors, or suppliers and City; negotiate problems of changes, errors, or deficiencies and ensures compliance with project specifications and requirements
Verify projects are completed per plan and follows up with crews and contractors to create final punch lists
Assist in preparation of plans and designs for project and traffic related improvements including signing, channelization, signal, civil, detours, traffic controls, and traffic survey and analysis
Coordinate and cooperate with other agencies, departments, divisions, and private utilities involved in or affected by project(s)
Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice

These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. May perform other duties as assigned.

About SDOT

The Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Project Development division's Project Design and Delivery group is seeking qualified candidates for the Assistant Civil Engineering Specialist I position. This position will perform professional civil engineering drafting and engineering work in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of crew delivered projects that include Neighborhood Greenways, Safe Routes to School, Transit Spot, Vision Zero, Pedestrian, and Bicycle Programs.