Manager-Civil Engineering


: $92,110.00 - $128,650.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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SALARY: $105k - $165k

Sound Transit is changing the way we move around the region with an unprecedented number of system expansion projects taking place between now and 2040, we will more than quadruple the current service area. The Civil and Structural Engineering team is seeking an experienced Civil Engineering Manager to lead and manage our civil engineering team in the development, implementation, and maintenance of technical criteria.

The successful candidate must have strong background in civil engineering and demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others and effectively lead a team of engineers with varied levels of expertise. This position provides an excellent opportunity to have a part in making a lasting impact on the region's transit infrastructure.

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Under general direction, leads, manages, and supervises engineering activities that are necessary to support the agency's capital projects and operational support. Serves as the subject matter expert and is responsible for the oversight, development, and implementation of civil engineering technical criteria necessary to support design, construction, and operational needs. Manages staff or consultants to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time and within budget. Coordinates assigned activities with other disciplines and departments as necessary.

The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

In area of assignment:

  • Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the work of assigned staff and consultants providing engineering support for capital projects or operation needs.
  • Provides senior level engineering support and oversight throughout the planning, design, and construction phases of capital projects to ensure projects are meeting the agency's standards. Support includes, but is not limited to design reviews, construction submittal reviews, engineering analysis, alternative reviews, etc.
  • Serves as the technical matter expert and responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, contractors, consultants, and agency staff regarding engineering projects or area of expertise.
  • Oversees and owns Sound Transit's technical requirements and criteria related to area of expertise. This includes, but is not limited to design criteria, standard specifications, and drawings. May be required to sign and seal technical requirements. Reviews and assesses requests to deviate from established requirements. Collaborates closely with Construction, Operations, and others to continuously validate and improve requirements based on current industry best practices.
  • Ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate.
  • Supervises, coaches, trains, and motivates staff; coordinates and/or provides staff training and manages employee relations. Manages the workflow and prioritization of projects and measures the performance of the assigned functional unit and all related staff and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary. Develops developmental work plans for staff, implements or recommends corrective actions, discipline, and termination procedures as necessary.
  • Provides other support to the department as directed.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience:
    Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and a minimum of eight years of experience in the area of civil engineering, preferably in a rail or transit related environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Four years of management and/or supervisory experience is preferred.

    Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid state driver's license.
  • Professional Civil Engineer license issued by the State of Washington.

    Required Knowledge of:

  • Advanced understanding of principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Strong understanding of Federal, State, and Local codes and regulations.
  • Advanced understanding of project management techniques and principles.
  • Understanding of supervision techniques and principles.
  • Understanding of contract procurement and management principles.

    Required Skill in:

  • Ability to effectively manage, prioritize, and delegate workload among assigned staff.
  • Excellent ability to work independently and demonstrate effective time management skills.
  • Excellent ability to collaborate with others and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to concisely and accurately convey detailed technical information to others.
  • Ability to understand and apply criteria manuals, policies, and contract documents.
  • Supervisory and team leadership skills.
  • Ability to utilize computer software programs to complete assigned work and prepare reports.
  • Preparing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets.
  • Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles.

    Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.
  • The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

    Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

    Associated topics: civil engineer, concrete, department of transportation, draft, land, microstation, remediation, road, soil mechanic, superstructure * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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