Stormwater Engineer (Environmental Engineer ....


Organization : Department of Ecology
Job Category : Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : WA
City : Lacey
Salary and Benefits : $56,844.00 - $74,604.00 Annually, Plus Benefits

The Water Quality Program at the Department of Ecology is currently looking for two Stormwater Engineers in our Headquarters buidling in Lacey, WA.

The Water Quality Program is responsible for regulating discharges of pollutants to surface and ground waters by writing and managing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, enforcing water quality laws, developing water quality standards and identifying waterbodies that fail to meet those standards, and providing technical and financial assistance to appropriate entities to help them protect and restore Washington's waters.

These positions support this work by providing engineering support and guidance related to stormwater grant projects.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

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The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.

Some of the key work areas for these positions include:

Engineering support for stormwater grants:

Under the supervision of a registered Professional Engineer, performs the full range of professional environmental engineering duties associated with stormwater grant projects and proposals for water quality improvement and protection.

•Reviewing project scoping documents, project schedules, design reports, project costs, bid packages, engineering designs, hydrologic modeling, engineering plans, specifications, change orders, operations and maintenance documents, and project completion reports.

•Applying stormwater engineering techniques and principals to complex stormwater treatment proposals and proposing solutions to conflicting design requirements, unsuitability conditions, and coordination problems.

•Interpreting and applying federal and state laws, rules, policies, and guidance regarding stormwater management to ensure that infrastructure built with grant funds will be effective and will function as intended.

•Conducting site visits to ensure that facilities are built per the approved plans and specifications and will function as intended. •Working with financial management and project management staff to provide timely reviews of all documents and timely assistance to the regulated community, their consultants, and Ecology staff to advance stormwater construction projects throughout the state.

•Using a Microsoft Access database and other databases to enter data, track deliverables, and finalize project completion. Broader support for stormwater management manuals and related programs: Under the supervision of a registered Professional Engineer investigates approaches and provides recommendations on conventional and innovative engineering techniques and principles related to stormwater grant projects, stormwater management and stormwater hydrologic modeling.

•Participating in efforts to develop guidance and manuals on effective stormwater management principles and best management practices for both western and eastern Washington.

•Assisting in providing support, training, and workshops for Ecology staff, local governments, their consultants, environmental groups, businesses, and the public.

•Providing technology-based treatment assessments performance document review and approval recommendations for the Technology Assessment Protocol – Ecology (TAPE) and the Chemical Technology Assessment Protocol (CTAPE) programs.

These are Project positions, with an expected end date of June 30, 2021.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be February 14, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before February 13, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date. See the full job posting and apply online here:


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