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Posted June 08, 2024.

Project Engineer or Staff Engineer

Project Engineer

$95,730 - $117,468 per year

Staff Engineer - Capital Projects

$79,063 - $97,017 per year

Excellent Benefits

The City provides a comprehensive benefit package that is largely employer paid including Medical/Dental/Vision, FSA/HSA, WA State PERS, Life/AD&D and generous paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave Programs. The City also offers optional 457 and Roth (up to 2% City match), LTD and Supplemental Life plan participation.

Position Summary

With the depth of knowledge and combined 150 years of engineering experience, you have a unique opportunity to join a diverse, elite and collaborative team dedicated to maintaining and improving our City's infrastructure through the delivery of transportation and utility projects!

Project Engineer (PE Required): Oversees and performs project management of major Public Works transportation and utilities projects including design, right-of-way acquisition and construction. Prepares complex plans and specifications requiring the application of advanced engineering knowledge. Monitors project budgets and ensures expenditures remain within budget guidelines. Prepares and manages consultant agreements for various services including design, surveying, environmental, right-of-way acquisition, construction inspection and other project services.

Staff Engineer (EIT Required): Performs Civil engineering work for the development, design and construction of capital projects. Performs construction inspection and documentation. Develops design and contract documents. Prepares legal descriptions for rights-of-way, easements, annexations, LID's, etc. Develops exhibits and schedules open houses to inform, receive feedback and educate the public on the plans and details of assigned projects.

The City of Wenatchee is a medium sized city with large sized capital improvement projects. We have exciting projects on the horizon. One of the most exciting is a $183M transportation project that will span over the next several years.

Below are some of the projects the person in this position may be assigned to work on:

- Apple Capital Loop Projects: Confluence Parkway ($183M), South End Ped/Bike Access Bridges ($11.5M), North Wenatchee Corridor Improvements ($18M).

- Construction of a new shared use trail ($2.4M).

- Construction of transportation corridor upgrades ($2.5M).

- Annual Pavement Preservation and ADA upgrades ($2M).

- Water Quality Stormwater Basin Improvements ($1.5M).

- Water Main and Sewer Main Replacement Projects.

- Water Quality Renovation, Outfall Retrofit, Canyon Drain.

- RRFB's and other Pedestrian Improvements.

- Traffic Signal Install; Roundabout Construction.

- Pavement Management Program.

Qualification Requirements

Project Engineer

- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related.

- Four years of relevant professional Civil Engineering experience including project design and construction management.

- Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.

- Must obtain registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in Washington State within one year of hire and maintain throughout employment.

Staff Engineer - Capital Projects

- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related.

- Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification.

- Knowledge of Autodesk Civil 3D or other digital terrain modeling software, CADD, GIS, GPS.

City of Wenatchee Government

The City of Wenatchee is a full-service City employing 190 employees. In addition to Public Works, other departments include Police, Community Development, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. The City operates under a Strong Mayor form of government with seven council members. Active boards and commissions advise the City Council.

The Community

The City of Wenatchee is home to 35,405 people with 116,178 living in the greater Wenatchee area. Located in a beautiful valley at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers and on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range, the city enjoys abundant sunshine with four distinct seasons. The average rainfall is a mere 10 inches per year making the region a focal point of Washington State for outdoor recreation. Wenatchee is the largest city in rural North Central Washington and thus provides a small-town atmosphere with big city amenities striking a great balance between rural and urban qualities of life.

Why Wenatchee is Such an Attractive Place to Live and Work

The City is surrounded by the Cascade foothills. These foothills have been largely preserved as open space with trail systems for public use. The City also has a wonderful historic downtown area adjoining a world class waterfront park and trail system. Renowned resort towns of Leavenworth and Lake Chelan are a scenic 30-minute drive away. Wenatchee serves as a medical, retail, technology, governmental and professional service hub for the largely agricultural area of North Central Washington. Combining these core regional services with a strong fruit and wine agricultural industry yields a relatively stable economy. Many people have moved to our valley to take advantage of the outdoor recreation mecca and beautiful natural environment that makes the City an amazing place to live. People moving to Wenatchee find that the citizens are very community minded with many active service organizations. Additionally, public parks, quality arts programs and cultural experience opportunities are more plentiful than comparably sized cities. Suburban sprawl is nearly non-existent and thus commute times rarely exceed 15 minutes. For those desiring occasional amenities of major metropolitan areas, Seattle is a short scenic 3-hour drive or 30-minute flight away making Wenatchee very attractive to many people and families relocating from the Puget Sound area.

A Comprehensive View of our Region Find out more about the City at Tourism highlights of the region can be viewed at, and

Must See: “We Are Wenatchee Part I" “We Are Wenatchee Part II" “We Are Wenatchee Part III"

Our historic downtown is a nationally recognized Main Street with an active downtown association

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