Right of Way Management Engineer

Bellevue, Washington State
$78,037.08 - $107,670.60 Annually
Aug 30, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
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The Transportation Department is looking for a Right of Way Management Engineer to join the City's Right of Way Management team of highly experienced professionals. Bellevue is recognized for its continued regional growth and development and providing a safe and efficient transportation systems. We are excited to provide an opportunity for enthusiastic candidate to join our team in keeping Bellevue moving forward.

This position is part of an interdepartmental service alignment between Transportation and Development Services; whereas collaboration skills and teamwork are needed for successful outcomes in the evaluation and permitting engineering design; evaluating time, place and manner relative to construction means and methods; scheduling of disturbance and non-disturbance activities, while ensuring temporary traffic control plans provide safe and accessible systems for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists within the City’s rights-of-way.
This position is expected to review and permit activities for Special Events, Food Trucks, major development, capital project development programs and projects or other regional improvements within the city of Bellevue.  The incumbent will further respond to customer concerns, interests and other requests for ensuring compliance with codes, regulations standards, and criteria applicable to and with associated with plans, and studies.
Decisions and recommendations are to be made exercising informed engineering judgment considering established codes, policies, standards, and guidelines.  Other responsibilities include support for Transportation Department projects, initiatives, and planning studies; helping implement new programs and initiatives; and providing support during emergency operations, including response and recovery.


  • Project Engineering, Construction and Project Management – Provide support, perform plan review and issue permits for complex capital and commercial development, residential development, and regional / local projects, and special events involving activities within the City’s right of way. This will also include inter-departmental coordination and communication with Development Services, Police, Fire, Parks, Civic Services and Planning and Community Development. Support project and program coordination meetings, including broader Maintenance of Traffic management teams for broader areas or corridors within the City.
  • Franchise and Public Utilities Design and Construction – Provide support, plan review and issue permits for large and small scale projects associated with public and private utility infrastructure, ensuring compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, policies, and standards for work performed within the City’s right of way.
  • Public Interface – Act as a resource for internal and external clients, citizens, businesses in the review and processing of right of way use permits and restoration requirements.
  • Leases and Agreements – Support the development and coordination of new right of way leases, enforcement actions, permit reviews and issuance, and tracking systems in coordination with the sections Franchise Project Manager.  
  • City Regulations, Codes, Policies and Standards – As part of the team, regulate activities within the City’s right of way and special events in the interests of public health, safety and welfare, including applying, researching and developing recommendations in the application and update of such regulatory requirements and process improvements.
  • Committees and other Assignments – Special Events include functions over weekends and holidays providing both a critical resource and support in planning and operations during an event.   Certain assignments may also include attending Transportation Commission, City Council, and project/program community meetings, preconstruction conferences or participating and leading teams.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of civil engineering design, construction engineering/management and/or project management processes, procedures, principles and methods.
  • Knowledge and experience in municipal permitting process and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience applying the guidelines of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices to proposed construction activities and maintenance of traffic.
  • Knowledge of transportation and/or utility engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
  • Ability to conduct necessary research and compile comprehensive reports or recommendations in the application, development, and implementation of regulations, codes, standards, and engineering, construction or other criteria. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; including complex information of a technical nature in understandable and concise ways. 
  • Ability to apply sound judgment under stressful situations to develop recommendations and make decisions.
  • Ability to manage time on multiple projects and issues simultaneously toward completion.
  • Understanding of liability issues and potential exposures as they relate to public infrastructure, right of way, traffic control and operational safety.

Key Competencies for Success

  • Building strong professional relationships in delivering customer centric solutions through exceptional public service.
  • Respecting, understanding, valuing, and exploring individual differences oriented toward achieving the vision and mission of the City and Transportation Department
  • Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Actively listening through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Education and Experience

  • Two or more years of professional experience involving civil engineering, transportation or utility engineering, transportation civil or utility construction or transportation or utility project/program management, development review or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities and experience requirement.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or construction engineering. Degrees in other closely related engineering degrees may be considered.
  • Certification as a Traffic Control Supervisor is preferred, but not required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 10 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • May require some travel for recruitment fairs and outreach events.


For further information about this position, please contact Rick Logwood via email at rlogwood@bellevuewa.gov or at 425-452-6858.  For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the NEOGOV support line at 855-524-5627.


At the City of Bellevue, you'll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and being a part of the community vision.  Our people bring unique skills and qualities to the table, embrace the values of honesty, accountability and commitment to service, and take pride in the work they do.  You'll work in an environment where being innovative, collaborative, and future focused are the status quo.  Bellevue welcomes the world.  Our diversity is our strength.  We embrace the future while respecting our past.  It's what makes the City of Bellevue an exiting place to work, live, and explore.

Have we peaked your interest yet?  Come join our team!  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, disability age, veteran status, or any other protected status.  Persons needing assistance with the application process may call the Human Resources Office at 425-452-6838.

Bellevue is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to the health and safety of its employees.  The work associated with this position may be performed remotely, either full-time or part-time, in compliance with the Governor's Safe Start guidance and the department's telework agreement.  There may be situations where the employee is required to physically report to city facilities.  Employees reporting to work onsite need to follow safety precautions and procedures as required by the city.

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