Staff Engineer – Development Services

Wenatchee, Washington State
$5,337 - $6,549/Month
Sep 21, 2021
Oct 21, 2021
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type

Essential Job Functions

  • Reviews, and comments on, infrastructure improvement plans relating to compliance with established standards and practices for development projects, including land divisions, building permits, boundary line adjustments, annexations, LID’s, and other various land use permits. 
  • Provides excellent internal and external customer service by assisting the public and consulting with engineers regarding existing infrastructure and proposed connections and extensions.  Responds to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Builds effective relationships.  Collaborates with City teams across multiple functions and fosters information sharing and consensus.  Coordinates with regulatory agencies, permitting and grant agencies, WSDOT and utility companies in the development of assigned projects.  Receives suggestions, resolves complaints and provides information.
  • Prepares for and attends preapplication meetings with potential land use permit applicants.
  • Coordinates with the Development Review Engineer, Community Development Planning and Building Divisions and permitting staff to ensure accurate and up to date tracking of application review milestones in the permitting software program.
  • Performs technical research and analysis.
  • Prepares and updates standard plans and policies for infrastructure design and construction.
  • Assists in ensuring efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective project management services.
  • Assists in preparation of legal descriptions for rights-of-way, easements, annexations, LID’s, etc.
  • Supports field inspectors as needed with inspection duties and documentation of materials.
  • Assists with preparation of technical reports on engineering design decisions and activities.
  • Assists with construction inspection and documentation of assigned projects.
  • Develops, recommends, applies and implements policies and procedures to guide in the efficient operation of the department’s data management programs.
  • Maintains current desk procedures and tasks to explain position responsibilities. 
  • Creates, updates and implements process improvement procedures, tasks, workflows and systems.
  • Organizes and maintains databases, files, records and other documents.

Other job functions:

  • Assists in training and guiding Engineering Technicians, less experienced peers and interns.
  • Assists with grant application materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification.

Requires knowledge of:

  • Principles, procedures and practices of civil, traffic and utilities engineering.
  • WSDOT and City standard construction specifications and urban design standards.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.
  • Computer operation and a variety of software including Microsoft Office suite of products and Autodesk Civil 3D or other digital terrain modeling software, CADD, GIS, GPS and Database Management.  SmartGov preferred.

City of Wenatchee Government

The City of Wenatchee is a full service City employing 180 employees.  In addition to Public Works, other services provided include Police Department, Community Development, Executive Services, Finance, Information Systems and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.  The City operates under a Strong Mayor form of government with seven council members serving at large.  Active boards and commissions advise the City Council with governance.

The Community

The City of Wenatchee is home to 33,921 people with approximately 70,000 living in the greater Wenatchee urban 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 wonderful 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. Furthermore, the city is only 30 minutes from the renowned resort towns of Leavenworth and Lake Chelan. 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.

Find out more about the City at  Some of the tourism highlights of the region can be viewed at and  Our historic downtown is a nationally recognized Main Street with an active downtown association

Must see:            “We are Wenatchee Part I”

                              “We are Wenatchee Part II”       

                              “We are Wenatchee Part III”      

How to Apply

Please go to and click on ‘Job Opportunities’ to view the full Job Description and download application materials.  The following constitutes a complete application package:

  1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Application for Employment
  4. Supplemental Application

Complete application packages may be emailed (HR@WenatcheeWa.Gov), faxed (509-888-3636), or mailed to: City of Wenatchee Human Resources Department, PO Box 519 Wenatchee, WA 98801-0519.

Open until filled. First application review – Wednesday, October 6, 2021.