Transportation Planning & Development Engineering Manager

Wenatchee, Washington State
$7,538 – $9,250/Month
Oct 13, 2021
Nov 12, 2021
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Organization Type

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees the Transportation Planning Program including review of citizen requests, hosting public meetings and workshops, presenting to City Council, boards and commissions, review and administration of parking plans and assisting the Police Department with transportation issues.
  • Supervises the Development Engineering Division. Supports Development Review staff with the permit review and inspection process, seeks to provide continuous improvement to the review process, assists customers with service needs and looks for ways to provide the best possible customer service.  
  • Plans, organizes, performs and schedules transportation and development engineering activities related to public and private utility, facility, park and transportation infrastructure programs and projects.
  • Ensures staff follow City procedures and have resources to perform safe, efficient and effective work.
  • Develops and administers the transportation element of the City’s Capital Facilities Plan and Six Year Transportation Improvement Program.  Maintains the traffic volume and collision history database.
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with planning and building staff on land use and permit processes.  Partners and proactively coordinates with the development community.  Fosters cohesiveness and unity.  Responds to citizen concerns in a timely manner.  Maintains positive relations.
  • Reviews civil design, technical reports and construction cost estimates.  Advises applicants of plan changes required for permit approval.  Ensures project updates are provided in a timely manner.
  • Performs quality assurance and control of development related infrastructure installation.
  • Monitors, tracks and reports on status of developments.  Updates permit and fee structures.
  • Performs technical research on codes, ordinances and other applicable legal requirements. 
  • Meets with developers, owners, contractors and others to discuss projects.  Ensures compliance with applicable regulations and ordinances.  Negotiates with developers and contractors on acceptable mitigation, design alternatives and solutions for development related issues.
  • Attends informational, application, pre-construction, active construction and post-construction phase meetings to explain standards, specifications and processes.  Provides information and responds to inquiries from developers, engineers, contractors and the public. 
  • Manages and implements the neighborhood traffic calming improvement program.
  • Reviews and comments on traffic studies and private development proposals.
  • Manages the transportation impact fee and concurrency programs.
  • Monitors and maintains expenditures within budget guidelines.  Purchases supplies and equipment in compliance with City policies.  Implements cost-effective measures and uses resources effectively to increase productivity.  Minimizes labor overtime and expenses.  Participates in budget planning. 
  • Prepares technical reports and presents recommendations.  Develops ordinances, resolutions, contracts and agreements.  Ensures current and accurate records are maintained in compliance with regulations.  
  • Participates in the employment process.  Assigns, trains, supervises and evaluates work of staff.
  • Ensures performance evaluations are conducted as required to guide development of employees and provide a record of performance.  Develops and implements improvement plans, as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with personnel policies and the collective bargaining agreement. 
  • Maintains current standard operating procedures.  Ensures staff maintain current desk procedures and tasks to fully understand and explain position responsibilities. 

Other job functions:

  • Assists in specialized design and operation elements of transportation capital improvements.
  • Assists with grant applications and administration.
  • Represents the City on regional and inter-local transportation committees and studies.
  • Participates in department strategic planning.  Makes recommendations to accomplish goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or closely related field.
  • Six (6) years of transportation or development engineering experience including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.  Registration as a WA State Professional Civil Engineer preferred.

Requires knowledge of:

  • Current trends, principles and practices of public works administration and engineering. 
  • Effective management and supervision techniques.  Budget administration.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and ordinances.



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

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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 – Monday, November 8, 2021.