Sr Design Engineer

Location
Olympia, Washington State
Salary
Up to $97,872 per year plus benefits
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Nov 13, 2021
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Government

Do you like to work outdoors?  Are you tired of working solely in the office?  Are you interested in designing bridges, foundations and retaining walls in the woods?  Are you a problem solver that seeks unique challenges and implements new ideas?  If so, the Washington Department of Natural Resources Forest Roads Division has the perfect position for you.

DNR has 1,000 bridges, 865 fish passage culverts and 14,000 miles of forest road that needs to be maintained and on occasion replaced.  As a Senior Design Engineer, you will design projects and prepare plans and specifications for construction, manage consulting engineers and provide engineering direct supervision of other engineers within DNR to maintain our road system that provides a revenue stream to schools and counties, and provides access for public recreation on DNR managed lands. Plus, you will visit and work in some spectacular sites and work with some awesome people.

DNR is a unique government agency that is self-funded.  In fact, each year state forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands generate more than $300 million dollars for public schools, state institutions, county services and aquatic restoration.  We do this by sustainably managing 2.2 million acres land and by selling timber through timber sales and harvesting.  You will also find that DNR offers has some of the most diverse career opportunities for advancement as well as challenging infrastructure projects. 

Working in the serenity of a forest, you will be assigned the most complex and difficult forest roads engineering projects.  To be successful you will need to come with good skills problem solving, design, construction and maintenance of bridges, culverts and retaining walls. Having good customer relationship and communication skills is also important, because there are 50 engineers in DNR who you will work with on projects as the lead design engineer and engineering mentor.  You will have the opportunity to work solely as well as interact with a team to complete projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision of the Forest Roads Design Section.  Oversee and manager engineers and designers in the design of complex forest bridges, bottomless arches, culverts, and road stabilization projects.
  • Prepare type, size and location for new bridges and assess costs of different types, provide recommendations for replacement. 
  • Supervise, plan and prepare Plans, Specifications and Estimates for public works contracts for bridges and road stabilization projects. 
  • Establish and maintain appropriate design and drawing standards for Forest Roads.  Provide written updates and continuous improvements to the Forest Roads Guidebook.
  • Provide structural engineering for design of bridges and foundation using AASHTO LRFD standards.
  • Design foundations using concrete spread footing, pile supported caps, geosynthetics reinforced soil-integrated bridge systems.
  • Conduct load-rating analysis for existing bridges in accordance with AASHTO LRFD standards.  Assist with posting of deficient bridges.
  • Manage the program’s bridge inspection program, which includes a mobile bridge inspection application, providing continuing education opportunities for our bridge inspectors, and mentoring our engineers who inspect bridges.
  • Assist with bridge inspections, evaluate and design repair modifications using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) wraps or other appropriate technology to extend the life of
  • Develop and collaborate on the design of timber and log stringer bridges often used as temporary structures on Forest Roads.
  • Supervise and collect topography and stream data for fish barrier projects using robotic total station and survey grade GPS.
  • Use AutoCAD and Civil 3d for construction drawings.  Verify turning radius for design vehicles with Vehicle Tracking software.
  • Review and comment on public works contracts prepared by region and district engineers.
  • Work with other programs in DNR on engineering projects, which could include trailheads for Recreation or demolition projects for Natural Areas

Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision of the Forest Roads Design Section.  Oversee and manager engineers and designers in the design of complex forest bridges, bottomless arches, culverts, and road stabilization projects.
  • Prepare type, size and location for new bridges and assess costs of different types, provide recommendations for replacement. 
  • Supervise, plan and prepare Plans, Specifications and Estimates for public works contracts for bridges and road stabilization projects. 
  • Establish and maintain appropriate design and drawing standards for Forest Roads.  Provide written updates and continuous improvements to the Forest Roads Guidebook.
  • Provide structural engineering for design of bridges and foundation using AASHTO LRFD standards.
  • Design foundations using concrete spread footing, pile supported caps, geosynthetics reinforced soil-integrated bridge systems.
  • Conduct load-rating analysis for existing bridges in accordance with AASHTO LRFD standards.  Assist with posting of deficient bridges.
  • Manage the program’s bridge inspection program, which includes a mobile bridge inspection application, providing continuing education opportunities for our bridge inspectors, and mentoring our engineers who inspect bridges.
  • Assist with bridge inspections, evaluate and design repair modifications using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) wraps or other appropriate technology to extend the life of
  • Develop and collaborate on the design of timber and log stringer bridges often used as temporary structures on Forest Roads.
  • Supervise and collect topography and stream data for fish barrier projects using robotic total station and survey grade GPS.
  • Use AutoCAD and Civil 3d for construction drawings.  Verify turning radius for design vehicles with Vehicle Tracking software.
  • Review and comment on public works contracts prepared by region and district engineers.
  • Work with other programs in DNR on engineering projects, which could include trailheads for Recreation or demolition projects for Natural Areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision of the Forest Roads Design Section.  Oversee and manager engineers and designers in the design of complex forest bridges, bottomless arches, culverts, and road stabilization projects.
  • Prepare type, size and location for new bridges and assess costs of different types, provide recommendations for replacement. 
  • Supervise, plan and prepare Plans, Specifications and Estimates for public works contracts for bridges and road stabilization projects. 
  • Establish and maintain appropriate design and drawing standards for Forest Roads.  Provide written updates and continuous improvements to the Forest Roads Guidebook.
  • Provide structural engineering for design of bridges and foundation using AASHTO LRFD standards.
  • Design foundations using concrete spread footing, pile supported caps, geosynthetics reinforced soil-integrated bridge systems.
  • Conduct load-rating analysis for existing bridges in accordance with AASHTO LRFD standards.  Assist with posting of deficient bridges.
  • Manage the program’s bridge inspection program, which includes a mobile bridge inspection application, providing continuing education opportunities for our bridge inspectors, and mentoring our engineers who inspect bridges.
  • Assist with bridge inspections, evaluate and design repair modifications using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) wraps or other appropriate technology to extend the life of
  • Develop and collaborate on the design of timber and log stringer bridges often used as temporary structures on Forest Roads.
  • Supervise and collect topography and stream data for fish barrier projects using robotic total station and survey grade GPS.
  • Use AutoCAD and Civil 3d for construction drawings.  Verify turning radius for design vehicles with Vehicle Tracking software.
  • Review and comment on public works contracts prepared by region and district engineers.
  • Work with other programs in DNR on engineering projects, which could include trailheads for Recreation or demolition projects for Natural Areas.