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Associate Engineer - City of Spokane

City of Spokane
Spokane, Washington State
$78,320.88 - $110,977.20
Closing date
Mar 29, 2024

Job Details

The City of Spokane is recruiting Associate Engineers who independently evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in the development, investigation, and construction of Public Works projects and systems.


  • May perform planning, design, construction management and/or operations functions of public works projects within their respective department.
  • Performs work for various Public Works projects involving conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures, or equipment with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents.
  • Prepares specifications and cost estimates for various Public Works and Utilities projects.
  • Conducts professional engineering studies relating to present activities and future projects. Collects and analyzes data and confers with supervisors regarding the feasibility of design. Prepares reports and makes recommendations relating to the conduct of engineering activities or to the acceptance of contracts and bids received for proposed projects.
  • May be required to work in the field on particularly complex construction projects or during emergencies.
  • Operates an automobile, drafting equipment, personal computer, reprographic equipment, and calculator.
  • Researches new methods, products and materials related to public works projects. Evaluates and reviews the appropriateness of implementing new methods, products and materials in City projects. Makes recommendations to other departments.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Performs analysis of combined and separated sewer systems, and water systems.
  • Develops and calibrates the analysis procedures for both hydrologic/hydraulic investigation to determine sizing of conveyance pipes, tanks, and combined sewer overflow facilities.
  • Develops and documents water and wastewater flow projections to assess future facility needs.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Experience: Four years of professional-level experience in civil engineering.
  • Substitutions: A master’s degree in engineering may substitute for one year of experience. Possession of a recognized Engineer in Training Certificate may substitute for the education requirement.
  • License: Possession of a valid driver's license or equivalent mobility.

Note: Open-entry applicants will also qualify by providing proof of approval by the Washington State Department of Licensing to take the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam in a Civil Engineering discipline.

Procedural Note: Recruiting for Engineers, other than Civil Engineers, will be conducted as needed.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Legal Shield/ID Shield
  • Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance


Spokane is located in the heart of the Inland Northwest and is the second most populous city in Washington. The Spokane River runs through the city and beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. An array of enjoyable outdoor activities are right out our back door; including ski resorts, white-water rafting, camping areas, hiking trails, lakes, and the Centennial trail. Spokane has been selected as an All-America City three times in the past 41 years, including in 2015 when it was one of 10 honored throughout the country. The city hosts many great community events, festivals and gatherings, and is home to the Lilac Bloomsday Run, the largest timed road race in the nation, and the largest three-on-three basketball tournament, Hoopfest.

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