Are you seeking a chance to make a difference? Are you ready to use your experience to help redefine and establish well thought-out procedures based on best management practices, with an eye to continuous improvement? Come join our emerging public works engineering team within the City’s Public Works and Development Services department. Be a part of Mill Creek’s bright future.
In May 2019 the City Council selected Michael Ciaravino as Mill Creek’s new City Manager. The administrative team is meaningfully transforming and reorganizing its City government capturing momentum and carefully constructing Mill Creek’s management team, emphasizing ethics, professionalism, sophistication, and diversity.
The City of Mill Creek is in an exciting new stage of reorganization. The Public Works and Development Services Department provides vital services to the community of Mill Creek, combining planning, economic development, and public works. The newly constituted Public Works Engineering team, comprised of the City Engineer, Project Engineer, and Surface Water Engineer, will have the opportunity to contribute to a city organization that is aligned with best practices, efficiency, technical advancements, and innovation.
THE CITY ENGINEER POSITION:
The City Engineer is responsible for leading and managing the Public Works engineering group reporting to the Director of the Public Works and Development Services department. The City is seeking an individual with broad and deep experience in all aspects of public works, with a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate cross functional teams. This is a chance to help build and develop a tight knit team that sets new paradigms in how to efficiently and effectively develop and maintain the City’s infrastructure.
Our team-oriented approach means the City Engineer will be working closely with the Public Works Maintenance and Operations group, Planning, and the Development Services group to provide expertise to cross functional teams and partner with others to share program tasks as department workload varies. Candidates who excel in a collaborative team environment and who are dedicated to continuous process improvement will find this to be an ideal opportunity to be proud of their work and grow in experience and responsibility. Excellent written and oral communication skills will be key to success with the public, partners, and all levels of the organization.
The Public Works Engineering group’s responsibilities encompass:
o Engineering for public infrastructure (transportation, stormwater, parks, facilities).
o Engineering review of private development projects.
o Interface with utility partners (water, sewer, electricity, gas, communications).
o Establishing and maintaining close ties to our Public Works Maintenance and Operations group.
The Public Works Engineering group’s scope of work encompasses:
o Internal design and management of infrastructure preservation and maintenance programs.
o Partnership with contracted design and construction firms for major public works projects (transportation, stormwater, parks, facilities).
o Planning and budgeting for capital improvement projects and programs.
o Coordination with Development Services and Planning groups on land use and transportation plans.
o Managing inter-local agreements with utility, County, and franchise partners.
o Ensuring compliance and reporting to regional and state agencies
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or a related field and at least six years of applicable experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.
Must be currently licensed as Professional Engineer in the State of Washington or currently licensed in another state and be eligible for licensure in Washington by comity within 120 days of hire.
Valid Washington State driver’s license and an insurable driving record, or ability to obtain within one (1) month of hire.
Eight to ten years working for a local government.
Familiar with ESRI ArcGIS software.
About City of Mill Creek
Situated in Snohomish County approximately 20 miles north of Seattle and 10 miles south of Everett, the City of Mill Creek, Washington, is a picturesque community nestled just inland from the Puget Sound, north of Lake Washington, and west of the Cascade Mountains. Initially developed as a golf course community in a densely wooded area and incorporated in 1983, Mill Creek (pop. 20,590, 4.6 sq. mil.) is exceptionally well-planned and offers a hometown atmosphere with many of the amenities of urban living.
Mill Creek is a vibrant, safe, and family-friendly community where residents enjoy active lifestyles without all the big city commotion. The City provides many opportunities to enjoy sports and the great outdoors. Parks and trails are a hallmark of the city with over 43 acres of parks and 23 miles of nature trails. Mill Creek enjoys 10 neighborhood parks, as well as a Sports Park, featuring a skate park and a ballfield for Little League and youth soccer. The City offers recreation services, classes and special events designed to serve the active and passive recreation needs of our community.