Engineering Supervisor – City of Seattle

The Finance and Administrative Services Department (FAS) has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative leader for the role of Engineering Supervisor. This position provides program management and supervision for the Engineering and Critical Infrastructure program within the Capital Development Division.

In this challenging and rewarding role, you will create and develop unique approaches to improve the design, construction, and operation of complex mechanical, electrical, and other building systems. The position is a working project manager, supervisor, and internal consultant to FAS. The position also works with the Public Works contracting lead on maintaining contract documents and boilerplate.

FAS is the backbone of the City of Seattle and a dynamic organization comprised of sixteen divisions and 600+ employees that provides $300 million a year in services to the City through an exciting portfolio of lines of businesses. FAS is a collaborative workplace with collective accountability to promote equity, respect, civility, integrity, inclusiveness and fairness
for all employees.

Projects within the portfolio of this position require a high level of knowledge about building systems design, construction, and maintenance. Projects involve all phases and scales of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, various types of replacement, repair, and maintenance for building systems at the Seattle Municipal Tower and other mid- and low-rise buildings in the FAS portfolio, and technically challenging/sensitive projects of all natures. Awareness of construction and maintenance impacts is a key component of projects in this portfolio.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop project scopes and/or early designs that meet client needs.
  • Early and ongoing communication with clients.
  • High level of coordination with other program areas and clients
  • Generate and maintain project cost estimates and schedules.
  • Ensure projects are on time and in budget.
  • Provide design and construction project management.
  • Supervise two other engineering project manager positions responsible for planning,
    design, construction and close out of capital projects.
  • Ensure compliant use of consultant and construction contracts by division.
  • Provide internal engineering consultant services to other program staff and partners.
  • Work closely with division deputy director on program forecasting and planning.
  • Coordination with Management Team on policy, procedures, and program goals.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or similar field (or equivalent experience); and
Three years of professional mechanical engineering experience; and
Two years of supervisory experience.
Combinations of experience and education which provide preparation to do professional
mechanical engineering work will be considered.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
Current Washington State driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of task durations and CPM scheduling
Experience developing budgets/cost estimates
Public Works contracting knowledge and ability to read and comprehend contract
documents and construction drawings
Understanding of codes, statutes, contracts, and processes that govern the work and ability
to make judgements on how to comply when challenges arise.
Ability to translate non-technical objectives into engineering reality and explain how that
reality satisfies the objectives given.
Experience leading teams and supervising staff, including cross-functional or matrix
Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base and
apply racial equity frameworks to capital development programs and policy.

FAS supports the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized
racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for
growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those
values and meet the qualifications, we invite you to apply for this position

Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following
to be considered:
1. Completed NEOGOV online application.
2. Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.
3. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job
responsibilities and qualifications.

The City of Seattle offers premium insurance benefits, retirement, paid holidays, vacation, and
sick time. The Fleet Management team is proud to support Seattle Fire, Police, DOT, Utilities,
Parks and Recreation, and other departments that make Seattle a great place to live. Come join

City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you
will be required to submit proof of vaccination.

Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as
part of the application process, including a background check.