Associate SWM Engineer


City of Maple Valley

Job Description:

Under the direction of the SWM/NPDES Program Manager, the Surface Water Associate Engineer will support compliance with the city’s Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, implementation of the city’s Storm and Surface Water Comprehensive Plan, and management of Storm and Surface Water Capital Improvement projects during planning, design, and construction phases.

This position is designed to provide an entry to mid-level engineer with experience in all functions of government related to storm, surface water, and public works engineering. Upon City Manager approval, this position may be eligible for telecommuting up to three days a week. This is a full-time, FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.


The Associate Engineer:
• Under direction from the SWM/NPDES Program Manager, manages assigned capital improvement projects and contracts, including the following
 Plans, develops, prepares, reviews, and implements design drawings, specifications and cost estimates for storm and surface water projects
 Solicits contractors and consultants from the MRSC Small-Works and Consultant Roster for Capital Improvement Projects
 Manages the advertisement, bid and award of open, competitive capital improvement projects
 Performs contract administration and prepares, monitors, and tracks project budgets
 Monitors contractor activities and performs field inspection on city projects to ensure construction is in accordance with City, State and Federal
standards, codes, guidelines and laws

• Applies for Local, State, and Federal grant funding, as assigned, and manages grant progress reporting and reimbursement requests
• Prepares in-house designs for small, localized drainage or water quality improvement projects to be implemented by the Public Works Maintenance
Department or Small-Works Contract
• Supports the implementation of the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, which may include:
 Tracking requirements and compliance with the Permit
 Supporting the implementation of the Stormwater Management Action Plan (SMAP)
 Facilitating education, outreach, and stewardship programs
 Overseeing GIS mapping updates
 Supporting illicit discharge and illicit connection investigations
 Supporting new development and redevelopment oversight
 Monitoring implementation of stormwater facility cleaning and maintenance activities by both city maintenance staff and contractors
 Overseeing the source control program for existing development

• Manages the implementation of programmatic elements of the city’s Storm and Surface Water Comprehensive Plan which may include:
 Improvements to pond aesthetics
 CCTV pipe inspection prioritization
 Habitat restoration
 Education and outreach
 Climate resiliency
 Design standard improvement
 Private infrastructure policy
 Property acquisition policy
 Standard operating procedures
 Others as needed

• Manages the Adopt-A-Drain, storm drain marking, and car wash kit programs, and facilitates other stewardship programs like Eagle Scout projects
• Develops watershed education and stewardship outreach in collaboration with consultants, schools, and/or non-profit organizations, for water quality
• Coordinates with other agencies and organizations to obtain specialty permits or permissions such as SEPA or NEPA, Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA),
Section 401 or Section 404 Clean Water Act (CWA) Permits, and Construction Stormwater General Permits
• Communicates with city departments, businesses, community groups, and citizens on program issues, complaints and concerns; investigates and
responds to complaints in person or over the telephone as appropriate, and logs action request in CityWorks
• Conducts effective research and maintenance of public works and stormwater related records, creates informational and promotional materials for
program events, drafts press releases and City newsletter articles and provides information related to departmental programs and activities to the public
• Supports the Public Works Engineering and Community Development teams with projects as needed
• Presents to City Council, Boards, Commissions, and the Public on projects and programs as needed
• Must be able to maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance; and work flexible evening and/or weekend hours as required; ability to travel as
• Assists other staff and performs other duties as assigned


Skills include:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills i.e.: oral, written, and verbal communication, negotiation, public relations, public speaking, project
management and problem-solving skills
• Ability to represent the City in a professional manner
• Knowledge of general computer applications
• Ability to employ creative problem-solving skills in the execution of duties
• Knowledge of Washington State’s Administrative Codes and RCW for bidding, contracting, procurement, administration, project management and project
closeout of public works projects
• Familiarity with the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit and King County Surface Water Design Manual (2021) or similar design
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams, senior management, and the public in a politically sensitive environment
• Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public sector performance and accountability standards
• Ability to work well under pressure while adhering to time-sensitive deadlines

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or related field, from an accredited university
• Engineer In Training (EIT) Certificate
• Two years of work experience in engineering, permit coordination, contract administration or project management preferred

Special requirements:
• Valid Washington Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one by start of employment
• Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier
• Position requires evening and occasional weekend hours
• All staff positions at the City are required to be available to report to work during off hours in case of emergency and perform duties as assigned

Physical requirements:
• This position will work primarily in an office environment with some trips to project sites or lakes to collect data or perform general site inspections
• This position may work at offsite events such as Farmer’s Markets, Maple Valley Days and other community events
• Walking standing, and lifting records, boxes and objects up to 40 pounds; fine motor skills; auditory, verbal and visual ability

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


Rebecca Munson


Phone: (425) 413-8800


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