Capital Projects Engineer

  1. Job Description
  2. Qualifications
  3. Job Application

Under general direction of the Deputy Director of Engineering/City Engineer, performs senior-level project management work responsible for coordinating the delivery of City capital utility improvement projects.  This work includes the development, review and construction management a number of diverse capital public works projects and facilities.  Additional work will include managing engineering consultants for complex capital projects, ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.  This position will train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned technical and professional staff.  

Primary Job Duties:

  • Establishing project scope, schedule, and budget, consultant selection and management, technical review and oversight, quality assurance, preparation of plans, technical specifications, and contract documents and construction inspection and management. 
  • Prepares construction contracts for bidding and responds to bidder inquiries. Reviews contractor submittals for compliance with the plans and specifications.  Assists project inspectors and managers in resolving field conflicts or changes.
  • Oversees the work of a number of diverse capital public works improvement projects simultaneously.
  • Supervises assigned engineering subordinates and guides them in the inspection of public works projects and facilities.
  • Assists City Engineer in strategic planning, preparation and delivery of utility capital project tasks and budgets.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel and consulting staff.
  • Supports the City’s grant program by researching grant and other funding opportunities, preparing grant and loan applications, performs grant management.
  • Perform administrative duties including CIP preparation and pre-construction and construction project management; oversee project implementation for capital projects.
  • Attend a variety of meetings and make oral presentations and progress reports on major projects.
  • Prepares and reviews professional engineering studies, construction documents, estimates and other items that require a professional engineering seal.  
  • Ensures that construction work is in compliance with federal, state and local codes and regulations. Coordinates with other city departments, agencies, and regulators to obtain needed permits and grants.
  • Provides quality control oversight to ensure that project goals are met and prevent cost overruns resulting from construction change orders and ensuring all grants are well managed.
  • Ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Works effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Responds both orally and in writing to citizen complaints related to capital public works projects.
  • Represents the City and makes presentations to City officials, other jurisdictions or organizations and the general public to explain technical design features, project priorities, or project modifications requiring additional funding.
  • Coordinates project planning and design with property owners, interested citizens and other affected city departments and agencies. Responds to customer inquiries and complaints.  Provides technical assistance to help resolve issues.
  • Prepares and administers consultant contracts for general and specialized design services.
  • Responsible for updating portions of the Public Works and Utilities Engineering Standards.
  • Assists in the acquisition of needed easements or property rights.
  • Performs related work as required.


$101,000.83 - $120,703.74 annually ($48.5581 - $58.0306 per hour) plus benefits. 

Excellent benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage for employee and dependents, health care offset, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation/sick leave accrual, PERS retirement and deferred compensation plan matching.  Employee shares 12.5% of the medical premium.

To Apply:   Go to to download the City of Port Angeles application. Applicants must submit the City of Port Angeles application, cover letter and resume. Position is open until filled.

Selection Process:   Applicants will be evaluated on the requirements and related experience.  Only those selected to receive an interview will be contacted. COPA is an EOE.


Human Resources Office

321 E 5th St.

Port Angeles, WA  98362

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