Senior Stormwater Engineer - Washington State Department of Ecology Apply Now Posted 3/14/2019

Our Water Quality Program is looking to hire a Senior Stormwater Engineer at our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA

This position is responsible for planning, investigating, and proposing solutions to stormwater engineering problems to grant recipients and municipal permittees so that their stormwater projects are effectively implemented.

We are looking for creative problem-solvers who possess excellent people skills, with the capacity to grow their existing engineering expertise, and the ability to communicate technical decisions and recommendations to a diverse audience.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages performance driven leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.

The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.

The Water Quality Program is responsible for regulating discharges of pollutants to surface and ground waters by writing and managing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, enforcing water quality laws, developing water quality standards and identifying water bodies that fail to meet those standards, and providing technical and financial assistance to appropriate entities to help them protect and restore Washington's waters.

This position is the Water Quality Program's technical lead for oversight of stormwater grant projects and proposals for water quality improvement and protection, and is the section's authority on watershed/basin planning, flow control, regional stormwater facilities, and the stormwater control transfer program. This position:
  • Applies conventional engineering solutions to prevent or mitigate stormwater problems statewide, and helps the Water Quality Program develop innovative technical and policy solutions to help the Washington stormwater community address new science and evolving regulatory requirements.
  • Conducts technical support and engineering review for stormwater grant projects.
  • Provides stormwater technical guidance to project proponents, agency staff, managers and stakeholders.
  • Works with diverse teams to implement effective programs to address statewide stormwater issues.
Required Qualifications:
A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields, sanitary water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field AND Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND four years of experience in environmental engineering
An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields, sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field AND Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND five years of experience in environmental engineering.

A Ph.D. in one of the above engineering fields will substitute for two years of the environmental engineering experience.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with:
  • Stormwater management/treatment
  • Watershed planning
  • Water quality and/or hydrologic modelling
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Risk Manager - DOWL Apply Now Posted 3/12/2019

This is a full-time position to provide support to internal customers (e.g. DOWL Project Managers), whose purpose is to increase productivity and efficiency, manage and reduce risk, and reinforce the company character.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  1. Identify, analyze and classify operational and insurable risks for financial impact to corporation including expected frequency, trends and severity.
  2. Formulate and review professional service contracts and subcontracts.
  3. Review other contracts and leases and provide risk-based assessment and recommendations.
  4. Review and negotiate general liability, workers compensation, and professional liability policies.
  5. Coordinate with project managers and insurance companies to provide appropriate certificates of insurance.
  6. Research legal issues and assist with claim investigations and responses.
  7. Manage and assist with selecting appropriate risk financing techniques and implements insurance programs and policies to minimize loss, such as avoidance, loss prevention and reduction, retention, transfer, grouping of exposure units, and transfer.
  8. Assist with various projects by conducting quality control/quality assurance audits.
  9. Assist CRO with education and outreach efforts to increase risk awareness and mitigation.
  10. Assist in assembling quarterly written reports to be reviewed by the Board relative to risk matters and ongoing and impending litigation.
  11. Assist in assembling annual summaries of risk and litigation activities with an emphasis on costs, effort, avoidance, mitigation, and lessons learned.
  12. Research and submit insurance claims and follow up on claim resolution.
  13. Other duties as assigned by CEO and CRO.
To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Four-year accredited college degree. Five years of increased responsibility in risk management. Experience with public sector contract administration desirable. Paralegal training desirable. Demonstrated ability to work with other professionals and peers to achieve team goals.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient with the operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive risk management and safety program.
  • Strong understanding of general contract terms and conditions - with an emphasis on Professional Services contracts - including indemnification provisions.
  • Experienced with insurance principles, practices, and terminology of loss reduction and loss control, as well as claims management, claims adjusting, and subrogation.
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to exercise strong multi-tasking and organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines without impact to operations.
  • Knowledgeable of OSHA and state reports (such as OSHA 300) and poster requirements related to safety and workers compensation.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and disseminate information contained in loss reports.
  • Proficient operating modern office equipment to develop word processing, produce technical writing, research databases, conduct investigations, conducting research and development.
  • Proficient with MS Office 365 suite of products and possessing a demonstrated ability to work within a computerized Enterprise Management System such as Oracle, Deltek, or BST.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical analysis, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment 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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DOWL is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority, female, veteran, and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.
Our company THRIVES ON DIFFERENCES! All we ask is that our employees and applicants continue to learn how to work better together. We believe in adjustment first, accommodation always. We believe that people come to work every day with positive intent.

Applications accepted online only at company careers webpage

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