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Work at Blueline

Don't Call it Work

Each day at Blueline is a fresh opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills, to be creative, and to enjoy the company of your peers and clients in an atmosphere that's warm, friendly, and dare we say fun.

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At a Glance

It’s hard to sum up exactly what makes working at Blueline such an incredible experience but here are just a few of the perks you’ll enjoy while working here.

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Great Work/Life
Balance

At Blueline, we support a positive work/life balance. We also know that employees have different needs, so we feel that allowing choices is the best way to support a diverse staff.

  • Flexible work hours
  • Three offices for easier commute times
  • Hot desks in every office
  • Ability to work remotely

Opportunities to
Grow Professionally

We know that one of the most important ways to nurture and retain talent is to provide our employees with professional and personal development opportunities.

  • Collaborative environment
  • Internal trainings
  • Established career paths
  • Seminar and conference attendance
  • Paid memberships to Industry and Professional Organizations
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Access to interesting clients and projects

Competitive Wages
and Full Benefits

When we say we put people first at Blueline, we mean it.
Discover the benefits of joining our world-class team:

  • Competitive wages and paid overtime
  • Profit sharing opportunities
  • Paid holidays and Personal Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Subsidized health savings account
  • 401K w/employer contribution

Excellent Employee
Perks

Our people are our most valuable assets and we want to keep our talent happy and engaged.

  • Tons of company events
  • Team outings and happy hours
  • Company sports teams
  • Employee lunches
  • Office coffee at Ladro and Starbucks

Volunteering &
Community Engagement

At Blueline, we believe in investing time and money into bringing positive change to the communities in which we live, work, and play.

  • Cross Kirkland Corridor Adopt-a-Trail
  • Community sponsorships
  • Donation matching program
  • Organized volunteer hours

Great Work/Life
Balance

At Blueline, we support a positive work/life balance. We also know that employees have different needs, so we feel that allowing choices is the best way to support a diverse staff.

  • Flexible work hours
  • Three offices for easier commute times
  • Hot desks in every office
  • Ability to work remotely

Opportunities to
Grow Professionally

We know that one of the most important ways to nurture and retain talent is to provide our employees with professional and personal development opportunities.

  • Collaborative environment
  • Internal trainings
  • Established career paths
  • Seminar and conference attendance
  • Paid memberships to Industry and Professional Organizations
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Access to interesting clients and projects

Competitive Wages
and Full Benefits

When we say we put people first at Blueline, we mean it.
Discover the benefits of joining our world-class team:

  • Competitive wages and paid overtime
  • Profit sharing opportunities
  • Paid holidays and Personal Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Subsidized health savings account
  • 401K w/employer contribution

Excellent Employee
Perks

Our people are our most valuable assets and we want to keep our talent happy and engaged.

  • Tons of company events
  • Team outings and happy hours
  • Company sports teams
  • Employee lunches
  • Office coffee at Ladro and Starbucks

Volunteering &
Community Engagement

At Blueline, we believe in investing time and money into bringing positive change to the communities in which we live, work, and play.

  • Cross Kirkland Corridor Adopt-a-Trail
  • Community sponsorships
  • Donation matching program
  • Organized volunteer hours
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WHAT UNITES US

Relationships are at the core of everything we do, from those we’ve built with our client partners to those we share with colleagues. We take pride in surrounding ourselves not just with some of the most talented people in our industry, but some of the kindest, wildly creative, thoughtful, fun, and funny people you’re likely to find anywhere. Everyone who works at Blueline shares a genuine passion for creative collaboration and for positively impacting the communities who live, work, and play where we build.

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Project Landscape Architect

Open Positions

As our team continues to grow, we are excited to announce the opening of a few key positions we'll be looking to fill. If you feel like you'd be a good fit, we'd love to hear from you.

Planner

Job Description

The Planner performs current plan review and undertakes long-range planning tasks for municipalities as well as designs and plans for capital development of projects such as: land subdivisions; parks and other recreational facilities; schools; commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review applications and submittal materials for development proposals, rezones, conditional use permits, boundary line adjustments, annexations and environmental review.
  • Work with the general public to provide technical assistance regarding planning and zoning activities.
  • Assist in development of long-range plans, including comprehensive plan amendments, housing action plans, park and recreational open space plans, and capital improvement plan updates.
  • Draft ordinances, new land use codes, code amendments and updates, and other regulatory review processes and checklists.
  • Provide support during public meetings that include city councils, planning commissions, board of commissioners, hearing examiners, design review boards and other subcommittees as needed.
  • Prepare and present staff reports that includes findings of fact, conclusions and recommendations of land use proposals before city hearing examiner, planning commissions, city councils.
  • Analyze and interpret jurisdictional codes.
  • Visit and analyze project sites during the planning stage to evaluate existing conditions and verify that design proposals are consistent with land use regulations.
  • Prepare graphic representations, plans, and detail drawings using Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup or other visual representation software.
  • Conduct site visits as needed.
  • Coordinate with clients, subconsultants, jurisdictions, and other project team members.
  • Identify and become a member of community and professional industry related organizations.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Takes initiative and can achieve desired results with limited direction.
  • Perform duties accurately and timely.
  • Manage competing duties and occasionally heavy workloads.
  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization from leadership to entry level employees, as well as clients and external teaming partners.
  • Communicates confidently and responds to feedback.
  • Maintains a high degree of accuracy in all work and documentation.
  • Maintains excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Has the ability to learn and retain new information quickly.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, or other related discipline preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in a similar role within the Land Use Planning industry.
  • Experience with Feasibility Study research and Municipal Code review.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Experience using ArcGIS, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Lumion helpful, but not required.
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional, Bluebeam or other pdf creating/editing PDF software.
ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to project problems.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to understand three-dimensional concepts and statistical data in practice. Ability to apply general algebra theories to create practical design solutions

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Civil Engineering Intern

Job Description

As a Civil Engineering Intern at Blueline, you will have the chance to work on residential/commercial land development projects and public works municipal projects. Below are some of the possible duties and responsibilities of a Civil Engineering Intern at Blueline.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Run hydrologic models to analyze and size stormwater facilities and pipe systems.
  • Coordinate with review agencies, subconsultants, and clients.
  • Prepare plans and project documents.
  • Ensure technical accuracy, standard engineering practices, and inclusion of appropriate documentation on various reports and design projects.
  • Help to evaluate engineering alternatives and help to resolve technical issues.
  • Perform engineering interpretation of specifications and drawings, help to recommend and document design modifications, and coordinate with the design team.
  • Participate in the assessment of engineering problems and discuss recommended solutions with the design team.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute work in a safe, timely, cost effective, and compliant manner.
  • Research and follow jurisdictional requirements unique to each project.
  • Investigate and document downstream drainage systems in the field.
  • Perform quantity take-offs.
  • Use Autodesk Civil 3D to design plan and profile views for roadways, grading, and utilities including storm drainage facilities, sanitary sewer systems, and water distribution systems.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients, and industry professionals.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly.
  • Dependability and thoroughness.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Working towards or recently completed a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering from a four-year college or university.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
  • Board of Engineer’s Engineering-in-Training certification (or equivalent) is a plus.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil3D and the ability to learn new software.
  • Working knowledge of hydrologic modeling software such as KCRTS, WWHM3, or WWHM2012; MGSFlood; and StormShed to analyze and size stormwater facilities and pipe systems is a plus.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, computers, and copy machines.

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Project Engineer

Job Description

The Project Engineer designs, directs, and coordinates activities of a design team on designated civil engineering projects. The Project Engineer also ensures goals and objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed parameters.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

ENGINEERING
  • Accurately and efficiently prepare and review plans and project documents. Design elements may include: lot and site layouts; roadways; grading; erosion control; storm drainage utilities (conveyance, vaults, and storage ponds); sanitary sewers; water systems; and other associated improvements.
  • Research and follow jurisdictional requirements unique to each project.
  • Evaluate engineering alternatives and resolve technical issues.
  • Make independent assessments of engineering problems and recommend solutions to design team.
  • Create rough sketches, drawings, redlines, and other specifications for design and drafting staff to follow.
  • Perform high level mathematical calculations related to our civil engineering consulting industry. Apply technical accuracy, standard engineering practices, and inclusion of appropriate documentation to all projects.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute work in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner per Blueline standards.
  • Coordinate with reviewing agencies, subconsultants, and clients.
  • Coordinate project status and weekly scheduling with Project Manager.
  • Assist Project Manager with project proposals, scopes, and budgets.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and community, progressing towards becoming a trusted advisor to Blueline clients.
  • Have a clear understanding of the land development industry, including all services, disciplines, and roles of the company and our sub-consultants.
  • Accurately convey what Blueline has to offer to current and prospective clients.
  • Regularly act as an ambassador and recognize opportunities to market the company.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Assist Project Manager with leading Blueline’s team (which may include Project Engineers, EITs, Designers, Drafters, Landscape Architects, Planners, and Administrative staff) through the design process.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, as well as clients and industry professionals.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from a four-year college or university and a minimum of 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
  • Experience in the local AEC Industry is preferred.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil3d and the ability to learn new software.
  • Working knowledge of hydrologic modeling software such as KCRTS, WWHM3, or WWHM2012; MGSFlood; and StormShed to analyze and size stormwater facilities and pipe systems.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, computers, fax, and copy machines.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSES

Licensed Professional Engineer registered in the State of Washington is required.

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to individual and company problems.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operational instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to understand three-dimensional concepts and statistical data in practice. Ability to apply general algebra theories to create practical design solutions.

 

 

 

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Transportation Project Manager

Job Description

Blueline Project Managers accomplish client’s project goals, objectives, and expectations and serve as the primary liaison between the Client and Blueline. They also plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a designated project to ensure goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed schedule and budget parameters.

The Transportation Project Manager is expected to expand Blueline’s Public Works transportation experience to help meet Blueline’s Strategic Plan goals. They will work with Blueline’s Engineering and Marketing staff to target and pursue projects that meet the company’s long term objectives. Ideal candidate would also have experience managing federally funded projects, assisting with grant writing and/or administration, and have extensive experience working with agencies in the Puget Sound area.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Prepare and negotiate project schedules, proposals, contracts, and ASAs. Review project proposals to determine time frame, project budgets, and sub-tasks within the projects.
  • Determine project’s critical path and effectively orchestrate project team (internally and externally) to meet project deadlines and budget.
  • Plan workload daily, weekly, and monthly, and modify schedules or commitments as required according to Clients’ and other Blueline Project Managers’ deadlines/timeframes.
  • Expedite permitting and entitlement process within established timeframes internally with project team and externally by negotiating solutions with jurisdictional staff.
  • Confer with project staff to discuss scope, outline work plan, and assign duties and responsibilities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with outside sub-consultants, and coordinate and direct their work as applicable.
  • Prepare project reports for management, clients, or others, including preparing monthly billing and invoicing of projects, quickly, efficiently, and proactively providing a detailed summary of monthly project holds and write-offs.
ENGINEERING
  • Responsible for design accuracy and effectiveness. This includes the Project Manager’s own designs and any design overseen as a Project Manager. Design elements may include: roadways and ADA; grading; erosion control, and utilities including storm drainage (including vaults and storage ponds), sanitary sewers, water systems; and other associated improvements.
  • Research and follow jurisdictional requirements unique to each project.
  • Create rough sketches, drawings, redlines, and other specifications for design and drafting staff.
  • Perform complex mathematical calculations using extensive knowledge of calculus, trigonometry, and geometry.
  • Present project details at meetings and public hearings.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Be considered a trusted advisor to Blueline clients.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, public agencies, design team members, and the community.
  • Evaluate and maintain relationships with existing good clients, tactfully separate from existing bad clients.
  • Have a clear understanding of all services, disciplines, and roles of the company and our sub-consultants, and accurately convey what the Blueline team has to offer to current and prospective clients.
  • Regularly act as an ambassador and recognize opportunities to market the company.
  • Work with Blueline’s marketing staff and assist in executing marketing strategies and objectives.
  • Travel to and participate in trade shows or industry events when necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Lead, plan, assign, and direct work to Blueline project teams, which may include Project Engineers, EITs, Designers, Drafters, Landscape Architects, Planners, and Administrative staff. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, and reviewing their performance.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
    Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Thorough understanding of land development industry and Blueline’s role in it.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients and industry professionals.
  • Maintains a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from a four-year college or university plus 5 to 10 years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is preferred.
  • Experience in the local AEC industry is preferred.
  • Experience with managing client relationships.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil3d and the ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, computers, fax, and copy machines.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSES

Licensed professional engineer registered in the state of Washington is preferred.

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to individual and company problems.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operational instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability, statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

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Project Manager

Job Description

Manages the Client’s project goals, objectives, and expectations and serves as the primary liaison between the Client and Blueline.  Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of a designated project to ensure goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed schedule and budget parameters.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Assume accountability for the financial goals set by the Profit Center Lead.
  • Prepare and negotiate project schedules, proposals, contracts, and ASAs. Review project proposals to determine time frame and budget for overall projects, and sub-tasks within the projects.
  • Determine project’s critical path and effectively orchestrate project team (internally and externally) to meet project deadlines and budget.
  • Plan workload daily, weekly, and monthly, and modify schedules or commitments as required according to Clients’ and other Blueline Project Managers’ deadlines/timeframes.
  • Expedite the permitting and entitlement process within established timeframes internally with project team and externally by negotiating solutions with jurisdictional staff.
  • Confer with project staff to discuss scope, outline work plan, and assign duties and responsibilities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with outside sub-consultants, and coordinate and direct their work as applicable.
  • Prepare project reports for management, clients, or others, including preparing monthly billing and invoicing of projects, quickly, efficiently, and proactively and provide a detailed summary of monthly project holds and write-offs.
  • Relay staffing needs to the Profit Center Lead.
  • Provide annual 360-degree reviews of their team members to their Supervisor.
  • Relay training needs of their team members to the Discipline Leads.
  • Actively provide feedback on team members to Supervisors for Immediate Impact Awards.

ENGINEERING

  • Assume responsibility for design accuracy and effectiveness. This includes the Project Manager’s own designs and any design overseen as a Project Manager. Design elements may include the following: lot and site layouts; roadways; grading; erosion control, and utilities including storm drainage (including vaults and storage ponds), sanitary sewers, water systems; and other associated improvements.
  • Research and follow jurisdictional requirements unique to each project.
  • Create rough sketches, drawings, redlines, and other specifications for design and drafting staff to follow.
  • Perform complex mathematical calculations using extensive knowledge of calculus, trigonometry, and geometry.
  • Present project details at meetings and public hearings.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with Blueline Clients to be considered a trusted advisor.
  • Build and maintain relationships with public agencies, design team members, and the community.
  • Evaluate and maintain relationships with existing good clients and tactfully separate from existing bad clients.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of all services, disciplines, and roles of the company and our sub-consultants, and accurately convey what the Blueline team has to offer to current and prospective clients.
  • Regularly act as an ambassador and recognize opportunities to market Blueline.
  • Work with Blueline’s marketing staff and assist in executing marketing strategies and objectives.
  • Travel to and participate in trade shows or industry events when necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Lead, plan, assign, and direct work to Blueline project teams, which may include Project Engineers, EITs, Designers, Drafters, Landscape Architects, Planners, and Administrative staff. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Thorough understanding of the land development industry and/or public works and Blueline’s role in it.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients, and industry professionals.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering from a four-year college or university and a minimum of 6 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is preferred.
  • Experience in the local AEC industry is preferred.
  • Experience with managing client relationships.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil3d and the ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, computers, fax, and copy machines.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSES

Licensed professional engineer registered in the state of Washington is preferred.

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to individual and company problems.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operational instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability, statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

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Director of Engineering

Job Description

The Director of Engineering is responsible for delivering the highest level of excellence from the Engineering Department and its team members. This role will oversee the Engineering Department to ensure performance is aligned with Blueline and industry standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

LEADERSHIP
  • Oversee Project Engineers, Engineers-in-Training and CAD staff to ensure quality of work is consistent with Blueline’s quality standards, as well as meeting all applicable deadlines and budgets.
  • Provide technical guidance to Project Engineers, Engineers-in-Training and CAD staff on project design related issues.
  • Defining and controlling the Engineering Department’s processes and standards.
  • Establish the Engineering Department’s short and long-term goals, including cultural goals, and ensure they are aligned with overall company-wide strategic goals and are accomplished.
  • Maintain and improve employee morale by meeting regularly with staff members and establishing an open line of communication.
  • Show up each day ready to motivate the team and lead by example.
  • Being accountable for development of and successful implementation of Professional Development Plans (PDPs) for Project Engineers and Engineers-in-Training with assistance from the Engineering Discipline Leads.
  • Work closely with Supervisors to ensure engineering staff is properly trained to execute all duties they are expected to carry out.
  • Mentoring Engineering staff as necessary to help them achieve their professional goals.
  • Providing input on Engineering staff training needs to Discipline Leads.
  • Providing annual 360 reviews of Engineering staff to Supervisors.
  • Actively providing feedback on team members to Supervisors for Immediate Impact Awards.
  • Assist with preparation of Engineering staff job descriptions, identify potential candidates, and participate in staff recruiting interviews.
  • Assisting Profit Center Leads with annual revenue estimates and budgets for continuing education and training for Engineering staff.
  • Keep current on industry trends and evaluate if implementation would benefit the company.
  • Pursue and maintain professional licensure in state(s) other than Washington (as required).
  • Act as Project Manager on a handful of civil engineering intensive projects.
  • Align Engineering department’s revenue streams and marketing objectives with company and Profit Center goals.
  • Champion cross-selling of all Blueline’s services and disciplines.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with City and County jurisdictions.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong background and success with project and people management.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all their work.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients, and teaming partners.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s (or advanced) Degree in Civil Engineering from a four-year ABET college or university.
  • A minimum of 10 years of related experience at a private consulting firm (Supervisory and/or Director level experience preferred).
  • Experience in the local AEC industry is preferred.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Knowledge of Autodesk Civil3d, Bluebeam, hydrology software, etc.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
  • Licensed Professional Engineer registered in the State of Washington.
  • Current NCEES record for ease of comity/reciprocity licensing in states outside of Washington.
ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to project problems.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, memos, and jurisdictional regulations and codes. Ability to write correspondence, applications, memos, and technical documents.  Ability to effectively report project status information to Blueline’s leadership group, Project Managers, clients, teaming partners, and other employees of the organization. Ability to respond to inquiries from management, employees, and clients. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.

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Recruiter/Human Resources Generalist

Job Description

The Human Resources Generalist will champion our recruiting and retention efforts.  This includes developing and implementing effective recruiting and staffing strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified, and capable talent for the organization.  This role works with senior management in developing strategies to recruit and retain a strong work force and promotes Blueline as an employer of choice in the community.

The Human Resource Generalist will also run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including, continuing our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, supporting the overall hiring process, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and maintaining company policies and practices.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

RECRUITING AND RETENTION

  • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.
  • Collaborates with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
  • Recruits passive candidates who are currently employed.
  • Assists with job posting and advertisement processes.
  • Screens applications and selects qualified candidates.
  • Schedules interviews; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
  • Assists with the interview process, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with the hiring manager and/or other human resource staff during the offer process, identifying and recommending salary ranges, incentives, start dates, and other pertinent details.
  • Attends and participates in college job fairs and recruiting sessions. Works with management to assess and plan developmental opportunities for employees.
  • Assists interested employees with career pathing and their Professional Development Plan (PDP).
  • Assists Discipline Leads with developing, conducting, tracking, and/or evaluating training or professional development opportunities as requested.
  • Coordinates the preparation and processing of employee performance reviews and evaluations.
  • Develops and conducts “stay” interviews towards the goal of strengthening employee retention strategies.
  • Conducts offboarding interviews with resigning or retiring employees, tracking reasons for voluntary terminations to inform future HR recruitment strategies.
  • Processes all related forms and notices related to same, and facilitates the collection of keys, parking passes, computer system access, and other items as required.
HUMAN RESOURCES
  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
  • Champions company Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
  • Participates in and contributes to our BUILD (DEI) Committee.
  • Coordinates with our outside DEI consultants.
  • Makes recommendations related to furthering our company mission of providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Handles onboarding of new employees including, documentation, internal coordination, two-week schedule creation, and new hire orientations.
  • Spearheads employee recognition programs.
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and applicant-tracking systems.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration, highly preferred.
  • Candidates with equivalent experience will be strongly considered.
  • 2+ years of experience recruiting active and passive candidates.
  • 2+ years of experience in a Human Resources role.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, computers, fax, and copy machines.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

PHR or SPHR preferred.

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

 

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Landscape Architects and Designers

Job Description

The desire to grow and learn is highly valued at Blueline and by our clients. We want people to succeed and grow in their career. The skills and responsibilities presented below are a guideline, but most importantly, we want great people. If you feel like you would be a good fit, we want to talk with you. Ideal candidates will be self-starters with a creative design sensibility. We are looking for people with a proactive communication style, an eagerness to learn, and the desire to progress quickly in their career. Responsibilities will be diverse and may include preparation of conceptual landscape plans, site development plans, site feasibility studies, master plans, neighborhood plans, and contract administration. These positions have the potential to be quickly promoted should skillset and ability be developed and/or proven. Those hired will be encouraged to build and maintain a professional network and develop long-term meaningful relationships with clients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Preparation of landscape plans which focus on softscape and/or hardscape elements.
  • Development of material schedules and cost estimates for landscape design and construction projects.

Entry Level to 5 years of Experience

  • Base map preparation.
  • Production of permit & construction detail packages.
  • Site visits during construction.

5+ years of Experience

  • Establish, build upon, and maintain positive client relationships.
  • Manage production of plans and specifications.
  • Assist with design concept plans.
  • Attend and present at design review meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to be an effective member of multi-disciplinary teams (with planners, engineers, and architects).
  • Ability to understand client needs and communicate ideas.
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations in a variety of group settings.
  • Experience with construction detailing (preferred but can be trained).
  • Ability to efficiently develop and/or edit scaled site plans and landscape plans.
  • Highly motivated person in visual illustrations (SketchUp and Lumion preferred).
  • Attention to detail and passion for design excellence.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and achieve desired results with limited direction.
  • General knowledge of current, sustainable site concepts.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients, and teaming partners.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s (or advanced) degree in Landscape Architecture or Planning.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and/or Land F/X.
  • Experience with Sketchup and Lumion.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES (5+ YEARS EXPERIENCE)
  • Licensed Landscape Architect in Washington State (or in process).
ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to project problems.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, memos, and jurisdictional regulations and codes. Ability to write correspondence, applications, and memos. Ability to effectively report project status information to other employees of the organization. Ability to respond to inquiries from management, employees, and clients.

 

 

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Construction Inspector/EIT

Job Description

The Construction Inspector works with the Project Manager, local agencies/owners, and contractors to ensure municipal construction projects are built according to the approved plans and specifications, as well as the governing jurisdiction’s standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Inspect all aspects of municipal utility, road, and sidewalk projects.
  • Document the work performed by the Contractor through daily inspection reports.
  • Document the work performed by the Contractor through project photographs.
  • Keep an accurate log of contract days used and remaining throughout the project.
  • Verify quantities of work performed daily and provide weekly quantity reports to the Owner.
  • Maintain accurate records of personnel, equipment, and material used on force account activities.
  • Review change order requests.
  • Verify materials delivered to the jobsite match the approved submittals.
  • Walk the project ahead of the Contractor’s work schedule to identify potential unforeseen conflicts.
  • Advise the Contractor of insufficient traffic control measures or unsafe work conditions.
  • Coordinate scheduling of soils, asphalt, and concrete testing as required.
  • Coordinate with the local residents regarding impacts of construction.
  • Maintain accurate as-built record drawings for the project.
  • Advise the Owner of work progress and field issues as they arise.
  • Work with the Contractor to provide updated schedules to the Owner as needed.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent organization and time management skills leading to timely documentation and submittals.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients, industry professionals, and residents/business owners impacted by construction.
  • Ability to make judgment calls while performing inspection duties with the least possible interruption to the Contractor/work progress.
  • Ability to read scaled construction plans.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
  • Ability to work hours dictated by the Contractor’s schedule on short notice.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly.
  • Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Dependability and thoroughness.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management from a four-year college or university, required.
  • 1-4 years of experience in Civil Engineering or Construction Management in the Puget Sound area, preferred.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil3D and the ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, tablets, computers, fax, and copy machines.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSES

Board of Engineer’s Engineering-in-Training certification, preferred.

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to individual and company problems.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operational instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to understand three-dimensional concepts and statistical data in practice. Ability to apply general algebra theories to create practical design solutions.

 

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Civil Engineer-in-Training (EIT)

Job Description

The Civil Engineer-in-training (EIT) works with the Project Manager, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Drafters on private residential/commercial development projects and public municipal projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This position essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Run hydrologic models to analyze and size stormwater facilities and pipe systems.
  • Coordinate with review agencies, subconsultants, and clients.
  • Prepare plans and project documents.
  • Ensure technical accuracy, standard engineering practices, and inclusion of appropriate documentation on various reports and design projects.
  • Evaluate engineering alternatives and resolve technical issues.
  • Perform engineering interpretation of specifications and drawings, recommend and document design modifications, and coordinate with the design team.
  • Make independent assessment of engineering problems and recommend solutions.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute work in a safe, timely, cost effective, and compliant manner.
  • Research and follow jurisdictional requirements unique to each project.
  • Investigate and document downstream drainage systems in the field.
  • Perform quantity take-offs.
  • Use Autodesk Civil 3D to design plan and profile views for roadways, grading, and utilities including storm drainage facilities, sanitary sewer systems, and water distribution systems.
  • Perform complex mathematical calculations that require extensive knowledge of calculus, trigonometry, and geometry.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Thorough understanding of land development industry and the role of Civil Engineering in it.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients and industry professionals.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly.
  • Dependability and thoroughness.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering from a four-year college or university.
  • 1-4 years of experience in private land development consulting and design in the Puget Sound area, preferred.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil3d and the ability to learn new software.
  • Working knowledge of hydrologic modeling software such as KCRTS, WWHM3, or WWHM2012; MGSFlood; and StormShed to analyze and size stormwater facilities and pipe systems.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, computers, fax, and copy machines.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSES

Board of Engineer’s Engineering-in-Training certification (or equivalent).

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to individual and company problems.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operational instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to understand three-dimensional concepts and statistical data in practice. Ability to apply general algebra theories to create practical design solutions.

 

 

 

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Civil 3D CAD Designer

Job Description

The Civil 3D CAD Designer is responsible for working with the Project Manager, Professional Engineers, and Drafters on private residential/commercial development projects and public municipal projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This position essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate with review agencies, subconsultants, and clients.
  • Prepare and manage engineering plans and project documents.
  • Evaluate engineering alternatives and resolve technical issues.
  • Make independent assessments of engineering problems and recommend solutions to engineering discipline leads.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute work in a safe, timely, cost effective and compliant manner.
  • Research and follow jurisdictional requirements unique to each project.
  • Review and draft rough sketches, drawings, redlines, etc. as provided by the Project Engineer and/or Designer.
  • Determine scale and perform mathematical calculations that require knowledge of geometry, algebra, trigonometry, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.
  • Follow Blueline design and CAD standards.
  • Create, edit, and label alignments, Civil 3D parcels, and corridors.
  • Create, use, and edit Civil 3D labels.
  • Create feature lines and surfaces.
  • Manage, data reference, label and interact with a Civil 3D surface.
  • Perform roadway design, including creating corridors, subassemblies, road FG, contour grading, and surface cleanup/manipulation through Tin/points.
  • Use Civil 3D to design plan and profiles of utilities, including using and creating pipe networks, editing and changing parts and styles, catch basin sizing/spacing and minimum cover, manhole sizing/spacing and minimum cover, hydrant spacing, and creating waterlines in profile with deflection and exaggeration, per jurisdictional requirements.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to visualize 3-dimensionally when given a 2-dimensional sketch.
  • Thorough understanding of land development industry and the role of Civil Engineering in it.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, as well as clients and industry professionals.
  • Maintains a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly.
  • Dependability and thoroughness.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

• 4 or more years in an engineering designer role.
• Past project experience is required in the following area: subdivisions, mixed-use and commercial land development projects.

COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Proficiency using Autodesk Civil 3D 2012 or better.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010.
ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Strong analytical skills with the ability to convert data analysis to enable users to understand data and make informed decisions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small-group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

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