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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.

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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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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Third party recruiters and agencies should not contact employees of Blueline directly. Any resumes sent to a Blueline employee or submitted through Blueline’s website are considered unsolicited and property of Blueline. Blueline will not pay a placement fee unless the agency or recruiter has a signed contract with Blueline in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.