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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:

  • Great work/life balance
  • The opportunity to grow professionally
  • Access to interesting clients and projects
  • The chance to work with experienced and dynamic industry leaders

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, and vision insurance
  • Subsidized health savings account
  • 401k with employer contribution

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/Landscape Architect

Job Description

The Planner/Landscape Architect designs and plans development of land areas for projects such as: parks and other recreational facilities; airports; highways and parkways; hospitals; schools; land subdivisions; commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Analyze and interpret jurisdictional codes.
  • Visit and analyze project sites during the planning stage to evaluate existing conditions and verify that the design can be incorporated into the landscape.
  • Coordinate the arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures.
  • Prepare conceptual site plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Make preliminary and/or final sketches of proposed drawings, using standard drafting techniques and devices, or using computer-assisted design drafting equipment.
  • Prepare graphic representations, plans, and detail drawings using AutoCAD from rough or detailed sketches and notes/specifications.
  • Modify drawings as directed.
  • May prepare separate detailed site plan, grading and drainage plan, lighting plan, paving plan, irrigation plan, planting plan, and drawings and detail of garden structures.
  • Conduct site visits to observe or supervise the construction.
  • Communicate 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.
  • 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 his/her 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 Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, or other related discipline preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in a similar role within the Landscape Architecture/Planning industry.
  • Experience with Feasibility Study research and Municipal Code review.
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Experience using AutoCAD, Photoshop, ArcGIS, and Sketchup.
  • Experience using LandFX, InDesign, and Lumion preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, computers, fax, and copy machines.
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional (creating/editing PDF files).
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 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 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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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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Engineering Designer

Job Description

The Engineering 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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Utility Construction Inspector/EIT

Job Description

The Blueline Group is actively searching for a qualified Construction Inspector. He/she will be responsible for working with the Project Manager, local agencies/owners and contractors to ensure municipal construction projects are built according 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 the work of 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
  • 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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