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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:

  • 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.
  • 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.


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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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


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.


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.


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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