Engineering Manager/Project Manager

Company Name: City of Tacoma
Phone Number: (253) 591-5400
City: Tacoma
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98402
Job Title: Engineering Manager/Project Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: July 21, 2017
Salary: $113,172.80 - $145,080.00
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Tacoma Power is an innovative, citizen-owned electric utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity, and provides energy and telecommunication services in the Pacific Northwest. We are committed to providing high-value, environmentally responsible, and competitively priced products and services for the benefit of our customers. Learn more about Tacoma Power at

Tacoma Power is currently seeking a Senior-level Project Engineer/Project Manager and team leader to join our Plant Engineering & Construction Services (PE&CS) team.  The ideal candidate is a professional civil engineer with engineering management and project management experience.  This person will support initiatives across a variety of programs in Tacoma Power with a primary focus on fisheries projects including initiatives associated with fish passage, aquaculture facilities, hydraulic structures, habitat improvement, and engineering and construction of other non-fisheries projects. This position will also be responsible for supervising up to three engineers/project managers, and one of those direct reports also managing a group of technicians.

Plant Engineering & Construction Services supports the generation and delivery of electricity to Tacoma Power customers by providing expert engineering, project management and support services to internal and external stakeholders.  PE&CS values each customer we serve.  With dedicated and passionate employees, we keep our dams safe and build interesting and diverse projects.   The Generation department owns and operates many large assets including seven dams and associated reservoirs, eight powerhouses, four large campgrounds and other types recreation facilities, three fish hatcheries, upstream and downstream migratory fish infrastructure, over 250 buildings, just to name the largest.  As such, management of these assets along with construction of new assets is an important role fulfilled by the team in PC&ES.

City of Tacoma Recruitment
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

Experience Required:


  • 8+ years of total experience in engineering;
  • 2+ years of project management experience;
  • 3+ years providing work direction;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Professional Engineering license in WA required or ability to obtain by comity;
  • Fisheries experience desired.


  • Considerable Project Management experience, preferably associated with fisheries engineering, and involving coordination of multiple technical disciplines
  • Perform site investigations and/or inspections and provide detailed assessment condition reports for existing facilities
  • Significant success developing project plans, technical specifications, and construction documents for facilities including design calculations, technical reports, figures, conceptual drawings, feasibility analysis, alternatives analysis, long range planning documents, permitting applications and figures
  • Performed and/or supervise cost estimating for schematic, preliminary, and final design phases
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to prepare various reports supporting design decisions and permitting
  • Able to manage a team of staff or consultants responsible for design calculations, design drawings and specifications
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple project tasks with simultaneous deadlines for self and direct reports
  • Experience with Tribal, State and Federal fish and wildlife program managers and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a plus
  • Skilled in use of PC and Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, Excel, Access
  • Demonstrated ability to create reports and prepare detailed calculation packages. AutoCAD civil 3D experience preferred
  • Knowledge of codes and standards related to civil design
How to Apply:


Interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources at 253-591-5400.


Posting End Date: August 11, 2017