Civil and/or Geotechnical Engineer and Recreation Site Design Lead

Seatle, WA
10/13/2021
Seatle, WA
50.00 
50.00 
Civil and/or Geotechnical Engineer and Recreation Site Design Lead
ID:F1WAGT-002Location:SeatleProgram:FOREST
Wage/Hr:$50.00Hours/Week:20Minimum Age:55

This position is expected to primarily consist of telework computer-based tasks and activities, with some site visits and assessments. Enrollee(s) can work from remote locations with reliable internet access. Enrollee(s) will work with existing data to complete the tasks, and augment this with additional information collected in the field.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 20 year(s) of experience OR BA/BS Degree in The ideal candidate(s) is an experienced civil engineer, landscape architect, geotechnical engineer and/or engineering geologist who has experience in civil engineering site design work, geotechnical engineering and/or contract preparation, with a minimum of a BS in an engineering related field and 20 years of experience. Landscape architect and/or civil engineering candidates have extensive knowledge of professional landscape architecture principles and concepts and experience and skill with design and architectural drawing. The first priority for the project will be to complete the geotechnical analysis; the other elements will follow and may be contingent upon the results of the assessment. All applicants have specialized in construction design work, and/or contract administration, preferably with experience working with/for the federal government. Note: More than one position may be filled based on applicant?s experience in either engineering or landscape architecture.

  • All applicants have specialized in construction design work, and/or contract administration, preferably with experience working with/for the federal government.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel
  • OTHER: Auto CAD and other engineering/design software; geotechnical assessment programs
  • The Greenway Trust will work with enrollee(s) to access additional software/hardware/equipment if required.
Duties:

This position will work with the nonprofit Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (Greenway Trust) to finalize a design and contract bid package for a Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) project that includes the construction of a new parking area and associated amenities at a heavily used recreation site located about 45 minutes east of Seattle. This is the second phase of a larger effort and will involve close coordination and support of the Snoqualmie Ranger District and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (USFS).

  • Priority 1: Perform and complete a visual geotechnical site inspection and slope stability report for an approximately 5-acre area adjacent to the project area and Interstate 90. The purpose of this portion of the project is to provide design recommendations for the new parking area, road and trail project to ensure the stability of the slope and appropriate location of project features. The analysis should be framed in the context of the parking lot and road construction project, and will build upon work done in an earlier Phase (supporting materials will be provided). The deliverables shall include a geotechnical draft and final report, data and any calculations that will be reviewed by the Greenway Trust and USFS. Target Completion: Fall, 2021; Approximately 100 hours projected for Priority 1.    30%
  • Priority 2: Lead the Greenway Trust and partner USFS staff through the finalization of design for a new parking lot, road construction, and associated facilities including native or aggregate trail, compliant with U.S. Forest Service standards and specifications. This will involve use of existing topographic survey, draft design, Environmental Assessment and associated documentation, and other materials to finalize design. Deliverables shall include confirmation of 35%, and completion of 65%, 95% and 100% design drawings and specifications using the AutoCAD format (current project is estimated to be nearly at ~35% design) that will be reviewed by the Greenway Trust and USFS. Design elements includes: o 50-60 standard vehicle spaces o 2-3 bus parking spaces o A double vault CXT o An approximately 800? one-way connector road o An approximately 600? connector trail o Information Kiosk Target Completion: Winter, 2022; Approximatley 120 hours projected for Priority 2.    40%
  • Priority 3: Prepare a contract package for construction of the new parking area, road, and trail that is consistent with Forest Service parking area and road specifications, including the preparation of quantity and cost estimates, and survey staking of the site. The deliverables shall include a complete set of draft and final specifications using FHWA FP-14 and USFS specifications plus quantity calculations and cost estimates that will be reviewed by MTSGT and USFS. The contract package will be solicitated by the U.S. Forest Service using Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Target Completion: Spring, 2022; Approximately 100 hours projected for Priority 3.    30%

Other:
  • Overnight travel: Overnight travel is possible. Travel and related elements will depend upon the final enrollee(s) and their location. Driving, air travel, and other accommodations can be made to enable site visit(s) and site tasks for the selected enrollee(s).
  • Air travel anticipated: Air travel is possible and will depend on the final enrollee(s) and their location. Driving, air travel, and other accommodations can be made to enable site visit(s) and site tasks for the selected enrollee.
  • Rental cars: Travel and related elements will depend upon the final enrollee(s) and their location. Driving, air travel, and other accommodations can be made to enable site visit(s) and site tasks for the selected enrollee(s).
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Nothing outside of ordinary practices for the roles identified is anticipated. If use of a USFS vehicle is necessary, additional training will be required. Site visit(s) will include walking on uneven terrain on natural surfaces
  • Required Safety Gear: Basic PPE will be required in the field; enrollee(s) expected to provide standard PPE elements (including but not limited to boots, inclement weather gear, and durable clothing).
  • Safety Gear Use: Site visits.
  • Physical requirements: Geotechnical survey will require ability to traverse undeveloped natural land for a future trailhead expansion. Reasonable accommodations can be made to allow those with disabilities or limitations to complete the Design and Contract Package elements.

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