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King County Metro is seeking highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals to join King County Metro Transit’s Speed and Reliability unit to fill Engineer II or III positions. This position represents Metro on technical matters pertaining to transit planning, capital project development, transportation engineering solutions, and traffic operation analysis.

The ideal candidate has knowledge of traffic engineering principles and is great at problem solving. We are looking for individuals who are detail- oriented and results driven who can work collaboratively with others across the organization and comfortably in a team environment. Project management skills and experience are a plus. The successful candidate will initiate and support transit projects to keep pace with unprecedented ridership, employment, and population growth in King County.

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Job closes April 7. Salary info and more below…

An Employer To Be Proud Of

Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of ideas that have subsequently been adopted by transit agencies nationwide, and for this and other reasons is recognized as a transit industry leader. We are one of the ten largest transit systems in the country, providing over 120 million trips a year on transit and boasting a fleet of 1,460 buses, including diesel hybrids, electric trolley buses, and the largest fleet of articulated buses in the country.

Great Benefits

King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region) and a generous benefits package.

Job Duties

The Engineer II provides technical support and expertise in transportation engineering disciplines and applies concepts and techniques to unconventional engineering problems. They conduct field observation, identify problem, develop project approach, and work with consultant to develop a scope of work for analysis. Review and negotiate consultant work orders and deliverables and prepare recommendations to management for implementation.

In addition to the above Engineer II duties, the Engineer III will carry out complex or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of traffic engineering and/or planning principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. They review traffic modeling and simulation studies using traffic simulation and travel demand modeling software and use the analysis results to lead the development of transit preferential improvements and low cost operational improvements.


A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, public administration, geography, or a closely related field with 3 (6 years for Engineer III) years of professional experience in transportation planning/or traffic engineering; OR an equivalent of at least 7 years (10 years for Engineer III) of professional experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering is required.

To see the full job description and apply for this position, please visit our employment website at

King County values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. The Department of Transportation encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.

OPENING DATE/TIME: 03/17/17 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 04/07/17 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $82,326.40 – $104,353.60 Annually
LOCATION: King Street Center – 201 S Jackson St, Seattle
JOB TYPE: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
DIVISION: Department of Transportation – Transit Division
JOB NUMBER: 2017RL06733

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