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Development Manager

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
Lynnwood, WA Full-time
Posted on January 2, 2020



The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) seeks a qualified engineer to manage the development extension program and supervise the development extension team. AWWDs service area is a rapidly developing and diverse community that covers multiple land use jurisdictions. The successful candidate will work with AWWD staff, the development community, and our partner agencies and municipalities to assure that system extensions are both cost effective and built to last.

The Development Manager performs engineering and technical functions in addition to managing the development review program and supervising the development workgroup. The workgroup currently consists of three Engineering Technicians and a Mapping & Modeling Analyst who are responsible for plan review, CAD, mapping, water/sewer modeling, and other related services. The ideal Development Manager candidate will be an effective supervisor and team builder, and foster good relationships with assigned staff, co-workers, developers, and the community at large. This role will best be served by a knowledgeable professional who not only masters the engineering and construction elements of development, but also practices effective leadership and mentorship.

Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, and will regularly interact with a wide variety of our customers and partners, including city and county officials, neighboring city and district staff and managers, as well as Alderwood’s own staff, management, and Board. This individual will need to be able to enforce standards while simultaneously building cooperative relationships with other agencies, developers, and the public. The Development Manager should be someone that will approach their work with integrity and treat others fairly and consistently.


Salary: $90,828 to $121,704 annually


Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills would be a four-year degree in civil engineering or related field and five years of experience in development engineering or plan review.

A Washington Professional Engineer (PE) License or ability to earn one within one year of appointment is required.


  • Medical Plan Options
  • Dental and Vision
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Public Employee Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation with Employer Match
  • Educational Assistance
  • Wellness Incentive
  • Commute Trip Reduction Incentive
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life/Disability Insurance
  • Training / Development



Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s mission is to provide clean, reliable water and wastewater services for a healthy community. As an organization we strive to build and maintain a system that will function for the next 100 years and beyond. We protect the natural environments, conserve water resources, and provide critical services, every day. Spanning over 45-square miles in southwest Snohomish County, AWWD is the largest special purpose water/wastewater District in the State of Washington.

The District’s strategic plan includes the following strategies: ‘serve you today’, ‘plan for tomorrow’, ‘protect our water supply’, ‘manage our information and our physical assets’, and ‘build a learning organization’. The Engineering & Development Department will continue to develop and refine strategies to coordinate and collaborate with Snohomish county and neighboring cities and districts to meeting the needs of anticipated growth. The Development Manager will continue to play a vital role in helping to implement all of these strategies, especially as the District continues to evolve into a proactive, prepared and forward-thinking organization. 



The Engineering & Development Department has four workgroups: planning, capital projects, construction inspection, and development review. 

Currently the department has 28 full-time employees. The Development Manager oversees the development review program for the department and reports to the Engineering & Development Director.

The ideal Development Manager candidate will be an effective supervisor and team builder, and foster good relationships with assigned staff, co-workers and the community at large. This position will best be served by a knowledgeable professional, who not only masters the engineering and development elements of water and wastewater management, but also practices effective leadership and mentorship.


To Apply: 

Click Apply Now to view the full job description and access the online application. This position will remain open until filled. The online application, cover letter, and resume are due by Monday, February 3 at 5:00 PM in order to be considered in the first review of applicants. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the last week of February.


AWWD is an EEO employer. A background investigation and reference check will be required before hire.