Alderwood Water & Wastewater District

3626 156th St SW
Lynnwood , WA
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Engineering & Development Engineers (2 Openings)

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
Lynnwood, WA Full-time
Posted on June 1, 2018



The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) seeks qualified water and wastewater utility engineers to perform core roles in planning and managing the design and construction of capital infrastructure projects for a regional water and wastewater utility.

AWWD’s 45-square mile service area covers portions of multiple jurisdictions, and is a critical link between the county’s major water source (City of Everett), direct customers, and a group of retail water providers. The District also routes sewage from multiple jurisdictions to King County’s Brightwater sewage treatment plant. A desire to participate and contribute in the development and renewal of this critical public service is foundational to a career at AWWD.

The Engineering & Development Department is hiring two new full-time team members to work on projects that include:

  • Sewer main and water main design and construction
  • Wastewater treatment plant upgrades
  • Water and wastewater system modeling & flow monitoring
  • Infrastructure condition assessment planning and analysis
  • Telemetry & SCADA system design & upgrade
  • Pump and lift station planning, design and construction.

The design and project management focus of our engineer positions are critical to support the resiliency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of AWWD’s infrastructure. These positions will work closely with the Capital Program Manager to implement infrastructure growth and renewal projects.

The ideal candidates will have a strong background in water utility engineering and project management. Knowledge of and experience with the operation and maintenance of a water utility is highly desirable. Positions will be filled at the skill level and experience of the applicant.

Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, and will regularly interact with a wide variety of our customers, consultants and partners, including neighboring city and district staff and managers, county and state staff, as well as AWWD’s own management and Board.


Annual Salary:

Project Engineer: $86k-$115k

Engineer: $75k-$101k

Associate Engineer: $66k-$88k



Project Engineer: PE + 4 years

Engineer: PE + 3 years

Associate Engineer: EIT + 1 year


To understand the full requirements and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for these positions, please see the complete job descriptions at

Applicants should apply for the classification they feel is most relevant to their skills and experience. Candidates who wish to be considered for multiple classifications should note which positions in the cover letter.

Only one application per candidate is necessary.



  • Medical, Dental and Vision (with coverage for family)
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)
  • Deferred Compensation (457) with Employer Match
  • Training and Educational Assistance
  • Wellness Incentive
  • Commute Trip Reduction Incentive
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life/Disability Insurance
  • Training / Development


The online application including cover letter and resume are due by Monday, July 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM in order to be considered in the first review of applicants.

AWWD is an EEO employer and a smoke-free workplace. Finalists for the position will be required to participate in a criminal background investigation after they have been interviewed.



The 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 environment, conserve water resources, and provide critical services, every day. Spanning over 45 square miles in south Snohomish County, the District is the largest special purpose water/wastewater District in the State of Washington with respect to customers and population served.

The District recently adopted a new five year strategic plan that outlines 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 develop strategies to increase capital project delivery, build relations with other agencies to increase information sharing, and support system resiliency efforts. The new members of our Engineering team will be an integral part of realizing this vision for the District.



The Engineering & Development Department has three primary work divisions: capital projects, construction inspection and management, and development extension services.

Currently the department has 23 full-time employees. The two new engineering positions are part of a recent budget approval to increase the department to 28 employees by the end of 2019. The department’s planned expansion responds to the initiatives outlined in the strategic plan as well as increased needs in all areas of Engineering & Development.

Added staff will help us accommodate rapid population growth in the area as well as replacement of aging infrastructure.



AWWD is a dynamic organization that encourages new ideas in order to produce improved ways of providing service and value to our customers and stakeholders. Respectful communication and management direction are cornerstones of AWWD’s commitment to the employee, enabling our organization to become an industry leader.

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