Kelso Employment Opportunities

City of Kelso Employment Opportunity

Senior Engineer
(Salary: $5,831 - $7,095 per month)
Full-time/FLSA Exempt/ Non-union Represented

Application Deadline:   Open until filled


The City of Kelso is seeking qualified, highly-motivated candidates for the position of Senior Engineer  in our Engineering division.  Under general supervision of the Community Development Director/City Engineer, performs professional level engineering work in a lead capacity on a variety of Public Works projects in areas such as utilities, transportation, and storm water.  The Senior Engineer may supervise and/or direct the work assigned professional and technical staff.   This position requires frequent contact in person and by telephone and a close working relationship with the department heads and associates.  The position incumbent works primarily in an office environment characterized by frequent deadlines and constant interruptions but may be required to work in the field occasionally.   Must be able to manage multiple objectives and at times conflicting priorities.   Movement within and without the office is essential.

Requires  graduation from a four year college or university with  a Degree in Civil Engineering.  Three years experience in municipal engineering design preferred.   Must be able to demonstrate attainment of the necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities provided within the job description.

Candidates should be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, demonstrate general proficiency in the operation of office computer software, and gather and interpret data for professional reports.

Application packets and a complete job description can be obtained through Patty Murray at (360) 577-3347 or at the City’s website:

Please submit a signed application, resume, and cover letter to Patty Murray, City of Kelso, P.O. Box 819, Kelso, WA 98626 or email to

Kelso is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Senior Engineer Job Description

Employment Application