Mayor Bruce A Harrell is recruiting an Engineer to join the Seattle Design Commission. The two-year term will start in March 2024. We are looking for a Licensed Professional Engineer who is interested in helping to elevate the design of City capital projects (parks, community centers, fire stations, etc.) that will have a long-term effect, and which can produce environmental outcomes that benefit the public.
Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises City officials on design excellence in City funded capital improvement projects, in the City right-of-way, or constructed with City funds. The Commission also advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on projects or policies that impact Seattle’s public realm. You can see the scope of our work at www.seattle.gov/designcommission.
The Seattle Design Commission has 10 members comprised of design professionals including architects, engineers, and designers. Commissioners provide critique and comment to project managers and design teams that develop project designs. Commissioners align their meeting and work around collaborative and constructive critique that will elevate design outcomes.
During the term as a Commissioner, Commissioners may not contract with the City on any capital project that would be reviewed by the Commission. Commissioners spend approximately 10 hours a month in Commission meetings, held during the day on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
To be considered, please transmit a resume and letter of interest by November 27, 2023, to Mayor Bruce Harrell, c/o Michael Jenkins, Executive Director, Seattle Design Commission. Michael’s email is at email@example.com.