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Posted on: January 30, 2017

City Welcomes New Supervising Engineer

Kamal Mahmoud

The City of Mill Creek has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Kamal Mahmoud as the new supervising engineer. A 15-year Mill Creek resident, Mahmoud began work on Feb. 16.

Mahmoud comes from the City of Snoqualmie, where he served as public works project engineer / manager since 2010. He has 22 years of engineering and project management experience in design, construction, and contract administration of capital improvement and public transportation projects. This includes managing multi-agency and intergovernmental relationships.

Mahmoud is responsible for managing design and construction projects, assisting with the Capital Improvement Program, helping with long- and short-term budget and planning, and responding to resident requests, needs and complaints.

Kamal is a professional engineer with public sector experience that will serve our community well,” said City Engineer Scott Smith, who recruited Mahmoud. “He is highly respected in the profession and he has delivered solid projects throughout his career.”

According to a Deloitte study on trends in the public sector released last year, “leaders are increasingly rethinking their organizational structures and service delivery models to bring the right people and capabilities to solve today’s problems and drive innovation.” Such is true with Mahmoud’s recruitment.

“The City’s infrastructure is reaching a point where a highly experienced supervising engineer was needed to help carry the load,” said Smith. “We’ve taken time to identify how best to bolster our department in a way that complements the skills of our current workforce and provides the opportunities that are attractive to this highly skilled individual.”

The workplace culture and the City’s community-oriented focus also were attractive to Mahmoud.

“The City of Snoqualmie was a great place to work, but this is a great opportunity in my own community. I’m excited to work on projects that are professionally interesting to me, such as the 35th Avenue improvements,” said Mahmoud. “My goal is to contribute to the successful operation, maintenance and constant improvement of a robust infrastructure for the City of Mill Creek, to champion customer service, technical vitality, fiscal stewardship and responsiveness within the Public Works Department.”

Priorities for Mahmoud in the 2017-18 biennium include managing ongoing construction developments, developing the Capital Improvement Plan, leading ongoing design projects such as 35th Avenue SE and North Creek Park, and designing the new Public Works shop.

He previously worked as a planning and development review engineer for the Snohomish County Planning Department. He also worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation for 12 years, including six as a design supervisor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Saint Martin’s University.

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