The City of Beaverton Public Works Engineering Division has an open position for a Project Engineer with a Transportation Engineering focus.
The Beaverton Engineering Division is responsible for delivery of quality, timely, cost effective public infrastructure for the city, including streets, sidewalks and trails; water, sewer, stormwater and other city projects as needed.
Engineering plays an integral role in helping the city achieve its visioning goals. We are looking for a team player who is proactive, friendly, helpful, smart, diligent and eager to work on a variety of projects and programs. A customer service mindset and a project management skillset is important to us. There is a lot going on in Beaverton! The city is growing at a rapid pace and we have a substantial Capital Improvement Program.
Open Until Filled; First Review of Applications on January 15, 2019.
Work involves tight timelines with overlapping deadlines.
Long hours, including evening meetings, may be required. Occasional exposure to adversarial situations.
Potential exposure to traffic hazards, construction equipment, and inclement weather.
May need to walk on rough terrain and bend around equipment at project sites.
May be required to work 20 feet or more above ground/water.
We are looking for a candidate who:
Is a strong project manager - understands the steps necessary to plan and successfully complete complex infrastructure projects with multiple stakeholders.
Is an astute, quick learner, capable of juggling multiple demands and who enjoys a sense of humor in a professional environment.
Understands civil and especially transportation infrastructure planning, design and construction.
Has excellent communication skills - including ability and experience conversing about technical topics with citizens, city council, committees and non-engineering staff.
Understands the value of building and maintaining strong work relationships, with both internal and external partners.
The Project Engineer will:
Manage planning, design and construction of capital improvement projects that may include:
Street, sidewalk and trail system improvements.
Complete street and pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure improvements.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility improvement projects, particularly in the Right of Way, serving as the city's ROW ADA expert.
Create project budgets, charters, and work scopes. Prepare monthly project management status reports and updated schedules.
Manage and/or work with design consultants, monitor and review design work products, schedules, contracts and budgets.
Serve and the Engineer of Record for in-house designed products under their purview.
Conduct design work and prepare technical products that may include the use of CAD, GIS and/or other city informational and design tools.
Prepare or review and coordinate permitting and work related to meeting AASHTO, local, state and federal regulatory requirements for projects.
Prepare or review construction contract documents (plans, specifications and estimates), manage construction contracts, review pay requests.
Participate in development or updating of city design and construction standards and specifications.
Communicate and coordinate work and project reviews with interdepartmental staff, external partners and community stakeholders.
Respond to citizen requests and issues regarding safety and walkability.
Collaborate with the city Traffic Engineer on the review of traffic reports.
Prepare and review design exceptions.Provide recommendations for approval, approval with conditions, or denial to the city Engineer.
A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. Driving is an essential function of this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering. Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
Ability to pass reference checks and a background check.
Desired Attributes: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, or a related field.
Five years of engineering experience with focus on municipal public works design, plan review, and construction inspection. Experience would include developing engineering solutions with multi-disciplinary teams that may include traffic, utilities, geotechnical, hydraulics/hydrology, environmental, bridge, and right-of-way disciplines.
Two years of project management experience.
Experience implementing AASHTO, state, and local jurisdiction design requirements for functional classifications ranging from arterials to local streets.
Experience managing federal aid projects.
Ability to independently prepare plans, specifications, and quantities for public contracts that may include street, water, sewer, sanitary, etc.
Construction experience with emphasis on municipal projects.
Experience leading teams.
Salary Range: $6,135.12 - $8,222.51 monthly Starting wage will be determined depending on relevant work experience. The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. The city also has available a tuition reimbursement program and a public service loan forgiveness program.
The City of Beaverton provides a generous benefit package, including employer-paid PERS retirement. Learn more about your options and employee-based benefits by clicking the link below.
The City of Beaverton is located seven miles west of Portland, Oregon, in the Tualatin River Valley, encompasses 19.6 square miles, and is home to more than 95,000 residents. The city is Oregon’s sixth largest city and the second-largest incorporated city in Washington County.
The Best of Oregon
Beaverton is a friendly, active and responsive city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in Money magazine’s Best Places to Live, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon”.
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Beaverton is a family-friendly city and is well-known for its many attractive and well-planned neighborhoods. Residents enjoy easy access to a complete range of community services, including the largest shopping district in west metropolitan Portland and dozens of churches serving all denominations.
The city also has a vast amount of green space with over 100 parks encompassing 1,000 acres. A park is located within a half mile of every home, and the city features 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25-mile network of bike paths. Through a partnership with Tualatin ...Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) Opens a New Window. , Beaverton residents and visitors are able to enjoy many outdoor activities. Ski slopes to the east and ocean beaches to the west provide additional opportunities for recreation.
There are over 40,700 students in 51 schools from grades K-12 in the Beaverton School District Opens a New Window. (the third largest district in Oregon). Nationally acclaimed for their students’ high SAT scores, Beaverton schools have formed strong partnerships with area businesses. Several highly regarded private schools as well as some of the region’s best state and private universities and community colleges are also located within 30 miles of Beaverton.