The City of Portland is seeking Senior Engineering Associates!
This position will be open continuous from August 26th- November 11th. The first review period will include all applications submitted between August 26th- September 9th @ 11:59PM. Applications will continue to be reviewed monthly for the remainder of the process.
About the position: Continue your engineering career as a Senior Engineering Associate with the City of Portland! Enjoy the ability to have work life balance while also being challenged to perform intermediate to complex engineering and project management work.
Senior Engineering Associates perform intermediate to complex engineering and project management work. The work involves applying advanced technical engineering knowledge to the solution of municipal engineering problems in the planning, design, construction management and maintenance, and review of impacts to the City's infrastructure: water, sewage, drainage, streets, parks and traffic management systems, often through development proposals. Senior Engineering Associates are responsible for managing several projects at once. Work is performed independently but under the direction of a professional engineer. Some positions may require a valid state driver's license.
Some SEA positions will be responsible for performing technical plan review of the existing infrastructure system through development and utility installation proposals. These positions will have a dynamic workload managing multiple reviews for building permits, land use cases, public work permits , and franchise utility proposals with critical deadlines.
Examples of some recent projects are: Performing plan review for Adidas, Block 216 (Portland's tallest new building at 35 stories, Port of Portland's Airport Expansion, Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Expansions, Portland Public Schools, University of Portland, and Portland State University.
Other duties Include:
Applying advanced technical engineering knowledge to the solution of municipal engineering problems in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the City's infrastructure: water, sewage, drainage, streets, parks and traffic management systems
Managing several projects with varying deadlines simultaneously
Performing independently but under the direction of a professional engineer
An ideal candidate will have anEIT certificate with at least 2 years of experience performing related work described above and is comfortable working with internal (inside the bureau) and external customers (other bureaus, private engineering firms, franchised utilities such as PG&E, NW Natural, and the Telecoms, and the general public).
The current vacancies are within the Portland Water Bureau, Bureau of Environmental Services, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation howeverthis eligible list may also be utilized in the future to fill other vacancies.
The Portland Water Bureau:
Development Services Section This section is a dynamic workgroup that performs plan review submitted by private developers with the focus on ensuring the existing public drinking water infrastructure is adequately sized and the protective clearances are met. The SEA portion of the section reviews Commercial Building permits, Public Works Permits, Proposed Subdivisions; attends Early Assistance Land Use meetings and prepares site specific estimates and fee statements. This group interfaces with many different groups within the bureau including design engineers, maintenance engineers, and maintenance and construction crews as well as engineers, technicians, architects, and inspectors from partner development review bureaus such as Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bureau of Environmental Services, Bureau of Development Services, Urban Forestry, and Portland Fire and Rescue. Since we also communicate with the public daily, an ideal SEA candidate would feel comfortable with these daily interactions and communications.
Although this position requires related experience and is multi-faceted, it is not intended for those with much higher-level engineering experience. It is not supervisory and will not require managerial responsibilities.
Construction Management Section: This position is within the Engineering Services Group of the Portland Water Bureau. Senior Engineering Associates in this position work under direct supervision to perform routine project management, contract management, and review and enforcement of project plans and specifications incorporating applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and code provisions. Other duties may include producing preliminary and final design plans and specifications, performing quantity takeoffs, writing technical documents including planning reports, design reports, asset management plans, and contract documentation, and other duties in support of providing Portland and surrounding wholesale customers with the highest quality drinking water. Construction management staff may work on a variety of capital improvement projects in Portland's Bull Run watershed and within the City to expand and maintain the supply and distribution systems. Projects may involve work on pipelines, tanks, pump stations, reservoirs, roads, and related facilities. Future openings in planning and design within the Engineering Services Group may also be filled with this recruitment.
Asset Management Section This position may be asked to perform in several of the following subject matter areas, depending upon qualifications, as a part of the routine job functions:
Risk Management Program – assist engineers with maintaining a database of information on risk ranking and risk mitigation of PWB assets; perform field risk evaluations to keep the database accurate and current.
Condition Assessment – participate in specialized pipe condition assessment; perform condition assessment of high-risk assets, especially pipes; assist operations in performing condition assessments of pump stations.
Asset information - Maintain information on asset inventory, the condition of assets, and their replacement value, and prepare facility site plans.
Annual Reporting – Assist engineers with data gathering and analysis for annual metric reporting on AM activities.
Asset Management Plans – assist engineers with the preparation and update of existing asset management plans.
Performance reporting - Establish and monitor key performance metrics for organizational and asset performance.
Field Testing – Prepare work plans and conduct field testing of critical valves within the PWB transport and distribution systems
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bureau of Environmental Services:
BES Engineering Services Group, Asset Systems Management Division, for a Senior Engineering Associate. ASM is responsible for supporting the Bureau's infrastructure master planning and asset management. The group also supports design, construction, maintenance, and permitting functions within the Bureau. This position may be asked to perform in several of the following subject matter areas, depending upon qualifications, as a part of the routine job functions:
Perform intermediate to advanced hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
Use asset condition assessments, site visits and other data for system master planning, capital project planning, and design project support.
Develop scope, schedule and budget estimates for modeling work to support assigned projects
The duties require experience developing and utilizing hydrologic and hydraulic models such as US EPA's Stormwater Management Model (SWMM), XP-SWMM, InfoSWMM, Mike Urban, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, or equivalent computer applications and tools.
Prepares or modifies key computer programs that support Bureau-wide engineering functions; performs related programming work, including flowcharting, program testing, problem solving
Prepares written correspondence, technical reports and City documents such as compliance reports for outside agencies and technical memorandum documenting modeling approaches and findings of engineering research studies
Why work at the City of Portland? The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Experience applying civil engineering principles and practices related to public works, industrial and/or commercial project design and construction.
Experience in project management, construction management, and/or engineering analysis.
Experience planning, designing, managing construction, performing research and/or other engineering related projects.
Ability to interact effectively, to problem solve and partner with team members, both internal and external.
Ability to effectively communicate technical information verbally and in writing to stakeholders & customers.
Applicants must also possess:
An Engineer-In-Training Certification, i.e., passed the State Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination at time of hire.
• A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire may be required for some positions
About The City of Portland
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.