Job Details

Engineering Associate

City of Bend, Bend, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/05/2019

The City of Bend Community Development Department is actively recruiting for two (2) full-time, Engineer Associates. These opportunities are non-represented positions and are FLSA non-exempt positions.

Under direct supervision of a licensed Civil Engineer (PE), performs or assists in the technical and professional engineering work related to the review, design, inspection, investigation, maintenance and construction of City infrastructure, transportation and municipal projects. This is an entry-level classification in the professional engineering series.

This recruitment will also be used to determine an eligibility list for upcoming vacancies for up to 6 months. The eligibility list may be canceled at any time and at the discretion of the City.

The City of Bend is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the City of Bend, we don't just accept differences; we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties as well as other duties as assigned.

Assists in or may prepare and check engineering plans, specifications, reports and studies. May coordinate with consultants to ensure compatibility with standards, specifications and policies.

Assists in or may prepare accurate cost estimates, budgets, material lists, project schedules and personnel resources needed for project completion/program accomplishment.

Analyzes work papers, reports, special projects; interprets technical and numerical information; observes/solves problems involving operational situations and technical policies and procedures.

May assist in the design and support of small-scale traffic and capital improvement projects.

Uses AutoCAD, MS Project, Word, Excel or other software in the support of various projects and programs, providing data and analysis to others within or outside the City.

May conduct field inspections, site visits and plan review support for various projects within the Public Works Department.

May transport, set up and use equipment and tools that may be bulky and heavy to perform field work.

Develops, maintains and utilizes data stored either electronically or in paper format, stored in physical file boxes weighing up to 20 pounds.

Analyzes issues associated with the water, sewer, stormwater and transportation systems using computer models and geographic information systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

· Principles, procedures, practices and standards of civil and traffic engineering as applied to the design and construction of public works improvements.

· Strength of materials and stress analysis.

· Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects.

· Engineering project inspection methods.

· Engineering and graphic information software applications.

· Project development, concepts, issues, scope and cost benefit analysis.

· Engineering plan review for public improvement projects, land use and review.

· Street, stormwater, sewer and water design standards.

· Flood control, water quality development standards, hydraulic models, and stormwater development standards.

· Knowledge of state statues and rules as applicable to municipal infrastructure and engineering practices.

Skill in:

· Reading, interpreting and recording engineering data.

· The use of keyboards and computer hardware/software for data research, collection, interpretation and producing reports and written documents.

· Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes and regulations.

· Organizing, prioritizing and following up on work assignments.

· Comprehension and judging distances, spatial relationships, colors and detailed documentation.

· Applying principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

· Interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic format and mentally process abstract and concrete variables.

· Communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

· Data research and information gathering relating to projects or master plans.

· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships as an interdepartmental liaison and responding to citizen inquires/complaints.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:

· Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university;

· Possession of an Engineering Intern Certificate;

· Possession of (or ability to obtain and maintain) an appropriate, valid Oregon driver's license at time of hire.

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