Job Details

Engineer - Civil

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/22/2019

The City of Portland is seeking candidates for multiple civil engineer positions to support the planning, design, construction, and other aspects of our public infrastructure. Civil Engineers complete complex engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting policies, and determining work assignments. Civil Engineers have a variety of professional engineering responsibilities depending on the Bureau and Division they work within.

Examples of Civil Engineers responsibilities include:
Serve as a project engineer on difficult, complex projects
Perform advanced professional project management
Perform specialized engineering
Apply advanced engineering knowledge to the solution of planning, design, maintenance, improvement and construction problems pertaining to the City's infrastructure and private development
Planning future system needs
Oversee, coordinate and review the work of professional and technical personnel
Developing, implementing and monitoring major construction and/or developer projects, from inception to completion
Perform advanced professional construction management
Perform specialized developer/building plan reviews
May seal engineering plans with manager authorization
May serve as both the project designer and construction manager on a variety of projects
Perform related duties as assigned

Current Vacancies: We currently have vacancies within the Portland Bureau of Transportation. For more information about each specific vacancy, please look under "Additional Information"

About the eligible list: Although the current vacancies are in the Portland Bureau of Transportation, the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) may utilize the eligible list to fill future vacancies.

Union Information: This classification is represented by the Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 (PTE 17). To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.

Transfer Opportunities for Internal Candidates: If you are currently a civil engineer with the City of Portland and have passed your probationary period, you can upload your resume to the transfer list here: Please do not apply to this job posting.

The City of Portland serves a population of over 600,000. We are culture and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share the expertise of our workforce. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity--starting with issues of race and disability. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon.
To Qualify
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Experience with civil engineering design and engineering related project management.
Knowledge of contract administration
Experience performing difficult technical research and analyzing complex engineering and mathematical problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action.
Experience reviewing, preparing or directing the preparation of complex plans and specifications.
Knowledge of principles, modern techniques and equipment used in design, construction and maintenance of various public works projects.
Applicants must also possess:
A Certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer by the time of hire.
Some assignments may require a valid state's driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.

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