Job Details

Civil Engineer (Capital Projects)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/22/2019

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on May 22nd, 2019.


Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.
We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, onsite fitness classes, onsite Farmers Market with fresh produce available for purchase, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.
This is a full-time County position represented by the AFSCME.
Competitive compensation package:
Full-Time Annual Salary Range: $87,749 - $110,998
Full-Time Hourly Pay Rate: $42.18-$53.36
Generous paid time off package, including:
• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month
• 8 hours of sick leave accrued per month
• 9 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
Medical and Retirement Benefits:
• Receive employer paid retirement contribution into your PERS/OPSRP account
• A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage with affordable monthly premiums
• A Choice of Dental Plans with affordable monthly premiums
• Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefits
• Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay (starting after 5 years of service)
• A variety of optional benefits (see Benefits section below)


The Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development is seeking an experienced, team oriented, and quality-focused Civil Engineer to work on major transportation projects. These projects are in the Transportation Engineering and Construction Line of Business, focusing on improvements of roads, bridges, paving, and/or storm drainage infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills, and will display flexibility to manage many types of projects. Candidates should present a proven track record of working in a professional and positive, team oriented environment. The most qualified applicants will have transportation project work experience in a similar role as a Civil Engineer.
The Civil Engineer will be responsible for providing professional engineering expertise in the design, plan & specification preparation, construction project management, as well as preparing reports, project cost estimates, and project scopes of work. The Civil Engineer leads the work of engineering technicians and other staff assigned to projects, related to the county road system and infrastructure improvements.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. E.) in the State of Oregon.
o (Note: Proof of registration will be required prior to the final offer of employment is extended to the selected candidate. Registration in another state where registration was acquired by examination will temporarily fulfill this requirement, provided Oregon registration is obtained within one (1) year of hire.)
• At least three (3) years of experience applying engineering principles and practices to the design and plan preparation of construction projects related to improvements of roads, bridges, paving, and/or storm drainage infrastructure
• At least three (3) years of experience developing plans, preparing reports, specifications and project cost estimates for construction projects
• Experience leading the work of others, including consultants, engineering technicians and other staff; (Lead work includes providing daily work direction, assigning work and checking completed work)
• A minimum of two (2) years of project management experience related to construction projects
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail and ability to manage time effectively
• Excellent interpersonal skills that translate into:
1. Experience exercising tact and good judgment, especially while working with the a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
2. Ability to use a collaborative, team-oriented approach to work;
3. Ability to use effective active listening skills;
4. Demonstration of effective problem solving skills;
5. Ability to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations; and,
6. Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally.
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52).
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Experience performing constructability reviews on project plans, specifications and estimates
• Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D software application
• Experience resolving construction contractual issues
• Knowledge of structural materials, their strengths and methods for testing and pavement design
• Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics as applied to storm water conveyance, storm water quality and quantity design and the ability to utilize storm water analysis and design computer programs
• Knowledge of Oregon Department of Transportation and federal aid processes and requirements related to construction projects
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.



Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
• Designs and prepares plans and specifications for public works projects, including storm water collection and conveyance systems, road improvements and traffic controls; prepares scope of work, project cost estimates and proposal reports.
• Serves as project engineer on major engineering projects; leads the work of engineering technicians and other staff assigned to projects.
• Prepares reports and project cost estimates for federal, county, and city agencies; coordinates reimbursement billings, County matching payments and other financial matters related to grant funded transportation and improvement projects.
• Confers with the public and County staff on issues related to the County road system; communicates information by telephone, correspondence or personal contact.
• Oversees and conducts engineering studies; collects and analyzes field data; develops conclusions based on statistical and field evidence; designs traffic intersections, channelization, signs, signal and related structures.
• Reviews the design and engineering plans and reports for road improvements, traffic controls and infrastructure improvements


Thorough knowledge of:
Principles and practices of civil, stormwater and roadway engineering; English grammar; algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus; geology as applied to road construction; hydrology and hydraulics as applied to the capacity of storm water conveyance and distribution; overflow and inlet design; engineering computer software applications; drafting principles and practices; structural materials, their strengths and methods for testing; route surveying processes and techniques; basic principles of project management; pavement design; and pavement management systems.
Skill to:
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; apply engineering principles and practices to the design, construction and maintenance works or related projects; utilize hydrological or traffic design software programs; lead the work of subordinate personnel; use tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations and concerned property owners and the public; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with managers, staff, consultants, representatives of other governmental agencies, utility representatives, property owners, and members of the public.


Occasional duties in the field require walking, twisting, balancing, and involve exposure to inclement weather, noise, and slippery and/or uneven terrain.


This position works 40 hours during a workweek with flexibility in schedule. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.

The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to assist citizens and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative and responsive public service.

DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county’s urban renewal programs also report to DTD

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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