As a Civil Engineer I or II, you will perform professional engineering work including design, planning, construction, and management of public works projects while meeting city, federal and state (FHWA & ODOT) requirements for transportation system operations. You will be responsible for producing plans, specifications and cost estimates for public works projects as well as participating in the daily operation of the transportation system. The Civil Engineer I or II also manages and implements other special projects such as operations of the city's street lighting program.
Working as part of the Transportation Engineering Division of the Environmental Services Department, you will be part of a team that employs thirteen regular employees including engineers, technicians and electricians. We are seeking someone collaborative and team- focused with the ability to also work independently as needed. You will apply your professional knowledge, reporting and communication skills to interact with a variety of stakeholders within the organization and the public.
Typical duties of this position include managing more complex engineering projects, performing contract administration of construction and consulting engineering contracts and planning, organizing, coordinating, assigning and evaluating the work of engineering technicians and construction inspectors. In this role, you may provide training and guidance to others as needed. Designing public works projects such as street widening and realignment, will be important aspects of your contribution to the division. You will serve as project engineer on capital improvement or other engineering projects; develop plan sets, write specifications, assemble contract documents, preside over pre-construction meetings, coordinate construction scheduling, prepare project cost estimates, administer contracts to ensure compliance, and interpret contracts.
Your communication skills will be used to interact with a wide variety of people within the City of Gresham, other governmental agencies, private developers and consultants, neighborhood and other citizen groups. These interactions will provide an opportunity to plan activities, coordinate efforts and resolve issues. You will perform engineering studies, analyze data, and make recommendations based on findings. Preparing correspondence and technical engineering reports and providing engineering assistance to other City departments will be required in this position. As a Civil Engineer I or II, preparing, reviewing and monitoring the annual budget for your area of assignment while also engaging in short and long term planning will be common.
For complete job description, qualifications and to apply, visit: www.GreshamOregon.gov/jobs.
Engineering principles, practices, methods, techniques, materials and equipment related to public works
Engineering project management and engineering contract administration.
Computer applications and uses for engineering activities including proficiency in Auto CAD Design and Drafting Software, and Microsoft Office. Experience in Arcview GIS is desirable.
Effective supervisory methods and techniques.
Design engineering projects of varied scope and complexity and produce engineering drawings using Auto CAD software.
Develop accurate detailed public works project cost estimates and delivery schedules.
Manage engineering projects effectively. Administer construction and engineering contracts effectively, assuring compliance with all standards and provisions.
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, assign and evaluate the work of subordinate technical employees on a project basis.
Prepare clear and precise reports of a technical nature.
Provide technical support and training in the uses of computers and software applications.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives of other governmental agencies, contractors, developers and the public.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
One year of professional engineering experience preferably related to public works. (Civil Engineer I)
Four years of professional engineering experience preferably related to public works. (Civil Engineer II)
Desirable experience includes:
1 years' experience with plan set development using Auto CAD Civil 3D
Public works project management, cost estimating, and scheduling
Transportation system operations including the application of the MUTCD, AASHTO, FHWA
& State guidance.
1 years' experience using Arcview GIS.
Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements:
Valid Driver's License
Possession of a Fundamentals of Engineering certificate (formerly an EIT certificate) (Civil Engineer I), or
Professional Engineering (PE) License (Civil Engineer II).
Gresham is a dynamic, diverse community rich in history and natural beauty. The fourth largest city in the state of Oregon, Gresham has grown from a rural, farming community to an urban area with a high quality of life for its residents and business community. Our diverse and growing population includes young professionals, growing families, new immigrant communities and long-time residents.Gres...ham’s network of public and private schools provide educational opportunities for students of all ages. Gresham also offers many preschools, charter schools, private schools and higher education opportunities, including Mt. Hood Community College.Enjoy our city’s unparalleled natural beauty in our 23 city parks, 15 miles of trails and 942 acres of open space, as well as a temperate year-round climate. Less than an hour away, the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge offer fun weekend getaways for skiing, hiking, wind surfing, fishing, camping and more.
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