Assistant City Engineer

City of Tualatin Published: June 29, 2017
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The City of Tualatin is excited to offer the newly created position of Assistant City Engineer.  The Assistant City Engineer will supervise a great team of engineers designing and building capital improvements such as water pipelines, reservoirs, bridges, roads, sewers, and stormwater facilities. He or she will also lead the team in reviewing and approving land-use decisions and engineering plans for subdivisions, property adjustments, and commercial development. This is an exciting opportunity to put your stamp on the City of Tualatin. The engineering team is a collaborative group who work closely with other divisions in the city. The team works closely with the operations and maintenance teams to keep Tualatin running smoothly.

The ideal candidate will be a quick study who is willing to ask questions and who is eager to learn, teach, and lead. Excellent communication skills and a willingness to work with others in a collaborative environment are a must for this position.

Other responsibilities of the engineering team include engineering support for City programs including development review and land-use approval for private development; public capital improvements for transportation, water, sanitary sewer, and stormwater; floodplain management; and other municipal engineering needs.  This position will have to opportunity to provide design, construction inspection, and project management for public and private construction projects within the dynamic city of Tualatin. In addition to project management, the Assistant City Engineer will assist with planning capital improvement projects and perform professional engineering work related to such projects and will have the opportunity to coordinate closely with other local agencies to help create establish community. This position reports directly to the Public Works Director/City Engineer.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assigns work and supervises employees and consulting firms engaged in planning, surveying, design, inspection, project management, and development review activities. Provides guidance and technical direction to professional and technical employees and consulting firms.

Supervises and provides direction in the design and preparation of plans and specifications for public works projects including streets, sanitary sewers, storm drains, water, and other similar construction.

Supervises engineering components of land-use review, plan review, and inspection process for private developments within the City.

Recommends changes in construction standards to City Engineer.

Meets with and assists developers, contractors, landowners and interested persons to aid in the satisfactory completion of privately financed public works construction associated with private development.

Responds to inquiries concerning engineering projects and City standards by telephone, writing, or in person. Supervises the issuing of public works and water quality permits.

Coordinates work with other departments in the City as well as other governmental agencies such as Clean Water Services, Washington County, Clackamas County, and ODOT that may be concerned or affected by  projects within the City.

Selects and monitors consultants and other firms working for the City as directed. Manages design, inspections and project management on consultant projects. May assist in making investigations, conducting studies and preparing reports.

Drives to job sites, city facilities, vendors, training programs, and local and regional meetings as necessary.

May act as City Engineer in absence of City Engineer.

Meets with citizens regarding acquisition of rights-of-way and easements for public works projects.

Represents the City at various outside agency hearings and meetings. Attends City Council meetings. Presents Engineering Division issues and recommendations to City Engineer, Council, or others for discussion and consideration.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Directly supervises employees in the Engineering Division. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Possession of a valid Professional Engineer's License in Oregon, or possession of a valid Professional Engineer's license in another state and the ability to obtain licensure in Oregon within a reasonable time period as determined by the City Engineer. Possession of, or the ability to secure possession of, a valid Oregon driver's license.

Technical Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of Civil Engineering principles and practices as related to a wide variety of public works projects. Thorough knowledge of design, construction, inspection and maintenance of public works including utilities. Knowledge of engineering and land surveying. Knowledge of private development land-use process related to engineering improvements for commercial and residential developments.

Ability to train and mentor professional and technical personnel and supervise the work of others. Ability to effectively coordinate and plan multiple long-range and short-range projects simultaneously. Ability to prepare and interpret engineering plans and specifications.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree or Master degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering. Five years of progressively responsible experience as a Professional Engineer with at least two years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All applications must be submitted through our online application system.  Please submit your application here:
No faxed or emailed resumes will be accepted in lieu of the online application.

For more information on the position please visit:
Assistant City Engineer Brochure

The City of Tualatin is an equal opportunity employer.  Veteran's and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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