The City of Tualatin is actively recruiting for a Project Engineer. The successful candidate will be able to leave his or her fingerprints on the City by performing work related to capital improvement projects. The incumbent will regularly prepare staff reports and decisions and give oral presentations to the City Council. Assignments are general in nature, requiring the application of technical skill and knowledge.
In addition to representing the City at various regional infrastructure technical committee meetings, the Project Engineer will also prepare recommendations and make presentations to the City Council relating to specific capital projects and engineering programs. Candidates for this position will be polished and professional with excellent communication and project management skills.
If you enjoy working as part of a dynamic team to effect a lasting positive impact on our city, and want to work in a forward-paced, enthusiastic, team-oriented municipality with a highly-engaged citizenry, then please review the qualifications, essential duties and responsibilities as listed below to see if you are the ideal candidate for our Project Engineer position.
Tualatin's population is well-educated, diverse, and involved in community and school activities. There are excellent educational opportunities available to residents through the Tigard-Tualatin School District and numerous colleges and universities within easy commuting distance. In the most recent resident satisfaction survey, 84% of residents rated the overall quality of life in Tualatin as "excellent" or "good", and most reported they would recommend the community to others and plan to stay for the next five years. Residents take great pride in and appreciate the amenities such as award-winning parks, unique shopping and dining establishments and a low tax rate.
The city features a balance of high-quality residential areas, along with multiple commercial and industrial zones. Tualatin is a mid-sized city with a big city attitude and spirit. Tualatin is one of Oregon's most livable cities; a 25-year Tree City USA, it has an extraordinary landscape, painted with charm, opportunity, and accessibility. The center of downtown is anchored by a public/private plaza project, Tualatin Commons, which consists of mixed-use buildings surrounding a three-acre public lake.
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.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering. Four (4) years of experience in professional civil engineering including experience in a lead capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Technical Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of Civil Engineering principles and practices as related to a wide variety of public works projects. Considerable knowledge of design, construction, inspection and maintenance of public works including utilities. Reasonable knowledge of engineering and land survey systems.
Ability to effectively coordinate and plan multiple long-range and short-range projects simultaneously. Ability to prepare and interpret engineering plans and specifications. Ability to prepare technical reports regarding engineering and planning issues. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in a written format and in the form of oral presentations.
Ability to perform complex technical computations. Ability to use a personal computer. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other agencies and other employees. Ability to work under deadlines and manage priorities.
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.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Possession of, or the ability to secure possession of, a valid Professional Engineer's License in Oregon. The Civil Engineer shall determine a reasonable time period for obtaining possession of a Professional Engineer's License. Possession of, or the ability to secure possession of, a valid Oregon driver's license.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides guidance and technical assistance to professional and technical employees. Works under the direction of the Engineering Manager.
Supervision of other employees is not a normal responsibility of this position. May be assigned as a lead person to direct specific work activities of other employees on specific projects as assigned.
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. 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.
How to Apply: Applications must be filed online at http://www.tualatinoregon.gov. No e-mailed applications or resumes will be accepted. A cover letter and resume must be included with the online application submission.
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The City of Tualatin, population 27,000, is a dynamic, vibrant community ideally located just 12 miles south of Portland and 30 miles north of Salem, the state capitol. Situated at the intersection of Interstate highways 5 and 205, Tualatin is a short distance to adventure: skiing, snowboarding, and sledding on majestic Mt. Hood in the Cascade Mountain Range; family-friendly summer water activitie...s on the central Oregon Coast; national-level wind-surfing or parasailing on the mighty Columbia River, while enjoying the striking natural beauty of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge National Recreation Area.
The City of Tualatin is organized under the Council/Manager form of government, with the City Manager serving as the administrative head of the organization. The current City Manager has served since December 2006 and is only the organization’s fourth City Manager. The City has a history of progressive leadership with stable and civil governing bodies, and a commitment to improving the quality of life through well-managed, responsive city services, and a record of fiscal prudence.