Working as a Structural Engineer, you will review complex structural engineering plans for commercial, industrial and residential projects within the City of Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, Troutdale and East Multnomah County. This role works under the direction of the Building Official and reviews the submitted structural calculations and Construction documents for compliance with the Oregon State Structural Specialty Code and in accordance with accepted engineering practices. You will also be responsible for conducting engineering studies, analyzing data, and making recommendations on these findings. Oversight and administration of the division's special inspector program and providing technical assistance and training to building department staff are also important aspects of this position. Our Structural Engineer performs site visits as needed to observe potential construction conflicts and general construction progress.
This position interacts with a variety of stakeholders. As such, we are seeking someone who is collaborative, team-oriented, and has excellent communication skills. We value your attention to detail and ability to be self-motivated. The nature of this position requires a high level of professionalism, strong critical thinking skills and flexibility. Using your collaborative skills, you will have opportunities to serve as a liaison within the tri-county region by attending stakeholder meetings and pertinent events facilitated by the state Building Codes Division. You may also work with the Emergency Management Coordinator to establish a well- organized and effective damage assessment program in the event of an emergency or disaster. You will interact with other City departments, governmental agencies, private developers, consultants, neighborhood and other citizen groups to resolve engineering issues.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.
Minimum Qualifications: •A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent experience in Civil Engineering plus a minimum of four to five years of increasingly responsible structural engineering experience required. •Must have a current and valid driver's license. •Oregon Professional Engineering license (PE) with demonstrated experience designing concrete, timber, masonry and steel structures, with Oregon Professional Structural Engineering license (SE) being highly desirable. •Engineering computer software, knowledge of Oregon State Specialty Codes and public agency experience preferred. The successful candidate must obtain their Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) within 30 days of employment and possess a State of Oregon A-Level Plans Examiner certification (ICC Building Plans Examiner Certification B3) and a State of Oregon Residential Plans Examiner certification (ICC Residential Plans Examiner Certification R3) within the first six months of employment. Advanced engineering principals, methods, practices, materials and codes related to residential and commercial buildings required.
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.
...Gresham’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.
Our agency provides a variety of services to support the Gresham Community to include: Community Development, Environmental Services, Urban Design and Planning, Urban Renewal, Police, Fire, and more.