The City of Tualatin is actively recruiting for an Engineering Associate. The successful candidate will be able to leave his or her fingerprints on the City by performing moderately complex engineering work of a technical nature, which includes drafting, engineering calculations, project management, construction inspection, and technical administrative support. The successful candidate will determine the impact of proposed developments on City facilities and systems, and prepares staff report decisions. Other significant duties include interaction with agencies such as Clean Water Services, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Oregon Department of Transportation; communication with property owners, developers, contractors, consultants, and staff from other agencies; working with CADD/GIS system, reviews civil engineering design of projects, and performing engineering work related to development and capital projects.
If you enjoy working as part of a dynamic team to effect a lasting positive impact on our city, then please review the qualifications, essential duties and responsibilities as listed below to see if you are the ideal candidate for our Engineering Associate position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews engineered plans and specifications for a variety of public works and private development construction to ensure compliance with City standards and conditions of approval. Communicates results of plan reviews with applicants. Coordinates with Clean Water Services and other agencies as needed to obtain approval for each project.
Performs construction inspection of private development and public works construction projects for compliance with plans/specifications and city and other applicable codes. Inspects for condition of streets and other public improvements. Issues or processes public works, water quality, and erosion control permits. Updates electronic permit tracking software to reflect project status.
Reviews erosion control permit applications for compliance with Clean Water Services, City of Tualatin, and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality requirements. Communicates results of plan reviews with applicants. Coordinates with Clean Water Services to obtain approval for each project.
Reviews franchise utility permits. Assists franchise utilities in preparing applications and obtaining permissions needed to construct projects within City rights of way.
Manages consulting teams and works as part of a team delivering capital projects for the City.
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.
Knowledge: Understanding of construction inspection for civil engineering projects including an understanding of typical municipal permit requirements and inspection of private development construction projects.
Reasonable knowledge of design, construction, inspection, maintenance, and operations of municipal public facilities. Knowledge of consulting contracts, scopes of work, and engineering design cost estimates.
Reasonable experience using CADD to develop civil engineering design and construction documents.
Ability to interpret and apply construction plans and specifications for civil engineering projects.
Mathematical Skills & Abilities: Ability to perform a variety of engineering calculations such as trigonometry, calculus, and algebraic formulas needed to apply civil engineering concepts related to site development and municipal infrastructure such as water supply, sanitary sewer, stormwater, and transportation.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to the City Engineer and the public.
Special Skills: Ability to learn and apply city and Clean Water Services permit requirements and Design and Construction Standards. Ability to learn and apply Washington and Clackamas County design and construction standards. Ability to review water quality facilities for compliance with regulatory requirements.
Computer Skills: Ability to develop and use complex excel spreadsheets for performing engineering calculations. Experience with civil engineering software such as CADD, storm water software, and project scheduling software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registration as an engineering intern (EI)
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 frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Are you qualified and up to the challenge? We would love to hear from you!
How to Apply:
Applications must be filed online at http://www.tualatinoregon.gov. No e-mailed, mailed, personally delivered, or faxed applications or resumes can be accepted in lieu of the online application. This position will remain open until the position is filled. First review of applications will occur on 8/6/2018. If needed, a second review of additional applications will occur on 8/20/2018.
This position is represented by the Tualatin Employees Association. The City of Tualatin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Position comes with a full benefit package including vacations, holidays, and health, life, and long term disability insurance.
Internal Number: 2019-00029
About City of Tualatin
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 activities 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.