Engineering Associate, Sr - Civil - Open Continuous

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 9/19/2022
Description This recruitment will remain open for three (3) months or until filled. The first application review will consist of all applications received by 10/10/2022 at 11:59PM.

Continue your engineering career as a Senior Engineering Associate with the City of Portland! Enjoy the ability to have work life balance while also being challenged to perform intermediate to complex engineering and project management work.

Senior Engineering Associates work involves applying advanced technical engineering knowledge to the solution of municipal engineering challenges in the planning, design, construction management and maintenance, and review of impacts to the City's infrastructure.

What you’ll get to do:
  • Lead and work on the design of street, sidewalk, ADA ramps, and pedestrian crossing improvement projects including the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimate (PS&E).
  • Collaborate with project partners to resolve design and construction issues through innovative and equitable solutions to benefit the communities we serve.
  • Review design, construction, and utility plans for conformance with City standards, policy, and service rules
  • Respond to constituents and property owners’ inquiries relating to design and construction of CIP projects.
  • Monitor and review progress of development Capital Improvement Plans (CIP), Local Improvement District (LID), and Federal-aid projects.
  • Assist with development and review of design standards and participate in technical review committees.
  • Investigate requests and explain findings to community members, property owners, State and developers, other local jurisdictions.
  • Provide technical guidance, assistance, and training to professional and technical staff
  • Apply advanced technical engineering knowledge to the solution of municipal engineering problems in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the City's infrastructure
  • Manage several projects that may have competing deadlines and varying priorities with available support and resources.
  • Perform tasks independently but under the supervision of a professional engineer
An Ideal Candidate will have an EIT certificate with at least 2 years of experience performing related work described above and is comfortable working with both internal (inside the bureau) and external customers (other bureaus, private engineering firms, franchised utilities such as PG&E, NW Natural, and the Telecoms, and the public).

Who you are:
  • Innovative: You have an aptitude for continuous improvement and can excel in working in changing work environments. You’ve demonstrated the ability to remain flexible, agile, and calm in a high paced environment that relies on quick and stable decision making
  • Problem Solver: You can identify problems early and value collaboration. You utilize active listening and effective communication and facilitation skills in working with others to find resolutions
  • Project Manager: You have knowledge of project management principles and can support, lead, and review various operational projects that support the Group Director’s and bureau initiatives. These projects may vary greatly in scope but are centered on public improvements
  • Authentic: Effective in a professional, diverse, multi-cultural environment. You treat customers, co-workers and employees with respect and are accountable
  • Results Driven: This position is high paced, dynamic and requires a candidate who can take charge, bring focus, and finish tasks in a timely, accurate and professional manner
  • Dedicated: Have a passion for public service and hold a high level of pride in making sure that projects, tasks, and emergencies are effectively and efficiently completed
  • Organized: Able to work on a multitude of tasks and understand/respond to various situations in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
About the bureau: The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit Transportation | The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

This classification is represented by PROTEC17. To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

Work Location
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed as a remote/onsite mix. In the future, these positions: 1) may remain as a remote/onsite mix or 2) revert to full-time at a city work location.The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Experience designing civil improvements and managing or supporting construction. The ideal candidate will have experience using digital design practices and electronic construction management software on public works roadside improvements.
  2. Experience in project management, construction management, utility coordination, or surveying.
  3. Ability to interact effectively on diverse project teams and with stakeholders.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate technical information both verbally and in writing.
Applicant must also possess:
  • An Engineer-In-Training Certification: passed the State Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination at time of hire.
  • A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire may be required for some positions
  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
The City of Portland recognizes that some applicants, particularly women, people with disabilities, and people of color do not always apply for positions unless they directly meet all the qualifications. We greatly encourage you to apply and welcome diverse and varied backgrounds. Transferrable skills WILL be considered when reviewing applicants for meeting minimum qualifications.An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

**PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Activity Schedule:

  • Job Posting closes: December 26, 2022, or until filled
  • First review period: October 10, 2022, and every 4 Weeks after
  • Eligible List/Notices Generated: Week of October 17, 2022, and every 4 weeks after
  • 1st Round of Interviews: Late October
This is an open continuous recruitment: Open Continuous recruitments have multiple review periods and can be opened for up to 6 months.

  • If you apply and are notified you meet minimum qualifications/placed on the eligible list, please do not reapply. Any applications received after being placed on the eligible list will not be reviewed and will be rejected as a duplicate application.
  • If you apply and are notified you do not meet qualifications and the recruitment is still open, you may reapply and update your materials.
  • The selection/interview process will take place periodically during this recruitment process. You will be contacted directly by the bureau if you are selected to participated in the selection process.
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in the cover letter.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above.
All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

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Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Listing Type
Engineering | Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$94,265.60 - $120,140.80 Annually
Salary Type

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