Engineering Supervisor

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 6/03/2024
Description The City Council has approved a 3.3% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for all eligible employees of the City of Portland for the fiscal year, effective from July 1, 2024. As a result, the salary for this position may increase due to the approved COLA.

Job Appointment: Regular, Full time
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm. Alternate schedule may be available.
Work Location: Hybrid. In-person work to be conducted at The Portland Building located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue or at a construction site in the Portland area. Remote work must be performed within Oregon or Washington. For more information, click here.
Benefits: Please check our benefit tab for an overview of benefit for this position
Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to attach a cover letter and resume.

About the Position:
The City of Portland is hiring an Engineering Supervisor in the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT's) Civil Engineering and Drafting Division (CED). The Engineering Supervisor supervises staff, provides leadership, and participates in complex engineering projects and analyses related to the scoping, planning, design, and construction management of a variety of public works projects. This position will perform as project engineer-of-record on public works design and construction projects and will plan and direct the work of professional and technical staff, consultants and contractors. The Engineering Supervisor will provide oversight related to the scope, schedule and budget for transportation capital improvement projects. The Engineering Supervisor is also expected to perform and administer the most complex professional engineering work requiring a substantial level of professional training and experience, as well as providing mentoring to engineering, construction, and technical staff. In addition, the person appointed to this position will perform long term budgeting and capacity planning and workload leveling for CED, oversee consultant and contracting support, and may develop, implement, and maintain engineering standards, including standard specifications and standard drawings, for PBOT. Successful applicants shall bring demonstrated knowledge and experience in addressing civil engineering for multi-disciplinary projects, including alternative project delivery methods, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, be familiar with recent computer aided design and drafting (CADD) technologies and constructability approaches, be experienced in resolving construction and contractor matters, and hold a current Oregon Professional Engineer Certificate at the time of application submission. The Engineering Supervisor is a member of the CED Leadership Team and works with PBOT Project Managers to deliver capital improvement projects throughout the City.

As an Engineering Supervisor, you are:

  • Responsive to internal and external situations and stakeholders and emergent issues that may arise;
  • An excellent communicator both verbally and through written media
  • Collaborative as a team leader
  • A champion of continuous learning, applying new methods of solving problems and encouraging staff to engage to seek out new ways of thinking
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.

Have a question?
Contact Information:

Anna Morgan, Senior Recruiter

To be considered for this recruitment, applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in a cover letter and resume how their education, training, and/or experience meet each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of engineering theory, principles, practices, materials, costs, construction techniques, current trends, regulations, standards and equipment applicable to civil engineering and transportation design and construction management.
  2. Ability to apply federal, state and city laws, codes, standards and specifications to civil engineering and transportation projects.
  3. Ability to plan, assign, supervise and coordinate the work of professional, technical, and field subordinates.
  4. Interact effectively, engage in problem solving, represent the City and partner with citizens, community groups and contractors.
  5. Excellent communicator, attentive to professional growth and development of staff, collaborative decision maker, critical thinker, and ability to work in a dynamic continuous improvement work culture.

STEP 1: Apply online between June 3, 2024 and June 24 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Answer three Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)
Application Tips:
  • The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes once per month. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement.
  • 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 your 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.
  • Do not attach materials not requested.
  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.
  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of June 24, 2025

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your resume and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required before the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Early July

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): Mid - July

  • The hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to to deliver an engaging and interactive presentation based on their answers to the supplemental questions with insights gained from this position announcement. The interview will take place in person at 1120 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204. Additional instructions will be provided to the applicants invited to the in-person process.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: Late July

Step 6: Start Date: TBD

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change*

Click here for additional information regarding the following:

  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
  • Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Salary125,632.00 - 177,236.80 Annual
Listing Type
Engineering | Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Full Time
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