Engineering Associate


Job title: Engineering Associate

Company: City of Tualatin

Job description: Job TitleEngineering AssociateClosing Date/TimeSun. 04/04/21 11:59 PM Pacific TimeSalary$31.18 – $39.51 Hourly $2,494.40 – $3,160.80 Biweekly $64,854.40 – $82,180.80 Annually Job TypeFull TimeLocation10699 SW Herman Road, Tualatin, Oregon The City of Tualatin is actively recruiting for an Engineering Associate. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing construction inspections, managing engineering projects, evaluating technical calculations, utilizing design and drafting software, and providing general administrative support on a variety of projects. �The successful candidate will review civil engineering designs, work with CADD/GIS systems and Bluebeam design software, and perform engineering work related to development and capital projects. �This position will require interaction with other agencies such as Clean Water Services, Oregon DEQ, Washington County, Clackamas County, and the Oregon DOT. �An exciting part of this position involves working with property owners, developers, contractors, consultants, and staff from a range of organizations. If you would enjoy working as part of a dynamic team to effect a lasting positive impact on our city, then please review the Qualifications and Essential Duties and Responsibilities as listed below to see if you are the ideal candidate for our Engineering Associate position. The City of Tualatin, population 28,000, 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. � 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. 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 Council is dedicated to equity and diversity within the community. Council goals include equal access for everyone to opportunities in order to thrive and enjoy a high quality of life. � The city features a balance of high-quality residential areas with commercial shopping centers and industrial employment areas. Tualatin is a mid-sized city with a big city attitude and spirit. Tualatin is one of Oregon’s most livable cities; a 30+-year Tree City USA, it has an extraordinary landscape, painted with charm, opportunity, and accessibility. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Review engineered plans and specifications for a variety of public works, franchise utilities, and private development projects to ensure compliance with City and other Agency standards and conditions of approval. �Communicate results of plan reviews with applicants and engineers. �Coordinate with other governmental agencies and City departments as needed to obtain approval for each project. Issue permits and update electronic permit tracking software to reflect project status. Contact and coordinate with private contractors, private developers, consultants and individual property owners regarding construction work and engineering projects. Inspects public works, water quality, and franchise utility construction projects for compliance with plans/specifications and city codes. Inspects for condition of streets, water quality facility, and other public improvements. During construction seasons, majority of the work day may involve time in the field performing construction inspection. Coordinate with other team members to provide updates to the Public Works Construction Code and Standard Details. Manage consultants and work as part of a team delivering capital projects for the City. Attend and participate in public meetings and meetings with partner agencies. QUALIFICATIONS: 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 EXPERIENCE:�Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, or related field, and one year of experience in professional civil engineering or a related field. Alternately, a combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position will be accepted. The City will make the final determination on whether the training and experience is satisfactory. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: �Registration as an Engineer-In-Training �(EIT) and possession of a valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving history. Knowledge:��Knowledge of Permit requirements and construction inspection, based on experience, for civil engineering projects. Knowledge of the basic principles, practices, procedures, and standards related to City public works and private development. Knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods applicable to office and fieldwork involving the design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of projects. 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 mathematical calculations and accurate design computations and drawings. 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 in a professional manner. �Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. �Ability to effectively present information to the City Engineer, City Council and the public. � Computer Skills: Ability to use personal computers, computer hardware and software applications. Ability to learn and apply the City’s permit tracking system, TRAKiT. Ability to develop and use complex excel spreadsheets for performing engineering calculations. �Experience with civil engineering software such as CADD, GIS, stormwater software, project scheduling software, �Bluebeam,�and related equipment and programs typically used in an engineering office.��. � Special Skills:�Ability to interpret drawings in the field, identify conflicts, and resolve field changes with minimal supervision and in coordination with the construction team in order to obtain code compliance. Ability to review and evaluate water quality facilities for compliance with regulatory requirements. Utilize basic field and survey equipment. 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. 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. The duties for this job require mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; operate a motor vehicle; visit and inspect various City development sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. �Approximately 50% of the incumbent’s time will be spent performing field inspection work requiring walking at inspection sites; standing in work areas and walking between work areas. �Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. �The employee may occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull materials and objects weighting 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 spends approximately 50% of work time in an office environment, and� 50% of time in various outdoor settings where the employee is occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, hot and cold temperatures, hazardous physical substances, fumes or airborne particles, road hazards, and mechanical and/or electrical hazards. Are you qualified and up to the challenge? We would love to hear from you! HOW TO APPLY: The City of Tualatin is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination, and rigorously strives to increase diversity and inclusion. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge skills education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you think you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skillset for the role. Applications must be filed online at�http://www.tualatinoregon.gov�prior to the posted closing date and time. No e-mailed, mailed, personally delivered, or faxed applications or resumes can be accepted in lieu of the online application. If you have a general question regarding the recruitment, contact Human Resources at�recruitment@tualatin.gov.� OregonLive.com. Category: Engineering, Keywords: Civil Engineering Technician066000 – 80000Full-Time

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Location: Tualatin, OR

Job date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 08:56:16 GMT

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