Hydraulic Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Professional Engineer 1 – Hydraulic Engineer

Oregon Department of Transportation
Highway Division – Region 1
Geo/Hydro/Hazmat Unit

The role:
Stormwater facilities, culverts, fluvial processes, erosion control…are you knowledgeable of these conditions in northwest Oregon? We are recruiting for a hydraulic engineer to join our innovative Region 1 Geo/Hydro/Hazmat Unit! In this role, you will work closely with roadway designers, environmental staff and our team to develop designs for the conveyance and treatment of storm water runoff and erosion control.

The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a professional engineer 1 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an associate in engineering 2 ($4,364.00 - $6,445.00 monthly) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate acquires a professional engineer's license. Under-filling will not exceed six months.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:
Analyze and design stormwater facilities, bridge hydraulics, stream bank stabilization and culverts.
Design plans, specifications and cost estimates for stormwater management facilities for transportation projects.
Solve unusual or difficult engineering problems and assemble technical input from various staff and stakeholders.
Perform hydraulic studies for bridge and culvert replacement projects.
Perform stormwater studies, designs and reviews for highway projects.
Perform culvert hydraulic studies for replacement, rehabilitation and modification projects.
Perform complex stream bank stabilization designs using conventional and bio-stabilization methods.
Meet permit requirements for all water-related issues.
Ensure the successful delivery of projects by performing project management duties on multiple projects.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment with field work required approximately 10% of the time.
Field hazards include working on rough terrain in adverse weather, high volume traffic, exposure to heavy equipment, construction traffic and unstable and steep slopes.
Frequent regional travel required and, at times, occasional statewide travel.
Occasional overtime, night or weekend work or overnight travel required.
This position frequently communicates with members of the public and media.

What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
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What we need:
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.

Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.

Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position, including the under-fill option.

What we need for the associate in engineering 2 under-fill option:

Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.

Note: To be eligible for the associate in engineering 2 under-fill option, a candidate must have their valid professional engineer's license in hand (the ability to stamp) within six months of hire . At time of application, you must have already taken and passed the PE exam. As the PE exam is offered twice a year, in most cases, this will mean applicants must have already met all PE licensing requirements (e.g. completed required education and training, passed the FE and PE exams, etc.) and submitted their complete PE license application to the PE licensing body.

What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Knowledge and expertise of hydraulic engineering conditions in northwest Oregon.
Strong organizational skills.
Experience working in multidisciplinary teams.
Analytical and design experience with water quality facilities, bridges, culverts, fish passage and stream bank stabilization.

How to apply:
Attach your resume.
Attach a cover letter describing how your qualifications and experience makes you the ideal candidate for this position. Please specifically address the attributes in the above “What we’d like to see” section.
Note: External applicants must upload in ‘Resume/CV’ section.
Complete questionnaire.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the public records request task will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran , the task to claim preference will come after the public records request question. Please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application. We will ask you for your documents later in the process.
Need help?

For questions, call 503-986-7146 or email odotrecruitmentEM@odot.state.or.us .

The fine print:
Effective 07/01/2019, this position received a 2.15% cost of living adjustment salary increase. This announcement has been updated to include the increase in the salary.
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We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference . If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
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