Project Engineer
City of Oregon City
Oregon City, OR

$5,200 - $7,200 a month


This recruitment will remain open until filled; however, may close at any time.

The City of Oregon City has multiple opening for a Project Engineer. The Project Engineer may report to either the Development Projects Manager or the City Engineer and is located in the Public Works Department in City Hall. The Project Engineer participates in a variety of engineering involving complex projects, in depth studies, and development related work. Provides research, plans, management, and designs of civil, structural, and transportation engineering for construction and maintenance. Applies specialized engineering knowledge to solve design, maintenance, improvement, and construction challenges and problems. Serves as a contributor on various development projects including land use planning, engineering plan review, and construction solutions.
Examples of Duties

Job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Serves as a fully-qualified engineering professional, performing assignments and/or participating with other engineers, technical staff, and consultants in developing, implementing and evaluating engineering plans, work processes, systems and procedures.
Designs and may provide guidance to other staff or consultants in the design and implementation of a variety of public works construction and upgrades in modalities such as, but not limited to, streets and transportation system infrastructure, structures, and water distribution networks.
Prepares feasibility and cost estimates. Develops and or reviews engineering specifications to comply with City standards. Develops project schedules and work sequences, and sets up and performs progress and quality reviews.
Monitors work-in-progress to assure compliance with agreed upon specifications. Reviews and recommends approval of change orders.
Conducts review of engineering plans for commercial, industrial and residential infrastructure proposed through the permit process (Capital Projects and/or Private Development Projects).
Participates with the City Engineer and/or Development Project Manager and others in developing and implementing engineering standards, policies, and priorities for the City.
Interprets and applies standards in designs and review of consultant work.
Assists with project planning and design, developing and administering project terms and conditions, evaluating contract compliance and compliance with technical policies.
Participates preparation of RFPs and hiring of consultants and contractors.
Conducts engineering studies to evaluate the feasibility of proposed or ongoing projects or methods or to determine solutions to existing field problems. Assembles and evaluates technical data. Provides technical guidance or proposes solutions to an interdisciplinary design or research group.
Analyzes and prepares reports on effects to the community and environment caused by proposed annexations, zone changes, new construction, traffic and other transportation services. Analyzes impact on water and sanitary collections systems.
May review plans, structural calculations, and specifications prepared by other engineers and technicians for compliance with City standards, codes and accepted engineering practices. May sign plans as Engineer of Record.
Coordinates engineering inspections to review compliance with approved designs and plans for commercial buildings, residences and other structures. Verifies compliance with accepted engineering practices and the provisions of City building codes and other pertinent laws and regulations.
Administers programs requiring engineering expertise such as for erosion prevention and sediment control.
Creates, assembles and maintains complete files of capital improvement, private development, and other multi-disciplinary projects from conceptual format to completed works.
Reviews reports on stormwater, geotechnical, or environmental aspects of a project for compliance with City standards and accepted engineering practices.
Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience

The position requires a bachelor's degree with a major in civil, structural, or a closely related engineering discipline and two years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience. Private development review experience, capital project management or infrastructure design are highly desired.

Licenses and Certificates

Candidates meet the above qualifications through the following:

A bachelor's degree with a registration as an Engineer-in-Training. A licensed professional engineer is preferred.

Requires a valid driver's license.
Supplemental Information

Knowledge and Skills

The position requires professional knowledge of engineering theory, principles, practices, materials, costs, construction techniques and trends, regulations, standards and equipment. Requires a working knowledge of contract administration typically associated with engineering projects. Requires in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word and Excel software programs. Requires sufficient human relations skill to convey technical engineering concepts, to facilitate, lead, and guide other professional, trades, and technical employees, and to work cooperatively with internal and external customers. Requires technical writing skills sufficient to prepare engineering reports and memoranda, project specifications, land use permit findings and conditions of approval, process documentation, and communications suitable for external distribution. Requires advanced mathematics skills to perform engineering calculations and financial computations.


Requires the ability to perform all the responsibilities of the position. Requires the ability to organize, coordinate, and review progress and compliance of engineering and development projects. Requires the ability to interpret and apply regulations, and ordinances. Requires the ability to review and interpret engineering plans and specifications. Requires the ability to analyze and resolve technical design, construction and surveying problems. Requires the ability to read and interpret engineering reports. Requires the ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro software. Requires the ability to conduct mathematical computations using algebra and analytic geometry. Requires the ability to organize and sequence work associated with complex projects, and prepare project action plans. Requires the ability to work productively and cooperatively with internal and external customers. Requires the ability to work as a contributing member of a team, work productively and cooperatively with other teams and external customers, and convey a positive image of the City and its services.

Physical Abilities

The incumbent performs work of a sedentary to moderately active nature. Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to walk to project locations, to stand for extended periods of time, and to bend and stoop for limited periods of time. Requires sufficient arm-hand-eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard and pointing devices at a proficient level. Requires visual acuity to read detailed drawings and observe structural work-in-progress. Requires verbal and auditory ability sufficient to carry on conversations with others and make presentations to groups.