Engineering Associate

City of Tualatin | Tualatin, OR

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Posted Date 2/20/2019

The City of Tualatin is actively recruiting for an Engineering Associate. The Tualatin Engineering Division is responsible for delivery of quality, timely, and cost effective public infrastructure for the city, including streets and sidewalks; water, sewer, stormwater, and water quality systems. The Engineering Division is also responsible for the review of private development applications, permit issuance, and inspection. Our Engineering Division is part of the Public Works Department and our City Principles are team work, one city, problem solving, respect, empowerment, customer service experts, and non-bureaucratic.

The engineering team coordinates projects with many partner agencies, including CWS (Clean Water Services), ODOT (Oregon Department of Transportation), Washington and Clackamas Counties, ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife), FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), DSL (Oregon Department of State Lands), USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers), as well as neighboring communities. Being a part of our dynamic team allows you to have a positive and lasting impact on the community.


Review engineered plans and specifications for a variety of capital improvement and private development construction projects for compliance with City and partner agency standards and conditions of approval.
Issue or process public works, water quality, and erosion control permits.  Update project status using electronic permit tracking software.
Inspect construction of capital improvement and private development construction projects for compliance with the approved plans and specifications.
Review and issue public utility permits.
Assist with customer service at our front counter.
Manage consulting teams and work as part of the team to deliver capital projects for the city.
Conduct design work and prepare technical products that may include the use of CAD, GIS and/or MS Project.  Design work for capital projects will be done under a licensed engineer.
Attend and participate in public meetings and meetings with partner agencies.
Participate in development or updating of City design and construction standards and specifications.



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 engineering intern (EI) 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: Use of personal computers, computers, computer hardware and software applications, including Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) Civil 3D and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and related equipment and programs typically used in an engineering office. Ability to learn and apply the City's permit tracking system, TRAKiT. 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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