The Position: The City of Lake Oswego announces a career growth opportunity for a Senior Associate Engineer. Under the direction of the Assistant City Engineer & City Engineer, the Senior Associate Engineer will provide professional engineering services to the City primarily in support of the design and construction of the sanitary sewer system but could also include similar projects for the water, surface water and transportation systems as well. The position’s primary focus will be to implement projects and program outlines in the City’s Wastewater Master Plan.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Directing the development of and reviewing engineering plans prepared by staff and outside consultants; determining when plans are complete and in compliance with codes, laws and regulations; and directing and performing construction inspection of public improvements for public improvement and private development projects.
Managing construction projects and programs including determining scope, schedule and budget; preparing project cost estimates; writing bid specifications; preparing bid solicitation documents; reviewing bids; procuring regulatory permits; acquiring public easements; and providing contract administration services through project close-out.
Acting as liaison with the department director, other City departments (especially Public Works), outside agencies, business and community representatives and other organizations to ensure the City’s interests are communicated and addressed. This responsibility can include notifying the public and businesses of pending construction projects, handling controversial issues, resolving conflicts, providing technical assistance and developing and establishing standards.
Authorizes changes in contract scope for engineering and construction contracts when warranted to achieve project objectives; negotiate and recommend contract change orders to City Engineer or City Manager.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
The City is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women and qualified individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish modification of the selection process in order to accommodate a disability, please make your request in writing and submit it with your required application materials.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and eight years of engineering or construction management experience; or any combination of education, training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and ability to perform the job. The incumbent is required to be a Registered Professional Engineer in Oregon and hold a valid driver’s license.
For a complete list of essential duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, and physical and mental demands please review the complete job description at www.ci.oswego.or.us.
Located in the Portland Metro area of Oregon, in the northwestern corner of Clackamas County on the banks of the scenic Willamette River, Lake Oswego is nestled among many of Oregon’s greatest attractions: Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, the Columbia Gorge and nearby vineyards, farmlands, and forests. Lake Oswego is also ideally situated close to Oregon’s major metropolitan areas – just 8 miles south of downtown Portland and about 45 minutes north of Salem, the state capitol. Although the city is primarily residential, there is some commercial development and light manufacturing. Most of the businesses are located downtown near the Willamette River on the City’s western boundary, or on the west end in the Lake Grove business district and neighborhood. Commercial properties on Kruse Way, near the interstate highway, offer some of the most sought after Class A office space in the region.Lake Oswego is considered one of the finest residential areas in Oregon. Lake Oswego offers full-service police and fire protection, a celebrated library, and parks system. It also provides planning and zoning regulation, building inspection and regulation, street maintenance and improvement, water, waste...water and surface water services. The schools in the city rate among the best in the state.There is a city-owned sports center on the Willamette River, two public swimming facilities on the privately-managed Oswego Lake, an 18-hole golf course, indoor tennis center, and outdoor amphitheater right along the river. These amenities, managed by the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, help promote Lake Oswego as a place to live where you play.Lake Oswego is a full-service city with a council-manager form of government. Policy authority rests with a volunteer City Council, and an appointed, professional city manager has administrative authority for day-to-day operations.