The Conveyance Systems Department is currently seeking an Engineer - Environmental/Water Resources. This position is under general direction, performs advanced calculations, analysis, hydraulic modeling, and project management primarily in the field of Environmental and Water Resource Engineering in the natural environment. Serves as a project engineer on complex projects; applies advanced engineering knowledge to design, improve and enhance natural resources and systems, and improve integration with District infrastructure and interaction with private development; may seal engineering plans and studies with manager authorization; and performs related duties as assigned.
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)
Performs engineering planning for major capital construction and/or maintenance programs; researches and plans system and facilities requirements; researches records and historical design data; outlines requirements and coordinates activities for surveying and drafting to develop contract documents; coordinates with other staff to review and secure permits
Designs, reviews and develops engineering plans and drawings; prepares sketches of plan layouts; supervises preparation of diagrams; selects standard details and equipment to be used and adds or revises details; prepares specification provisions; assembles bid packages; supervises drafting staff in preparing complete sets of final plans and details; coordinates, directs, plans and develops workgroup modeling and data management efforts; analyzes and performs advanced and complex engineering calculations.
Prepares or directs and reviews the preparation of easement documents; negotiates directly with property owners regarding easement conditions and compensation in accordance with general District policy and procedures.
Serves as project engineer and performs project management work on various engineering and construction projects; establishes design criteria and progress schedules; serves as liaison between District, contractors, consultants, property owners, and utilities or other agencies and works to develop plans in line with District goals; develops cost estimates and monitors project costs and progress; arranges, facilitates and attends pre-design and pre-construction meetings; reviews and approves material submittals; makes field design changes and recommends and negotiates change orders; prepares project budgets; prepares documents to be submitted to the Board of Directors; prepares, reviews and approves work orders; develops and analyzes project alternatives; monitors completed projects in case of needed warranty repairs.
Reviews and monitors work by outside consultants and administers consultant contracts; prepares standard operating procedures and requests for proposals; evaluates and rates proposals; negotiates scope of work and contract terms; evaluates project schedules; authorizes payments; prepares contract documents for bidding, including cost estimates and project schedules; advertises for and evaluates construction bids; reviews consultant designs and plans to ensure conformance with District goals.
Monitors work in progress, including monitoring and conducting regular and emergency field investigations and inspections, to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications and standards; analyzes data and results of instrument readings; prepares inspection reports.
Compiles and maintains project records, documents and databases; maintains work order logs and ensures documents are updated to reflect changes; develops and designs databases for project data.
Prepares and delivers presentations of technical data and results to technical review committees, District staff and other governmental agencies; keeps up-to-date on current technology in field of specialization through reading professional literature, attending conferences and training sessions.
Coordinates major construction projects with other District department and agencies and represents the District on multi-jurisdictional projects; attends public meetings to present project plans; reviews and analyzes construction projects planned by other agencies for potential impact on District operations; confers with personnel from other departments and agencies regarding current and proposed construction projects.
Provides technical guidance, assistance and training to professional and technical staff to ensure compliance with plans and specifications; reviews field engineering problems with bureau staff and contractors.
Prepares a variety of special engineering studies.
Assembles stakeholder groups, conducts meetings and develops consensus; attends a variety of meetings to determine citizen concerns, discuss potential solutions and limitations, identify course of action and initiate solutions.
Theory, principles, and practices of civil engineering design and project management
Principles of physics and mathematics applicable to engineering
Principles and techniques of management and supervision, including goals and objectives, development and work planning and organization
Principles and practices of contract administration and project management and evaluation
Principles, modern techniques and equipment used in design, construction and maintenance of various public works projects
Strength, properties and uses of construction materials, legal guidelines for public works engineering
Computer applications pertaining to the work
Managing and coordinating the work of technical personnel
Preparing, reviewing, and evaluating engineering studies and designs
Estimating engineering and construction costs
Preparing bid specifications
Negotiating and administering contracts
Preparing and administering large and complex budgets
Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals
Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques
Interpreting and applying pertinent Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations
Use of computers and computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, CAD design, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, and databases
Review, prepare or direct the preparation of easements, complex plans, specifications and legal contracts
Prepare and evaluate engineering studies of large projects
Perform difficult technical research and analyze complex engineering and mathematical problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action
Perform accurate engineering calculations and cost estimates
Motivate and evaluate assigned staff and provide for their training and professional development
Plan and manage difficult engineering-related projects
communicate scientific and technical matters to non-technical individuals, including policy makers
Interact effectively, engage in problem solving, and partner with citizens, community groups and contractors, communicate effectively, orally and in writing, prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, drawings, maps, notes, correspondence and other written materials
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledges, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the KSAs would be:
Increasingly responsible project management experience including leadership roles and staff supervision experience;
Increasingly responsible experience in design and/or construction of major sanitary or surface water capital projects including conveyance systems or wastewater treatment systems;
Customarily candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree in civil, sanitary, or environmental engineering, water resources engineering, or a related field.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE: Candidates must possess current registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon at time of application or possess current registration as a Professional Engineer in another state and obtain registration in the State of Oregon within six months of hire.
Upon selection, candidate must possess and maintain a valid State issued driver's license.
Internal Number: 19-03
About Clean Water Services
Located just minutes from beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon, Clean Water Services (CWS) is a water resources management utility serving the Tualatin River Watershed. Everything we do at Clean Water Services aims to protect public health while enhancing the natural environment. Combining science and nature, we work in partnership with others to safeguard the river’s health and vitality, ensure the economic success of our region, and protect public health for more than 600,000 residents and businesses in urban Washington County.