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Job ID: 39272
City Engineer
Our client is seeking a motivated professional City Engineer with technical talent and the administrative ability to plan, direct and administer all activities related to Engineering.  This role coordinates with Public Works and other departments to ensure that high quality utility services are delivered.

The selected candidate evaluates and defines division programs, policies and budget proposals and oversees engineering staff and related contractors and is responsible for high-level oversight of engineering projects.  The City Engineer participates in the plan check, review and processing of plans for private developments affecting streets, sewers, drains and related public works facilities to ensure they meet all requirements.
This position provides input into policies and procedures and advises the Assistant City Manager and the City Manager on related issues. The City Engineer also exercises budget responsibility for the Engineering Division. This position works under the general supervision of the Assistant City Manager. 

Responsibilities
Provides leadership through planning, organizing, directing and supervising all activities of the department to achieve goals within available resources related to Engineering.  
Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the operations of the department.  
Coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed. 
Executes the Capital Improvement Program including procurement and management of significant related contracts.
Develops work plans, resources the design and delivery of capital projects and manages staff assignments.
Trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress.  
Has authority to hire, evaluate performance and take corrective action as needed.
Prepares and administers the department budget based on staffing and resource requirements, program objectives and goals.  
Monitors the budget to assure compliance with approved budget levels and standards. 
Represents the City in discussions with other jurisdictions, developers and the public.
Oversees design and specifications for c. major public works projects. 
Assigns project managers and monitors all engineering capital projects to ensure budgetary compliance, administrative procedure compliance and timely completion. 
Coordinates capital construction with Public Works staff.
Oversees development of intergovernmental agreements and approves professional service contracts for supplementing staff work programs.
Works with Public Works to develop the Capital Improvement Program- to accommodate additional capacity and to replace and maintain long-term public utility investments. 
Develops master plans for the utilities and assists in implementing those plans through the Capital Improvement Program consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
Oversees the utility rate-setting process and ensures that the  reviews its rate structure for the water, sewer, and storm utilities on a regular and periodic basis. 
Reviews and proposes new financing structures, as needed, to implement the Capital Improvement Program.
Represents or oversees others representing in regional forums to ensure that the receives a fair hearing on proposed projects and effectively communicates progress on existing projects. Attends workshops, conferences, and civic affairs to discuss projects and solicit support.
Reviews and updates specifications, policies and guidelines as they relate to private development projects and other projects.
Ensures compliance with Federal and State regulations.
Serves as a member of various citizen and staff committees as assigned. 
Attends and participates in community and neighborhood meetings. 
Provides professional advice to supervisors and other officials; makes presentations to supervisors, the Council, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.
Prepares and writes grant application components relating to engineering and public works capital construction projects.
Maintains positive public relations with customers and is responsive to customer needs.
Develops safe work habits and contributes to the safety of self, co-workers and the public.
Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
Eight (8) years of progressively responsible engineering experience with a focus on transportation engineering to include at least three (3) years of management/supervisory experience.
Required to be a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Oregon.
Project Management Certification is not required, but preferred.

Knowledge of:
Management and supervisory practices and principles.
Fiscal management, including budget preparation, expenditure control and record keeping.
Transportation project design and delivery.
Effectively supervise and motivate staff.
Understand civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
Develop goals and long-range planning for department.
Analyze and evaluate departmental operations and develop and implement plans to improve departmental efficiency.
Prepare and analyze comprehensive and technical reports.
Manage multiple projects often within tight timeframes. 
Make effective presentations.
Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. 
Develop cost estimates on complex projects.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Work as a team member and to cultivate a team climate.
Perform the essential functions of the job.
Must be able to pass the department's security clearance standards including review of driving record.
Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Oregon Driver's License
Computer and printer, fax machine and copy machines; Computer software including MS based word-processing, spreadsheet, data base and computer aided design software, standard drafting tools, surveying instruments and mobile radio.

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.)
Work is performed mostly in office setting.
Moderate levels of physical effort, temperature extremes, dirty or otherwise disagreeable conditions are present while occasionally performing site inspections.
Evening meetings are required.
Responds any hours to emergency situations.
 


About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”

 

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