Engineering Associate
City of Eugene, OR - Eugene, OR

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Oversees and/or performs a variety of technical and paraprofessional engineering work related to the planning, sur­veying, design/drafting, inspection, and construction management of complex public improvement projects. Supervises technical staff and works as a team member with technicians, engineers, and landscape architects. Coordinates work with other City, County, State, and Federal staff. Manages projects from conception to as-constructed plans as the project manager.

To be considered for this position you must include a cover letter, and current résumé highlighting relevant experience with month(s)/year(s) of employment and relevant duties.

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs the design of complex public works projects; makes design decisions; decides on methods and materials to be used on projects; and assures compliance with all applicable design and construction standards and policies. Projects include but are not limited to: street reconstruction, street overlay, wastewater collection systems, stormwater drainage systems, multi-use path construction and reconstruction, and stream restoration.

Responsible for managing all aspects of project phases; oversees multiple projects with various funding sources and which frequently require multi-agency and/or inter-departmental coordination and cooperation.

Evaluates and determines project issues and scope; facilitates and leads planning meetings; evaluates project impacts and relevant public issues; prepares and implements public information plans, provides interviews to news media, responds to citizen concerns about projects, and leads public meetings and public input processes.

Performs project design and creates construction plans using AutoCAD Civil 3-D.

Utilizes engineering related software such as GIS, MS Project, HEC RAS, XP Storm, etc.

Participates in the submission of grant applications and project permitting at the local, state, and federal levels.

Prepares bidding documents; writes project specifications, oversees bidding process and contract award; facilitates and coordinates all activities associated with project design and construction contract implementation.

Develops and maintains project budgets and cost estimates; prepares and maintains schedules, allocates and assigns work and staff resourc­es to meet workload demands; authorizes payments; prepares final reports on projects.

Represents the City to outside agencies and professional consultants; selects and oversees professional consultants; manages and oversees consultant contracts

Supervises and oversees inspection of projects, resolves construction issues on projects, and negotiates claims and change orders with contractors.

Responsible for the selection, supervision, and evaluation of staff; assigns work and ensures appropriate training is provided; investigates complaints; recommends and administers disciplinary actions; handles sensitive personnel matters and recommends grievance responses; exercises full supervision over employees.

Prepares engineering studies for master planning efforts and potential public improvement projects.

Reviews plans for public improvement projects for accuracy, completeness and compliance with City of Eugene design standards.

Facilitates staff development on such issues as diversity and creating a respectful working and learning environment.

Supports and respects diversity in the workplace.

Identifies individual and team training needs, and provides training program.

Participates in the development, modification, and update of the City’s Standard Specifications

Represents the Engineering Division at public hearings, meetings, and with other public agencies; serves as division liaison to citizen involvement groups.

Interprets city policies and procedures; answer questions from the public and City staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of :
State and Federal laws, practices, and guidelines for the administration, design, and inspection of State and Federally funded public improvement projects.

Roadway, storm system, drainage, open channel and wastewater collection system design.

Construction practices and specifications.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) current standards and guidelines for the public Right-of-Way.

Supervisory principles and practices.

Principles of hydrology.

Ability to :
Design streets, storm systems, Stormwater swales and water quality improvements, wastewater collection systems, multi-use paths and other civil engineering projects, using considerable judgment.

Evaluate and design sidewalk access ramps and pedestrian crossings that comply with current ADA standards and guidelines. Design these ADA facilities using AutoCAD Civil 3-D.

Write construction specifications.

Plan and organize the work of others.

Apply principles of hydrology and hydraulics. Prepare detailed stormwater studies for civil engineering projects.

Design and prepare engineering drawings for new infrastructure and reconstruction of existing public improvements using AutoCAD Civil 3-D

Make estimates of complex projects and of State and Federally funded projects, and to compile statistics and other data.

Plan and schedule time and resources for multiple projects.

Track and monitor project budgets.

Write technical reports, City Council communications, and other correspondence.

Follow instructions and keep accurate records.

Deal tactfully with the public, coworkers, and others, and answer questions about public improvements and City code.

Make presentations to public groups.

Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Work effectively with others in a team-oriented environment.

Train others in principles and practices of own area of expertise.

Perform duties under varying weather conditions and in or near heavy traffic and construction work zones.


Experience :
Four years of experience in civil engineering work, which includes some project management experience and prior leadership and supervisory experience. Project management, construction management and supervisory experience working for a City is desirable.

Training :
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited College or University or a similar Engineering Degree with major course work in Civil Engineering Technology or a related field.

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Requires valid Oregon driver’s license or ability to obtain by date of hire. Must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard

Supplemental Information:

In addition to the salary listed above, upon eligibility, the City will contribute the employee contribution of 6% and the employer contribution to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Additionally, for Non-Represented employees who defer a minimum of 1% of their base salary into either a Pre-tax or Roth 457(b) account with the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan, the City will contribute 2% of their base salary to their Pre-tax account as a Deferred Compensation Benefit.

Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process should be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.


CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT JOB POSTINGS IS AVAILABLE BY going to and selecting “Status of recently posted positions”.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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