Civil Engineer 1/2
City of Eugene, OR - Eugene, OR
Full-time, Contract

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Performs complex professional engineering work in the design, investigation, construction management, and project management of public works projects. Acts as project manager and provides direction and supervision to technical staff. Assignments require the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work assignments.

Depending upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities possessed by the successful applicant, this position may be filled as either a Civil Engineer 1 or Civil Engineer 2.

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

Annual Salary
Civil Engineer 1: $58,136.00-$72,488.00
Civil Engineer 2: $63,481.60-$79,081.60

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

Performs, manages, and directs the design and preparation of plans, specifications, schedules and cost estimates for public works projects including, but not limited to, street improvements, wastewater collection lines, storm drains, pump stations, airport, stormwater quality facilities, stream restorations, bike paths, traffic signals, illumination projects, and striping and signing plans.

Directs and assigns professional and technical staff performing survey, design, construction inspection and contract management of capital projects in accordance with established schedules, specifications, and standards.

Acts as lead representative for public works projects to other City departments, Divisions, sections, and with outside public agencies, consultants, engineers, developers, and contractors, and the public.

Manages Federally funded projects.

Provides technical and professional engineering support services relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

Leads and participates as part of a team working with citizens and neighborhood groups developing design concepts for infrastructure projects.

Acts as project manager, manages project budget, and ensures compliance with City standards and policies.

Provides high degree of technical expertise for complex civil engineering projects.
Selects and manages consultants providing services for project related work, master planning, and other services as needed.

Represents the Division/Department to the media, the public, and local, regional and statewide public agencies and commissions.

Participates in development of policies, procedures, and technical standards.

Participates in preparation of studies and long-range capital planning.
Responsible for mentoring, coaching and evaluation of assigned staff; ensures appropriate training is provided.

Reviews projects being studied, designed or constructed. Investigates project construction issues affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations; responds to public inquiries and complaints.

Provides assistance to engineering staff regarding land development issues and staff designers regarding infrastructure design; reviews as-built plans to ensure compliance with original plans and specifications.

Participates in ensuring Division/Departmental implementation of, and adherence to, the City’s Affirmative Action and Diversity Work Plans and Diversity initiatives.

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

Performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of :
Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the design and construction of public works infrastructure improvements.

Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects.

Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering and construction.

Principles of advanced mathematics and their application to engineering work.

Engineering design and drafting software.

Principles of supervision and training.

Public contracting law.

Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) current standards and guidelines for the public Right-of-Way. Experience evaluating and designing sidewalk access ramps and pedestrian crossings that comply with current ADA standards and guidelines.

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to :
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, determine potential consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Coordinate complex engineering designs, project management, and computations; prepare engineering plans and studies with minimum supervision.

Interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations

Conduct engineering research; write technical reports.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Supervise and train staff.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in Civil Engineering, or related field(s).

License or Certificate
A valid Oregon driver’s license or, the 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. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

Civil Engineer 1
Two years directly related civil engineering experience.

Possession of a State of Oregon Certificate of Enrollment as an Engineering Intern.

Civil Engineer 2
Five years of professional civil engineering experience including one year of supervisory experience.

Possession of a State of Oregon Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer, or ability to obtain by reciprocity within 6 months of hire date.

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.


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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.