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The City of Gresham has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a full-time Civil Engineer I or II to join our Wastewater Team in the Department of Environmental Services. The ideal candidate will have professional engineering skills, public works project experience and communication skills to effectively work with citizens, contractors, engineers and City employees.
As the fourth largest city in the State of Oregon, Gresham is situated near the scenic Columbia River Gorge, popular Mount Hood recreation area, and minutes from Portland. Our city boasts a growing and diverse population.
Gresham's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was the first in the Pacific Northwest to reach energy net zero status, meaning the WWTP produces at least as much electricity as it uses. We celebrated the achievement with the next generation of great minds on Earth Day 2015.
This position may be filled as a Civil Engineer I or II. Please review the following descriptions to review the distinction between the two. Civil Engineer I - $5,515 - $7,170/month Civil Engineer II - $6,111 - $7,941/month
As a Civil Engineer I or II, you will perform small to medium size Wastewater Treatment Plant and wastewater pump station planning, design and construction management projects. Evaluating current Wastewater Treatment Plant processes for cost effectiveness and recommend capital or operational process modifications or changes will be typical to your work in this role. We are seeking someone who will manage the repair and replacement of systems and equipment as needed while ensuring we sustain our electrical Net Zero status at the WWTP. This position will conduct engineering studies and planning projects. Administering the FOG (fats, oils and grease) program contracts with 5 haulers will be involved, as well as ensuring the FOG receiving station is operated reliably and cost efficiently.
You will use your collaborative skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, outside consultants, contractors, public works inspectors and other stakeholders on capital projects and other activities. We desire someone who is highly organized, proficient in Microsoft Office, and can effectively use internal electronic systems to perform daily work. Your knowledge of rules, regulations and permitting associated with stormwater and wastewater systems will be highly valued. Your expertise related to environmental operating permits, generating reports such as biosolids annual reports, environmental attribute reports, air permit reporting, and required operating reports will be utilized. We are looking for someone with demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills related to wastewater treatment projects to join our team.
Broad engineering principles, practices, methods, techniques, materials and equipment related to public works projects.
Engineering project management and engineering contract administration.
Computer applications and uses for engineering activities.
Effective supervisory methods and techniques.
Manage engineering projects effectively.
Administer construction and engineering contracts effectively, assuring compliance with all standards and provisions.
Design engineering projects of broad scope and complexity.
Prepare clear and precise reports of a technical nature.
Provide technical support and training in the uses of computers and software applications.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives of other governmental agencies, contractors, developers and the public.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities, required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Civil Engineer I: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and one year of professional engineering experience preferably related to public works
Civil Engineer II: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and four years of professional engineering experience preferably related to public works.
Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements:
Valid Driver's License
Possession of a Fundamentals of Engineering certificate (Civil Engineer I)
Professional Engineer's License (Civil Engineer II)
Gresham is a dynamic, diverse community rich in history and natural beauty. The fourth largest city in the state of Oregon, Gresham has grown from a rural, farming community to an urban area with a high quality of life for its residents and business community. Our diverse and growing population includes young professionals, growing families, new immigrant communities and long-time residents.Gres...ham’s network of public and private schools provide educational opportunities for students of all ages. Gresham also offers many preschools, charter schools, private schools and higher education opportunities, including Mt. Hood Community College.Enjoy our city’s unparalleled natural beauty in our 23 city parks, 15 miles of trails and 942 acres of open space, as well as a temperate year-round climate. Less than an hour away, the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge offer fun weekend getaways for skiing, hiking, wind surfing, fishing, camping and more.