The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Engineering Services Group is seeking candidates for an Engineer II – Electrical position in the Treatment and Pumping Systems Division (TPSD). The TPSD provides engineering services for projects and maintenance activities at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant, Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, and approximately 100 wastewater pump stations and associated force mains.
The BES Capital Improvement Program (CIP) delivers approximately $100 million annually in asset improvements to sanitary, stormwater, treatment, and surface water systems. The work in the TPSD is growing significantly over the next five to ten years and there are multiple challenging programs and projects underway. The TPSD works closely with staff in wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance, condition assessment, safety/risk assessment, and construction inspection and management.
This position will directly provide electrical engineering and technical analysis for maintenance and improvements to the bureau's treatment plant and pump station assets. The position serves as the subject matter expert in electrical engineering and is a primary contributor to the development of guidelines to ensure consistent application of standard methodologies and approaches to the work. The position may oversee the work of technicians and/or oversee and coordinate the work of consultants. The position will also provide engineering support to the Wastewater Group operations and maintenance staff.
The employee will review and develop engineering calculations, plans, and drawings; plan and lead field investigations pertaining to electrical systems; prepare sketches of plan layouts; supervise the preparation of diagrams; select, develop, and maintain standard electrical details; prepare specifications; supervise drafting staff in preparing of final electrical plans and details; provide technical guidance, assistance and training to professional and technical staff to ensure compliance with applicable standards of practice; assist project managers in the development of electrical engineering specific tasks, language, and deliverables to be included in consulting contract requests for proposals, and scopes of work; review field engineering problems with bureau staff and contractors; prepare responses to contractor requests for information; prepare design clarifications; review contractor submittals and deferred submittals; seal final engineering work products; and perform the duties of engineer of record for electrical elements of projects.
Engineer IIs may prepare consultant Requests for Proposals and recommend the hiring of consultants; provide leadership and participate in programs and activities that promote workplace diversity and a positive employee relations environment, and analyze work-flow and organizational process improvements.
Successful candidates for this position should have knowledge and experience with electrical engineering.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
Experience applying engineering theory, principles, practices, costs, construction techniques, trends, regulations, standards, equipment, and materials related to the area of specialization.
Experience developing, reviewing, authorizing, and interpreting technical engineering plans and specifications.
Experience managing budgeting, scheduling, cost control, safety, and administrative practices.
Experience communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing, to management, technical, and non-technical staff.
Knowledge of electrical power distribution design, power studies, control systems, and automation.
Applicants must also possess:
A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of hire
A certificate to practice as a registered Professional Engineer
An Oregon Professional Engineer Certificate within six months after appointment
Additional Salary Information: Salary is annual.
About City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.