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Job Ref:  14-0180-01
Organization:  City of Salem; Salem Oregon
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Oregon (OR)
City:  Salem
Post Code:  97301
Salary and Benefits:  $6,735.73 - $8,595.60/mo + Attractive employer paid benefit plan and 6% employee PERS contribution


The City of Salem is looking for an Assistant City Engineer to perform advanced professional and administrative engineering work, reporting to the City Engineer.  The position manages an engineering section that provides project delivery, asset management, capital planning, project development, maintenance and operational engineering, oversight of design standards and support to permitted development activities.


Performs a full range of civil engineering project or program development; manages multiple projects and/or programs with primary responsibility over major City capital improvement or utility programs. Prepares, recommends, and maintains accountability for budget planning and monitoring for an engineering section or minor division.


The listed job functions are illustrative of the classification level and not intended to list all duties typically assigned to this classification. Employees may do all or some of the listed duties, or other related duties.

Essential Job Functions:

Develops strategy and programs to deliver a diverse variety of Capital Improvement projects or long-range master planning, plans and makes assignments to individual project managers, utilizes in-house resources, including licensed professional engineers and engineering consultants, coordinates and facilitates development of plans, and manages plan adoption processes.

 Manages an Engineering section that consists of Senior Engineers, Project Engineers, Junior Engineers, and Engineering Technicians that provide engineering and related services including: full service.

Supervises subordinate staff; provides training, guidance, and oversight in principles of civil and environmental engineering, project management, schedule management, etc. via one-on-one meetings with staff, performance appraisals, and staff meetings.

Manages significant programs for the City and prepares all required reports to other agencies.

Develops and implements quality control and assurance practices to ensure that project or program objectives are met, scope and schedules are achieved, and projects are delivered, meeting expectations of the City, Department Managers, public, and stakeholders while maximizing quality and cost effectiveness. Assesses effectiveness of activities and makes required improvements.

Reviews workload and balances with resource needs to deliver capital projects utilizing both City staff (including licensed professional engineers) and consultants, and to address future organizational needs.

Assesses project status with individual project managers to identify scope, quality, budget, and schedule problems and takes corrective action if needed.

Provides counseling, direction, and support to project managers in resolution of project obstacles or difficult project issues such as technical, contractual, or political, or problems with consultants, citizens, and outside agencies. Meets with project manager and all concerned parties to resolve issues.

Provides utility planning support to the Finance Department for annual rate adjustments, revenue bond sale program, and Cost of Service Analysis to ensure adequate financial resources for Master Plan projects.

Participates in the development of policies and procedures applicable to assigned Section or Division.

Reviews recommendations of project managers regarding various design alternatives and/or delivery approaches.

Prepares construction budgets for construction funds or provides utility planning input and support to annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP); ensures CIP complies with the adopted Master Plans and financial methodologies. Monitors spending on budgets to remain in compliance with approved budgets.

Provides project management services through staff resources and support to other departments.

Makes decisions on designs, issues, schedules, property acquisition issues, construction contracts, etc. in order to maximize quality, costs, and schedules and reduce legal risks.

Resolves issues with outside agencies and other departments and divisions; provides routine coordination to keep all parties updated on project issues.

Negotiates and develops complex agreements and non-routine contracts on behalf of the City with other agencies, businesses, or cities.

Makes presentations to public groups and City Council regarding Capital Improvement Project issues.

Important Job Functions:

Collaborates with staff to develop project assignments to provide for their growth and motivation within the limits of their position and goals.

May "act in capacity" in absence of Manager.

Serves on committees, councils, boards, task forces, etc. on behalf of Section, Division, or Department.

Serves as liaison officer on the Emergency Management Team if implemented.

Works on special assignments as directed by Manager.

Attends meetings, various training seminars, and conferences as needed.

Performs other duties as required by Manager.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related field, and ten (10) or more years of experience in a related field.

License(s) and Certification(s):

Professional Civil Engineer License

Professional Environmental Engineer License

Ideal Candidate will have at least 10 years of broad experience in all or most of the following:

· Design, construction, project management, and operational and maintenance engineering of water, sewer, stormwater and transportation infrastructure, including water and wastewater treatment facilities.

· Capital Project and Program Budget preparation and management.

· Management and supervision of senior and junior engineers and project managers.

· Development of Capital Improvement Programs,

· Land Development.

· Asset Management of Utility and/or Transportation infrastructure.

· Coordination with State and Federal Agencies as it relates to engineering and regulatory practices.

· Managing Engineering Consultants.

Candidates must possess skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

· Civil Engineering principals.

· Collaboration and conflict resolution.

· Leadership, management supervision.

· Project Management.

· Project delivery (planning, design and construction).

· Design and construction services procurement.

· Report preparation.

· Capital Improvement

PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AT http://www.jobaps.com/Salem/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=14&R2=0180&R3=01 and complete the electronic application and any requeted supplemental materials.

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