Civil Engineering & Drafting Lead Engineer (Engineer II) – Extended

City of Portland, Oregon
May 17, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is seeking a Civil Engineering and Drafting Lead Engineer (Engineer II).

The Civil Engineering and Drafting Lead Engineer (Engineer II), resides within PBOT's Civil Engineering and Drafting Division (CED). CED provides civil engineering and computer aided design and drafting, multi-disciplinary coordination, contract plan development, and engineering services during construction of PBOT's capital improvement program. This CED Lead Engineer will be responsible for collaborating with City, County, and State agencies on major and regionally significant projects (mega projects), such as the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project, the Rose Quarter Improvement Project, Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge, and the Levee Ready Columbia Project. Other assignments may include leading engineering staff in the development and delivery of other PBOT capital improvement projects.

This is a great opportunity to contribute your engineering and leadership skills to these all-important and regionally significant projects.

What you'll get to do:

  • Provide engineering expertise to the City, project partners, and stakeholders for a variety of projects within the metropolitan area.
  • Act as PBOT engineering representative on a variety of projects. Present information to many audiences including community members, technical staff, and elected officials.
  • Mentor, lead, and coordinate work of assigned engineering and technical staff/consultants.
  • Develop, monitor, and report on project budgets.
  • Engage and participate in programs and activities that promote workplace diversity and a positive employee-centered workplace environment.

Who you are:

  • Technically Savvy: Strong background in street design and familiarity with transportation construction and are comfortable providing guidance and direction to a variety of staff, including consultant and partner agency teams, to create solutions that fulfill City standards and objectives.
  • Solutions Oriented: Creative problem solver who thrives on problem solving in a multi-partner process to meet a variety of overarching and technical project objectives while creating solutions that are acceptable to City in its role as regulatory authority. Ability to develop and identify new and creative ideas with team partners to address unique issues that arise.
  • Collaborative: An inclusive professional, skilled in written and spoken communications, including public presentations, who values partnerships and forms relationships to get things done.
  • Negotiator: You are confident holding (sometimes difficult) conversations with a variety of stakeholders and assisting the group to reach agreement on mutually acceptable terms.
  • Detailed: An organizer who thrives on setting and accomplishing priorities, values consistency, and accurateness.
  • An Equitable Leader: Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace.

About the Bureau:
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit Transportation | The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community. We greatly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse and varies backgrounds. Transferable skills WILL be considered when reviewing applications for meeting minimum qualifications.

This classification is represented by the PROTEC17. To view this labor agreement, click here.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, healthcare flexible and/or dependent care spending accounts, Carrot Fertility, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

Work Location
Many positions within the City are designated as hybrid and currently the City requires you to work in-person one day per week. Beginning in May 2023, most hybrid employees will be expected to perform at least half of their work in-person. City Council approved a human resources administrative rule in January 2023, HRAR - 4.045, requiring employees, including those who are fully remote and hybrid, to perform work within Oregon or Washington. Employees have until May 4, 2023, to be in compliance with the new rule. For more information, click here.

To Qualify

Applicants must meet each of the following minimum qualifications. Describe in their cover letter and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Experience as engineer of record for transportation projects including developing and reporting on project progress (schedule, milestones, resources).
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate and relate technical concepts to various types of non-technical audiences.
  3. Experience working with multiple public agencies and multi-disciplinary groups on large transportation projects.
  4. Experience collaborating and negotiating with a variety of stakeholders.
  5. Experience acting as an equitable leader in mentoring, and training.

Applicant must also possess:

  • Professional Engineering license in Civil Engineering
  • Oregon Professional Engineering License within 6 months of hire

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume, are weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

**PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Timeline
Job Posting closes: Monday, May 22, 2023
Applications Reviewed: Week of May 22, 2023
Eligible List / Notices Generated: Week of May 29, 2023
Selection Process Begins: June
Job Offer: Late June/Early July
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in the cover letter.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis : Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted .

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a "language pay differential." This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Did you know? The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes. I f you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement or attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month.

Contact Information:
TroyLynn Craft
Senior Recruiter

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerClosing Date/Time: 5/22/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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