Engineering Associate

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Clackamas River Water has earned a reputation for providing high-quality water and service. We are offering an excellent opportunity to work at a sustainable organization that provides the community with our most precious resource: water.

The Engineering Associate will perform professional engineering services and project management for the planning, design and construction of the District’s public water supply, infrastructure projects and related systems.

Essential Duties

  • Assist in preparing and reviewing engineering plans in compliance with code requirements and established standards, regulations and specifications.
  • Serve as project manager and/or lead in all phases of District project(s) from project planning, scoping, design, and construction, including project and contract management, preparation of budgets, cost estimates, schedules, bid documents, inspection and observation, change orders and as-builts.
  • Represent the District to other agencies and stakeholders for permits, pre-construction, progress and other required meetings.
  • Utilize in-house hydraulic model and GIS system to support water system planning and analysis.
  • Write and prepare technical information and engineering documentation required to meet District policies and applicable statutes.
  • Effective verbal and written communication with consideration for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Foster harmonious, constructive working relationships founded on mutual respect, yet able to make difficult decisions for the benefit of the department and the District.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS in Civil Engineering, possess an Engineer-in-Training Certification.
  • 2-4 years’ experience working under a professional engineer with preference given to water utility or public works experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Knowledge and application of professional engineering principles, practices and project management techniques for capital and private development projects.
  • Knowledge and application of engineering project design, construction and use of CAD and GIS software.
  • Basic contract administration and project financial management
  • Proficiency in regulations and best practices governing construction techniques and safety compliance used for the installation, repair and maintenance of a public water distribution system
  • Knowledge of State of Oregon and other requirements pertaining to public drinking water
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet District driving standards
  • Ability to frequently lift/carry/push/pull up to  25 lbs. and occasionally work in adverse weather or environments

Salary range:     $67,849.60 – $88,982.40 (DOQ - Exempt, Represented)

Closing date:     Open until filled

Clackamas River Water is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to require a criminal/civil background and driving record check and, for safety-sensitive positions, a drug and alcohol screen as a condition of employment. 

Location: Clackamas, OR
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