1+ months

Engineering Associate

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $33.69 - $41.24 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0175-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Public Works Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem is recruiting an Engineering Associate to solve design, maintenance, or construction problems affecting the City's infrastructure and private development by applying engineering theory and practices. Key functions of this position include:

  • Preform entry-level to intermediate engineering work in support of a variety of public works projects.
  • Manage small infrastructure projects from inception to completion.
  • Work as a member of a team to deliver large infrastructure projects.
  • Design infrastructure projects under the supervision of professional engineers whom routinely reviews work in progress, or upon completion, for accuracy and quality.
  • Develop project concepts using information gathered through research and investigation, perform computations, analyze the cost and benefits of projects, recommend design criteria, produce preliminary and final designs, and modify designs after review from professional engineers.
  • Assist in review of engineering plans by applying engineering knowledge to verify components, meet code requirement, and engineering standards.
  • Assist in managing construction projects by preparing cost estimates, maintaining project schedules, coordinating actions between the City and the contractor, monitoring the progress of work, maintaining project records, recording changes and compiling reports.
  • Inspect projects, equipment installations, and construction work to verify compliance with contractual stipulations, codes and statutes.
  • Review development and construction proposals for conformance with City ordinances, codes, plans and regulations, recommend changes to proposals and plans.
  • Assist in public meetings to reach consensus on solutions to neighborhood problems that impact the City's infrastructure or other public improvement projects.
  • Prepare technical reports, project specifications, and correspondence.

The City of Salem is the state capital of Oregon and is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley between the Coast and Cascade Mountain ranges. Salem is within a one-hour drive of the beautiful Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, and downtown Portland. The area offers wonderful opportunities for year-around activities including sports, outdoor events, art, culture, and education. The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government and offers a fast-paced, welcoming, progressive environment.

The Engineering Division in the Public Works Department is charged with delivering the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan and is currently working on a wide variety of capital improvement projects which include: water transmission and distribution facilities, wastewater collection and treatment facilities, pump stations, reservoirs, drainage facilities, parks, airport facilities, streets, bridges, traffic signals, and urban development projects.

This is the entry-level classification in the professional engineering series. Employees work within a framework of established standards and procedures. The supervisor assigns duties to broaden the employee's breadth of knowledge and prepare them for advancement to the next higher classification level. Employees work in an office or field setting.

The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver license and a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Possession of Fundamentals of Engineer Certificate (FE), or ability to obtain within six months of employment.
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the examples of work.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Engineering Associate or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .




Posted: 2021-03-16 Expires: 2021-04-16

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