The City of Lake Oswego announces a career growth opportunity for a Senior Associate Engineer in the Engineering Department. Lake Oswego is part the Portland Metro Area of Oregon.
This position will provide professional engineering services to the City in support of traffic management, traffic engineering, and transportation systems. Under the general direction of the City Engineer, this position will manage all aspects of the City’s transportation system and provide professional engineering services to an array of customers, including the City Manager’s office, the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency, and the City Council. The position will also provide technical support and direction for the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB). This classification is represented by the Lake Oswego Municipal Employees’ Association.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Review and analyze the work of other traffic and transportation professionals when such work relates to traffic impacts of private development or work commissioned by the City.
Apply knowledge of State and Federal transportation planning rules, policies and design standards to local transportation planning and engineering concerns.
Identify the need for, develop and coordinate the implementation of transportation ordinances, administrative procedures and design standards as they relate to the City’s surface transportation system.
Manage the traffic signal system by working with other technical staff and coordinating improvements with other local and state agencies
Provide technical expertise on the development and implementation of the Transportations System Plan as it relates to local projects and regional goals and policies.
Direct the development of and review of engineering plans prepared by staff and outside consultants; determining when plans are complete and in compliance with codes, laws and regulations; and directing construction inspection of public improvements.
Oversee projects and programs including determining scope, schedule and budget; providing design services; preparing project cost estimates; writing bid specifications; preparing bid solicitation documents; reviewing bids; procuring regulatory permits; and providing contract administration services through project close-out.
Provide engineering design services or project management for the design of street and transportation related infrastructure projects.
Prepare engineering reports for the City Council, boards and commissions or other regulatory agencies as needed to implement the City’s capital improvement program, or other engineering programs as directed by the City Manager or City Engineer.
Act as liaison with the City Engineer, outside agencies, business and community representatives and other organizations to ensure the City’s interests are communicated and addressed. This responsibility can include notifying the public and businesses of pending construction projects, handling controversial issues, resolving conflicts, providing technical assistance, and developing and establishing standards.
Education and Experience: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and eight years of engineering or traffic operations experience; or any combination of education, training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and ability to perform the job. The incumbent is required to be a Registered Professional Engineer in Oregon and hold a valid driver’s license.
For a complete list of essential duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, and physical and mental demands please review the complete job description at www.ci.oswego.or.us.
Internal Number: 2019-09-2057
About City of Lake Oswego
Located in the Portland Metro area of Oregon, in the northwestern corner of Clackamas County on the banks of the scenic Willamette River, Lake Oswego is nestled among many of Oregon’s greatest attractions: Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, the Columbia Gorge and nearby vineyards, farmlands, and forests. Lake Oswego is also ideally situated close to Oregon’s major metropolitan areas – just 8 miles south of downtown Portland and about 45 minutes north of Salem, the state capitol. Although the city is primarily residential, there is some commercial development and light manufacturing. Most of the businesses are located downtown near the Willamette River on the City’s western boundary, or on the west end in the Lake Grove business district and neighborhood. Commercial properties on Kruse Way, near the interstate highway, offer some of the most sought after Class A office space in the region.Lake Oswego is considered one of the finest residential areas in Oregon. Lake Oswego offers full-service police and fire protection, a celebrated library, and parks system. It also provides planning and zoning regulation, building inspection and regulation, street maintenance and improvement, water, waste...water and surface water services. The schools in the city rate among the best in the state.There is a city-owned sports center on the Willamette River, two public swimming facilities on the privately-managed Oswego Lake, an 18-hole golf course, indoor tennis center, and outdoor amphitheater right along the river. These amenities, managed by the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, help promote Lake Oswego as a place to live where you play.Lake Oswego is a full-service city with a council-manager form of government. Policy authority rests with a volunteer City Council, and an appointed, professional city manager has administrative authority for day-to-day operations.