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Jobs

We at CEE value your career development.  It’s for this reason that we offer an up-to-date list of Engineering related positions currently available in the Portland area and around the country.

Planning Technician- City of Beaverton (Beaverton, OR)

Posted: 5/27/15

Salary: $17.95-24.06/hour

Application Deadline: 6/5/15

A Planning Technician assists in the processing of permits and applications, providing customer service, information and technical planning assistance and support to the public, developers, staff and consultants in planning related issues or processes. The ideal candidate is a person who is looking to begin their professional planning career, who is self-motivated, and is committed to providing excellent customer service.

Duties:

  • Act as the first point of contact to the public for information pertaining to planning issues and Development Code;
  •  Answer questions regarding Development Code requirements, planning issues and application procedures;
  • Confirm zoning and direct public to appropriate staff members;
  • Answer the Division’s public inquiry phone;
  • Assist in the processing of permits and applications, including receipting of fee payments and routing of application materials;
  • Provide technical research assistance to staff/consultants;
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service;
  • Support and respect diversity in the workplace.

Requirements:

Requires an Associate’s degree in planning, geography, community development, landscape design, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.beavertonoregon.gov/Jobs

Field Outreach & Community Relations Representative- TriMet (Portland, OR)

Posted: 5/27/15

Salary: $13.16-18.75/hour

Application Deadline: 6/5/15

Work directly with community partners, community festivals, special events, sports venues, cultural events, government sponsored events, and public/private celebrations to assure that transit functions occur efficiently and responsively, and that the needs of all participants are met. Provide customer information, research, and sales assistance tailored to the needs of each venue and event. Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.

Duties:

  • Provide personal assistance to customers during planned and unplanned service disruptions.
  • Provide fare sales for events and special circumstances (e.g., TVM system outages) as necessary.
  • Educate and train customers regarding TriMet services, including routes and schedules, fare system and special programs.
  • Conduct field research including administering surveys about TriMet services such as signage, routes, schedules and system amenities.
  • Evaluate venues and events for fare sale potential. Market and sell fares based on evaluation and in cooperation with private sector and public partners for the specific venues and events identified above.
  • Provide outreach, community relations and education functions, including evaluation of consumer concerns.
  • Work in partnership with TriMet’s Operations and Safety and Security staff to identify safety concerns and to promote safe behavior by TriMet customers.
  • Provide leadership and on-the-job training for employees, such as ‘Ask Me’ volunteers, Ride Guides or light duty staff who provide direct service to customers.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of related marketing, sales and community relations experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in the state of Oregon or Washington, with a good driving record with no more than one accident or two moving violations in the previous five years.
  • Ability to pass a physical examination including lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/trimet

Civil Design Engineer (Portland, OR)

Posted: 5/21/15

AppleOne recruiting firm seeks candidates for an AutoCAD Drafter/Designer in the Civil Engineering Division. This position is responsible for providing project setup and design with preferred experience in road design, and specific site design experience.

Duties:

  • Work from, and create architectural site plans or land planning documents to produce construction drawings in AutoCAD.
  • Understand and use established company standards for drafting including layer names, line and character styles, drawings and window names, and file names for sheet layout.
  • Utilize sketches, notes and other input material to complete drawings with minimal supervision.
  • Manage Project Manager(s) of progress on assigned projects.
  • Other assigned duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • 0 to 3 years of experience using AutoCAD 3D for civil design site/land development.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D experience, Microstations, and InRoads.
  • Effective communications skills both oral and written.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with coworkers and public agency officials.
  • Self-starter.
  • Ability to work interdependently within a team environment.
  • Must be flexible to changes in work assignments on short notice and/or on a daily basis as changes occur in project needs.

Contact hiring recruiter Brock Daniels for more information at 503-279-8893

Junior Civil Engineering Designer- PBS Engineering + Environmental (Vancouver, WA)

Posted: 5/7/15

PBS Engineering + Environmental is seeking a qualified Junior Civil Engineering. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years’ experience in the engineering consulting field providing civil design of land development and municipal projects. In this role, our junior engineering designers perform civil engineering design work in a team environment working with other engineers, project managers and PBS staff in the other company business lines.

Duties:

  • Self-manage project tasks and maintain active communication with project managers.
  • Effectively manage multiple assignments and prioritize with input from project managers
  • Willingness to work in fast paced environment across multiple disciplines and project types
  • Participate in professional organizations and function.
  • A Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam required.

Requirements:

  • Perform civil engineering design tasks associated with municipal public works projects, private development projects
  • Flexibility and creativity in project approaches and openness to learn and develop
  • Proficient skills in AutoCAD and Civil 3D highly desired.
  • Knowledge of stormwater analysis software
  • Represent the company in a professional manner at all times
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.pbsenv.com/job

Engineering Assistant I/II/III- Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (Juneau, AK)

Posted: 5/7/15

Salary: $4,550-5,993 per month

Application Deadline: 5/27/15

This is a Structural Engineering position in the Statewide Design and Engineering Services division’s Bridge Section located in Juneau, Alaska. This is a flexibly staffed position, Engineering Assistant (EA) I, II and III and descriptions are provided below:

EA I: Under immediate supervision of a licensed engineer, performs entry-level structural engineering analysis and calculations for the development of bridge plans, specifications, cost estimates, reports, and load ratings. Applies accepted structural and other civil engineering practices in the layout, design, and analysis of bridges and other transportation structures.

EA II: Under general supervision of a licensed engineer, this level performs basic structural engineering analysis and calculations in the design, repair, construction, inspection, and load rating of bridges and other transportation structures. This position applies accepted structural and other civil engineering practices in evaluating bridge needs and completing bridge layouts, designs, and analyses.

EA III: Under general direction if a licensed engineer this level performs journey-level (sub-professional) structural engineering analysis and calculations in the design, repair, construction, inspection, and load rating of bridges and other transportation structures. This position applies accepted structural and other civil engineering practices in evaluating bridge needs and completing bridge layouts, designs, and analyses. Additionally, prepares details, calculations, quantities, and writes draft construction specifications.

Duties:

• Analyze, design and load rate timber, steel, and concrete bridge members
• Check structural and geometric aspects of bridge plans completed by licensed engineers
• Review construction shop drawings and materials certifications
• Assist with federally required bridge inspections
• Assist with office and field work associated with bridge load instrumentation program

Requirements:

• Education and / or experience in the engineering fundamentals of structures
• Bachelors or Master’s Degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structures or closely related field. University coursework should include most of the following:
o Statics
o Mechanics
o Structural analysis
o Geotechnical and/or foundation engineering
o Structural steel design
o Reinforced concrete design
o Pre-stressed concrete design
o Timber design
o Seismic analysis and design of structures
o Engineering economics
• Familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification
• Familiarity with Commercially available structural engineering software
• Strong oral and written communication skills
Note: An applicant who will obtain within nine months a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by ABET, with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying, will qualify to apply for EA I. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon completion of the degree requirement within nine months, and may begin work AFTER obtaining and showing proof of the required degree.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.agency.governmentjobs.com

Environmental Engineer 1- CDM Smith (Bellevue, WA)

Posted: 5/7/15

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide.

Duties:

Typical project assignments may include: Water and sewer system planning, modeling, rehabilitation, civil design of water/wastewater pipeline, and pump stations and treatment plant process planning, design, construction, water quality analysis and modeling.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering required. Position requires registration as an Engineer-in-Training, or ability to obtain an EIT within 18 months of hire. Knowledge of commonly used computer software (Word, Excel, AutoCAD, ArcView) expected. Candidate must have excellent writing and communication skills. Masters of Science degree preferred.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://cdmsmith.com/join-us/brassring_recent_graduates.htm

Civil Engineering Technician- Bureau of Land Management (Roseburg, OR)

Posted: 5/7/15

Salary: $28,553-51,437 per year

Application Deadline: 5/13/15

The Roseburg District is recruiting for one permanent Engineering Technician (Civil) GS-0802 position.  It is being advertised at the 4/5/6/7 grade levels, with a full performance level of GS-09.

Duties:

At the full performance level of GS-09 the incumbent will plan, coordinate, and work with other specialists and engineering staff to identify, develop, and determine feasibility of projects in support of activities in timber, watershed, recreation, wildlife, and riparian areas. They will initiate and oversee preparation and review of long range plans.

Will prepare construction surveys, designs, plans, drawings, and specifications for contractor construction, maintenance, or decommissioning projects on roads, minor dams, fences, drainage structures, recreation sites, major culverts, and in-stream fisheries improvements.

Will participate in interdisciplinary (ID) team preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.

Requirements:

  • S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
  • Direct Deposit Required.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.usajobs.gov

Field Specialist- Clackamas River Basin Council (Clackamas, OR)

Posted: 4/23/15

Salary: $15.00-18.00 DOE

Application Deadline: 4/30/15

This full-time position’s primary duty will be to support the Clackamas River Basin Council’s riparian enhancement projects involving invasive species management and revegetation. These tasks will include overseeing work crews, performing site surveys, planning, implementation, monitoring and data entry, in order to complete revegetation activities on both public and private properties, as identified by staff. The Field Specialist will work closely with CRBC personnel, work crews, landowners, partners and volunteers to fulfill both programmatic goals and uphold organization mission.

Duties:

  • Schedule, coordinate, and oversee various types of restoration activities, working with field crews, landowners, partners, and volunteers, during site treatments, plantings, monitoring and maintenance.
  • Coordinate and attend site visits with landowners to assess site restoration needs, engage landowners in CRBC programs, and provide information on stewardship activities.
  • Perform and document site surveys and plant survival monitoring and use results to draft site treatment, planting plans, and monitoring reports.
  • Assist in data management and reporting including database and ArcGIS data entry and analysis, as well as drafting project reports summarizing data and activities.
  • Perform additional watershed restoration and protection activities, as requested, such as water quality sampling activities.
  • Provide support for CRBC Board of Director meetings and office administration activities, as requested.
  • Assist staff in general outreach and landowner recruitment activities, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Experience in natural resource field with a preference for those with experience in riparian restoration project implementation; 2 years or more preferred.
  • Experience coordinating and leading work crews, staff, interns or volunteers in field restoration activities.
  • Knowledge of specific restoration techniques to control various invasive species and preference to those with experience in creating site treatment and planting plans.
  • Post-secondary education with preference to those with a 4 year degree relating to environmental sciences, land management, restoration ecology or stream hydrology.
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology, native and invasive plants, and habitat types.
  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills. Spanish speaking is desirable.
  • Computer software proficiency with Microsoft Office program suite.
  • Experience using handheld GPS devices and working knowledge of Arc GIS software programs, with preference to those with more advanced experience in GIS.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors on uneven terrain and in inclement weather.
  • Valid driver’s license recognized by Oregon or Washington and a reliable motor vehicle.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

For more information or to apply, visit: clackamasriver.org/who-we-are/jobs

Engineering Technician- City of McMinnville (McMinnville, OR)

Posted: 4/23/15

Salary: $4,010-5,114 per month

Application Deadline: 4/29/15

The City of McMinnville, Oregon is seeking an experienced individual to fill the rewarding position of Engineering Technician. The person in this position will perform a journey level technical engineering work which includes engineering surveys, collecting engineering data, drafting and design engineering work, field checking and drafting of maps, inspecting structure and construction projects, preparing contract data for engineering projects, and ensuring that professional standards and requirements are met for the issuance of permits.

For more information, visit: www.ci.mcminnville.or.us

Systems Engineer III- Trimet (Portland, OR)

Posted: 4/9/2015

Salary: $72,279 – 120,465 per year

Perform engineering duties as a fully competent and accomplished engineer in all conventional aspects of rail systems engineering with focus on communication systems. Perform, monitor, review, and coordinate design and construction efforts related to rail alignments, utilities relocation, traction electrification, signals and communication. Assignments may require independent evaluation, selection, adaptation, and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.

Duties:

  • Coordinate engineering activities with other agencies and jurisdictions, consultants, utility companies, and TriMet staff.  Review, evaluate, and coordinate fixed-facility (e.g., roadway, trackway, stations, parking lots, bus transfer facilities, etc.) and mobile (trains and buses) communication systems for proper operation and maintainability.
  •  Coordinate civil and systems engineering and construction matters for contractors, utilities, and other public/private agencies.  Assist with establishing formal agreements with various outside agencies.
  • Develop, design and produce criteria, engineering standards, requirements, specifications, and drawings for all aspects of the rail communication system, including two-way radio, microwave radio, fiber optic cable plant, Ethernet networks, Positive Train Control, closed-circuit television, intrusion alarms, public address, SCADA, digital information displays, and fare collection.
  • Evaluate the functional feasibility, design, and reliability of various communication systems, equipment, and hardware associated with the existing and future MAX systems. Coordinate with other Tri-Met engineers, staff and consultants to insure compatible designs.
  • Review and evaluate engineering designs prepared by consultants or other agencies to ensure adequacy, completeness, economy, operational feasibility, and maintainability.
  • Assist with administration of contracts relating to the procurement, installation, testing and start-up of various rail and bus communication systems, hardware, software, and related equipment. Coordinate with consultants and other system and civil contracts on construction issues.
  • Prepare minutes, documentation, specifications and technical reports, and review such material generated by others.  Assist with preparation of contract specifications and bid documents.
  • Monitor construction activities to assure contractual compliance.  Perform field measurements and calculations to verify quantities and quality of completed work.  Assist with contracts administration for management of construction contracts.
  • Supervise or coordinate the work of consultants, engineering technicians, drafters and other support staff as required for specific assignments, and within the guidelines provided by the Engineering Manager.
  • Represent TriMet at various interagency meetings as a technical representative.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.  Professional registration from the State of Oregon is desired.
  • Six years as a competent, practicing engineer, including three years of experience in an area directly applicable to systems design, inspection, or construction management of rail transportation projects.
  • Or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of rail systems engineering standards and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local electrical and rail systems codes and requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in oral and written form.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate activities with other jurisdictions, consultants, utility companies, and TriMet staff.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and prepare engineering plans, specifications, and drawings.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations, and analyze and present quantitative data and draw and document conclusions from such.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations, and analyze and present quantitative data and draw and document conclusions from such.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with employees, supervisors, consultants, other agencies, and the general public, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, the elderly, persons with disabilities and/or other vulnerable populations.
  • Skill in coordinating engineering activities with other jurisdictions, consultants, utility companies, and other staff.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.governmentjobs.com

State Hydraulic Engineering- WSDOT (Olympia, WA)

Posted: 4/9/2015

Salary: $84,600 – 108,480 per year

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is actively recruiting for a State Hydraulic Engineer.  This key position leads the WSDOT HQ Hydraulics and Stormwater Office and will be the agency’s chief engineer in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater and river engineering.  The Hydraulics and Stormwater Office is accountable for developing and ensuring projects follow state and national design guidelines, laws, and policies.  This ensures roadways provide safe movements of goods and people while maintaining the natural movement and treatment of water throughout Washington State.  The incumbent is the approving authority for ensuring the quality and professional soundness of scientific and technical work in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater and river engineering throughout Washington State.  The State Hydraulic Engineer is accountable for assisting the State Attorney General’s Office in assessing legal liabilities associated with water and infrastructure.  He or she will oversee, train, and provide direction to other hydraulic engineers statewide who provide consultative and advisory services to WSDOT executives and regional managers.

A well-qualified candidate will be drawn to this position for a number of reasons.  In the past, the State Hydraulic Engineer has been recognized as a national expert, a trend the hiring authority wishes to continue.  National research, networking and committee representation with national transportation organizations are all encouraged.  The position offers an exceptional blend of technical and engineering management work that allows for a wide range of projects.  The incumbent influences a variety of major engineering decisions statewide.  Some of these are accomplished in a fast-paced emergency response environment where an accurate decision is essential for public safety.  In recent times, the State Hydraulics Engineer has been directly engaged in several major transportation events including the Oso landslide and the Skagit River bridge collapse.  From the management perspective, there are opportunities to coach and mentor individual staff members as well as build a team in an arcane yet vital specialty of engineering.

Duties:

  • Mentor and manage WSDOT hydraulics personnel. This includes organizing and directing activities of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Lead the Fish Passage Program within the hydraulic section. Design and review fish passage projects, hydraulic structures, stream bank erosion control and stabilization countermeasures.
  • Serve as a consultant for complex and unique hydrologic, hydraulic and river engineering issues statewide including emergency response.
  • Conduct and review analysis of riverine systems using various one and two dimensional hydrodynamic models such as HEC-RAS or SRH-2D.
  • Be a leader, on a national stage, within the hydraulic and hydrology disciplines by representing WSDOT at AASHTO and NCHRP forums.
  • Perform and review appropriate design analyses to predict scour depths at bridges and assist in determining intermediate pier locations and bridge span lengths in support of the WSDOT Bridge Office.
  • Assist in developing statewide design criteria for roadway drainage, fish passage, bank stabilization, and scour countermeasures.
  • Identify scour critical bridges on existing highways and make recommendations for repairing and/or monitoring of these structures during times of flooding.
  • Conduct training and project support for water quality and water quality design.
  • Design and review water crossings with knowledge of various state and federal design guidelines and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a valid Professional Engineering Licenses in the State of Washington.
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Hydraulics
  • Develop and establish statewide design criteria for roadway drainage, stormwater quality treatment, stormwater quantity control, bank stabilization, scour countermeasure and bridge scour.
  • Experience performing field inspections of drainage sites, bridge sites over water crossings and erosion sites near rivers.
  • Knowledge and experience analyzing bridge scour and the various design guidelines to ensure safety of highway bridges during periods of excessive flooding.
  • Knowledge and experience with hydrodynamic models such as HEC-RAS, SRH-2D and the ability to calibrate and interpret models for complex hydrologic and hydraulic issues statewide.
  • Knowledge and experience with hydrologic models such as MGS flood, Stormshed, etc. and the ability to calibrate and interpret models for complex hydrologic and hydraulic issues statewide.
  • Knowledge experience developing scopes of work, budgets and managing consultants in the field of hydrology, hydraulics and river engineering.
  • Experience in developing PS&E for riverine types of projects using various CAD software such as Microstation and InRoads.
  • Significant experience writing technical documents supporting the basis for design.
  • Ability to serve as a consultant and advocate for WSDOT for complex and unique river engineering related designs throughout the state.
  • Strong communication skills including writing, speaking and giving effective oral presentations on complex technical issues and data to a variety of audiences
  • Experience writing technical manuals and conducting training classes on hydraulic and river engineering topics.
  • Knowledge of regulatory processes including federal, state, and local permitting requirements for riverine projects.

For more information or to apply, visit: agency.governmentjobs.com/wdot

Wastewater Engineer II, Brown and Caldwell (Portland, OR)

Posted: 3/23/15

Brown and Caldwell’s Oregon office currently has an exciting job opportunity for a self-motivated engineer to join us supporting the Wastewater Engineering Group.  This is a great opportunity to work in a growth-oriented professional consulting office.  The successful candidate will work with and be mentored by strong, nationally recognized, senior technical staff.

Duties:

This person will provide support on a variety of engineering projects with a focus on wastewater treatment plant planning, design and construction.  Specific duties may include the following:

  • Conduct technical evaluations to support planning and design related to wastewater systems including unit processes, planning and pumping systems.
  • Assist with the preparation of technical memoranda, reports, drawings, specifications, and miscellaneous contract documents
  • Assist with project management activities for select tasks and develop PM skills for expanded responsibilities and internal PM assignments.
  • Support bench scale and field testing when required
  • Support construction projects with office engineering services (submittal review, contract document interpretation) when required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related engineering field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Candidates are required to have at a minimum an EIT and be preparing to take and secure a PE license in the state of Oregon.  Already having a PE license a plus.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of increasingly-responsible, professional experience in the study, design, and construction administration of wastewater facilities; 3 to 5 years’ experience desired
  • Candidate should be versatile and interested in working on a variety projects supporting Engineering Services
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of engineering calculations and equipment selection including hydraulics and pumping systems at a minimum
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in organization and presentation of documentation
  • Candidate should be a self-starter, results-oriented, and have the ability to work and excel under tight deadlines

For more information or to apply, visit: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net

Supervisor, Bus Maintenance (Portland, OR)

Posted: 3/23/15

Salary: $65,052-97,579 DOE

Supervise the maintenance activities of Bus or Rail Equipment Maintenance employees to maintain high standards of vehicle reliability, efficiency, cleanliness and safety. Coordinate training, evaluation of work and staffing requirements for all functions within supervisor’s span of control. Ensure a commitment to safety through effective leadership, role modeling and implementing practices that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value and a priority in all aspects of work. Perform other duties as required.

Duties:

  • Supervise shift employees performing interior and exterior cleaning of LRV fleet, preventive maintenance, running repair, and fleet campaign programs. Ensure daily work is assigned and there is adequate staff coverage for work. Assign work to mechanics utilizing Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) to ensure adequate fleet numbers available for pullout of buses and to monitor maintenance activities to insure compliance with program goals.
  • Promote efficient allocation of labor and supplies to insure timely completion of all maintenance activities and projects within established budget guidelines. Ensure efficiency and conformity in operation through effective communication with other supervisory staff.
  • Monitor employee attendance and absence records. Approve requests for vacation, sick leave, FMLA, and overtime use. Complete documentation and investigation as it relates to workers’ compensation process.
  • Provide effective coaching and counseling to guide employees toward high work standards and performance. Monitor employee performance and conduct performance evaluations. Maintain discipline through equal applications of all rules, procedures, policies and the Labor Agreement. Document and recommend any necessary discipline to Manager.
  • Conduct regular inspections of work areas and conditions in order to maintain clean and safe working environment. Assure safe and efficient use of shop equipment and supplies. Conduct monthly safety meetings. Understand, comply with, and enforce District rules and procedures to ensure a safe work environment for employees and customers. Ensure appropriate protocols are followed when employees are required to comply with drug and alcohol testing. Orient and train employees about work site hazards, safe and proper use of tools, equipment, and systems.
  • Coordinate productivity improvement processes by encouraging employee creativity and involvement to find short and long-term efficiencies. Evaluate and implement new techniques and improvements to identify problems and find solutions that improve work performance and environment.
  • Understand and apply Agency policies, procedures and Working and Wage Agreement. Perform labor relations activities including meeting with employees and union representatives to resolve disputes and grievances.
  • Train new employees on maintenance equipment and procedures. Document and conduct evaluations during probationary period of both new employees.
  • Model cultural competency and work effectively with culturally diverse individuals, coworkers, the elderly, persons with disabilities or other vulnerable populations. Hold workforce accountable for appropriate conduct.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of (or the ability to obtain) a valid Oregon or Washington Commercial Driver License (CDL) required.
  • Five years of operational supervisory experience in a 24 hour, 7 days per week medium to large size fleet maintenance. Experience in combined union and non-union organization required.
  • Basic skills with Word, Excel, Outlook, database applications and other software applications.
  • Or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.governmentjobs.com

Supervisor, Engineer Training, Trimet (Gresham, OR)

Posted: 3/23/15

Salary: $59,685-89,527 DOE

Perform training and equipment engineering functions in support of Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) maintenance, modifications, and new vehicle procurement programs.  Supervise and administer Rail Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship and recurrent training programs. Ensure a commitment to safety through effective leadership, role modeling and implementing practices that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value and a priority in all aspects of work. Perform related duties as required.

Duties:

  • Evaluate the electrical, mechanical and electronic design of Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) to determine performance reliability and maintainability.
  • Prepare training materials such as course outlines, instruction manuals, student workbooks, tests, etc., for all aspects of rail maintenance training.  Coordinate, administer, and supervise Apprentices in the Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship program.
  • Evaluate test equipment and electrical, mechanical, and electronic control systems for transportation equipment to determine performance reliability and maintainability.
  • Conduct classroom and on-the-job training sessions for recurrent journeymen requirements and the initial needs of apprentice maintenance personnel.
  • Develop modifications to LRVs and LRV subsystems to improve performance, maintainability and reliability.
  • Administer certification/qualification testing and conduct evaluations.
  • Provide information and/or training for new equipment or maintenance procedures.  Provide supervision and instruction to apprentices and journeymen on maintenance activities.
  • Develop rail vehicle quality assurance techniques, maintenance methods (preventive and corrective), and test procedures for LRV systems and equipment.  Specify, design and develop test equipment and instrumentation.  Assist in the performance of LRV and equipment acceptance testing.
  • Write technical reports, analyses, procedures, and specifications.  Record test results, and write vendor correspondence.  Assist in updating technical drawings, repair manuals, and electrical schematics.
  • Assist the Capital Projects Division in new LRV procurement support, including review of LRV manufacturer’s design submittals, fabrication inspection, and vehicle acceptance testing.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Electronics, Electrical Technology, Mechanical, or related discipline.
  • Three years of experience in the field of LRV Maintenance.
  • One year of supervisory or training experience within a formal training environment.
  • Experience in combined union and non-union organization required.
  • Ability to acquire Oregon or Washington Class A Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement.
  • Intermediate skills with Word, Excel, Outlook, database applications and other software applications.
  • Or any equivalent combination of training or experience.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.governmentjobs.com

2014-15 BS/MS/PhD Full-Time Positions, Intel

Posted: 3/23/15

Application Deadline: Ongoing

This is a general recruiting requisition used to attract candidates to Intel Corporation. By applying to this requisition you are expressing interest in potential College Grad fulltime opportunities across the company. Typical locations for opportunities include:

Hillsboro OR, Phoenix AZ, Folsom or Santa Clara CA, Austin TX, Rio Rancho NM, Hudson MA, DuPont WA

Qualifications

Intel offers a broad range of BS, MS and PhD fulltime opportunities which include, but not limited to, the technical disciplines listed below.  At the BS-level, candidates must have the legal and unrestricted right to work in the United States without sponsorship from a company.

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software
  • Software Specialization
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Physics

For more information or to apply, visit: www.intel.taleo.net/careersection

Part- Time Conservation Outreach Specialist- PSU (Portland, OR)

Posted: Fri. 3/13/15

Pay: $11-13, DOE

Application Deadline: 3/27/15

This is a part-time, student position in the Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) within Finance & Administration. One year duration, dependent on performance, and with opportunity to extend.

Context: PSU adopted a Climate Action Plan in 2010, which outlines strategies for reaching climate neutrality by 2040 and establishes energy, waste, consumption, and travel reduction goals for the University. Part of that effort calls for establishing strategies for engaging building occupants and encouraging conservation behaviors.

This position will report to the Sustainability Program & Outreach Coordinator and focus on implementing and developing a variety of educational and awareness-building communications, programs, activities, and events that advance our sustainability goals through promoting more sustainable behaviors among building occupants.

Duties:

  • Coordinate and implement effective conservation campaigns, tools, events, education, and activities. Examples might include:
    • Expand promotion of existing educational resources to staff, faculty, and students (Climate Champions Program, Energy Conservation Guidelines, Green Events Guidelines, topic specific presentations, etc.)
    • Assist with benchmarking activities (sustainability surveys for departments, etc.) and help communicate findings and target education efforts
    • Work with Sustainability Program & Outreach Coordinator as needed to revise, develop, or promote topic-specific resources (green purchasing tool-kit, sustainability in the classroom guidelines, etc.)
    • Expand “Lights Off When Leaving” sticker campaign across campus
    • Implement ‘Mug Shots’ and ‘Sweater Days’ photo outreach campaigns
  • Conduct in person meetings and work with departments to inventory department or building specific practices that can be used to engage building occupants, develop educational resources, and promote sustainable behaviors
  • Develop a communications plan identifying key audiences, target areas, messaging, and communication channels
  • Develop or implement conservation presentations and training materials that can be used in a variety of settings (Green Team Meetings, Departmental meetings, Student Groups, etc.)
  • Develop brochures, signs, and other forms of communications to promote resource conservation and build awareness for sustainability goals
  • Develop a strategy for integrating resource conservation and best practice information into staff, faculty, and student orientations
  • Research best practices and successful frameworks for community engagement and resource conservation at other universities and organizations
  • Develop and implement new and effective conservation campaigns, resources, and events
  • Engage with and represent CSO in other groups as needed (CAP-IT, EcoReps, etc).
  • Assist with other educational programming and activities as needed (e.g. Conservation Nationals, Chuck it for Charity, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience with outreach, education, marketing and/or communications
  • Knowledge and interest in sustainability, resource stewardship, climate action, and resource conservation
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Experience working with diverse groups and individuals and building partnerships toward common goals
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Student in good academic standing in a PSU program
  • Availability in Summer months
  • Demonstrated creativity toward creating new initiatives and programs
  • Experience with sustainability-related outreach and education
  • raphic design experience and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Enrollment in a related degree program
  • At least one year of availability / student status

To apply:

With “Conservation Outreach Specialist” in subject line, send an e-mail to Molly Bressers, Sustainability Program & Outreach Coordinator, Campus Sustainability Office (mbress@pdx.edu) indicating your interest in the position, highlighting relevant qualifications in the email. Please include a resume as pdf attachment. Closes 3/27/15.

Engineering Associate- Tualatin Valley Water District

Posted: 3/5/15

Pay: $33.22 per hour

Application deadline: 3/18/15 11:00 am

This position serves as a staff engineer involved in a variety of activities including design, managing capital improvement projects, development plan review, customer interface and answering questions about District standards, field testing and data entry, field inspections and investigations related to system operations and construction, and coordination with other District staff and crews. All functions are performed under the direction and final approval of the District’s Project Engineer, Principal Engineer, Senior Engineer or Chief Engineer. The Engineering Associate applies basic engineering knowledge to the planning, design and construction oversight of maintenance and projects pertaining to the District’s infrastructure and private development.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in civil or mechanical engineering or related engineering specialty; and
  • Minimum of two years of entry-level engineering or equivalent experience; and
  • Certification as Engineer in Training (EIT) in Oregon; or
  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the work.
  • Possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Oregon; have and maintain a safe driving record.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.tvwd.org

Operations Analyst- Marin Country Transit District (San Rafael, CA)

Posted: 3/3/15

Salary: $60,000 – 87,024 per year

Application Deadline: 3/27/15

Marin Country Transit District (Marin Transit) is responsible for funding, planning, and management of all public transit services operating within Marin County, including fixed route, community shuttle, supplemental school, and paratransit services. Marin Transit works closely within the community to develop and deliver the most strategic, effective, and efficient local transit system in northern California.

Duties:

The Operations Analyst would be responsible for monitoring fixed route bus and paratransit operations and act as a liaison between the District and the four service providers currently under contract to Marin Transit. This position would provide the “eyes and ears” for the District and coordinate activity between the contractors’ operations teams, the District planning and capital development teams, the Travel Navigators mobility management team, and the bus riding passengers. This position would also support coordination with the local jurisdictions and other transit providers in the County. This position would work closely with the District’s service contractors and identify actions needed to improve overall service quality. This position would also play a key role in coordinating current and new rider communication tools for the District including social media, bus stop and in-vehicle notices, various passenger committees, and face-to-face outreach.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a strong interest in public transportation, have strong communication skills, and be comfortable with technology including use of social media. The ability to speak and write in Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in planning, engineering, or related field
  • Knowledge of:
    • Transit operations including fixed route and paratransit
    • Outreach techniques including use of social media
  • Skills in:
    • Analyzing and evaluating data and preparing comprehensive, clear, and concise written reports with recommendations
    • Making effective presentations to a variety of audiences
    • Exercising sound independent judgment
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with representatives of public and private entities and members of the public using principles of good customer service.

No minimum experience for Analyst position.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.marintransit.org/jobs

Coordinator- Oregon Invasive Species Council

Posted: Tue. 2/24/15

Salary: $6,250 per month (maximum)

Application Deadline: 3/20/15 at 2:00 pm

The Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) is seeking a contractor to fill the prominent position of OISC Coordinator. The OISC Coordinator is a contract position housed within the Oregon Department of Agriculture with a maximum monthly compensation of $6,250 plus compensation for approved travel expenses. Funding is in place for the current biennium ending in June. The Governor’s budget for 2015-2017 fully funds this position, pending approval by the Oregon State Legislature. Contract renewal is automatic given satisfactory performance.

Duties:

  • Coordinate existing programs, foster collaboration and facilitate dialogue of invasive species prevention and control among a diverse assemblage of agencies, NGOs, industry groups and policy makers.
  • Organize and facilitate OISC meetings (3 per year) and major meetings of Council subcommittees, annual award ceremony and a Statewide Summit on Invasive Species attended by Oregon policy makers.
  • Produce OISC products, such as The Top 100 Worst Invasive Species for Oregon,; the annual invasive species work plan for OISC; legislative reports, meeting notes, press releases, and outreach notices; and maintain the Council website, blog and social media accounts (www.oregoninvasivespeciescouncil.org)
  • Assist the Chair and Council members with grant writing and serve as the point of contact for OISC business with the press, the Oregon Legislature and the Governor’s office.
  • Coordinate with invasive species councils from neighboring states and the National Invasive Species Council.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.oregoninvasivespeciescouncil.org

Civil or Environmental Associate Engineer- MWH (Bellevue, WA)

Posted: Tue. 2/24/15

Application Deadline: Mon. 3/2/15

MWH is seeking qualified applicants for a Civil or Environmental Engineer to be located in our Bellevue, WA office. This engineering consulting role will support planning, design, construction and project management for municipal water and wastewater projects including treatment facilities, pipelines, pump stations and related infrastructure.

Duties:

  • Delivers technical solutions to clients or acting in a support role on multiple projects.
  • Providing state-of-the-art planning and engineering services for wet weather/wastewater projects.
  • Completing tasks and assignments independently and reviewing the work of others as requested; maintaining high standards of quality and consistently presenting work in near-final form requiring minimal editing or supervision; and utilizing tools and techniques to improve efficiency and minimize non-productive work.
  • Recognizing and anticipating potential business or technical issues; identifying systemic issues that link parts of a problem with a broader set of issues or relationships; and identifying the root cause of the problem before exerting significant time or resources.
  • Organizing, drafting and coordinating production of assigned sections of various reports to ensure technical consistency and inclusion of appropriate documentation.
  • Coordinating with clients, subcontractors; and performing project administration including writing reports, gathering information, drafting proposals, drafting correspondence, and completing progress reports to ensure quality.
  • Displaying a basic understanding of business development activities, including proposal development, contract administration, and client presentations; and knowledge of basic skills sufficient to complete assigned tasks for a proposal effort.

Enhancing the reputation of MWH through preparation and presentation of papers at professional society conferences and seminars.

Requirements:

  • BS degree required, MS preferred, in civil or environmental engineering
  • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following:
    • Engineering feasibility analyses and design
    • Stormwater management (wet weather) planning and design
    • Green Infrastructure (LID) planning and design
    • Hydrology and hydraulics
    • Wastewater pump station planning and design
    • Wastewater treatment planning and design
    • Integrated watershed management (surface water and groundwater, and wastewater), interactions with land and the environment, and interrelationships with social and economic development

For more information or to apply, visit: www.mwhglobal.com/careers/ (use requisition number 7721BR)

Student Engineering Trainee- US Army Corps of Engineers (OR/WA)

Posted: Tue. 2/24/15

Salary: $30,101 – 43,782 per year

Application deadline: Wed. 3/4/15

As an Engineering Student Trainee, receives on-the-job training in the application of the engineering principles, theories, concepts and practices related to construction management of the Columbia and Williamette River System.  Receives orientation designed to provide familiarization with the functions of the organization and its operations and to broaden the experience of the trainee in engineering programs, policies and regulations applicable to construction management civil works projects.  Performs duties designed to provide opportunities to observe and participate in the construction management and execution of specific projects and to assist higher-grade engineers/scientists.  These may include researching and collecting technical data; performing analyses and calculations using standard mathematical and engineering formulas; recording factual data from tests and other studies by manual or computerized systems; assisting in schedule management; and applying engineering principles to various components of the Construction Management Program.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Positions are open to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate who currently reside in the state of Oregon or Washington.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.usajobs.gov

Structural Engineer- ZCS Engineering, Inc. (Southern OR)

Posted: Tue. 2/17/15

ZCS Engineering, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants for 3 available full-time structural engineering positions in their Southern Oregon offices (Klamath Falls, Medford, & Grants Pass). Qualified candidates should have an engineering degree and coursework in structural engineering. Revit experience preferred, but not required. This is a non-management position with flexible hours, excellent benefits and a negotiable salary. Resumes delivered in person to any ZSC Engineering office locations preferred.

Position open until filled. Email resume or questions to katrinal@zcsengineering.com

Civil Engineering Technician- ZCS Engineering, Inc. (Southern OR)

Posted: Tue. 2/17/15

ZCS Engineering, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants for 3 available full-time civil engineering technician positions in their Southern Oregon offices (Klamath Falls, Medford, & Grants Pass). Site development and infrastructure experience with proficiency in AutoCAD, Civil 3D or other similar analysis & design software preferred. This is a non-management position with flexible hours, excellent benefits and a negotiable salary. Resumes delivered in person to any ZSC Engineering office locations preferred.

Engineering degree required.

Position open until filled. Email resume or questions to katrinal@zcsengineering.com

Environmental Scientist- PacifiCorp (Medford, OR)

Posted: Tue. 2/17/15

Salary: $58,800-75,300

Designs and conducts scientific studies and tests; interprets results; reviews and develops reports; coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies; and provides recommended action(s) to management. Ensures compliance with all environmental, governmental, and regulatory requirements.  Practices aquatic sciences (fisheries, hydrology, water quality, et al.) and supports other terrestrial science activities, as required.

Duties:

  • Design and conduct scientific studies and tests.
  • Prepare budgets and develop plans for assigned tasks and projects.
  • Develop scopes of work and supervise consultants and contracts to ensure obligations, requirements, and compliance are met.
  • Manage projects to meet financial goals and objectives.
  • Conduct research and perform investigations to identify anthropogenic impacts on the environment.
  • Develop and manage environmental programs and ensure compliance with the highest environmental standards.
  • Monitor and report the status of environmental programs in conformance with regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • Collect, analyze and report environmental program metrics.
  • Negotiate with and provide advice to the industry, government departments and the public on environmental resource management issues.
  • Prepare natural resource permit applications, manage the permitting process through permit issuance, and ensure permit compliance during implementation.
  • Coordinate with other internal and external scientists, engineers, and managers to ensure that projects comply with environmental standards and permit conditions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years environmental sciences experience including fisheries, hydrology, and/or water quality.
  • Research and analysis skills for identifying proper methods for conducting scientific or technical experiments in order to accurately interpret research results.
  • Process management skills in order to identify and execute critical research tasks and interpret and summarize results.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills involving the ability to work collaboratively with team members, to effectively communicate research methods, findings and recommendations to management through oral and written means.
  • Experience communicating scientific principles with government agency representatives (federal, state, local) and other stakeholders (land owners, water users, tribes, non-governmental organizations, etc.).
  • Experience with stream gaging equipment and instrumentation.
  • Proficiency with the use of personal computers to support research and analysis activities including but not limited to Excel and Geographic Information System applications.
  • Knowledge of scientific principles in area of specialty.
  • Understanding of local, state (Oregon and California), and federal environmental, governmental, and regulatory requirements and permitting processes, particularly those  impacting in-water work and water quality.
  • Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

For more information or to apply, visit: pacificorp.taleo.net/careersection

Program Specialist- Bureau of Environmental Services (Portland, OR)

Posted: Tue. 2/10/15

Salary: $4,881-6,507/month

The Program Specialist in the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), Business Services Group manages Clean River Rewards. Clean River Rewards offers City of Portland ratepayers a reduction on their Utility bill for their efforts to manage stormwater on site. Program Specialist manages all aspects of the program by processing discount registrations; coordinating site assessments and registration verifications with Engineering Services staff; responding to discount and stormwater user charge appeals; providing program information to BES finance to assist with annual ratemaking; speaking/meeting with stormwater ratepayers about how to qualify for the onsite stormwater discount and by amending program policy when necessary to ensure consistency with BES policy. The Program Specialist helps customers with questions regarding sewer billing and makes appropriate calculations to correct billing errors that pertain to the Clean River Rewards discount. The Program Specialist is also essential to maintaining a high level of customer service and conducts research to evaluate measured impervious area and stormwater facilities to ensure accurate and timely sewer bills.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic principles and practices of private on-site stormwater management facilities.
  • Knowledge and experience collecting, organizing, evaluating and summarizing program data, including developing and/or maintaining databases.
  • Experience understanding, interpreting and responding to internal and external customer needs and expectations.
  • Experience exercising independent judgment and initiative to solve challenging problems.
  • Experience developing clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents

Application deadline is 2/23/15. For more information or to apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com

Summer Instructors and Teaching Assistants- Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Baltimore, MD)

Posted: Tue. 2/3/15

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. At CTY you will work with an exceptional group of students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community. CTY has consistently been named as one of the top internships in leading publications. We have a network of past employees now working in positions ranging from heads of school to deans of students to university professors.

CTY seeks individuals with expertise in the following Engineering-related courses:

  • Principles of Engineering Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Investigations in Engineering
  • The Physics of Engineering

For more information or to apply, visit: cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer/

Structural Engineer- Bureau of Development Services (Portland, OR)

Posted: Thurs. 1/29/15

Salary: $41.66-50.63/hour

Structural Engineers for the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) are responsible for performing advanced professional engineering assignments while carrying out their individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity, exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills. Structural Engineers perform specialized structural plan reviews of private development and public work structures, including but not limited to building and non-building structures (both commercial and residential), foundations, retaining walls and shoring, and cell towers among others, to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations and professional standards of practice. The Structural Engineer applies advanced knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of structural engineering. This position requires a high degree of effective communication with professional engineers, design professionals, contractors and building owners as well as other review groups within the City of Portland. The Bureau of Development Services strives to provide all services in an equitable manner; demonstrated abilities in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and/or accessibility are preferred.Incumbents are responsible for understanding, interpreting and applying applicable codes as well as evaluating alternative designs. The current vacancy exists in the Engineering Plan Review Section of the Bureau of Development Services. Although not required a certificate of registration as a Structural Engineer (S.E.) is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of earthquake engineering, including the ability to implement the seismic provisions of the building code.
  • Experience applying civil engineering principles and advanced knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of structural engineering.
  • Experience applying the principles of design, construction and maintenance of buildings and structures as they relate to present-day building code requirements for reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, wood and other building materials.
  • Experience reviewing and evaluating building construction documents for accuracy and compliance with state and local laws and regulations including Oregon Structural Specialty Code, Oregon Residential Specialty Code, and the American Society of Civil Engineer’s ASCE 31 and ASCE 41.
  • Experience using a variety of computer programs and technology used in solving engineering problems.
  • A valid state driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of hire.
  • A certification of registration as a professional Engineer by date of hire.

Application deadline is 2/2/15. More information at http://agency.governmentjobs.com

Stewardship Assistant- Columbia Land Trust (Vancouver, WA)

Posted: Thurs. 1/29/15

Salary: (hourly equivalent) $37,000-41,000/year

The Stewardship Assistant is part of a seven staff member stewardship team and is primarily responsible for supporting the implementation of site management plans through maintenance and restoration activities, and supporting the completion of annual monitoring and documentation. The position is based in the Land Trust’s Vancouver, Washington office (potentially based in Astoria, OR for the qualified candidate) with frequent travel throughout the region to complete site work. A significant portion of this position’s work duties are field oriented and are often labor intensive requiring a strong ability to work safely and independently in remote areas. This position has the opportunity to work on a wide range of conservation properties affecting meaningful change on the ground.

Duties:

  • In general, the Stewardship Assistant works with stewardship staff supporting the implementation of stewardship activities related to conservation land management including weed control, forest management, and habitat restoration.
  • Implement mechanical and chemical weed control. Mechanical control is typically accomplished with loppers, weed wrenches, mowers and string trimmers. Herbicide application is typically accomplished with a backpack sprayer or ATV mounted sprayer.
  • Implements or coordinates with volunteers or contractors to implement restoration work including revegetation of disturbed areas, demolition of derelict structures, site clean-up, prescribed fire, etc.
  • Install or maintain infrastructure including gates, fences, signs, trails, roads, buildings, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring and documenting restoration construction activities implemented by contractors.
  • Chainsaw use to thin small timber, clear roads and trails, and clear vegetation.
  • Conduct site monitoring visits for annual compliance monitoring and documentation according to
  • Land Trust standards and practices.
  • Collect data for ecological monitoring including weed presence, habitat communities, plant survival, river/tidal channel dimensions, vegetation composition, sediment dynamics, water quality and wildlife use.
  • Operate 15-18 foot boats or non-motorized watercraft to access riparian sites along the Columbia River and estuarine bays.
  • Assist with equipment repair and maintenance including boats, vehicles, ATV, power tools, spray
  • equipment and hand tools. Maintains equipment storage facility in good working order.
  • Assist with Land Trust hunter access program.
  • Develops and maintains productive relations with landowners, neighbors, communities and conservation partners.
  • Supports the preparation of permit applications and other regulatory compliance documentation for restoration projects and associated stewardship activities requiring documentation (i.e. herbicide use, Class A weed control, etc.).
  • Use GIS, as needed, to map and document completed work.
  • Provides administrative support including maintenance of property records, securing critical documents, and applying for and maintaining property tax status.
  • Work with a proprietary stewardship database tracking property information and stewardship tasks.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Displays strong communication skills required in working with contractors, political figures, agencies, stakeholders and co-workers. Includes the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.

Qualifications:

  • At minimum, Associates degree in resource management, biology or ecology and one year experience in natural resources management; or two to four years conservation work or natural resource management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong capability for implementing field work as well as organizational and professional skills. Equally important is a genuine enthusiasm for conservation and, in particular, the mission, goals and values of Columbia Land Trust.
  • General knowledge of the ecology of the Columbia River region; familiarity with habitat management and restoration strategies; experience working with volunteers; the ability to work independently, outdoors in inclement weather, under physically demanding conditions; and, an ability to be flexible, adaptable and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to utilize GPS, Data Loggers and Geographic Information System software is also valuable.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required. Comfort with herbicide application, operation of boats and ATVs, and use of hand held power equipment is required.
  • Any required certification and training for the position will be provided by Columbia Land Trust.

Application deadline is 5:00 pm February 9, 2015. More information at http://www.columbialandtrust.org

South Santiam Watershed Council Coordinator (Sweet Home, OR)

Posted: Thurs. 1/29/15

The South Santiam Watershed Council (SSWC) is hiring a Council Coordinator. The position is full time and currently supervises a staff of two.

Duties:

  • Organizational Management
  • Partnership Development & Facilitation
  • Restoration Project Management
  • Watershed Monitoring
  • Watershed Education
  • South Santiam All Lands Collaborative (SSALC)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources, physical sciences, social sciences or other relevant subject area.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working in rural areas/timber-dependent communities, and with natural resource agencies to develop and implement projects.
  • Experience working in a collaborative setting and demonstrated partnership building.
  • Well-organized with excellent communications skills, including oral and writing.
  • Good people skills and ability to communicate with diverse audiences across different backgrounds.
  • Experience with and interest in working with diverse stakeholders and agencies.
  • Computer proficiency including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with ArcGIS and QuickBooks is beneficial.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently to establish priorities and manage time effectively.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, and ability to attend evening and weekend activities.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and hiking on uneven terrain.
  • Experience with fundraising, including grant writing and management.

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references (PDF or MS Word only) to sswc@centurytel.net.

Water Resource Program Specialist- Portland Water Bureau (Portland, OR)

Posted: Wed. 1/28/15

The City of Portland is recruiting for a Water Resources Program Specialist in the Portland Water Bureau’s Resource Protection and Planning Group. The Water Resource Program Specialist will assist multiple program managers within the Source Protection section, which is responsible for protecting drinking water quality in the Bull Run Watershed and the Columbia South Shore Well Field. This position involves a mix of office and field responsibilities.

Duties:

  • compiles, analyzes and summarizes data
  • develops and maintains databases
  • organizes and maintains a technical resource library
  • responsible for a variety of inventories (road culverts, radio coverage, etc.), and provides logistical support
  • provides seasonal support to the Water Resource Education program, including conducting Bull Run Watershed tours for school age children and adults, and participating in groundwater outreach events

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic principles and practices of natural resource program or project management.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and practices of outdoor science education.
  • Knowledge and experience collecting, organizing, evaluating and summarizing natural resource data, including developing and/or maintaining databases.
  • Experience understanding, interpreting and responding to internal and external customer needs and expectations.
  • Experience exercising tact and diplomacy when communicating natural resource information to the public.
  • Experience exercising independent judgment and initiative to solve challenging problems in remote work locations.

For more information or to apply, visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com

Restoration Program Manager- The Freshwater Trust (Ashland, OR)

Posted: Wed. 1/28/15

Salary: $50,000-70,000 DOE

The Freshwater Trust, a non-profit leader in stream and river restoration, is seeking an experienced professional to join the organization as the Restoration Program Manager. This full time position will manage the operations of the Rogue Restoration Program, and emerging opportunities in Southwest Oregon, to prioritize and implement habitat restoration and ecosystem services projects. The Restoration Program Manager will work closely with the Restoration, Science, and Analytics department staff. The Restoration Program Manager reports to the Senior Restoration Director.

Duties:

  • Lead implementation of habitat restoration programs in Southwest Oregon, including day to day management of approximately three local staff positions, and setting and maintaining strategic direction.
  • Serve as the organization’s primary Southwest Oregon contact with the public, regional stakeholders, and other state and federal agencies.
  • Work closely with the Senior Restoration Director, Habitat Restoration Director, Monitoring Manager, and other Freshwater Trust staff to ensure regional alignment with organizational priorities.
  • Manage and track program and project budgets to ensure long and short term program success.
  • Work closely with major funding partners to ensure alignment of outcomes and expectations.
  • Collaborate with Communications and Development staff on program related outreach materials, funding requests, press releases, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Resource Management, Environmental Science, Geology, Hydrology, or related subject.
  • Graduate degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of six years of applied natural resource field and/or project management experience.

OR

  • A minimum of 10 years’ applied natural resource project management or habitat restoration experience.

For full job posting and application instructions, visit http://www.thefreshwatertrust.org/about-us/careers/

Roadway/Civil Design Technician- OBEC Consulting Engineers (Lake Oswego, OR)

Posted: Wed. 1/28/15

The Design Technician will assist our Civil/Roadway Team with civil/roadway design and analysis tasks while functioning as an individual engineer contributor on projects.  As a member of the Roadway group, this position will independently perform well-defined and increasingly complex civil/roadway design and project support services for transportation, structural, and civil engineering projects.

Duties:

In collaboration with more experienced engineers and project managers:

  • Perform civil/roadway engineering related calculations, analysis, and design tasks
  • Write technical specifications, reports, and other correspondence to a variety of audiences
  • Coordinate report production with management and administrative staff
  • Conform with OBEC standards and best practices
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Perform independent checking of the design work of other team members
  • Develop in-depth proficiency with civil/roadway analysis, design and CAD software.
  • Interact with clients and subconsultants; develop client interaction skills, and attend meetings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil) from an accredited university.
  • Engineer in Training certification required and progress towards obtaining professional (civil) registration required
  • Entry-level professional experience that includes relevant, transferable design, field engineering, and/or project experience as a junior designer or engineering intern is preferred.  (applicants with less than four (4) years’ professional experience must submit a copy of their college transcript, required)
  • Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel), required
  • Intermediate-level CAD experience using AutoCAD and/or Microstation, preferred
  • Ability to perform moderately complex engineering calculations, and comprehensive understanding of roadway geometry, alignments, and earthwork calculations, required
  • Exceptional technical and communication skills, required

For full job posting and application instructions, visit http://www.obec.com/Main/careers.html

 

Green Team Intern- CLEAResult (Portland, OR)

Posted: Fri. 1/16/15

Salary: $1,000 (undergrad) to 1,500 (graduate) per term

This internship position will support the sustainability efforts at CLEAResult. The Green Team Intern will work with members of the Green Team steering committee and other staff members throughout the course of the internship. The intern will perform a range of tasks including tracking sustainability metrics, leading sustainability outreach and education projects, and managing our internal sustainability efforts such as recycling and reuse. Candidates should have a passion for sustainability issues. The expected commitment is approximately 12 hours per week with a start date of February 9th and end date of June 15th 2015.

Duties:

  • Assist with sustainability outreach and employee education within the company
  • Work with internal operations committee to oversee and enhance sustainable office practices
  • Support the company during an internal expansion – ensuring that existing sustainability practices are replicated throughout the new space
  • Track sustainability metrics and support development of 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
  • Lead efforts to achieve re-certification in Sustainability at Work program
  • Assist with organizing company-wide volunteering events
  • Support development of sustainability training strategy and content for new employees
  • Conduct research on corporate sustainability initiatives and support CLEAResult in implementing new projects

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of sustainable business practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to distill information into detailed, quality reports
  • Ability to use Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Knowledge of sustainability tracking methods a plus
  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at Portland State University

Application Deadline is January 21, 2015 (Review of applications will begin immediately).

How to apply:

To verify your status as a PSU student, please submit your student ID number to Mary Vance, Career Counselor at vancem@pdx.edu. Once your status is confirmed, you will be sent the full application instructions.

Student Trainee (Engineering Technician)- US Army Corps (Portland, OR)

Posted: Fri. 1/16/15

Salary: $33,676 – 48,804 per year

The Portland District Structural & Architectural Design Section consists of structural engineers and engineering technicians working together to provide solutions to engineering and architectural design challenges for the District and Region. The Section offers a broad range of Civil Works engineering and design experience, coupled with a long successful history of working with other Corps resources (Districts, ERDC and HDC) and the Architectural-Engineering community. The District currently has several multidisciplinary open-end contracts for engineering services. Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.

Duties:

  • Develop preliminary and final detailed drawings.
  • Prepare design site layouts, cross sections and details of civil project features.
  • Work in teams to prepare reports and contract documents
  • Make field visits as necessary to take measurements and perform inspections.
  • Exercises a basic knowledge of CADD software.

Requirements:

Positions are open to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate who currently reside in the state of Oregon or Washington.

Application deadline is January 29, 2015. For more information or to apply, visit:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391787300

Student Trainee (Environmental Science)- US Army Corps (Portland, OR)

Posted: Fri. 1/16/15

Salary: $30,101 – 43,782 per year

The position is within the Portland District Regulatory Branch. The Regulatory Branch makes permit decisions for proposed work within wetlands, streams, and other waterbodies, under the authority of the Clean Water Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and other related laws. Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.

Duties:

In this position, you will participate as a Pathways Intern in a formalized cooperative education-training program while receiving on-the-job experience with the Portland District Corps of Engineers. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Use a computer and various software programs to produce a variety of documents such as correspondence, forms, charts, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Search reference material to collect information.
  • Enter data into established computer programs to track, maintain, and update information.
  • Receive incoming postal mail, phone calls and e-mails and routes such communication to appropriate staff.
  • Perform filing duties within established parameters.
  • Use knowledge of spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Assist in conducting field work to characterize the condition of wetlands and streams.
  • Assist in managing permit evaluations.

Requirements:

Positions are open to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate who currently reside in the state of Oregon or Washington.

Application deadline is January 20, 2015. For more information or to apply, visit:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390718600

Technical Project Coordinator Intern- Green Building Services (Portland, OR)

Posted: Fri. 1/16/15

This is a paid internship at Green Building Services, a leading sustainability consulting and technical services firm based in Portland, Oregon. This position is targeted to an engineering student. Intern will work closely with Project Managers, Consultants, and Senior Consultants to support and execute key deliverables and help ensure client satisfaction. Ensures tasks are completed timely and are of high quality to meet client’s expectations and needs.

Duties:

Working in conjunction with the Senior Consultants, Consultants and Project Managers to support effective delivery for projects assigned to the team.

  • Assist in the preparation of client deliverables, including reports, assessments, and LEED (or other relevant rating system) documentation.
  • Ensure the accurate delivery of technical services to the client is of high quality, completed in a timely basis and delivered on budget.
  • Support in the early design assistance meetings focused on innovative energy strategies with owners, architects and design engineers Review drawings, specifications and other related material to gather data for setting up an energy model.
  • Understand and develop strategies to accurately represent building systems and their anticipated energy performance based on the guidelines provided in ASHRAE Standards and Title 24, as well as technical guides developed by USGBC or State Agencies.
  • Support in the existing building walkthrough for ASHRAE Level 1 & 2 Energy audits.
  • Support in the development and documentation of commissioning reports.
  • Support in the development of modeling reports that are clear and concise regarding technical information.
  • Support in the completion of energy models and LEED documentation for LEED energy credits.
  • Conduct research and technical analysis assistance to support project delivery or compliance to LEED (or other relevant sustainability framework).
  • Assist in the preparation of project specification review documents and material research.
  • Assist with basic technical calculations and compliance documentation as required for LEED (or other relevant sustainability framework).
  • Set up and maintain various systems used for project delivery (such as project server folders, project drawings log, maintain materials tracker, etc.)
  • Set up and maintain project information (contact lists, etc.)
  • Develop knowledge of other green building rating systems and sustainability initiatives (i.e. Living Building Challenge, CHPS)
  • As needed, provide delivery and specialty technical assistance to support other delivery teams or contract verification review work, trainings or other unique projects.
  • Maintain positive office culture through open and collaborative attitude

Requirements:

Position is targeted for an engineering student currently enrolled in relevant coursework at a higher education institution.

  • Relevant educational training or experience within architecture, engineering design, design and construction, environmental science, urban planning, project management or other relevant fields.
  • General design, construction or related industry knowledge.
  • Familiar with relevant sustainability frameworks, such as the CSR, GRI, Green Globes, USGBC LEED Rating System.
  • Has or is in process of acquiring relevant professional accreditation – industry related and/or LEED AP
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior customer service ethic.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong computer skills (such as Excel, Adobe Suite, etc.)

To apply, email resume and cover letter to info@greenbuildingservices.com

Assistant to Chair for Laboratories Position- Department of Civil & Env Engineering (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Posted: Fri. 1/2/15

The John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant to Chair for Laboratories starting immediately. This position promotes the laboratories in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering through the initiation of research proposals and their subsequent execution. Instructs faculty, staff and students in operation of laboratory equipment. Monitors safety in the laboratories.

Duties:

  • Develops research proposals to utilize the Civil and Environmental Engineering laboratories and equipment.
  • Develops proposals to acquire equipment grants from industry and federal state agencies.
  • Conducts and supervises research utilizing the Civil and Environmental Engineering laboratories and equipment.
  • Installs and calibrates new laboratory equipment.
  • Assists faculty with the design, set-up and execution of laboratory experiments.
  • Instructs and assists faculty, staff and students in the proper use of laboratory equipment.
  • Develops procedures and instructions for proper use of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment, including contacting vendors when repairs are necessary.
  • Recommends to Department Chair new equipment and upgrades of present equipment.
  • Monitors safety procedures in the laboratories, including safety procedures for experiments in process, may be requested to sit on NJIT Safety Committee.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and extensive experience in experimental design and execution required. Must possess ability to understand experimental requirements and must be able to make recommendations on goal attainment. Computer literacy with thorough understanding of data acquisition and the experimental interface required.
At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Apply online at https://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=53682

Senior Water Resources Engineer- ESA (Seattle, WA)

Posted: Wed. 12/10/14

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) seeks a Senior Water Resources Engineer for their Seattle office. We are looking for an experienced environmental consultant who has successfully planned, designed and implemented coastal, floodplain, stream, and wetland restoration projects and performed other types of water resources engineering work in Washington. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with and help grow our existing team of engineers, landscape architects, and scientists in the pursuit of multi-disciplinary projects.

Duties:

  • Perform detailed engineering studies, oversee and interpret modeling analysis, and lead and support a wide range of water resources engineering projects;
  • Prepare feasibility studies and conceptual designs, develop probable cost of construction, and oversee the preparation of detailed engineering plans and specifications;
  • Prepare design reports and memoranda to document analyses;
  • Supervise engineers and technical staff to ensure that project and client needs are met in a timely and effective manner; and facilitate professional development of staff.
  • Participate in business development, marketing and client stewardship activities including identifying project opportunities, preparing proposals, and leading interview teams to win and secure work;
  • Manage projects from initiation to close out including negotiating scopes of work and being accountable for meeting schedule and budget requirements;
  • Perform quality assurance and quality control functions consistent with the company’s QA/QC Plan;
  • Meet and coordinate with clients, agencies, stakeholders, and contractors to achieve project goals; and
  • Present project and technical work to clients, agencies, peers and the public.

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in Civil / Water Resources Engineering; M.S. degree preferred.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Washington.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering analysis and design of ecological restoration projects, stormwater projects, floodplain projects, and/or bridge hydraulic projects, including responsible charge for constructed projects.
  • Ability to take responsible charge for engineering designs developed collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with applied geomorphology and hydraulics, in particular with coastal and fluvial systems, sediment transport and modeling.
  • Experience with stormwater planning, designing and monitoring.
  • Experience with bridge hydraulics.
  • Experience working with resource agencies (i.e., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WDFW, WSDOT, ODOT), tribes, ports, salmon recovery organizations and similar entities.
  • Business savvy and entrepreneurial approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to travel (including occasional overnight travel) and work in a wide range of field conditions.

To Apply: For more information or to apply, go to http://esassoc.com/

National Academy of Sciences 2015 Research Associateship Program

Posted: Thurs. 11/20/14

The National Research Council has announced the 2015 Research Associateship Program, which provides a stipend to work in a federal laboratory for researchers from a variety fields and at various career stages.

There are multiple application deadlines during the year. The next one is February 1, 2015.

Please visit the web site for additional information: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/

Structural/Mechanical Engineer- Plasti-Fab, Inc. (Tualatin, OR)

Posted: Thurs. 11/20/14

The primary responsibility of the Structural / Mechanical Engineer is to perform engineering duties for custom solutions and contracts to be manufactured.  Reports directly to Chief Engineer.

Duties:

  • Work closely with Chief Engineer, Engineer and General Manager to learn and understand Plasti-Fab products and industry
  • Perform detailed review and redline of drawings prepared by Drafting Team
  • Perform detailed review of contract specifications and quotes for adequate information prior to quote finalization
  • Sketch non-standard items on quotations and purchase orders to convey information to Inside Sales and Drafting Team
  • Answer technical questions from Sales, Drafting, and Production personnel to determine how to design for application, ability to build, etc.
  • Answer Project Engineer’s questions resulting from engineering solutions and on returned submittals, and author Certificates of Compliance
  • Assist Engineers throughout the Domestic and International marketplace with Gates, Stop Logs, Shelters, flow issues, opportunities, technical data, etc.
  • Lead Field Issue Team to examine and determine solutions with Engineers and Owners

Requirements:

  • Degree in Structural or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited University
  • Licensed in State of Oregon or equivalent transferability preferred but not required
  • Experience in Water and Waste Water Industry with an understanding of water dynamics as well as composite manufacturing experience
  • Structural knowledge; strong mechanical aptitude; general understanding of electrical assemblies; composite knowledge preferable
  • Working knowledge of Isco Open Channel Flow Measurement Handbook, including calculations
  • Good communication and people skills

​To apply, email resume and cover letter to: recruiting@plasti-fab.com

Entry-level Engineer- Brown and Kysar (Battleground, WA)

Posted: Thurs. 11/20/14

Salary: $65,000+ DOE

Performs engineering design and analysis assignments for clients related to Planning, Systems, Substation, Transmission, Generation and Distribution projects. Requires the ability to acquire broad technical and industry knowledge. Must exercise originality and judgment in the technical analysis and independent evaluation, selection and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering.
  • Current OR or WA Engineer-In-Training or Engineering Intern certificate preferred.
  • Must be reliable in meeting exacting or highly accurate work results, strict deadlines, and prompt and friendly service delivery.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working on engineering project teams.
  • Overnight travel required.
  • Current driver’s license and good driving record required.

To apply, send resume to:  bki@bki.cc

Engineer- RMD Kwikform (Dallas, TX)

Posted: Thurs. 11/20/14

RMD Kwikform seeks an engineer to design concrete forms for construction using AutoCAD drafting.

Requirements:

  • BSCE or related degree, completed prior to September 2015.
  • EIT Certificated (preferred)
  • Must be able to relocate to Dallas, TX
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to add and subtract fractions in particular tape measure readings

If interested, please contact Peter Wirtz at ptrwirtz87@gmail.com

Construction Rep 2- CDM Smith (Portland, OR)

Posted: 11/4/14

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Duties:

  • Inspecting construction work to ensure compliance with design documents.
  • Maintaining required reports of daily construction activities.
  • Reviewing monthly contractor pay estimates.
  • Assisting lead/senior resident with liaison between client and contractor.
  • The job objective under general supervision is to perform construction-engineering assignments of an intermediate level within a specific discipline. Has the ability to inspect and monitor construction activities at site level.

Requirements:

  • A.S. or B.S. in engineering or construction preferred.
  • 1-7 years of related experience.
  • MS Office Suite skills preferred

For more information or to apply, visit: https://sjobs.brassring.com

Assistant Professor of Hydrology- University of CA Riverside

Posted: Tue. 10/21/14

University of California, Riverside seeks to fill two 9-month, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of Watershed Hydrology and Groundwater Hydrology/Hydrogeology.

More information here: http://envisci.ucr.edu/jobs/

Temporary Student Work- TriMet (Portland, OR)

Posted: Tue. 10/21/14

TriMet is hiring 20 students to collect origin/destination and demographic data using mobile devices.  This will be used as the foundation for Orange Line “Before & After” analysis.

Requirements:

  • Tech savvy with mobile devices
  • Dependable
  • Trustworthy
  • Good work ethic
  • Good customer service skills
  • Is familiar with transit system and city
  • Can work at least 20/hours a week for approximately 6 weeks in Nov & Dec, with option to continue work for two months in the spring.
  • Pay $14/hour on as as-needed basis.

To apply, email resume with subject line: TriMet Mobile Survey Opportunity to Bibiana McHugh at mchughb@trimet.org

Construction Rep 2- CDM Smith (Portland, OR)

Posted: Tue. 10/21/14

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Duties:

  • Inspecting construction work to ensure compliance with design documents.
  • Maintaining required reports of daily construction activities.
  • Reviewing monthly contractor pay estimates.
  • Assisting lead/senior resident with liaison between client and contractor.
  • The job objective under general supervision is to perform construction-engineering assignments of an intermediate level within a specific discipline. Has the ability to inspect and monitor construction activities at site level.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://sjobs.brassring.com

Tutor- Frog Tutoring

Posted: Tue. 10/21/14

All Frog Tutoring tutors will meet with assigned students to provide one-on-one private tutoring for subject matters in their areas of expertise. Tutors are to serve as a guide and coach to assist their students to become a successful, independent learner while integrating effective study and learning strategies to maximize the student’s potential for academic progress. Ultimately, it is the tutor’s responsibility to motivate students to want to learn, achieve, and be self-motivated.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.gradegetter.com/users/signup

Transportation Engineer 1 (Vancouver, WA)

Posted: Tue. 10/7/14

Salary: $43,572 – 57,240

WSDOT’s Southwest Region Columbia Gorge Area Engineer Office is seeking an entry level engineer who can perform skilled technical tasks in support of highway design and construction projects.  This includes field site assessments, preparing scoping project definitions, assisting with design and development of plans, specifications, and estimates, inspecting construction projects, testing materials, basic surveying, and other duties necessary to ensure that WSDOT projects are designed and constructed according to established standards and specifications, on time and on budget. Work assignments are performed under close supervision and are orientated toward both training/exposure and productivity.  The Transportation Engineer will primarily perform design and construction/inspection duties outlined below.

Duties:

  • Design: Assists in preparation of design documentation and contract documents using field data and applying basic design manual criteria.   Utilizes applicable computer software to create alignments, develop cross sections, estimate costs, determine quantities for contract bid items, perform hydraulic analyses, and develop schedules.
  • Construction/Inspection:  Assistant on-site inspector of paving including miscellaneous items such as guardrail, fencing, signing, etc.; assistant on-site inspector of grading, drainage, and surfacing; assistant on-site inspector of structures and related items. Learns what to observe and check, effectively interact with contractors, take field notes, calculate quantities and complete inspector’s daily reports. Takes samples and performs tests related to surfacing, paving, structures, earthwork, drainage, and miscellaneous items. Tests performed may include extraction, rice density, gradation, air, slump, yield, nuclear density, sand equivalent and the fabrication of cylinders. Learns Construction Manual requirements, how to take and interpret field tests, interaction with other inspectors and contractors, documentation requirements and reporting procedures.
  • Survey: Participates in alignment control and location surveying. In order to learn survey techniques and procedures, performs all duties on a survey crew; writes up and sets stakes and markers; operates instruments including levels, total station, RTK GPS systems, and VRS GPS systems; takes notes manually or with data collector, downloads and uploads data collector to/from computer, operates personal computer to calculate curve data, triangulations, benchmarks, grades, etc.; operates electronic plotter.
  • Office: Serves as assistant to office engineer. Checks calculations including elevations, grades, earthwork, etc.; and uses computer to resolve engineering problems. Participates in producing pay estimates, Involved in tracking and obtaining approval of contractor submittals.  Assists in compilation of final records and preparation of “as-builts.”

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering.
  • Certification as an Engineer-In-Training.
  • Valid driver’s license.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wdot

Capital Projects Manager / Engineer in Training (Town of Friday Harbor)

Posted: Tue. 10/7/14

The person in this position is responsible for acting as Project Manager on Town capital improvement projects, which includes, but is not limited to, overseeing and leading staff in the design and construction of various Town projects, performing private development permit reviews and inspections, and assisting the Public Works Director/Town Engineer in the implementation and operation of other Public Works Department functions.

Duties:

  • Review of commercial and residential development projects to ensure compliance with Town codes and policies related to engineering, including storm water, street design, water, sewer, traffic, and grading.
  • Inspect civil construction activities of commercial and residential development projects and provide punch-lists for finalization of work before Town acceptance.
  • Coordinate the design and construction administration on Town capital projects through the use of consultants and consultant contracts.
  • Review plans, specifications and estimates for consultant-designed projects.
  • Design and follow through to completion small public works projects handled in-house.
  • Develop, implement, and manage a storm water compliance program for private on-site storm drainage systems in the Town.
  • Manage and expand a traffic counting program.
  • In the absence of the Public Works Director/Town Engineer or as directed, attend meetings outside the Town government related to the functions of the Department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Public Works Director/Town Engineer.
  • Assist in supervision of storm and flood management programs and personnel.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all external and internal customers.

Requirements:

  • BS in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Minimum two years of engineering experience. Municipal government experience preferred
  • Proficient use of computer software
  • Knowledge in the use of survey levels and associated equipment
  • Professional Engineering license preferred
  • Washington State Driver’s License
  • Engineer-In-Training Certification

Full position description available here: www.fridayharbor.org

To Apply, submit a Town of Friday Harbor Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to:  Town of Friday Harbor, Attn: Duncan Wilson, Town Administrator, PO Box 219, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Civil Engineer- ZCS Engineering, Inc. (Southern OR)

Posted: Mon. 9/22/14

ZCS Engineering, Inc., an Oregon based civil/structural engineering firm, is seeking qualified applicants for full-time civil engineering positions in our Southern Oregon offices (Klamath Falls, Medford, & Grants Pass). Qualified candidates should have an engineering degree. 1-5 years’ experience in public/private consulting using Civil 3d preferred. These are non-management positions with flexible hours and a negotiable salary. Please email resumes. Positions open until filled. EOE.

Requirements:

  • Engineering degree

To apply, email resume to katrinal@zcsengineering.com

Natural Resource Specialist 4 (Hydrogeologist)- Oregon Water Resources Department (Salem, OR)

Posted: Mon. 9/22/14

Salary: $4,791 – 7,023 Monthly

The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical support to the Groundwater Section, which identifies, monitors, and quantifies the groundwater resource of the state. This position will directly contribute to meeting Recommended Action Items 1a (Conduct Additional Groundwater Investigations), 1b (Improve Water Resource Data Collection and Monitoring), and 1c (Coordinate Inter-Agency Data Collection, Processing, and Use) of the State’s 2012-17 Integrated Water Resource Strategy. This position represents the Department in policy making and/or program development at cooperating state and federal agencies. The position designs and conducts technical investigations to determine hydrogeologic characteristics of aquifers, determines quantities of groundwater available for use, determines effects of groundwater development and land use on groundwater and surface water supplies, and identifies options and makes recommendations regarding the curtailment of groundwater use or development.

The position may develop or amend administrative rules through the agency schedule for rulemaking. The position may develop administrative controls on groundwater use. Such efforts result in rules and orders that are adopted by the Oregon Water Resources Commission, and in interagency  and intergovernmental cooperative agreements that protect the water resources of the state, the rights which appropriate those waters, and other natural resources of the state.

Requirements:

  • four years of experience designing, conducting and evaluating advanced technical hydrogeological investigations including data analyses and reporting; AND
  • a Bachelor’s degree in Hydrogeology, Geology or a related natural resource area such as Earth Science, Surface Water Hydrology, or Water Resource Civil Engineering. Three additional years of experience may substitute for the degree.
  • An advanced degree in one of the areas above may substitute for one year of the experience.

NOTE: It is a requirement of staff in this position to demonstrate due diligence at attaining a registration to practice geology in Oregon.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com

Assistant Professor- Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)

Posted: Mon., 9/22/14

Salary: $70,000 – 76,000

The Civil Engineering, Construction Management, & Environmental Engineering department at Northern Arizona University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track, benefit eligible Assistant Professor in civil engineering (transportation) commencing in August 2015.

Requirements

An earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, or related field conferred by August 17, 2015.

Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and state certification as Engineer in Training or equivalent.

For more information or to apply, please visit: https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu

Program Manager – Climate Solutions (Portland, OR)

Posted: Thurs. 8/28/14

Salary: $55,000+ DOE

Climate Solutions is looking for a talented Program Manager to manage our Sustainable Advanced Fuels (SAF) program, one of Climate Solutions’ three Strategic Innovations programs designed to catalyze replicable, scalable, economically practical solutions to climate change. This is a full-time, exempt position located in Seattle, Portland or Olympia reporting to Eileen V. Quigley, our Director of Strategic Innovation and working in close consultation with Ross Macfarlane, our Senior Advisor for Business Partnerships, as well as Climate Solutions’ policy team. The best candidate is well-versed in the sustainable advanced fuels arena, a strong policy analyst and advocate, and an excellent communicator who can work well with various practitioners in the advanced fuels arena.

Climate Solutions’ Strategic Innovation Team is focused on developing solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and remove carbon pollution from the atmosphere at the scale required to address the climate crisis. We identify the pathways to a low carbon future and create replicable models for emission reduction and carbon storage that provide economic as well as climate benefits.

The SAF program is driving the development of clean fuels in the Northwest. Its goal is to accelerate low-carbon alternatives to petroleum fuels for use in airplanes, marine vessels, trucks, automobiles, and other vehicles in the Northwest to enable significant reduction in carbon emissions from the transportation sector. SAF’s objectives include: (1) passing clean fuels policies in Washington and Oregon, (2) developing and communicating materials that demonstrate how low-carbon fuels can be made sustainably and cost-effectively, and (3) building the coalition to support the transition from fossil-based to sustainable fuels in Northwest.

Duties:

  • Hands-on leader responsible for creating and implementing SAF’s annual work plan and for achieving the program’s policy advocacy, communications/education, and collation-building goals.
  • Work with Climate Solutions policy team to build support for strong clean fuels policy in Washington and Oregon to build market demand and accelerate development of sustainable advanced fuels.
  • Engage and convene leaders in business, government, academia and other sectors in support of key policies.
  • Maintain a steady flow of communications relating to the SAF program, including blog posts, digests, and periodic white papers, on the benefits of SAF, supply chain development, and related matters.
  • Engage a range of SAF constituents in communications activities, especially blog writing.
  • Actively and consistently reach out to SAF partners and prospective allies to discuss SAF goals and objectives and engage them in SAF activities as appropriate, including recruiting members to the SAF network.
  • Provide assistance with Climate Solutions participation in international roadmapping efforts relating to SAF.
  • Supervise SAF interns and possibly one or more staff as the program grows.
  • Add new contacts to the SAF contact list and manage the SAF list in the database.
  • Additional duties may be assigned within the course of the work.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree at a minimum. An advanced Degree in a relevant field would be applicable, but is not required.
  • At least two years of experience, including a primary leadership role, in areas directly relating to sustainable advanced fuels.
  • At least two years of experience advocating, advising, analyzing or making public policy.
  • Experience facilitating group processes, scoping complicated projects, breaking down tasks, resources, and deliverables into work plans with timelines required.
  • The SAF Program Manager must have experience with and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for developing sustainable advanced fuels and the broader context of climate and clean energy transition.
  • Excellent understanding of policy, policymaking, advocacy and how to engage key constituencies in supporting policy.
  • S/he must be a skilled communicator and an analytical, clear thinker, who is able to understand and translate complex technical issues for public understanding. Strong, clear, accessible writing and verbal skills are a must.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of Climate Solutions.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, the ability to multitask and move smoothly between strategic discussions and management of coalition processes to translating and executing outcomes from discussions.
  • Strong attention to detail; highly energetic, organized, focused, reliable, hard-working.
  • Maturity and an ability to deal with experts, scientists, thought leaders, and policymakers.
  • A self-starting individual with a can-do attitude and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to operate desktop computer and Microsoft Windows and Office Software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and specialized software applications in a network environment.

To Apply:

  • Email a résumé, cover letter and at least three professional reference contacts in PDF format to employment@climatesolutions.org.
  • Please put SAF PROGRAM MANAGER as the subject line of the email and address the cover letter to Eileen V. Quigley, Director of Strategic Innovation.
  • Please label the cover letter and resume with your last name.
  • In the body of the email, please let us know how you found out about the position.
  • The position will remain open until filled, but priority review will be given to candidates who have submitted their applications by September 15, 2014. Applications received after that date may be reviewed in a second round.
  • No calls please.

Structural Designer – HKA (Hillsboro, OR)

Posted: Tuesday 8/12/14

Duties:

Will be preparing drawings and sketches using CAD workstations, working closely with engineers and other technicians in multiple disciplines to coordinate designs, using appropriate design criteria and technical manuals and standards.
Must have the ability to take a personal lead in completing daily tasks and understanding personal task requirements, demonstrate proficiency beyond basic CAD operations such that the individual is capable of providing support to others on the project team, checks own work, and may check the work of others for quality prior to submittal to reviewer.
Evaluates and resolves problems by applying appropriate solutions from previous practice and similar experiences, and applies technology and seeks assistance as needed.

Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED required
Associates degree preferred
4 years experience with structural drafting using AutoCAD and Revit. SmartPlant and/or Microstation is a plus.
Experience in design of industrial structures and tool install (pedestals, seismic restraints for equipment) is a plus.

To apply, send resume to adictor@hkaa.com

Transportation Engineer 1 – Washington State DOT (Vancouver, WA)

Posted: Wednesday 7/30/14

Salary: $43,572 – 57,240 annually

WSDOT’s Southwest Region Columbia Gorge Area Engineer Office is seeking an entry level engineer who can perform skilled technical tasks in support of highway design and construction projects. This includes field site assessments, preparing scoping project definitions, assisting with design and development of plans, specifications, and estimates, inspecting construction projects, testing materials, basic surveying, and other duties necessary to ensure that WSDOT projects are designed and constructed according to established standards and specifications, on time and on budget. Work assignments are performed under close supervision and are orientated toward both training/exposure and productivity. The Transportation Engineer will primarily perform design and construction/inspection duties outlined below.

Duties:

  • Design: Assists in preparation of design documentation and contract documents using field data and applying basic design manual criteria. Utilizes applicable computer software to create alignments, develop cross sections, estimate costs, determine quantities for contract bid items, perform hydraulic analyses, and develop schedules.
  • Construction/Inspection: Assistant on-site inspector of paving including miscellaneous items such as guardrail, fencing, signing, etc.; assistant on-site inspector of grading, drainage, and surfacing; assistant on-site inspector of structures and related items. Learns what to observe and check, effectively interact with contractors, take field notes, calculate quantities and complete inspector’s daily reports. Takes samples and performs tests related to surfacing, paving, structures, earthwork, drainage, and miscellaneous items. Tests performed may include extraction, rice density, gradation, air, slump, yield, nuclear density, sand equivalent and the fabrication of cylinders. Learns Construction Manual requirements, how to take and interpret field tests, interaction with other inspectors and contractors, documentation requirements and reporting procedures.

Based on needs of the Columbia Gorge Area Engineering Office this position could also perform the following work:

  • Survey: Participates in alignment control and location surveying. In order to learn survey techniques and procedures, performs all duties on a survey crew; writes up and sets stakes and markers; operates instruments including levels, total station, RTK GPS systems, and VRS GPS systems; takes notes manually or with data collector, downloads and uploads data collector to/from computer, operates personal computer to calculate curve data, triangulations, benchmarks, grades, etc.; operates electronic plotter.
  • Office: Serves as assistant to office engineer. Checks calculations including elevations, grades, earthwork, etc.; and uses computer to resolve engineering problems. Participates in producing pay estimates, Involved in tracking and obtaining approval of contractor submittals. Assists in compilation of final records and preparation of “as-builts.”

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering.
  • Certification as an Engineer-In-Training.
  • Valid driver’s license.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wdot/

Designer – Acculign Framing Systems (Lake Oswego, OR)

Posted: Monday 7/28/14

Acculign Framing Systems, a start-up company with a revolutionary technology, is seeking an engineer/designer (mechanical or structural) with CAD expertise for a part time position. This position has the potential of evolving into a long-term job.

This position supports the designer and founder of the company, Andre Duranleau, in redesigns, concepts, and drawings/drafting. Our first client is a top-ten Fortune 500 company and our second target client is also one of the world’s largest companies. Our technology is patent-pending, so non-disclosure and non-competition agreements must be signed.

This is an opportunity to work with an exciting product in a growing company that is partnering with innovative global companies. Must have experience with various drafting programs/software.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to info@acculignframing.com.

Project Engineer – Howard S. Wright (Portland, OR)

Posted: Wednesday 7/23/14

Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company, is a construction general contractor that is seeking a Project Engineer (PE) to support construction project teams. The PE performs a variety of engineering and administrative activities relative to project planning, estimating, scheduling, project buy-out, budget administration, contract and subcontract administration, procurement, expediting, cost control and document control.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture or comparable experience
  • Previous experience as intern or entry-level PE with commercial contractor a plus
  • Ability to read plans and specs
  • Ability to estimate and prepare budgets
  • Provides solutions to issues, problems and challenges that are creative, thorough and complete
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates a proactive commitment to increase overall job/industry knowledge
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite and enterprise software system

For more information or to apply, visit: http://balfourbeatty-fo.luceosolutions.com

Entry Level Engineer – Kiewit (Vancouver, WA)

Posted: Wednesday 7/23/14

Duties:

  • Perform engineering work in connection with large-scale construction projects.
  • Responsibilites may include: field engineering, operation planning, cost control, project scheduling, quantity tracking, material procurement, contract administration, estimating and supervision of field activities.
  • Perform engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and handling minor problems of a technical nature arising during construction.
  • Maintain records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.
  • May assist in planning and scheduling of job and/or job segments.
  • Investigate problems and/or reported incidents; identify and recommend solutions/alternatives as appropriate.
  • Review plans and specificiations to determine material requirements (quantites and qualities), pricing of materials, etc.
  • Work with suppliers as required facilitting the handling and expediting delivery of materials.
  • May be involved in the district estimating unit. This involves quantity takeoffs, site visits, estimating the work, sitting in on estimate reviews and helping to close out the bid.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or related degree, or equivalent experience in a construction related position.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Strong work ethic – Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • The ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • The ability to travel and relocate as required.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://kiewitjobs.com/vancouver

Engineering Technician 2 – Multnomah County Dept. of Community Services (SE Portland)

Posted: Monday 7/21/14

Salary: $22.93 – 28.19 hourly

Multnomah County Department of Community Services is seeking an experienced Engineering Technician 2 for a limited duration assignment (up to two years) to assist Bridge Engineers with the current work being done on the Sellwood Bridge project.

Duties:

  • Conduct physical inspections of structural steel, reinforced concrete, paint application, mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Compile and evaluate project documentation, prepare daily progress reports, field inspection/test summaries, and submit final quality control documentation to federal and local authorities.
  • Prepare structural and civil engineering calculations, specification and cost estimates under the guidance of professional engineers.

Requirements:

  • Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a civil engineering or survey technology, construction management or a related field.
  • Two years of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering or survey technology, construction management or a related field.
  • Two years of experience performing inspection work.
  • An equivalent combination of qualifying experience and relevant education that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.
  • Licenses/Certifications:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid driver’s license.
  • Possession of or ability to attain within 9 months ODOT certification as a general inspector and Bridge inspector.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/multnomah

 

Stormwater Design Engineer – Contech (Portland, OR)

Posted: Wednesday 7/2/14

Contech Engineered Solutions is seeking a Stormwater Design Engineer to join our team. The Stormwater Design Engineer acts in a consultative role to identify, design, and implement solutions for specifying civil engineers to meet storm water quality, quantity, and low-impact development / runoff reduction objectives as well as stormwater drainage and system layout requirements. Additionally, the position will proactively support the field marketing team to establish and build civil engineering client relationships and meet the commercial objectives of the company.

Duties:

• Present project specific solutions to civil engineering clients. Provide quality design calculations, basic illustrations, and advice to secure and integrate our products on site plans.
• Work effectively with field and internal team members to achieve team goals.
• Respond to civil engineer clients on project-specific inquiries and general industry questions.
• Provide feedback and design assistance to civil engineer clients through plan review and interpretation.
• Establish and maintain rapport with civil engineer clients.
• Manage and track projects in the design phase. Ensure all project data is current and communicated to all team members on a regular basis. Assist with all projects, at all stages, as necessary.
• Maintain engineering standards and procedures.
• Provide project and technical support for submittal drawings, production and product delivery.
• Negotiate directly with specifying civil engineer to develop and hold product specification.
• Ensure pertinent information collected from specifying civil engineers is accurately entered into the project database.
• Understand and provide advice to clients and field team on local stormwater regulations.
• Work with Regulatory Services to develop new markets, increase market presence in existing markets, and drive the highest specification for water quality that the region will support.
• Proactively promote Contech products to increase pipeline and sales.
• Support promotional and strategic efforts of the organization.
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• BS in Civil or related engineering field.
• 1-2 years relevant experience with site civil projects preferred with emphasis on drainage design preferred.
• Commercial aptitude and good judgment.
• Ability to prepare and review standard engineering documentation and plans.
• Enthusiasm and passion for the business and achieving organizational goals.
• Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Team player; able to share thoughts openly, accept new ideas and get the job done in a highly interactive process.
• Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
• Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, data base management software, basic CAD)
• Ability to withstand substantial movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
• Required to have close visual acuity to perform duties
Local Candidates Only

For more information or to apply, visit: career4.successfactors.com

Project Coordinator – Benson Industries (Portland, OR)

Posted: Wednesday 7/2/14

Duties:

Assists in planning and coordinating project setups for project managers. This position provides technical support to the project managers, determines and orders materials required, tracks schedules to ensure fabrication, production and shipping are completed in a timely manner. Performs the following tasks: takeoffs as needed, supplier bid packages, monitors price and schedule, reviews drawings for scope changes and transition areas that require coordination with other trades, organize and submit/track required job submittals, assists in preparation of monthly progress claims, and other tasks as required by project demands.

Requirements:

Experience in curtainwall, MS Office programs, and the ability to interface with various departments.
A self-motivated individual who works well under pressure, has professional maturity, and is dedicated to the task at hand. Individual will assist in all aspects of planning and coordinating projects along with the Project Manager. Corporate headquarters environment; professional appearance required.

To apply, email resume to rteets@bensonglobal.com

Temporary Instrument Technician – OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (Corvallis, OR)

Posted: Thursday 6/26/14

This recruitment will be used to fill three full-time Temporary Instrument Technician 1 -Mechanical positions for the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. This temporary Instrument Technician 1 – Mechanical position works with a team of oceanographers and technicians to assemble and test oceanographic platforms and instruments used in the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). This position performs mechanical, electrical and data system integration, involving moorings, instruments, data loggers, and data communications and power control (battery and cabled). The Instrument Technician 1 – Mechanical ensures operational quality by conducting and documenting tests to verify that scientific, performance, and integration requirements are met. Position participates in mobilization for field operations performing equipment testing in Newport.
This is a three-month temporary position with possibility of an extension for up to three additional months based on job performance and the availability of funding.

Duties:

  • 60% Handles technical implementation of mooring assembly, science instrumentation and interfaces. Works collaboratively with Ocean Observing scientists and engineers to assemble, test, and integrate mechanical, electrical and data systems used in remote observing platforms with a variety of sensors, software drivers, embedded controls, data loggers, data communications and power controls (battery and cabled).
  • 15% Documents completion of technical procedures and work instructions for the assembly and testing of OOI platforms.
  • 15% Performs operational quality assurance. Conducts and documents the results of system tests at all levels of production.
  • 10% Assists in planning and mobilization for oceanographic field operations to implement designs at sea. Transports equipment and people to research sites. Therefore, a valid driver license is required

Requirements:

One year of instrument shop experience maintaining and repairing mechanical scientific instruments and equipment; and one of the following: completion of a Machinist Apprenticeship program; or an Associate’s degree in either Mechanical Engineering Technology or Machine (Manufacturing) Technology.  Experience with mechanical and electrical engineering principles including hands on troubleshooting and problems resolution.
Demonstrated written, verbal, and presentation communication skills. Ability to work effectively outdoors lifting/carrying/moving instrument packages. This position must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License to transport equipment and people to research sites. This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq. .

For more information or to apply, visit jobs.oregonstate.edu/

Civil Engineer, series 810 – Federal Aviation Administration

Posted: Thursday 6/26/14

Duties:

Conducts site surveys and site adaptation of standard engineering designs, including development and coordinating project scope, cost estimate, facility risk mitigation, schedule, resource requirements, and project closeout for assigned projects. Performs the full range of construction and/or installation activities, including the conduct of daily operations, overall schedule reviews, drawing approvals, project coordination, safety and environmental requirements, and interfacing with Logistics on contract award, contract modifications and material acquisitions. Performs the full range of inspection and quality control duties for implementation construction and installation activities. Accountable for ensuring conformance with established FAA regulations, policies, and procedures.

Requirements:

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET Accredited School
  • Transcript must be submitted for verification of Degree

Send resumes to Edit.Bowdish@faa.gov

Service Project Manager Trainee – EC Company (Portland, OR)

Posted: Monday 6/23/14

EC Company is a diversified organization and offers high quality electrical construction services to wide ranging markets (advanced technology, commercial, industrial, renewable solutions, traffic signals, design/build, high voltage, low voltage, and service) as well as industrial engine and generator distribution, with parts and service for over 30 brands. Our over $170 million dollar company operates in multiple states.

This entry level position is located in Portland, Oregon in our Service Department. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist and train with current Service Project Managers, while gaining specific skills and knowledge to develop along a career path to be a Service Project Manager.

Duties:

  • Assist in a full range of Project Management duties in the Service Department
  • Prepare submittals as directed
  • Take offs on estimates as directed
  • Ordering and tracking materials for services
  • Write and track subcontracts
  • Assist Project Manager with budgets, JHA analysis and purchase orders
  • Attend job walks and surveys as assigned, which involves a significant amount of walking required
  • Answer service phone calls to assist customers and technicians
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

  • Degree in Construction Management or coursework that is for this degree required
  • Minimum one year of construction-related experience
  • One year of electrical experience preferred
  • Electrical knowledge or background
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong organizational stills
  • Current knowledge of or ability to become proficient in electrical trade terms
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and related PC skills
  • Knowledge of or ability to become proficient in Accubid Pro 6 and Viewpoint or similar estimating programs
  • Familiar with reading blueprints a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload
  • Have a high degree to accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to multitask
  • Ability to provide high quality customer service and excellent customer service

To apply, send your resume to employment@e-c-co.com

Service Project Manager Trainee – EC Company (Portland, OR)

Posted: Tuesday 6/17/14

This entry level position is located in Portland, Oregon in our Service Department. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist and train with current Service Project Managers, while gaining specific skills and knowledge to develop along a career path to be a Service Project Manager.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in a full range of Project Management duties in the Service Department
  • Prepare submittals as directed
  • Take offs on estimates as directed
  • Ordering and tracking materials for services
  • Write and track subcontracts
  • Assist Project Manager with budgets, JHA analysis and purchase orders
  • Attend job walks and surveys as assigned, which involves a significant amount of walking required
  • Answer service phone calls to assist customers and technicians
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Degree in Construction Management or coursework that is for this degree required
  • Minimum one year of construction-related experience
  • One year of electrical experience preferred
  • Electrical knowledge or background
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong organizational stills
  • Current knowledge of or ability to become proficient in electrical trade terms
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and related PC skills
  • Knowledge of or ability to become proficient in Accubid Pro 6 and Viewpoint or similar estimating programs
  • Familiar with reading blueprints a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload
  • Have a high degree to accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to multitask
  • Ability to provide high quality customer service and excellent customer service

Applications for this position will be accepted until 7/09/14. Please email your resume to employment@e-c-co.com

Geotechnical Engineer (Portland, OR)

Posted: Wednesday 6/11/14

Aerotek Engineering and Environmental helps provide employment services to several engineering firms in the North West revolving around a variety of disciplines.  Currently they are looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to work with a consulting firm local to Portland.  They are securing a large project load and have the need to expand their team.  This is a unique opportunity due to the flexibility of the position.  They are willing to tailor the opportunity to various experience levels and find a fit within their firm.  A masters degree is highly preferred.

For more information or to apply, visit: engineering.thingamajob.com

Entry-Level Engineer – Kiewit (multiple locations)

Posted: Monday, 6/2/14

A career with Kiewit’s Northwest District offers you the chance to work on exciting projects in scenic and geographically diverse locations. For more than 50 years, we’ve been building some of the largest, most technically challenging projects in the Pacific states. Our main office is in Vancouver, Wash., with area offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Seattle, Wash.; San Diego, Calif.; and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Duties:

  • Perform engineering work in connection with large-scale construction projects.
  • Responsibilites may include: field engineering, operation planning, cost control, project scheduling, quantity tracking, material procurement, contract administration, estimating and supervision of field activities.
  • Perform engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and handling minor problems of a technical nature arising during construction.
  • Maintain records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.
  • May assist in planning and scheduling of job and/or job segments.
  • Investigate problems and/or reported incidents; identify and recommend solutions/alternatives as appropriate.
  • Review plans and specificiations to determine material requirements (quantites and qualities), pricing of materials, etc.
  • Work with suppliers as required facilitting the handling and expediting delivery of materials.
  • May be involved in the district estimating unit. This involves quantity takeoffs, site visits, estimating the work, sitting in on estimate reviews and helping to close out the bid.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or related degree, or equivalent experience in a construction related position.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Strong work ethic – Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • The ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • The ability to travel and relocate as required.

For more information or to apply, visit: kiewitjobs.com

Drafting/Engineering Technician – Ness and Campbell Crane, Inc. (Portland, OR)

Posted: Monday, 6/2/14

Ness and Campbell Crane is currently seeking a qualified Drafting/Engineer Technician to join their Portland OR office. As a Drafting/Engineer Technician, you’ll utilize your skills and depth of experience to provide drafting and support services on key client and company projects. The Drafting/Engineer Technician will perform a broad variety of drafting and support duties utilizing AutoCAD and various design programs. Technicians are responsible for executing support engineering and drafting functions.

Duties:

  • Prepare 2D and 3D crane layout/rigging drawings from salesmen’s data and client requirements.
  • Prepare detailed engineering drawings used for crane components and rigging accessories.
  • Prepare As-Builts of engineered components.
  • Adhere to drafting standards
  • Provide salesmen support for client requested information.
  • Ensure all work is backed-up and archived.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma of GED required
  • High degree of proficiency using AutoCAD drafting software required
  • Have general computer skills in the Microsoft Windows environment
  • Thorough knowledge of drafting and engineering standards including welding symbols
  • Experience with Civil 3D a plus
  • Experience with Photoshop a plus
  • Experience with contract plan and specifications reading a plus
  • Experience in the construction industry a plus.

Please send resumes to Drew Allemandi at drew@nessandcampbell.com

Transportation Engineer / Planner – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Posted: Monday, 6/2/14

Salary: Mid $40,000 – Mid $50,000, DOE

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) seeks an entry level engineer or planner with interest and experience in the field of travel and land use modeling. DVRPC has been developing and applying nationally recognized travel and land use models in the Delaware Valley for nearly 50 years and is currently upgrading its modeling capabilities to include an Activity-Based Travel Model and other improvements. The technical analysis performed by DVRPC has a large impact on transportation and other projects planned and implemented in the 9-county greater Philadelphia region. The employee will develop, maintain, and apply travel demand models to address the impacts of alternative transportation investments and policies on land use, highway traffic, transit ridership, and air quality. Assignments may also include conducting and analyzing highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian travel surveys; preparing travel model input data such as land use data, transportation network characteristics, and demographic and employment data; estimating future transportation system demand for long range plans and/or design of individual highway and transit facilities; developing and using land use models for predicting future land use conditions; and, calculating operational statistics such as travel time, delay, and level-of-service. This position involves working with public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public. Work is performed in accordance with well-defined objectives and professional standards under close technical direction of senior engineers and/or planners. Work is subject to administrative and technical review during progress and upon completion.

Duties:

  • Assist in the development, estimation, calibration, validation, application, and documentation of transportation, land use forecasting, and air quality models and methods.
  • Assist in designing, conducting, processing, and analyzing various types of travel surveys used in travel demand modeling.
  • Prepare input data for simulation models including coding of transportation networks. Tabulate travel simulation model outputs using GIS, database, spreadsheet, and other tools. Compare model results with current and historical data.
  • Develop and apply customized transportation planning and travel forecasting models using Python, C#, or other programming languages.
  • Assist in the conduct of individual highway and public transportation studies, including detailed specification of the problem, application of travel demand models, analysis and review of simulation results, interpretation and reporting of travel forecast results, and the development of recommendations for project implementation.
  • Collect transportation systems data, including number of lanes, speeds, traffic volumes, travel times, vehicle miles of travel (VMT), truck percentages, peak hour factors, etc. This may include field work.
  • Prepare traffic flow and travel desire diagrams and maps; including traffic volume counts, estimates, and forecasts.
  • Calculate travel time, delay, level-of-service, volume/capacity ratio, and other operational measures of effectiveness for highway, transit, and non-motorized modes.
  • Assist in the preparation of findings and recommendations of various studies, including text, tables, maps, charts, photos and other appropriate graphics, and presents results to technical committees and the public.
  • Perform related technical work, as required.

Minimum Requirements:

ONE YEAR of professional experience in transportation planning or engineering; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a Master’s degree program from an accredited college or university, with major course work in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. A Master’s degree or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.

Qualifications:

  • Solid analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of transportation planning and transportation engineering, and ability to relate this knowledge to the development and analysis of a regional transportation system and its components.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer applications, graphics programs, database design, programming, word processing, statistical analysis, and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience with travel modeling software, such as VISUM, Daysim, Dynus-T, TransCAD, CUBE, or EMME. Experience with traffic operations software such as VISSIM, Synchro, or Highway Capacity Software desired.
  • Some knowledge of Python, C#, or other object-oriented programming language and some knowledge of Microsoft Office macros and SQL.
  • Familiarity with field surveys, data analysis, and system evaluation.
  • Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and their applications.
  • Ability to effectively present results of research and technical analyses in oral, written and graphic form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public.

Please email resumes to resumes@dvrpc.org .

Civil-Mechanical Engineer – RH2 Engineering, Inc. (Portland, OR)

Posted: Monday, 6/2/14

RH2 is seeking staff engineers with a CIVIL or MECHANICAL engineering degree and 0 to 4 years of experience to join our team in our Portland and Bothell, WA offices. Staff engineers are involved in a variety of projects involving the planning, design, and construction of water systems, wastewater systems, stormwater systems, and transportation facilities. This position requires a competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. This position may require limited travel to project sites or between RH2 office locations.

Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to a broad area of assignments. The chosen candidate must be a team player, a flexible self-starter and willing to take on challenging assignments.

A BSCE or BSME is required. Strong working knowledge of standard design software including AutoCAD(R), Autodesk Civil 3D(R), and Microsoft Excel(R) or similar software is preferred.
This position is full-time with benefits. Please indicate which location you would desire (Portland, Bothell or either) and submit cover letter, resume (PDF preferred), and copy of transcripts to careers@rh2.com.

Product Engineer- Inconma (Beaverton, OR)

Posted: Thurs. 5/1/14

Iconma has an immediate opening for a Product Engineer, for a 6 month contract at a large company in Beaverton.
The nature of the work is focused on research and development of products from conception to retail to meet the needs of accounts and consumers. Applies general engineering knowledge and applied research towards the development and design of new products. Performs routine product development engineering work in one or more general engineering functions to include mechanical, process, product, chemical, etc Work includes design, creation, modification, evaluation, and analysis

More specifically, this work utilizes tools such as Finite Element Analysis, or FEA, to help advance the virtual testing and engineering simulation of footwear products. This position supports R&D initiatives, improves product design and reduces prototyping time and cost. This engineer position works directly with innovation and development teams to investigate pre-prototype concept feasibility, evaluate performance, and recommend alternative design, all through the implementation of established FEA procedures.

It is expected that this engineer have an understanding of the mechanics of polymer materials, kinematics, and mechanical design. Experience with Finite-Element Analysis and 3D Computer-Aided Design tools is also required. This engineer should be comfortable presenting technical information, both verbally and in written form. Familiarity with the science of biomechanics of sports would be beneficial but is not required. Familiarity with FEA-based optimization methods would be beneficial but is not required.

If you are interested, please email Sombra Wagner at Sombra@iconma.com, with your resume in word format.

Water Resources Design Engineer- EIT (Portland, OR)

Posted: Fri. 4/18/14

Otak is seeking an entry level candidate with 0-2 years experience for a Design Engineer/EIT position on our Water and Natural Resources team. Master’s degree, PhD, or current work experience in Water Resources or Environment Engineering is required. Experience and/or graduate studies in hydrology, Low Impact Development (LID), water quality, stormwater treatment best management practices is preferred.

Projects include: roadway drainage, private site drainage, master planning, urban storm water retrofits, storm water treatment, hydraulic analyses (pipes and open channel), and flood hazard mitigation. Responsibilities include: collect and analyze data, perform design calculations, write reports, and prepare design drawings and specifications using AutoCAD, MicroStation, GIS and Microsoft Office software. Experience with the application of water resources models such as EPA SWMM, HSPF, HydroCAD is preferred. Excellent career opportunity working in a multi discipline, team oriented environment with opportunities for growth and advancement. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

More information at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=OTAK&cws=1&rid=391

2014 New Grad Project Engineer- Skanska (Portland, OR)

Posted: Wed. 4/16/14

The Project Engineer assists and supports Project Manager and Superintendent on assigned projects. The position works under direct supervision, performs routine daily activities and gathers and distributes information. The Project Engineer must be a flexible and adaptable team-player, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.

Duties:

• Setup initial contracts and project information in PMIS
• Receive, review, forward and track status of submittals
• Initiate, prepare, review, track and distribute RFIs
• Assist in management of project permit process
• Assist in preparations of bid packages and procurement
• Update construction schedule based on project team input, Trade Contractor progress and materials delivery
• Change management systems, including soliciting, receiving, reviewing, and preparing quotations and change orders
• Track and inspect material deliveries

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree – Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent
• Entry-level to 3 years of industry experience

More information at: https://skanska.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl

Project Implementation Coordinator – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (Transportation Planning Division)

Posted: Wed. 4/16/14

Salary: Low to Mid $50,000s, DOE

This is a technical / professional position providing direct assistance to local government and non-profit agencies in implementing various non-traditional, federally funded transportation projects in the Delaware Valley region. The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate the implementation process (beginning at project concept through construction) of numerous projects that are sponsored by a local government, other public agency, or by a private non-profit organization, in addition to program management work. The types of projects include: bicycle facility construction (both on and off roadway); reconstruction/restoration of historic transportation buildings; provision of pedestrian facilities and streetscape improvements; and other such projects eligible under federal funding programs. The federal funding sources are generally Transportation Alternatives (TA), Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) and Surface Transportation Program (STP/STU). PennDOT has asked DVRPC to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of these non-traditional projects. DVRPC also provides project management support for the four Counties in New Jersey. In either case, the project sponsor is responsible for hiring and managing professional engineers/architects to develop the plans, specifications, and estimates for the project and for submitting these through PennDOT/NJDOT for approval. The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate this work with the project sponsor in the same manner as PennDOT’s/NJDOT’s managers for the pre-construction phases of the project. PennDOT/NJDOT will let the construction contracts and the sponsor will provide for construction inspection. The work of the incumbent will be performed in accordance with overall DVRPC policies, federal and state requirements, and professional standards. Work will be reviewed by the Manager, Office of Project Implementation through regular project status conferences.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • THREE YEARS of professional experience in Civil or Transportation Engineering or Project Management including demonstrated skills in design, construction management/inspection, or a related field, and a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Civil Engineering or related field, or TWO YEARS of professional experience in Civil Engineering with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field, including demonstrated skills in design, construction, or a related field and the additional educational qualifications as described above; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Considerable knowledge of basic engineering principles.
  • Considerable knowledge of how transportation projects are implemented preferred.
  • Considerable experience related to project development and management preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of the applicable state and federal standards preferred.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Strong oral, writing, organization, and presentation skills to ensure efficient project delivery.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private agency officials, consultants, the general public, and other DVRPC staff.
  • Ability to travel and attend meetings at various locations throughout the DVRPC region approximately 25% of the time.

More information at: www.dvrpc.org

Summer 2014 Phsyics & Engineering Teaching Opportunities, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Posted: Wed. 4/16/14

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is seeking enthusiastic instructors for their summer programs for gifted students in grades 2-12. CTY offers intense, 3-week academic programs for highly talented students from across the country and around the world. As science instructors you will have the opportunity to gain experience teaching gifted students, work in a small class setting (approximately 12-18 students, depending on the age group) with a Teaching Assistant in each room, utilize a generous lab budget, and receive a competitive salary, which includes room & board on campus (at residential locations). Courses are held over two three-week sessions. Staff can work one or both sessions where available. Full course descriptions, job descriptions, and application can be found on our website: cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer.

Project Manager, North Olympic Salmon Coalition (Port Angeles, WA)

Posted: Thurs. 4/10/14

Salary: $19-$22 per hour, DOE.

The project manager supports NOSC’s mission by developing, funding and implementing salmon habitat restoration projects in watersheds along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, while supporting work on projects in the remainder of NOSC’s RFEG Region #7. All members of the NOSC staff are expected to work collaboratively with other staff across program and project areas and are expected to use their unique skills and abilities to jointly further the mission of the organization. The project manager will work closely with the senior project manager, and will report to the executive director.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for our mission
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Two years relevant work experience including funding and implementing salmon habitat restoration projects, managing consultants & contracts, grant writing and landowner/stakeholder work
  • Knowledge of northwest habitats, habitat forming processes and restoration techniques, including but not limited to those associated with instream, riparian, estuarine and nearshore habitats Working knowledge of pacific northwest ecology, specifically as related to salmon and their habitats
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication for diverse audiences and ability to effectively develop and deliver presentations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office software
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Washington State Drivers license
  • Able to lift 75lbs

For more information, please visit: http://nosc.org/events/nosc-is-hiring-project-manager/

Structural/Civil Engineer, ZCS Engineering, Inc. (Medford/ KFalls/Grants Pass, OR)

Posted: Thurs. 4/10/14

ZCS Engineering, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants for full-time structural and/or civil engineering positions in our Southern Oregon offices (Klamath Falls, Medford, & Grants Pass). Qualified candidates should have an engineering degree and coursework in their field of interest. These are non-management positions with flexible hours, excellent benefits, and a negotiable salary. Please email resumes to katrinal@zcsengineering.com. Positions open until filled. EOE.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Applications for this position will be accepted until 5/01/14. To apply, send your resume to katrinal@zcsengineering.com

Senior Scientist/Wetland Ecologist (Lacey, WA)

Posted: Mon. 4/7/14

Salary: $4,322 – $5,668 Monthly

This position serves as the science lead for Ecology’s wetland section. The position ensures that implementation of the agency’s wetland policies and technical assistance is consistent with emerging scientific advances. As the designated expert in wetland science, this position provides advice to program management and technical staff on critical and complex scientific and technical issues relating to aquatic resources (wetlands, coastlands, lakes, streams and rivers). This work involves informing and educating agency staff, local governments, and the public on the technical and scientific aspects of aquatic resources management. The position develops analytical tools needed to better manage wetlands and other aquatic resources. The position provides information on the best available science to be used in protecting the natural and environmental resources in the state. The senior wetland ecologist provides training on wetland technical tools and methods to wetland practitioners.

Preferred applicants will have at least a master’s degree in aquatic sciences. Applicants should have knowledge and experience with statistics, study design, Quality Assurance plans and strong writing and communication skills.

Application deadline is April 16, 2014. Full job announcement here:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=847409

Summer Help- Tualatin Valley Water District (Beaverton, OR)

Posted: Mon. 3/31/14

Salary: $13.00 /hr

Tualatin Valley Water District believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our mission to provide our community quality water and customer service.Temporary Position: Limited duration, approximately 40 hours per week. Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits except those required by law.
Overall Purpose of the Job: To perform general unskilled building, grounds or water system maintenance under the direction of District personnel.This position has been identified as safety sensitive because one or more of the following are essential functions of the position: Operating heavy equipment, operation of a commercial vehicle, setting up work zone traffic control, confined space work, trenching and excavation work, operation of a forklift, flagging, working with water treatment chemicals, driving (as a primary function of the position).

Duties:

  • Perform maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, mowing, pruning, brush cutting, leaf removal, fertilizer application and any other activities necessary to enhance or improve the District’s facilities and infrastructure.
  • Assist in performing minor building and or grounds maintenance repair tasks, including custodial tasks.
  • Provide general unskilled labor in support of water system operations including, but not limited to: painting fire hydrants, shoveling, moving materials and minor repairs with hand tools or light power tools under the direction of District personnel.
  • Perform traffic flagging.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; and
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Oregon; have and maintain a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures applicable to the job.
  • Skill in customer relations and communication, including the ability to effectively and tactfully work with difficult customers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with coworkers, customer and other agencies.
  • Ability to operate common facilities maintenance equipment and hand tools (i.e. lawn mowers, weed-
  • whackers, leaf blowers, pressure washers, etc).
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and project a positive image of the District.
  • Ability to learn and pass a traffic flagging certification test.
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful and harmonious relationships with others both inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to perform effectively in an independent or team environment, as well as displaying self motivation skills.
  • Ability to display TVWD’s vision of delivering the best water, service and value by demonstrating reliability, integrity, stewardship, excellence and safety.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.tvwd.org/about-us/job-opportunities.aspx

Engineering Technician II- City of Bend Public Works (Bend, OR)

Posted: Mon. 3/31/14

Salary: $22.66 – $28.92 Hourly / $3,927.73 – $5,012.80 Monthly / $47,132.80 – $60,153.60 Annually

The Engineering and Infrastructure Planning department is currently recruiting for one (1) regular, full-time Engineering Technician II. This is a non-exempt (overtime eligible) position and is represented by the City of Bend Employees Association (COBEA).

It is required that you submit your application, cover letter and resume no later than the closing date and time specified for this job announcement. In addition, be sure to thoroughly complete the application including all relevant education and experience you possess. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Under general supervision, performs advanced technical work in supporting engineering project coordination, participation and monitoring through administrative activities such as coordinating the request for qualifications (RFQ) procedures, administering the Engineering and Planning Documentation program, and other related administrative record keeping programs.

Duties:

  • Performs the formatting, processing and publication of construction bid documents and request for qualifications (RFQs) and request for proposals (RFPs) in coordination with project management, Legal and Purchasing staff.
  • Performs technical review of RFQs, RFPs, and bid documents, including contract language, specifications and plans.
  • Acts as the administrator for the Engineering and Planning Documentation (EADOCs) program.
  • Reviews easement requirements, right-of-way dedications and utility easements. Resolves potential conflicts with the engineering approval and review process.
  • Follows up on unresolved issues related to easements, vacations and right-of-way dedications including coordination with Deschutes County and other governmental agencies
  • Manages Capital Improvement Program (CIP) current and archived master filing system which includes: electronic and hard file copies per the Oregon State Archivist’s records retention law. Includes research and retrieval of old documents as needed.
  • Coordinates review and updates to the Project Manager’s Operations Manual (PMOM) as needed in coordination with the City Engineer, Assistant City Engineer and Purchasing Manager.
  • Responds to public inquiry regarding engineering process and procedures; including interpretation of codes, standards, specifications and other City ordinances.
  • Performs a full range of clerical activities in support of division operations, which may include: data entry; preparing and maintaining files; assembling packets; gathering data; preparing reports; and/or, performing other related activities
  • Operates as team member as demonstrated through the contribution to the overall success of the department. This includes the flexibility to perform tasks outside primary responsibilities for the purpose of providing coverage for other Engineering Technicians due to a heavy workload or absence.
  • Complies with safety requirements of the position and actively promotes safe work practices.
  • In an emergency event or an officially declared State of Emergency, responds as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities and infrastructure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • An Associate degree in civil or traffic engineering or five years of experience in civil or traffic engineering; proficiency in the use of personal computers, software suites, and databases; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skill.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Civil or traffic engineering principles and methods
    • Computers and software related to drafting, CAD, and engineering design.
    • Advanced knowledge of project management practices and procedures.
    • Advanced knowledge of public works, project plans and specifications, and general municipal functions.
    • Advanced knowledge of processing request for proposals, invitation to bids, construction documentation and State Archivist record retention laws.
    • Knowledge of proper creation of right of way documents and recording requirements.
  • Skill in:
    • Reviewing and interpreting engineering drawings and legal property descriptions.
    • Performing mathematical computations.

Applications are due 4/23/14 at 12:00 pm.
For more information or to apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bend/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=843426

Hydrologist- Department of the Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service (Portland, OR)

Posted: Mon. 3/31/14

As a Hydrologist in the Water Resources Branch, Division of Engineering, you will maintain and assist with the development of an extensive hydrologic data monitoring network of water quantity, water quality, and topographic data. This includes maintaining and operating the existing monitoring network, recommending procedures for improving the network, and identifying new monitoring needs. This is a full-time position, not-to-exceed 13 months; initial appointment may be extended up to a total of 2 years without further competition. This position reports to the Chief, Water Resources Branch, Division of Engineering, Portland, Oregon.

Note: This position is being announced at the GS-7, GS-9, and GS-11 levels.

GS-7 full job description: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363377200
GS-9/GS-11 full job description: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363297300

Application deadline: Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Assistant or Associate Researcher or Modeler- Oregon Metro (Portland, OR)

Posted: Mon. 3/31/14

Assistant Salary: $52,623.68 – $70,468.22 per year
Associate Salary: $58,053.38 – $77,661.33 per year

One full-time position is available. This position will be filled at the assistant or associate level depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications. This position will be stationed in the Modeling Services section within the Research Center Department at Metro. This group is well known for its innovative approaches to problem solving and modeling expertise.

The position incumbent will serve as a travel demand modeler and data analysis researcher participating in numerous multimodal transportation studies within the Portland region. Locally developed travel models and commercially prepared network analysis tools are used to determine the impacts from potential infrastructure improvements and household / employment growth assumptions. Typical tasks may involve the coding of simulation networks, the application of travel demand models, and the analysis and interpretation of results. The more experienced incumbent may be involved in the design of new models. Software programming, database development and query methods, statistical analysis, and GIS will be used extensively in this work. The skill levels of the two classifications vary. Incumbents will be assigned work tasks that match their demonstrated skill level.

Supervision is received from the section manager and lead direction is received from the principal transportation researcher and modelers.

Full job description, eligibility requirements, and application available at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=24255

Project Engineer- Skanska USA Building Inc. (Portland, OR)

The Project Engineer assists and supports Project Manager and Superintendent on assigned projects.  The position works under direct supervision, performs routine daily activities and gathers and distributes information.  The Project Engineer must be a flexible and adaptable team-player, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.

Duties:

  • Setup initial contracts and project information in PMIS
  • Receive, review, forward and track status of submittals
  • Initiate, prepare, review, track and distribute RFIs
  • Assist in management of project permit process
  • Assist in preparations of bid packages and procurement
  • Update construction schedule based on project team input, Trade Contractor progress and materials delivery
  • Change management systems, including soliciting, receiving, reviewing, and preparing quotations and change orders
  • Track and inspect material deliveries

Qualifications:

  • Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of Prolog
  • Knowledge of Suretrak or Primavera
  • Broad understanding of industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic math/accounting skills
  • Functions effectively as part of a team
  • Dependability
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Good time management skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to read drawings and specifications

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent
  • Entry-level to 3 years of industry experience

For more information or to apply, visit: https://skanska.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl (search position SKA0002VG)

Apply before May 14, 2014.

Transportation Services Director- City of Bend (Bend, OR)

The City of Bend has a new leadership opportunity and is actively recruiting for a Transportation Services Director position. This is a regular, full-time opportunity to lead the Transportation Services department within Public Works. This position works under the general guidance of the City Manager’s Office and is responsible for directing and/or performing complex supervisory, administrative, operational and professional work activities that result in the effective operation of the Transportation Services Department. The Director is responsible for all activities associated with the Transportation Services including street maintenance, street repair, street construction operations, cemetery operations and maintenance, equipment and fleet management and maintenance, MUTCD signage and roadway markings, transportation engineering including signal operations, sidewalks and curbs as well as other Transportation Services projects and programs. The Director works closely with the Public Works – Utility Services Department and Engineering and Infrastructure Planning Department to ensure operational perspectives are considered in the planning and design of infrastructure in order to serve present and future needs of the community. In addition, the Director collaborates with Community Development, Finance, Legal and the City Manager’s Office to appropriately implement multi-disciplinary projects and community planning efforts.

Duties:

Full job description at: http://bendoregon.gov/

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration. Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field and at least eight (8) years of management level experience in roadway and utility maintenance. Certification as a Professional Engineer preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above will be considered.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license with a safe driving record, or ability to obtain within six months of hire date.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Management principles and practices
    • Technical aspects of the various programs associated with Transportation Maintenance Services
    • Street Construction and maintenance principles, procedures, and practices
    • Strategic planning principles
    • Contract administration
    • Collective bargaining agreements
    • Various types of apparatus, equipment and supplies used by the department and safety; practices to ensure proper equipping of department personnel
  • Skill in:
    • Creative leadership and ability to explore the use of non-traditional ways of management and service delivery.
    • Developing and administering budgets
    • Conflict resolution and consensus building.
    • Interpersonal communication and relationships as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, City Council and others sufficient to exchange or convey information, direction and to receive work direction.
    • Analyzing situations, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of actions, and implementing recommendations
    • Contract negotiations
    • Providing excellent customer service
    • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state and local laws, permits, codes, rules and regulations as they apply to street operations.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://bendoregon.gov/

Engineering/Design- WHPacific (Bend, OR)

Duties:

  • Perform a variety of Civil Engineering projects with emphasis on site development projects, including design of site grading, utilities, storm drainage facilities, roadways, trails, and other related items.
  • Apply standard engineering techniques, standards and criteria.
  • Use engineering judgment and make minor adaptations as required for task completion.
  • Under direct supervision, perform or assist in performing studies, calculation, designs, and the preparation of reports, plans and specifications.
  • Perform a variety of construction inspection and documentation duties on roadway, aviation, and utility projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BSCE and EIT certification required
  • 0 – 2 years engineering experience in general civil engineering design; roadway, aviation, construction administration/inspection, grading and drainage design a plus.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and/or Microstation and Inroads
  • Technical writing and strong communication skills (both oral and written) required
  • Candidate must possess a valid Oregon State Driver’s License; must be able to meet company insurability requirements.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%

Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prolonged sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Dealing effectively and reasonably with stress in the workplace without lost time or undue strain.
  • Frequently required to sit and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Walk on uneven surfaces, bend, squat, climb stairs, and sit for extended periods of time
  • Work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, answer telephones
  • Lift and carry 20 pounds frequently, as needed.
  • Frequent walking.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, pushing and pulling.
  • Frequent rapid mental/hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Usual office environment.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://nana.taleo.net/careersection

Quality Control Field Monitor- Wilson Construction (Canby, OR)

Wilson Construction incorporates quality control on all of our projects. An essential part of project quality control is facilitated by on-site Quality Control Field Monitors (QCFM). QCFM’s will inspect materials and verify that essential pre-construction site preparations have been met and meet daily with project management to plan for daily activities and ensure that proper inspections and testing are performed.
This position will require extensive travel and temporary relocation to project sites for the duration of that project. A company vehicle will be provided.

Duties:

  • Observing and documenting work practices and site conditions;
  • Completing necessary QC documentation and forms;
  • Becoming familiar with job specifications, prints and project lay-out (Right-of way maps, etc.);
  • Meeting with Project Manager and Superintendent to project upcoming work and prepare with relevant spec. or drawing sections;
  • Answering questions from the field concerning clarification on project specifications; and
  • Performing final inspections on completed features of work.
  • A successful QCFM candidate will:
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.) or Construction Management;
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and an outgoing and positive attitude;
  • Be willing and able to travel and relocate to project areas;
  • Work efficiently with minimal supervision;
  • Be adept at reading and deciphering project specifications and construction documentation including codes, standards, prints and drawings;
  • Possess outstanding computer skills; and
  • Demonstrate excellent organization skills.

Competitive wage and excellent benefits package including employer paid medical, dental, vision, 401(k). Equal Opportunity Employer, smoke & drug free environment. Successful candidates will be required to pass post-offer drug tests.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://wilsonconst.com/opportunities.asp

Associate Civil/Environmental Engineer- MWH Global (Portland, OR)

The MWH organization is driving the wet infrastructure sector globally, and we are leading the world in results-oriented management, technical engineering, and construction services to create a better world. The wet infrastructure sector we serve encompasses a variety of water-related projects and programs ranging from water supply, treatment and storage to water resources management and coastal restoration, and from design and construction of hydropower and renewable energy facilities to full environmental services. MWH is seeking qualified applicants for a Civil or Environmental Engineer to be located in our Portland, OR office. This junior-level engineering consulting role will support planning, design, construction and project management for municipal water and wastewater projects including treatment facilities, pipelines, pump stations and related infrastructure.

Duties:

  • Learning new skills and expanding technical expertise by working closely with senior technical staff to deliver a variety of work products. Tasks may include:
  • performing engineering calculations,
  • preparing detailed design drawings and specifications,
  • hydraulic modeling, and
  • report preparation.
  • Interacting with local and remote clients, MWH staff, permitting agencies and other consulting firms in the execution of engineering projects.
  • Supporting project management activities associated with the planning and execution of municipal engineering projects.
  • Participating in local efforts to identify, pursue and win new work.

Qualifications:

  • BS degree required, MS preferred, in civil or environmental engineering
  • EIT required
  • 0-3 years of experience in the planning and design of municipal water, wastewater, stormwater management, or flood control projects. For candidate’s finishing school, relevant internships and work experience during school will be considered. Candidates with some municipal or consulting engineering experience preferred.
  • A thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of civil and environmental engineering.
  • An appreciation of the importance of water and wastewater infrastructure and a desire to contribute to this industry and the world.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking experience.
  • Past success working as part of and leading high-performance teams.
  • A commitment to client satisfaction and the delivery of high quality work products.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://sjobs.brassring.com/

Transportation Engineer 2 FLOW Engineer- WA DOT King County (Shoreline, WA)

Washington State DOT King County – Shoreline, Washington
This position is required to lead the daily operation of traffic management systems in the Traffic Management Center (TMC). Decisions made by this position affect the safety and the flow of traffic on the freeway and the adjacent arterial systems. This position supports WSDOT mission by operating the Region’s intelligent transportation system consisting of FLOW management system, active traffic management system (ATM), and tunnel control system. These systems includes devices and facilities such as ramp meters, dynamic message signs, highway advisory radio, fire suppression & environmental controls in tunnels, and express lane facilities to optimize traffic flow in a safe and efficient manner. This position is located at the Shoreline Traffic Management Center (TMC) and monitors traffic flow, identifies incidents, assesses operational situations, deploys various ITS devices to manage traffic demand and responds to incidents on the freeway, expressway, or inside tunnels.

Schedule and train FLOW interns. Utilize computerized ITS systems to monitor and control freeway traffic flow. This includes operation of the ramp meters, closed circuit TV’s (CCTV), dynamic message signs (VMS), highway advisory radio (HAR), commuter information phone line, and incident report pages. And prepare traffic analysis to streamline the operation of the existing ramp metering system and to forecast operational effectiveness of future ramp meter installation.
This position works independently using strong attention to detail and ability to respond quickly when accidents happen. In addition, this position performs basic traffic analysis and traffic studies to support engineers in preparing reports and designs.

Requirements:

  • Strong leadership and analytic skills
  • Be able to work long shifts in a room with video monitors and control systems
  • Be available to be on call as need arises
  • Possess a BSCE or EIT certificate and have one year experience as an entry level engineer, or possess a MSCE

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of highway management practices and principles
  • Possess a valid driver’s license or the ability to get one
  • Ability to work independently in the field as needed
  • Ability to train new TMC staff

For more information or to apply, visit: http://links.govdelivery.com/

Interdisciplinary- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Portland, OR)

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. This advanced trainee position is located in the Hydroelectric Design Center (HDC), which is the Hydropower Center of Expertise for the Army Corps of Engineers. HDC provides nation-wide engineering services for hydropower facilities and pumping stations. Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position. To learn more about this, visit HERE.

Duties:

At the GS-07 level, incumbent receives formal and on-the-job training to become qualified for higher level work. The incumbent of this position has noncompetitive promotion potential, through an intervening position (GS-09), to the full-performance level, GS-1520-11 (Mathematician) / GS-1550-11 (Computer Scientist).

At the GS-11 level, Independently responsible for a variety of studies designed to assess the impact of incorporating additional power generating plants into existing hydroelectric power generation systems throughout the nation. Although studies are conventional in nature, new approaches and techniques are developed to accomplish work in the most timely manner. Responsible for selecting appropriate standard technique and/or procedures necessary for study assigned. Responsible for writing of reports to include feasibility reports, cost allocations and other economic and financial reports. Conducts studies and provides data and analysis as required. Prepares scopes of work, negotiates and administers A-E and consultant contracts for assignments given.

Positions are open to recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Current students may apply if they are within 9 months of meeting their educational requirements. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Have one year of graduate-level education related to this position.

-or-

  • Have superior academic achievement at the baccalaureate level in a professional curriculum is qualifying for GS-7. Superior Academic Achievement is defined 1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for all completed undergraduate coursework or for all courses completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work; 2) a GPA of 3.5 or higher for all courses in the major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work; 3) ranking in the upper one third of your college, university, or major subdivision; or 4) membership in a national honor society other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. In order to be creditable under this provision, superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

-or-

  • Have a combination of specialized experience and some of the education described in A. When combining education and experience, first take the number of graduate level semester credits (or equivalent) earned divided by 60 semester credits (or equivalent); then take the number of months of experience divided by 12 months; finally add the two percentages together. The total must equal at least at least 100% to qualify.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

More information available at: https://www.usajobs.gov.

Traffic Engineer I/II- Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (Denver Metro Area)

This entry-level to mid-level civil engineer works on traffic engineering projects including traffic impact studies, corridor studies, roadway design, feasibility studies and alternatives assessments.

Duties:

  • Works on various sized traffic engineering projects under the direction of a Project Manager.
  • Assists in data collection, technical analyses, and written documentation with supervision as needed.
  • Writes small letter proposals or pieces of larger proposals.
  • Assists in client contact and participation in presentations in a supporting role.
  • Uses computer assisted engineering, design software, and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
  • Responsible for job specific quality system tasks as defined in quality manual.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/transportation engineering or transportation planning from an accredited four-year college or university. Master’s degree with a concentration in Transportation Engineering preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Engineering Intern Certificate

Felsburg Holt & Ullevig is always accepting resumes. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Human.Resources@fhueng.com.

More information available at www.fhueng.com.

Staff Geologist or Environmental Scientist- Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (Portland or Vancouver)

Maul, Foster & Alongi (MFA) is seeking a full-time Staff Geologist or Environmental Scientist for our Portland, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington office. The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in many of the following: drilling and monitoring well installation oversight, field sampling, data analysis and management, and report preparation. The candidate should have an interest in industrial site cleanup and brownfield redevelopment.

Duties:

As a staff geologist/environmental scientist, you will be involved in all aspects of project execution, including work plan and field work preparation, field work, data analysis, calculations, report and proposal writing, and cost estimating.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, environmental science, biology or a related science
  • Up to four years of experience in field sampling, including logging boreholes, soil and groundwater sampling, installing wells, well development and sampling, performing aquifer tests, and environmental site assessments.
  • Awareness of multimedia environmental sampling procedures and familiarity with field work for environmental projects
  • Experience interpreting data and performing statistical analysis.
  • Sound technical capabilities and organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willingness to work overtime, as necessary
  • Ability to perform physical duties including, but not limited to, lifting, use of respiratory equipment and protective gear, and traversing rough terrain.

Desired Skills or Experience:

  • Geologist-In-Training certification
  • HAZWOPER 40-hour training and requisite 8-hour updates

For more information or to apply, visit: http://maulfoster.iapplicants.com

Staff Engineer- Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (Portland or Vancouver)

Maul, Foster & Alongi (MFA) is seeking a full-time Staff Engineer for our Vancouver, Washington or Portland, Oregon office. The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in many of the following: civil and environmental engineering; hydrology; hydraulic modeling, analysis and design; utility design and layout; natural resource enhancement/mitigation; AutoCAD design software, preferably Civil 3D; remediation and site development design. The candidate should have an interest in land use development, industrial site cleanup and brownfield redevelopment.

Duties:

As a staff engineer, you will be involved in all aspects of project execution, including design, permitting, specifications, quantity calculations, report and proposal writing, project management, and cost estimating.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or related field
  • Engineer-In-Training certification
  • Zero to two years of experience
  • Sound technical capabilities and organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Aptitude for using AutoCAD design software, specifically Civil 3D
  • Willingness to work overtime, as necessary
  • Ability to perform physical duties including, but not limited to, lifting, use of protective gear, and traversing rough terrain.

Desired Skills or Experience:

  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses with various types of software
  • Execution of environmental remediation or site development projects
  • Construction management
  • Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD design software, specifically Civil 3D

For more information or to apply, visit: http://maulfoster.iapplicants.com

Civil Engineering Technician (Crescent, OR)

Department: Department of Agriculture

Salary Range: $31,628.00 to $62,297.00 / Per Year

This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Region on the Deschutes National Forest in Crescent, Oregon. This position provides technical engineering work on complete conventional projects of limited scope, or a portion of a larger and more diverse project.

More information available at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360207200

Hydrological Technician (Sedro Woolley, WA)

Department: Department of Agriculture

Salary Range: $16.73 to $16.73 / Per Hour

This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.
This position is located in a Forest Service unit. The position serves as a technical assistant in the performance of a variety of hydrology tasks, either as a crew member or individual worker.
These positions are located in Region 6 on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Sedro Woolley, WA.

More information available at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360802800

Soil Scientist (WA)

Department: Department of Agriculture

Salary Range: $47,923.00 to $75,376.00 / Per Year

This position will be part of the Forest Aquatics Team and will cover the soils and slope stability needs across the Olympic National Forest. The potential duty station for the position has been expanded to include the Quinault Work Center in Quinault, WA; the Pacific Ranger District Office in Forks, WA; the Hood Canal Ranger District Office in Quilcene, WA; or the Olympic National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Olympia, WA. The Forest will make the final decision on the duty station based on the applicants, their skill sets, and the needs of the Forest.

More information available at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359896200

Survey Technician (Pendleton, OR)

Department: Department of Agriculture

Salary Range: $13.55 to $13.55 / Per Hour

This position is established on a Forest Service unit to serve as a skilled member of a survey crew. Incumbent performs a variety of surveying assignments associated with the Forest’s engineering and cadastral surveying work. These positions are located in Region 6 on the Umatilla National Forest in Pendleton, OR.

More information available at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359389700

Engineer in Training- OBEC Consulting Engineers (Eugene, OR)

The Engineer in Training will assist our Bridge and Structures teams with structural design and analysis tasks while functioning as an individual engineering contributor on projects. As a member of the Bridge/Structures team, this position will independently perform increasingly complex structural design services for transportation, structural, and civil engineering projects. This position may also require the successful applicant to go out in the field, complete construction support assignments, assist in routine bridge maintenance inspections and work directly with clients, sub consultants, and general contractors.

Duties:

  • Perform structural engineering related calculations, analysis, and design tasks
  • Write technical specifications, reports, and other correspondence to a variety of audiences
  • Coordinate report production with management and administrative staff
  • Conform with OBEC standards and best practices
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Perform independent checking of the design work of other team members
  • Develop in-depth proficiency with structural analysis, design, and CAD software.
  • Develop proficiency in design codes relevant to both IBC and AASHTO design specifications
  • Interact with clients and subconsultants; develop client interaction skills, and attend meetings.
  • Go out into the field and help our Inspection Group on assignments
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil, structural) from an accredited university.  A Master’s degree focused in civil or structural engineering is preferred.
  • Engineer in Training certification required with progress towards obtaining professional (civil/structural) registration.
  • Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Intermediate-level MathCAD
  • Basic-level CAD experience using AutoCAD and/or Microstation
  • Ability to perform moderately complex engineering calculations, and structural detailing
  • Exceptional technical and communication skills
  • Three-dimensional linear and nonlinear, static and dynamic computer modeling including experience using GT STRUDL, RISA, MIDAS, or SAP 2000
  • Experience with specialty structural analysis and design software such as PCA Column, L-pile, BRASS, and other programs
  • Applicants with less than four (4) years’ professional experience must submit a copy of their college transcript

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design experience with reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, steel, masonry, and timber
  • Experience in a consulting engineering/business environment
  • Previous experience with structural design, interpreting plans, specifications, estimates, and construction schedules for publicly bid transportation projects
  • Basic knowledge of IBC and/or AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications
  • Seismic design experience using pushover and/or multi-modal response spectra analyses

Competitive salary, full benefits, and excellent retirement plan available.  Qualified applicants visit Careers section of our website at www.obec.com to download the REQUIRED APPLICATION FORM for completion; include your resume and submit by email to resumes@obec.com.  Our Firm is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D).

Instructor or Teaching Assistant- Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (Baltimore, MD)

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer.

Why teach for CTY?

  • opportunity to teach motivated and talented students a subject they love
  • limited class size (maximum of 18 students) ensures a low student-teacher ratio
  • all classes are taught by both an instructor and teaching assistant
  • opportunity to work in an environment with colleagues who share similar interests
  • competitive salary plus room and board at our east and west coast residential sites
  • science instructors are allotted a generous lab budget

We are currently seeking individuals with expertise in the following Engineering-related courses:

For more information about these positions, site locations, program dates, and access to our online employment application, please see our website, cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer, or contact us via email at ctysummer@jhu.edu or by calling 410-735-6185.

Civil Engineering Assistant (Los Angeles, CA)

Civil Engineering Assistant for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

Salary: $5,114.18 – $6,017.74 Monthly

Duties: prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for minor flood or road maintenance projects such as retaining walls, parking lots and similar projects utilizing commonly used software applications and specialized engineering software applications such as Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD); assists in field investigations and studies and in the preparation of preliminary and final plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of construction and maintenance engineering projects such as drainage and wastewater systems, dams, mountain roads, highways, street lighting and water distribution systems, debris basins, storm drains, spreading grounds, and other flood control and water conservation facilities; performs calculations requiring knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, calculus, elementary mechanics, strength of materials, statics, geodesy, and structural analysis; assists in conducting hydraulic and hydrologic studies to determine design criteria and operational requirements for flood control and water conservation structures; compiles data for and assists in making studies or tests relating to the location, size and capacity of other engineering structures or facilities; and assists in the review portions of plans for engineering structures prepared by other public agencies or by private firms to determine if they conform to department standards and practices and sound engineering principles.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a civil engineering curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).**
  • License: A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
  • Physical Class II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Membership in professional organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Works Association, American Water Works Association, City and County Engineers Association, etc., is encouraged.

For more information and instructions, please see this attached bulletin: CEA BULLETIN

Entry-Level Structural/Civil Engineer (Portland)

Morrison Hershfield is an employee owned firm operating in the United States and Canada.  We have been in existence since 1946, and the Portland office was established in 2005.  We have over 800 people on staff.  The Portland office currently has 15 employees.

The position currently available is for an entry level Structural/Civil Engineer.  The following is a general list of background and capabilities for this position:

  • 0-2 years of structural work experience
  • Masters/Bachelors Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, EIT desirable
  • Working knowledge of building codes, analysis and design procedures
  • Must be able to liaise with clients, contractors, and local authorities
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong aptitude in computers is a must
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the ability to effectively prioritize
  • Capable of paying close attention to details
  • Strong relationship/interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a strong customer service commitment

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

How to Apply:

Applications for this position will be accepted between 1/09/14 and 2/09/14. Offline Applications Accepted. Cover letter is required. To apply, send resume and cover letter to sstevenson@morrisonhershfield.com

Entry-Level Engineer (Vancouver, WA)

Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2012 revenues of more than $11 billion and employs more than 30,000 staff and craft employees. Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Kiewit Bridge & Marine is a general contractor with heavy civil, marine, and industrial capabilities through the U.S. and Canada. Our experience includes cable stayed bridges, suspension bridges, cast-in-place and precast segmental bridges, piers, wharves, marinas, ferry terminals, wastewater treatment facilities, and industrial facilities. To learn more about Kiewit Bridge & Marine, please go to http://www.kiewit.com/bridge&marine.

Duties:

The Kiewit Bridge & Marine entry-level Engineer provides basic engineering support for project administration, field operations, and estimating.

Office Engineering:

  • Perform material takeoffs from drawings, specifications and other contract documents.
  • Perform basic engineering calculations and technical drafting to support field operations.
  • Gather and prepare data for submittal or transmittal to the customer, vendors, subcontractors, governmental agencies, and internal use.
  • Assist in preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested.
  • Assist in schedule maintenance and performing updates as directed by others.
  • Assist in the maintenance of basic project recordkeeping and correspondence functions including daily reports, photographs, requests for information (RFIs), and memorandums.
  • Provide input into the cost management process by providing quantities to the business person, project engineer, or project manager. Assist with entering data into the job cost system and participate in reviewing cost reports with jobsite management.
  • Generate change orders and as-built data to be reviewed by the Project Manager.
  • Provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations.

Field Engineering:

  • Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision.
  • Perform quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining percentage of completed/installed materials and work.
  • Assist in the preparation of work plans and work packages.
  • Provide field surveying and work layout support including elevation, control points, and compilation of as-built data.
  • Assist in compiling, processing, and confirming daily labor timesheets.
  • Assist in the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s).
  • Participate in jobsite safety reviews, toolbox meetings, mass safety meetings, and safety training.
  • Order and schedule material deliveries.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate work groups on the jobsite.
  • Supervise field operations.

Estimating:

  • Review and analyze historical data relative to the project, incorporating various productions and costs appropriate in preparation of a bid.
  • Complete a plan and specification review for an assigned project, assessing the risk areas and bringing them to the attention of the Senior Estimator.
  • Complete material and quantity takeoffs according to bid documents.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong computer skills including ability to productively use Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic computer aided drafting (CAD) training.
  • Ability to read and understand plans and specifications.
  • Ability to travel and relocate throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future.

To apply, visit: http://kiewitjobs.com

Stormwater Design Engineer (Portland)

Contech Engineered Solutions is seeking a Stormwater Design Engineer to join our team. The Stormwater Design Engineer acts in a consultative role to identify, design, and implement solutions for specifying civil engineers to meet storm water quality, quantity, and low-impact development / runoff reduction objectives as well as stormwater drainage and system layout requirements. Additionally, the position will proactively support the field marketing team to establish and build civil engineering client relationships and meet the commercial objectives of the company.

Duties:

  • Present project specific solutions to civil engineering clients. Provide quality design calculations, basic illustrations, and advice to secure and integrate our products on site plans.
  • Work effectively with field and internal team members to achieve team goals.
  • Respond to civil engineer clients on project-specific inquiries and general industry questions.
  • Provide feedback and design assistance to civil engineer clients through plan review and interpretation.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with civil engineer clients.
  • Manage and track projects in the design phase. Ensure all project data is current and communicated to all team members on a regular basis. Assist with all projects, at all stages, as necessary.
  • Maintain engineering standards and procedures.
  • Provide project and technical support for submittal drawings, production and product delivery.
  • Negotiate directly with specifying civil engineer to develop and hold product specification.
  • Ensure pertinent information collected from specifying civil engineers is accurately entered into the project database.
  • Understand and provide advice to clients and field team on local stormwater regulations.
  • Work with Regulatory Services to develop new markets, increase market presence in existing markets, and drive the highest specification for water quality that the region will support.
  • Proactively promote Contech products to increase pipeline and sales.
  • Support promotional and strategic efforts of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BS in Civil or related engineering field.
  • 1-2 years relevant experience with site civil projects preferred with emphasis on drainage design preferred.
  • Commercial aptitude and good judgment.
  • Ability to prepare and review standard engineering documentation and plans.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the business and achieving organizational goals.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player; able to share thoughts openly, accept new ideas and get the job done in a highly interactive process.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, data base management software, basic CAD).
  • Ability to withstand substantial movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Required to have close visual acuity to perform duties.

Interviews will begin in January. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.conteches.com/

Contech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact the Contech Recruiting team at (513)645-7000.

Entry Level Civil Engineer – Transportation (Portland)

David Evans and Associates (DEA) Portland, OR office  is hiring for an Entry Level Civil Engineer to work in our Transportation Business Unit as part of our Roads and Highways team.  As an entry level civil engineer the responsibilities will be diverse and will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Working with project teams on all aspects of projects; project set-up, drafting, design, quality review and quality assurance, project coordination/organization, etc.
  • Prepares and designs improvement plans for a wide range of projects.
  • Prepares and/or direct preparation and modification of construction documents, reports, specifications and designs for project
  • Analyzes maps, reports, drawings, as-builts and test results for design projects.
  • Assist with post design construction support services to respond to RFI’s, submittal reviews, as-built preparation, and field observations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Project experience with Civil 3D
  • At least one internship working on transportation related civil engineering projects

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Owner Ship Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule

For more information or to apply, visit: https://jobs-deainc.icims.com/jobs

DEA is proud to be  an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Associate in Engineering 1 (Structural Designer), Oregon Department of Transportation (Bend)

The Region 4 Structural Designer performs the analysis & design of less complex bridges and other highway related structures for the region’s bridge design unit, under the supervision of a PE designer. This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Transportation-related Engineering; OR
  • A Fundamentals of Engineering certificate (FE).
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Duties:

  • Assist Region personnel in project development/scoping: identify problems(s), formulate solution(s) and prepare estimates.
  • Participate on and represents Bridge Design on project teams.
  • Complete the structural analysis, calculations, quantity estimates, and construction details needed for the preparation of contract plans, specifications and estimates.
  • Complete conceptual, preliminary (including Type Size, and Location (TSL), and advance project design phases and obtains necessary reviews and/or approvals.
  • Complete final structural engineering design and provides final Bridge Engineering contract plans, specifications and estimates to appropriate ODOT Sections and Units.
  • Complete design and structure cost data and applicable calculation books.
  • Perform all work using current and appropriate engineering design procedures to ensure a safe, economical and aesthetically pleasing structure.
  • Coordinate the resolution of design and detail issues through the project team.
  • Direct and review the work of drafter(s) in the preparation of plans and detailing structures in accordance with final engineering design.
  • Provide consulting engineering assistance to construction personnel during the project.Review contractor construction fabrication techniques and details for structural adequacy and completeness, under the supervision of a PE Designer.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon

Project Engineer- Balfour Beatty Construction (Portland)

Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company, is a construction general contractor that is seeking a Project Engineer (PE) to support construction project teams. The PE performs a variety of engineering and administrative activities relative to project planning, estimating, scheduling, project buy-out, budget administration, contract and subcontract administration, procurement, expediting, cost control and document control.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture or comparable experience
  • Previous experience as intern or entry-level PE with commercial contractor a plus
  • Ability to read plans and specs
  • Ability to estimate and prepare budgets
  • Provides solutions to issues, problems and challenges that are creative, thorough and complete
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates a proactive commitment to increase overall job/industry knowledge
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite and enterprise software system

Howard S. Wright is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/landingPage.jsf

Project Manager- Balfour Beatty Construction (Portland)

Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company, is a construction general contractor that is seeking a Project Manager (PM) to supervise and coordinate the safe completion of projects on time, within budget and with the quality specified. The PM manages a variety of aspects of a project including planning, scheduling, cost control, general supervision and labor relations. The PM trains and mentors assigned project team.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture or comparable experience.
  • Five+ years of commercial construction experience with various project types and sizes. Specifically needs experience managing tenant improvement projects.
  • Manages the quality of the work product and estimate/budget that was provided and negotiated with the owner.
  • Demonstrates entrepreneurial, sales, market development and client management skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership to a team.
  • Ability to do quantity take-offs and prepare budgets and estimates.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite and enterprise software system.
  • Demonstrates a proactive commitment to increase overall job/industry knowledge.

Howard S. Wright is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/landingPage.jsf

Takshanuk Watershed Council

The Takshanuk Watershed Council is seeking a full-time, year-round Executive Director. The Director of TWC demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission of the Watershed Council, and to promoting community-based watershed management and sustainable community development in the Haines Borough, AK. The goal of the Director position is to strengthen and advance TWC’s programs and services and implement TWC’s strategic plan. The board seeks someone who demonstrates vision, patience and the ability to provide diligent external and internal leadership.

The ideal candidate would have extensive experience related to the following topics and skill-sets:

  • Non-profit Leadership
  • Fiscal and Project Management
  • Networking, Collaboration and Developing Strategic Partnerships
  • Fund Development and Grant Writing
  • Innovation- ability to think creatively and strategically to advance TWC’s programs and projects
  • A Commitment to the stewardship and long term sustainability of Southeast Alaska’s natural resources, resource-based economies, and communities
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and desire to work inclusively with a highly diverse group of stakeholders

The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • An advanced academic degree relating to natural resource management and/or
  • professional experience relating to the fields of natural resource management.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Non-profits and non-profit leadership
  • 3-5 years grant writing
  • 3-5 years project management
  • Prior experience in Alaska (preferred, but not required)

Job Specifics:
The job requires living in Haines, Alaska and requires some travel in Southeast Alaska.
Salary: $40K – 55K depending on experience and hours committed per week
Application Period
Open: October 21st, 2013
Close: November 8th, 2013
Start date: January 6th 2014 target start date
Send resume and cover letter electronically to:
Subject: Director Position
brad.ryan@takshanuk.org

PSU 2013-14 Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB)

SHAC is looking for students to join the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB). Every year SHAC has a seven-member Student Health Advisory Board where students are able to work directly and advise SHAC staff on policies, student issues, budgeting, insurance, and outreach. Members of SHAB meet weekly and receive a $300 stipend per term. If you are interested in being on the 2013-14 Student Health Advisory Board please see the position description and application requirements at http://www.pdx.edu/shac/shab.

Application Deadline is October 29, 2013.

 

Portland Water Bureau

WATERSHED PROTECTION MANAGER

The Portland Water Bureau is looking for a talented and experienced Watershed Protection Manager to join its Resource Protection and Planning Group.
The Watershed Protection Manager will play a lead role in stewardship of the Bull Run watershed, the City of Portland’s primary drinking water supply.
Bull Run is one of the most protected drinking water supply watersheds in the nation, has a rich and colorful history,
and is home to a healthy and ecologically-diverse western Cascades ecosystem.

Candidates for this position need a strong personal commitment to watershed protection, in-depth knowledge of forest ecology
and wildland hydrology, seasoned abilities to analyze watershed conditions and risks, and on-the-ground experience in remote locations.
Familiarity with Pacific Northwest forest ecosystems is highly desirable. Candidates must also have excellent communication and project management skills.
Recruitment closes Monday, October 7th.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs

 

E-PUR Administrative/Project Support

E-PUR provides client-focused hydrologic, geologic, engineering, and environmental consulting services on a wide range of water resource and water supply projects.

www.e-purwater.com

We are currently seeking an ‘as needed’ administrative and project support contract hourly employee. The position requires the following:

  • Maintain Project and Administrative files
  • Assist with bookkeeping and administrative tasks
  • General office management
  • Project support

This is an ‘as needed’ part-time employee position. We anticipate that the position could require between 10 – 20 hours a month. This is a good opportunity for someone with some general office experience seeking to gain insight and experience into the engineering consulting world. Project work will be limited but could increase depending on skill set and project work availability. Proficiency in accounting software is a plus, as is proficiency in GIS.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to:
Jack Dahl, EIT
jdahl-at-e-purwater.com

 

Parametrix

CIVIL/WATER RESOURCES ENGINEER (PTL#1305)

Parametrix, a premiere NW engineering and environmental sciences consulting firm, is seeking a full-time CIVIL/WATER RESOURCES ENGINEER to join our Portland, OR office. The successful candidate’s work may include master planning, engineering studies, design, and construction phase services for diverse water resource engineering projects. Project types may include but are not limited to water and wastewater treatment, pumping systems, water/wastewater/stormwater conveyance, pipeline rehabilitation, stormwater treatment and storage facilities, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, stream restoration and transportation support projects. The successful candidate will join a growing Water Solutions team with a diverse client and water resources project portfolio.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, with 3+ years of progressive experience in water resource engineering or related field. A Master’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineering is desirable. EIT certification is required and PE in Oregon is a plus. Preferred experience includes wastewater treatment and/or roadway utility design with AutoCAD and Microstation. Proven writing, analytical and communication skills are critical to the position. Candidate must have an ability to work independently; work well on a team; and be driven towards superior client service.

We have an employee ownership culture where we seek and value the ideas of employees and challenge each other to reach our greatest potential. Parametrix offers an exceptional benefits package, exciting project work and a commitment to work/life balance. Please submit a letter of interest and resume through our website.

www.parametrix.com

 

Stuctural Design Engineer – Entry Level (posted Aug. 21, 2013)

Summit Staffing Solutions – Portland, OR

TITLE: Structural Design Engineer

SUMMARY: Designing wood crates using CAD design software. Responsibilities will also include purchasing.(ordering materials for designed crates). The perfect candidate is someone just out of school who has CAD design as a career path.

REQUIRED:

  • Must have an associates or Bachelors degree in structural engineering.
  • Must have CAD software experience.
  • Knowledge of wood products preferred, by not necessary
  • Must be able to plan and budget a project from start to finish.
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

SHIFT: Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm

PAY: $14/hr

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume to taffy@questaff.com. Please copy/paste your resume in the body of the email.  For security purposes, we do not open attachments and your resume will not be looked at.

Entry Level Engineer

  • *Perform engineering work in connection with large-scale construction projects.
  • *Responsibilites may include: field engineering, operation planning, cost control, project scheduling, quantity tracking, material procurement, contract administration, estimating and supervision of field activities.
  • *Perform engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and handling minor problems of a technical nature arising during construction.
  • *Maintain records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.
  • *May assist in planning and scheduling of job and/or job segments.
  • *Investigate problems and/or reported incidents; identify and recommend solutions/alternatives as appropriate.
  • *Review plans and specificiations to determine material requirements (quantites and qualities), pricing of materials, etc.
  • *Work with suppliers as required facilitting the handling and expediting delivery of materials.
  • *May be involved in the district estimating unit. This involves quantity takeoffs, site visits, estimating the work, sitting in on estimate reviews and helping to close out the bid.

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Engineer I – Water/Wastewater

AECOM is hiring an entry level engineer at their Portland location. Emphasis on civil and structural design.

Basic Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, master’s degree preferred, successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (or within 6 months of hire.)

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Environmental Sector Shop Technician

StormwateRx LLC is a Portland business that designs, sells, and installs stormwater treatment systems for industrial facilities on the West Coast. This small business offers an exciting work environment, great flexibility and opportunity for advancement. Help build treatment systems that clean up local waterways!

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StormwateRx job description

Entry-Level Civil Engineer – Aviation Services

Mead & Hunt, a nationally recognized professional services consulting firm, has a full-time position available for an entry-level civil engineer in our Portland, Oregon office. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: preparing airport designs, plans, specifications, and estimates using AutoCAD (Civil 3D); performing construction inspection; preparing technical airport planning and environmental analysis and reports using ArcGIS. Travel will be required.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in civil engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, or be within one semester of obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil engineering at the time of hire (the selected candidate must obtain the degree within six months of hire date).

The ideal candidate will have the following: passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam; experience with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office software; familiarity and coursework with planning, design, and construction. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication and technical writing skills; problem-solving skills; goal-, detail-, and deadline-orientation; ability to work independently and as part of a team. A previous engineering internship is an asset but not required.

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Entry Level Drafter

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), an international transportation engineering and planning consultancy, is looking for a full-time, entry level drafter to join our team of CAD technicians to perform production related assignments. In this position, you will…

  •  Work full-time, onsite at our local Portland office (this is not a remote position).
  • Work closely with our technician team, as well as our staff of transportation engineers and planners in support of 13 offices firm wide.
  • Work from redline markup of report figures and graphics/plans.
  • Create and maintain complex layering and externally referenced drawing files.
  • Be familiar with the basics of scanning and image management, and be able to create an image with appropriate file size for specific applications (e.g. for the web, for print, for large plot).
  • Manage time appropriately to meet competing deadlines on multiple projects.
  • Interpret engineering notes and markups.
  • Ensure design integrity and consistency from project to project.

Note: this is an internal position; we are not interested in hiring third party consultants or independent freelancers.

Requirements

  •  Two year associates degree in cad design, or two years of full-time drafting experience using Autocad and/or Microstation.
  • Civil or transportation background is preferable.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Applicant’s career focus should be centered on mastering technical tools for creating design plans as well as illustrative graphics for reports and presentation.

To Apply

This position offers hourly pay and benefits, including a diverse cultural environment, comprehensive employer-paid health insurance, and a strong retirement program. Please send your resume, cover letter, and (if applicable) a link to your online portfolio or example work to our Hiring Coordinator at drafter@kittelson.com.

http://www.kittelson.com/drafter_pdx

Engineering Technician I

Requisition/Vacancy No. 87625BR
Position Title Technician I, Engineering
Job Category Engineering – Water / Wastewater
Business Line Water
Office Location US – Portland, OR
Education Required Bachelors
Why Choose AECOM? Imagine working for a truly global company whose 45,000 employees share a singular passion: to make the world a better place. We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed. Come share your passion with us.
About the Business Line Water
We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.
Job Description Emphasis on mechanical engineering, pump and pipeline design.Basic Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, master’s degree preferred, successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (or within 6 months of hire.  Not sure the frequency of the test.)
What We Offer AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It’s a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world’s most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It’s a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It’s what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Removal Date 28-Dec-2013Find complete details here.

Engineer I

Requisition/Vacancy No. 87623BR
Position Title Engineer I, Engineering
Job Category Engineering – Water / Wastewater
Business Line Water
Office Location US – Portland, OR
Education Required Bachelors
Why Choose AECOM? Imagine working for a truly global company whose 45,000 employees share a singular passion: to make the world a better place. We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed. Come share your passion with us.
About the Business Line Water
We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.
Job Description Emphasis on civil and structural design.Basic Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, master’s degree preferred, successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (or within 6 months of hire.  Not sure the frequency of the test.)
What We Offer AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It’s a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world’s most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It’s a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It’s what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Removal Date 28-Dec-2013Find complete details here.

Entry-Level Environmental Engineer

Description
Waste Connections has an opening for a Region Environmental Engineer based at the Western Region Office in Vancouver, WA.  The Western Region of WCI encompasses WA, OR, CA, ID, MT, NV & WY. Facilities within the region consist of waste collection companies, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, landfills, and composting operations.
 This Specialist will:
  •  Review and approve all special waste streams proposed for disposal at WCI landfills in California, Oregon and Washington.
  • Work closely with customers to complete and submit special waste disposal requests.
  • Perform environmental compliance audits at WCI locations.
  • Work with regional managers to implement environmental compliance initiatives and compliance tools.
  • Interface with regulatory agencies on behalf of WCI locations.
  • Support WCI locations with compliance issues/items.
Job Requirements:
  • 0-2 years experience and a Four-year degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Civil Engineering
  • An EIT on track to a professional engineer license
  • This position will require up to 50% travel.

Some direct experience in at least one of the following areas is preferred:

  • waste/materials characterization
  • environmental site assessments (ASTM ESA I & II)
  • remediation and RCRA experience
  • laboratory chemist
  • Stormwater treatment systems design and operations

Successful candidates are those who seek to thrive in an environment of operational excellence and accountability.  We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to “Connect with Your Future”. EOE

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WASTECONNECTIONS&cws=1&rid=5385

Quantity Surveyor with Faithful+Gould

The Faithful+Gould office in Portland OR is currently accepting college graduates seeking interest/ experience in Quantity Surveying and Estimating on large industrial projects for a client project in Hillsboro, OR.

You will be preparing cost estimates and providing business support to senior staff completing pricing and benchmarking research and maintaining project documents and files in an organized manner.

Required Skills:
1. Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Internet, Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Project.
2. Experience working in demanding environment with the ability to balance multiple tasks and display analytical skills
3. Demonstrated ability to work with a multitude of project team members and experience in customer relations
4. Strong oral and written communication skills
5. Must have working knowledge of electronic takeoff including CAD Measure, and working knowledge of a commercially available construction cost estimating system.
6. Experience with databases, and web-based applications is highly desired.
7. Strong self-organization with emphasis to detail, self-initiation and follow through
8. Strong professional, interpersonal skills, must be highly articulate and have a clear and analytical approach to problem solving.

Information on how to apply: Job# US-000865 | http://www.fgould.com/north-america/careers/

 

Creative leadership and ability to explore the use of non-traditional ways of management and service delivery.Developing and administering budgets;Conflict resolution and consensus building.Interpersonal communication and relationships as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, City Council and others sufficient to exchange or convey information, direction and to receive work direction.Analyzing situations, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of actions, and implementing recommendations;Contract negotiations;Providing excellent customer service; andInterpreting and applying applicable federal, state and local laws, permits, codes, rules and regulations as they apply to street operations.

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