Civil Engineer

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City of Fairview
Fairview, OR, United States

Phone: 503-665-7929
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Civil Engineer


Fairview, OR 


$5,365 - $6,846 DOQ

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Salary: $5365 to $6846 Depending on Qualifications


TITLE: Civil Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTS TO: Public Works Director

SUPERVISES: Civil Engineer Technician

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Performs complex and professional engineering work for various environmental, water, sewer, street, parks facilities and other public works projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria; May serve as a Project Manager.


Work is done under the Public Works Director.


Tasks listed are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive. An employee in this classification may perform any of the tasks listed; however, these examples do not include all the tasks that an employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Reviews private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations, and standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans.
  • Determines applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.
  • Performs simple to complex civil engineering design work, calculates construction quantities, and prepares engineering and construction estimates. Coordinates the preparation of, or develops, engineering plans and specifications, coordinates required advertising for bids, reviews construction bids and makes necessary recommendations based on lowest and best bids, competency of vendors and consultants, and the selection criteria.
  • Assists in project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects. Oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.
  • Assists in the preparation of sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, and street system maps, data bases, and comprehensive plans.
  • Assures as‑built records of projects, and documents necessary changes for the operation and maintenance programs.
  • Responds to public or other inquiries relative to engineering procedures on specific projects and other information.
  • Reviews utility permits, street use permits, franchise utility permits, etc.
  • Maintains regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding department activities and services.
  • Assists in the evaluation of the impacts of development proposals, permits, rezones, plats, etc. on traffic and transportation facilities, water, sewer and storm drainage systems.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of public facility management systems.
  • Coordinates sidewalk inspection, maintenance and enforcement programs.
  • Monitors intergovernmental actions affecting public works operations.
  • Assists in the training of other city personnel in public works design and construction techniques.


Knowledge of :

  • Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; Considerable knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities;
  • Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects.

Ability to :

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public; Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a four‑year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or a closely related field; and
  • Minimum of two years previous civil engineering experience (local government setting preferred); or
  • Registration as an EIT with the State of Oregon is preferred.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public; Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
  • Special Requirements/Licenses: The physical demands herein 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 these essential job functions._


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of appointment.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the work will be considered.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit; walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally push, pull, lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Vision: Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Mobility: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting and operate office equipment. Some outdoor work is required to inspect of various land use developments and construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
  • Environment: Normal office setting with some travel for meetings or inspections. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate in the field.
  • Work is governed by Federal, State, County and City regulations.
  • Working Conditions:
  • Has normal business hours. Occasional attendance at evening meetings required.
  • Adverse working conditions include exposure to seasonal weather changes including working in inclement weather.

Resource Accountability:

  • Records maintained include: accountability for files relating to projects such as: improvement agreements, security documents, engineering plans, specifications related to developments, as built drawings and program records.
  • Responsible for the proper care of City equipment.

To Apply

Full position details and city applications are available at, City Hall, 1300 NE Village Street, Fairview, Oregon, 97024 or by calling the City Recorder at 503-674-6224.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $5,365.00 to $6,846.00 /month