The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking candidates for Principal Engineer in the Design Services Division of the Engineering Services Group. The Engineering Services Group manages capital repair, rehabilitation and expansion of Portland's sanitary and stormwater collection systems, pump stations, and treatment plants. They also support watershed health by enhancing streams, restoring habitat and implementing stormwater management projects.
The Principal Engineer is the manager of the Design Services Division, which provides engineering, design and project management for the Bureau's Capital Improvement Program – specifically focused on projects for the wastewater collection system, surface water facilities, and watershed restoration. The position oversees, plans, organizes, directs and integrates the work of the approximately 35-person division, which is comprised of professional engineering and technical staff. The position reports to the bureau's Chief Engineer.
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About the City of Portland
The City of Portland comprises an area of approximately 145 square miles in northwestern Oregon. With a 2016 population estimated at 627,000, Portland is the center of commerce, industry, transportation, finance, and services for a metropolitan area with a 2016 population estimated at 2.4 million people. Portland is the county seat of Multnomah County, and is the largest city in Oregon and the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest.
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland has a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and is one of America's best walking towns. Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty, with Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast each just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area, including the 5,000-acre Forest Park, the largest urban wilderness in the U.S. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 8...0° in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.
Portland has a reputation for being unique, and our governance structure is no exception. Portland voters adopted the commission form of government in 1913, and over 100 years later, Portland is the only large city in the country continuing to operate under this structure. The five members of the City Council are each elected at-large, and have legislative, administrative, and quasi-judicial responsibilities. The Mayor assigns bureaus to each Council member. The Mayor serves as Commissioner-in-charge of the Office of Management and Finance (OMF), which includes the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services (BRFS), and oversees the independent City Budget Office (CBO).
Portland is a full-service city with approximately 6,000 represented and non-represented permanent employees and a budget of over $3.46 billion. The City has maintained its triple-A bond rating for over 40 years, reflecting its strong financial management policies and practices.