The City of Tualatin, Oregon has an amazing opportunity to become our next City Engineer. The City of Tualatin is a dynamic, vibrant community conveniently located just 12 miles south of Portland and 30 miles north of Salem, the state capital. Tualatin has 28,000 residents in 8.2 square miles that lies primarily in Washington County, with a small portion in Clackamas County. The City of Tualatin was recently selected as one of the best places to live by Stacker.com,citing our ample outdoor opportunities and year-round events.
The City of Tualatin is seeking a City Engineer looking to make a difference in the community by providing progressive and innovative leadership. The ideal candidate has an excellent reputation as a creative problem solver who enjoys collaborating and building consensus. The City Engineer has excellent communications skills and can easily explain complex engineering ideas to the layperson in writing or in conversation.
The City Engineer is well rounded with wide-ranging experience in typical municipal projects such as streets, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, water distribution, sewer collection, storm water management, subdivisions, and commercial development. The ideal candidate brings a combination of public and private sector experience and enjoys working on a wide variety of projects. The successful candidate easily connects the dots and understands how the various pieces of the projects fit together. The City Engineer monitors best practices in order to drive efficiency and inform decision making.
A minimum of five years demonstrated progressively responsible experience as a Professional Engineer with a thorough knowledge of Civil Engineering principles and practices as related to a wide variety of public works projects. The successful candidate must possess a valid Professional Engineer's License and, if licensed in another state, must have the ability to attain an Oregon PE in a reasonable timeframe. A minimum of two years in a supervisory capacity is required. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted.
Please visit our website at www.tualatinoregon.gov to review the position brochure.
The City of Tualatin, population 28,000, is a dynamic, vibrant community ideally located just 12 miles south of Portland and 30 miles north of Salem, the state capitol. Situated at the intersection of Interstate highways 5 and 205, Tualatin is a short distance to adventure: skiing, snowboarding, and sledding on majestic Mt. Hood in the Cascade Mountain Range; family-friendly summer water activities on the central Oregon Coast; national-level wind-surfing or parasailing on the mighty Columbia River, while enjoying the striking natural beauty of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge National Recreation Area. Tualatin is a bicycle friendly community with bike lanes throughout the City and access to the regional cycling route network.
Tualatin’s population is well-educated, diverse, and involved in community and school activities. There are excellent educational opportunities available through the Tigard-Tualatin School District and numerous colleges and universities within easy commuting distance. Tualatin enjoys a high quality of life; in recent surveys over 90% of Tualatin residents say Tualatin is a great place to live. Residents overwhelming report that Tualatin is a safe comm...unity with 97% reporting they feel safe in their neighborhoods. Additionally, Tualatin residents are active and engaged; 93% visited a park at least once in the last 12 months and 92% rate city parks as excellent or good!
The city features a balance of high-quality residential areas, along with multiple commercial and industrial zones. Tualatin is a mid-sized city with a big city attitude and spirit. Tualatin is one of Oregon’s most livable cities; a 30-year Tree City USA, it has an extraordinary landscape, painted with charm, opportunity, and accessibility. The center of downtown is anchored by a public/private plaza project, Tualatin Commons, which consists of mixed-use buildings surrounding a three-acre public lake.