Civil Engineer

Company Name: Central Lincoln
City: Newport
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97365
Job Title: Civil Engineer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: March 29, 2018
Salary: $88,698 - $107,813
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

The first review of applications: 4/11/18


Performs professional level engineering design and project management activities related to the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Central Lincoln substation and transmission facilities. The position requires knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures, including materials, equipment and techniques, used in professional level work in the field of engineering and project management. Acts as design engineer, project engineer or project manager for moderately complex projects with limited supervision.  May lead project teams and interact with consultants, crew superintendents, foreman and contractors to troubleshoot and resolve problems during design, construction or installation.  Investigates and analyzes to identify and recommend solutions and approaches for engineering projects as well as trouble shooting equipment.  Develops project budgets, administers contracts, and monitors project progress. The position works under supervision and resolves most routine problems while keeping the supervisor informed of unusual or controversial problems and issues. Under supervision of the Engineering Supervisor and in coordination with more senior engineers, this position leads teams within engineering discipline and has a thorough knowledge of project management functions including scope, schedule and budget from design inception through completion. Also performs conventional engineering design.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Perform engineering design and analysis for projects. Prepare cost estimates. Write technical purchase and construction specifications. Prepare material and/or labor bid document packages. Follow engineering QA/QC procedures. Review submittals and respond to requests for information during construction. Develop inspection and testing plans. Inspect fabrication and construction activities, materials, work products and troubleshoot construction problems. Prepare start-up and training plans for operation and maintenance of projects.

Develop and implement scopes, schedules and budgets for moderately complex projects. Oversee and monitor project activities from concept to close out. Communicate project progress with supervisor, more senior engineers and others. Write status and tracking reports. Give presentations including project recommendations to supervisor, department personnel and management. Procure materials. Participate in the selection of consultants and assist with management of consultant contracts. Ensure compliance with QA/QC procedures to maintain the quality of project deliverables.

Perform moderately complex engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing), cost estimating, economic analysis and develop alternatives to help determine solutions to operational problems, regulatory concerns, efficiency improvements, asset management issues, etc.

Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems at the request of plant personnel. Clarify and pinpoint problems. Develop testing methods and alternatives. Provide alternative problem solutions. Write brief reports describing possible solutions and recommendations.

Participate in work process improvement efforts primarily as a member of interdisciplinary work teams.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.  Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS).

Identify and attend training to maintain and learn new skills.

Other related duties as assigned.

Experience Required:

Knowledge of:

  • Civil engineering design and project management related directly to utility facilities, including fundamentals and principles, practices and procedures of an engineering discipline, such as engineering design, calculations, reading and interpreting plans, specifications and project schedules.
  • National Electric Safety Code.
  • Permits, permitting timelines and City, County, State and Federal permitting agencies and processes as required.

Skills in:

  • Complex critical thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex problem solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Personal computer use, office software.
  • Engineering analysis and design software.
  • AutoCAD.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with a diverse work force including the skilled crafts, contractors, customers and other engineers.
  • Comply with Central Lincoln safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Communicate effectively in person and in writing.


  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires 4 years of relevant engineering experience.
  • PE in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Valid driver’s license: Yes
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required: No
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: No
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement: None

FLSA Status: Exempt

The incumbent reports to the Civil and Distribution Engineering Supervisor.

How to Apply:

Complete the online application:

Posting End Date: April 27, 2018