Engineering Program Manager

City of Salem | Salem, OR

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Posted Date 3/04/2020

The City of Salem is seeking Candidates for an Engineering Program Manager.
The Engineering Division is charged with delivering the CIP and is currently working on a wide variety of capital improvement projects including: water distribution and treatment facilities, wastewater collection and treatment facilities, pump stations, reservoirs, drainage facilities, parks, airport facilities, streets, bridges, traffic signals, water transmission lines, and urban development projects.
This Engineering Program Manager position performs full range civil engineering project and program development in the water treatment and wastewater treatment arena; manages multiple projects and programs with administrative responsibility through design and construction phases; and quality control and assurance over activities managed by engineers at lower levels.  The Engineering Program Manager leads an engineering project team specializing in water treatment, wastewater treatment, pump stations, and other multidisciplinary projects. Given their direct involvement in projects, technical engineering experience in these areas is paramount given the community-wide impacts of these large capital improvement projects. 

An Engineering Program Manager is responsible for planning and delivering multiple capital improvement programs. The programs and projects to be managed are complex in nature and require well-planned funding strategies that use revenue bonds, system development charges, utility rates, grants, loans, federal, and state monies. This key individual will take a lead role in managing capital improvement programs; providing supervision and leadership to senior project managers and technical staff; managing capital improvement funds; developing guidelines and administrative procedures for project delivery; providing quality assurance over programs and projects; and managing special capital improvement projects as needed. The successful candidate will be a team player that is flexible, highly motivated, and committed to providing the extra-effort needed to meet critical timelines.
What are the minimum qualifications?

  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver license and meet the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a related field, and eight years of experience in a related field, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Professional Civil Engineer License required.

Where can I find out more about the position?
Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Engineer 4 or view by clicking here.
How can I apply?
Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application.  Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application. 
Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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