Assistant City Engineer

$7,619 - $9,962 yearly
  • City of Tigard
  • 13125 Southwest Hall Boulevard, Portland, OR, USA
  • Nov 23, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description


We are recruiting for an Assistant City Engineer in our Public Works Department who is a collaborator, mentor and technical leader.  Our Division consists of 22 positions and we ensure that all public infrastructure in the city is properly planned, designed, permitted and constructed, including streets, parks, trails, water, sewer, stormwater and civic buildings.  Tigard is a growing community and our Engineering Division is busy with delivering 40+ capital projects annually, and providing planning and permitting support to a combination of infill and urban growth expansion areas.

The Engineering Division is part of the Public Works Department in Tigard.  The division oversees and ensures that all public infrastructure in Tigard is properly planned, designed and constructed.  This includes streets, parks and trails, water, sewer and stormwater systems, streams and green infrastructure, and civic buildings.   The Division is responsible for permitting and inspection of public infrastructure built by development, as well as implementing a robust capital improvement program (typically $10 - $20 million of CIP projects annually).

The City of Tigard values diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are committed to building a workforce of diverse voices to impact decision making, drive growth, and better serve our community. We strongly encourage those wanting to work with and serve diverse populations to apply.   

We invite you to view the detailed job description for our Assistant City Engineer position.



We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Has excellent communication skills – including ability and experience conversing about technical topics with community members, city council, committees and non-engineering teammates.
  • Understands the value of building and maintaining strong work relationships, with both internal and external partners.
  • Is a team player who can facilitate problem solving among staff and partners.  Is thoughtful, considerate of varied opinions, and intent on finding solutions. Can 'think outside the box' as a problem solver, but also appreciates the value of standards and their consistent application.
  • Is comfortable making decisions.
  • Is a strong project manager who understands the steps necessary to plan and successfully complete complex infrastructure projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Is an astute, quick learner, capable of juggling multiple demands.
  • Understands civil infrastructure planning, design and construction.
  • Has experience with development engineering and permitting.

 The Assistant City Engineer will:

  • Lead and manage a development and special projects group that includes engineering, inspection and GIS.
  • Provide oversight, problem solving skill, and strategic support to our Engineering development permitting team.  Reporting to the Assistant City Engineer is a Principal Engineer, supported by four Engineering Technicians/Inspectors, managing a high volume of development projects day to day.  The Assistant City Engineer will provide support to this group as needed to review work, collaborate on decisions, help our technical teammates continue to grow and learn in their positions.
  • Manage special projects that are strategic, publicly visible, and involve multiple internal and external stakeholders. This may include projects such as determining and implementing  urban growth expansion infrastructure planning, updating engineering standards and high profile capital projects as required.
  • Be the key liaison to the Community Development Department for major code revisions, complex development projects and urban growth boundary expansions.
  • Be key liaison to ODOT and Washington County for cooperative projects, strategic development and jurisdictional transfers.
  • Help determine workflow improvement needs for the development engineering processes, including collaboration with the Public Works operations team to ensure infrastructure delivered by development meets their needs.
  • Be a strong, collegiate partner to the City Engineer, including filling in for City Engineer duties at times.
  • Will at times work outside normal office hours as needed to support projects.  This will likely include some evening meetings (city council, planning commission, citizen committees and groups) and/or attendance at meetings or job sites if needed on some days off.



Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, to perform the essential functions of the position, may be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or related engineering; and
  • Five (5) years' increasingly responsible experience in professional engineering design, plan review, and project administration, including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience; or
  • Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training, or experience relevant to the position. 


  • Possession of a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving history.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within six (6) month of appointment, registration as a Professional Civil Engineer license to practice in the state of Oregon.



Union Representation: not applicable for this position.

Schedule: 10-hour shifts, 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday) During the pandemic work will be performed remotely with minimal on-site hours until January 2022. As of January 2022, remote work will be available up to 50% of the work week.  

How to apply: Please apply online. We do not accept applications via email. Applications must be received by Human Resources by the closing time/date. First application review on December 13, 2021

The monthly salary range for this position is $7,619.55 - $9,962,60 per month. The starting pay assignment, based on an analysis of the successful candidate’s related experience and education in accordance with the City’s pay equity policy and the Oregon Equal Pay Act, would be no higher than $9,216.97 per month.
IMPORTANT (Please read): In lieu of resumes and cover letters, the City of Tigard evaluates each applicant's work history and responses to supplemental questions. Please complete the application and answer the supplemental questions thoroughly to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience.
ATTENTION VETERANS: To receive veteran's preference, please upload your DD214/Separation documentation.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement: The City of Tigard is implementing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate in which most City employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. For those who have experienced barriers in accessing a COVID-19 vaccine, Tigard’s HR team will assist in any way possible.

Per ORS 433.416, law enforcement officers are exempt from this requirement.