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 PortlandLauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 560,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and one of America's best walking towns. Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast are all just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area including the largest urban wilderness in the U.S.: the 5,000-acre Forest Park located within the city limits. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 80° in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.