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Sr. Civil Engineer in Portland, OR at NextGen

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Job Description

Sr. Civil Engineer




1 year contract to start ( can convert earlier )



Portland, OR 97201



8am - 5pm


M - F



As a Senior Civil Engineer, will be an integral member of the design team, independently perform Civil analysis and design for our projects and play a key leadership role in our civil team. Need strong communication and interpersonal skills as will work closely with the clients, project managers, other disciplines, and construction trade partners. As part of this team, you will develop design concepts, complete the analysis and design, and work with the Designers to communicate our civil requirements on paper and, when applicable, in the intelligent Civil 3d model.


It is expected that you have a mastery of civil principals, expertise in multiple subject areas, deep understanding of US building codes with emphasis on local jurisdictional code requirements, understand how civil design integrates with and impacts other disciplines, and understand business trends and industry issues and challenges.


This position requires you to serve as a Lead Civil Engineer for mid-size to large projects, or as a Sub-Lead for very large projects. You will also play a role in business development. You will be given as much responsibility as you are willing to take, and your opportunities for career growth will be limited only by your own motivation, capabilities, and attitude.



Duties and Responsibilities



  • With no supervision, individual competently performs all conventional aspects of civil engineering and analysis:

  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Exercises sound engineering judgement and problem-solving skills.




  • Exhibits high level of attention to detail and quality control:

  • Highly proficient in and committed to checking own work.

  • Highly focused on quality, ensuring conformance with established civil standards, project standards, and project delivery processes.

  • Able to review and evaluate construction documents for accuracy and full compliance with client design standards, company standards, and all local jurisdiction code requirements.




  • Takes responsibility for managing workload, making and keeping commitments, and taking full ownership of assigned work:

  • Takes complete ownership of their portion of the civil scope, reliably meeting schedule, budget, and quality requirements.

  • May be given tasks with ill-defined conditions of satisfaction, in which case the individual will be expected to take the initiative to determine what is needed to meet the project and client needs.

  • Clearly define own scope and can forecast level of effort needed to complete that scope. Be ready to identify scope change and escalate it to Civil Lead or Project Manager.

  • Ask for help when needed, and delegate to other engineers when appropriate.

  • Able to work in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner with strong attention to detail.

  • Possesses excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.




  • Developing leadership skills:

  • Provides technical coaching, mentorship, and/or training to develop less experienced engineers.

  • Proactive in advancing workflows, systems, and tools within the civil discipline. Embraces emerging technologies.

  • Established reputation as a regional Subject Matter Expert and Quality Reviewer.

  • Able to delegate work to other engineers and designers, sometimes in remote offices

  • Able to independently support Business Development pursuits for large projects.




  • As a Lead Civil Engineer for an assigned project:

  • Lead a small team of Civil Engineers and Designers in the development of calculations, specifications, construction drawings, and the civil model (in AutoCAD Civil 3d).

  • Fully understand all civil scope, recognize how that scope is both generated and impacted by other disciplines, and identify scope change.

  • Develop and manage schedule, budget, and staffing forecasts for the civil scope.

  • Attends project meetings and takes an active role to help team resolve concerns and solve problems across all disciplines. Provide meeting records.

  • May be asked to act as the stamping Engineer of Record.

  • Take ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the deliverables, including calculations and all construction documents.

  • Participates in and champions internal, cross-discipline, and external project quality reviews.



Basic Qualifications



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.

  • Professional Civil Engineer License (PE), or ability to obtain within 60 days

  • 15 years of experience in Civil engineering

  • Expertise in analyzing and designing all aspects of large scale industrial developments including:

  • Site development, site master planning and site selection.

  • Underground utility routing and site space planning.

  • Hydrology analysis for designing storm drain systems.

  • Analyzing and designing gravitational wastewater systems.

  • Analyzing and designing pressurized water systems and water distribution networks.

  • Analyzing and designing gas pipe systems.

  • Performing final grading plans including cut and fill analysis and earthwork balancing.

  • Providing erosion and sediment control plans, stormwater pollution prevention plans and support permit approval.

  • Wetland mitigation.

  • Software expertise including AutoCAD Civil 3d, StormCAD, WaterCAD and WaterGEMS

  • Expertise in hydrology analysis tools including HEC, TR-55, Washington County and Rational Methods.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.



Preferred Qualifications



  • MS degree in Civil Engineering.

  • Experience in Semi-conductor industrial or general industrial facilities.

  • Experience with Navisworks, and Bluebeam.

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