Regional Engineer, Drinking Water Services

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 12:00am

Address:

Portland, OR
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

What will you do?
As an Environmental Engineer, you will serve the regulated public water system community as an expert technical resource on drinking water quality, treatment, distribution, and operation issues.  You will promote compliance with drinking water standards through direct contact with water system operators, evaluation of water systems in the field, responding to detections of contaminants, providing technical assistance to water suppliers, and reviewing plans for new facilities in public water systems.

In this position, you will:

  • Conduct inspections of public water system facilities, which includes water sources, treatment, distribution, and storage, as well as operation and maintenance practices. 
  • Provide regulatory assistance and consultations with water system operators and managers.
  • Review engineering plans and specifications for projects involving source, treatment, storage, and distribution system construction; and ensure conformance with construction standards and drinking water regulations.
  • Investigate public water systems experiencing water quality and other problems requiring solutions and provide technical assistance during emergency situations. 

What are we looking for?

Special Qualifications

Must be registered as a Professional Engineer in Oregon or be able to become registered within six months of hire.

Minimum Requirements

Four years of engineering experience;

AND

Two years of experience in an environmental protection/control program (the environmental experience may be gained as part of the engineering experience or in addition to the engineering experience); AND

A bachelor's degree in an engineering field such as Environmental, Chemical, Civil, or Mechanical or three more years of engineering experience.

Requested Skills

  • Experience working with public drinking water systems.
  • Experience conducting inspections of water systems and investigations of environmental contamination.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations related to public water systems.
  • Experience applying environmental rules and regulations.
  • Experience writing technical reports or correspondence using language that is easy to understand.
  • Driver’s license required and ability to travel to inspection sites with occasional overnight stays.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

How to Apply: