Wilsonville is conducting an extensive search for the City Engineer position. With a proven track record of success, a solid civil engineering background, and a reputation as a hands-on manager, the selected candidate will quickly add value to this progressive and respected organization. The City Engineer position is an excellent opportunity for a career motivated individual to provide responsible staff assistance to the Community Development Director and also oversee the Engineering Division.
The City Engineer is expected to lead a team that is customer-based, performance-driven, results-oriented, and focused on finding the answer, solving the problem, and achieving positive outcomes. The City Engineer plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work of professional, technical, and administrative staff performing difficult and complex support related to all programs and activities of the Engineering Division. The City Engineer also plays an important role with our regional partners – exhibiting leadership and collaboration in building relationships and achieving regional solutions while representing the City and advocating for our local values and priorities. The new City Engineer will join a high performing and highly responsive senior management team with varying levels of experience. This position will lead the division in providing responsive, cost effective, and innovative local government services through a collaborative effort with other departments and the community to make Wilsonville a city of the highest quality.
The ideal candidate will be a passionate and forward-thinking leader in the profession who is known for inspiring others to do their best work. A gifted manager of people with a history of superior project management experience, they will be well-versed in contemporary tools and practices that help to ensure excellent program management and outstanding project and service delivery. They will be familiar with current industry trends and best practices and be motivated by a continuous improvement mindset. Known for exercising a keen eye for efficiency, they will have a reputation for implementing numerous process and system improvements that result in greater efficiency, enhanced capacity, and/or improved service delivery.
The ideal candidate will be a distinguished people manager who invests in the growth and success of employees. With a background that reflects a devotion to mentoring and supporting the advancement of others, they will be known for the ability to attract and retain exceptional talent. In addition, the individual selected will be adept at managing a diverse group of employees who offer varying experience and expertise. A talented communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills, this City Engineer will excel at building and maintaining relationships.
An approachable and highly credible leader, they will have successfully cultivated positive partnerships with other departments, colleagues, and a variety of stakeholders throughout their career. In addition, the ideal candidate will exhibit well developed political acumen attributable to valuable experience in working effectively with elected, appointed officials, and citizens. Wilsonville's City Engineer must appreciate the importance of proactive and transparent messaging around projects and department activities. The position is an important ambassador for the City and will be expected to be sensitive to the information needs of both internal as well as external constituents. To that end, they will be familiar with current communication tools and strategies suitable for various audiences and interests.
Is this you? Are you interested in joining an innovative, fun, values-focused team? Submit your application materials today!
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related engineering field and six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in professional engineering design, plan review, and project administration experience, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Required Certifications/Licenses: Possession of a valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a Professional Engineer license to practice in the State of Oregon. P.E.s from out of state will be given six months to obtain Oregon registration.
About City of Wilsonville
We have always been a home for those who think differently, expect more but don't want to settle for the status quo. It is a place that people can call home, where the sky opens up a bit, and the air is a little cleaner. Here we measure quality of life by meaningful relationships instead of the number of cars you can fit in your garage.
Within its limits are bold thinkers who work hard for what they want. It's not a city of entitlement, but rather born from the river with a rich heritage of commerce. Steeped in history, it began with the founding of Boone's Landing, home to one of the first ferries over the Willamette River. Over time, it became the Gateway to the Willamette Valley--the "Eden" at the end of the Oregon Trail where American settlers and the valley's original people, Kalapuya, found common purpose in agriculture. Today, it still exists and stands as the destination for some of Oregon's most innovative and coveted companies.
With the feeling of a small and tight-knit community, yet with all the amenities and access to its urban neighbors, the City of Wilsonville is nested on the edge of Oregon's finest agricultural country. Poised at equidistant locations betwe...en Portland and Salem, the City of Wilsonville connects the I-5 corridor of activity and provides easy access to the highway with its innovative commercial and residential planning.
Wilsonville has a small town feel with the accessibility of big town benefits and the richness of all the wonders that nature has to offer. It's a place where people know your name and you're just as likely to see your next door neighbor half way across town. It's the perfect marriage of modern and traditional–balancing values with a purpose-led lifestyle. Home to a new generation of enterprising families, citizens, growing companies and forward-thinking personalities, The City of Wilsonville is rooted in the past, with an enlightened vision for the future.