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City Engineer

City of McMinnville, Oregon
McMinnville, Oregon
$87,312 - $130,968
Closing date
Nov 5, 2022
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City Engineer

City of McMinnville, Oregon

Salary:  $87,312 - $130,968



McMinnville is an easygoing, progressive city nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The city’s historic downtown has been recognized by the American Planning Association as one of its prestigious Great Streets in America. McMinnville’s central location means its nearly 35,000 residents aren’t far from the scenic Oregon Coast, the state capital, the “Big City” of Portland, or the slopes of Mt. Hood. Home to world-class Pinot Noir, McMinnville attracts winemakers and food and wine tourists from around the globe.




Operating on a 2022 budget of $60 million, the City of McMinnville’s Public Works Department is made up of the Airport, Operations, Engineering, and Wastewater Treatment facilities. The Engineering Division is responsible for providing project management, design, construction surveying, bid and specification development, contract administration, inspection, and other technical assistance in support of McMinnville’s capital improvement projects. The Engineering Division works closely with the Planning Department, Operations, and all City departments working on capital projects. The Engineering Division manages the City’s transportation, wastewater, storm sewer, and airport infrastructure and systems, provides project management services for capital improvement projects, monitors public infrastructure improvements on privately funded development projects, and performs utility locates/”Call Before You Dig”. The Engineering Division has 7.32 FTEs comprised of the City Engineer, the Engineering Project Manager, the GIS/CAD Specialist, two Engineering Technicians, and seasonal interns. The annual operating budget in the Engineering Division is just over $1M. Reporting to the Public Works Director, the City Engineer will lead the Division through capital improvement and infrastructure projects. The City Engineer will also work closely with the full Public Works Department and alongside the Planning Department.




Typical qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and at least six years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering, construction management, or project management with at least two years of supervisory experience. A professional engineering license in Oregon is required for this role and may be obtained within the first six months on the job. Any combination of education and experience that has prepared an applicant for the role will be considered.




For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of McMinnville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 6, 2022 (open until filled).

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