City/Chief Engineer (Engineer, Chief)

City of Portland
Portland, Oregon
$123,780.80 - $210,433.60 Annually
Closing date
Apr 13, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Chief / Principle
Organization Type

City/Chief Engineer (Engineer, Chief)


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Job Title:                    City/Chief Engineer (Engineer, Chief)


Closing Date/Time:    4/3/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Salary:                        $123,780.80 - $210,433.60 Annually                              


Job Type:                   At Will           


Location:                    1120 SW 5th Ave, OR                    


Bureau:                      Portland Bureau of Transportation                       


Are you an experienced and self-motivated leader with a deep knowledge of Civil Engineering?  Are you driven by improving systems, collaborating with partners, and mentoring staff?


The City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking a Chief Engineer to lead their Engineering Services Group (ESG).


The Chief Engineer position is part of PBOT’s Executive Team and participates in the leadership of the Bureau.  The City Engineer serves as a licensed professional engineer, technical advisor, mentor, and leader who works collaboratively and equitably to ensure the future sustainability of PBOT and broaden the variety of innovative ways to deliver solutions to all Portland communities. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a broad engineering background in transportation design, construction, maintenance, and surveying.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities in managing a broad and diverse portfolio, providing leadership, solving problems, mentoring, and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.


The Chief Engineer leads the Engineering Services Group, which is responsible for the surveying, engineering design and construction management of Portland’s transportation system.  Engineering Services is made up of ADA, Bridges and Structures, Construction, Inspection and Pavement Management, Civil Engineering and Drafting, and Surveying sections. The Chief Engineer represents the Bureau before the City Council and partners closely with other service groups at PBOT, other City Bureaus and regional agencies.


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