DOWL Specifications Writer (Lake Oswego, Salem, Medford, Bend) in Lake Oswego, Oregon
The Specifications Engineer is responsible for leading the preparation of specifications and special provisions on a variety of engineering projects. The person in this position must be a licensed engineer to practice civil engineering in the state of primary practice or should be licensed in a different state with the ability to get the required license within 6 months of hire. The person in this position will show a strong knowledge of ODOT/APWA Specifications and be able to quickly learn and apply other specification types and styles as necessary to meet project objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Independently compile and prepare project specifications for a variety of engineering and environmental construction projects
Perform independent review of project specifications prepared by others
Independently compile and review Engineer's Construction Cost Estimates for a variety of engineering and environmental construction projects
Perform tasks related to interpreting construction documents, interpreting utility mapping, identifying utility conflicts, and related tasks as a licensed Civil Engineer.
Mentor and oversee the work of less experienced team members
Communicate effectively with a variety of clients and stakeholders to obtain concurrence with specifications
Independently prepare effective written communications, including emails, letters, and reports.
Demonstrate expert level proficiency with understanding and using nomenclature related to roadway, structure, and utility design, construction, and relocation
Learn and apply company standards and best practices
Work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams
Work efficiently to meet deadlines and complete projects within a given amount of time
Demonstrate a strong ability to meet project budgets and schedules
Perform other related duties as assigned
Supervises a team of transportation engineers (from intern to level 3). Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Minimum Baccalaureate degree from an ABET-accredited civil engineering program and at least 6 years prior experience in construction or civil engineering field is required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
PE Required: This position is for a licensed engineer to practice engineering in the state of primary practice, or should be licensed in a different state with the ability to get the required license within 6 months of hire.
Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical analysis, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.
Interact with clients, utility representatives, staff, and teaming partners in a professional manner to develop project solutions.
Previous construction engineering and/or contract administration experience is highly desirable.
Follows and contributes to the development of established procedures and standards; exercises strong engineering and ethical judgment.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Project software.
AutoCAD/MicroStation knowledge and experience is highly desirable.
Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)