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PBS Engineering and Environmental is a nationally recognized leader in creative and sustainable solutions that are driven by our strong commitment to quality and community. Our multi-disciplinary consulting services include civil engineering, environmental services, natural resources, landscape architecture, industrial hygiene, and land surveying in both the private and public sector. 

In 2024, PBS joined Apex Companies, LLC, a national multidisciplinary and engineering services firm with a robust portfolio of capabilities in water, environmental, health and safety, construction management, transportation, compliance and assurance, and infrastructure. This partnership created a combined team of more than 1,400 staff with the resources to serve all 50 states. 

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We are currently seeking to add a Civil Water Resources Engineer to our dynamic team in Portland, Oregon.

$90-105K annually, full-time, with benefits, and flexibility for a hybrid schedule.

Ready to take your career to the next level? Do you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary environment, contributing to exciting, diverse projects that positively impact the communities here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest? We’re looking for a mid-level Water Resources Engineer to join our Water Resources Engineering Practice supporting private and municipal projects throughout Oregon and Washington. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, planners, and environmental scientists, you’ll be an integral part of our design team with the opportunity to manage projects and mentor junior staff on projects including; infrastructure improvements, surface water management, sanitary sewer, flood control, fish passage, and stream restoration projects.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field 
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Oregon, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire 
  • 4+ years of responsible design experience in Water Resources disciplines and experience as a hydrology and hydraulic design engineer with general civil and water resource design experience. 
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil3D or MicroStation Inroads, or other design software as appropriate 
  • Proficiency with hydrologic and hydraulic design software including HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, SWMMM, and WWHM/HSPF  
  • Experience with AutoCAD/Civil3D, and/or MicroStation/Inroads  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  
  • Valid driver’s license   

Desirable qualifications 

  • Understanding of Oregon and Washington state and local industry rules and regulations.   
  • Understanding of Oregon and Washington State Department of Transportation design standards and Oregon and Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife guidelines  
  • Water system design experience using EPAnet or similar, 
  • Experience with GIS applications  
  • Experience with hydraulic design software SRH-2D  

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Prepare plans, specifications, and estimates for a wide range of water resource projects  
  • Perform hydraulic analysis using SWMMM, and HEC-RAS for sites, stream, and culverts. 
  • Perform hydrologic analysis using either single event or continuous series hydrologic models 
  • Provide office and site visit support for projects in construction. 
  • Manage the following work elements: day-to-day internal and external communication (verbal and written), support and advise junior engineers and technical staff to develop PS&E documents, write reports and technical memos, coordinate with subconsultants, keep project on schedule and within budget, and keep exceeding client expectations. 
  • Willingness to work in fast paced environment across multiple disciplines and project types.  
  • Flexibility and creativity in project approaches, and openness to learn and develop.  
  • Assist in the management of larger projects or manage smaller projects, including preparing scopes, budgets, and schedules. 

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Why PBS?

PBS understands that our people are our greatest resource, and we value their personal and professional growth. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion create an environment that fosters this growth and where people can build fulfilling, diverse, long-term careers. We provide project opportunities large enough to propel your career, while honoring the work-life balance and unique contributions that make our success possible.

Our mid-range size allows generous benefits, while maintaining the relaxed atmosphere, flexible scheduling, and individual attention that make our offices great places to work. At PBS, our multi-disciplinary teams foster unity and collaboration within our communities as well as a deep commitment to our clients.

PBS Benefits

Qualifying employee benefits may include:

  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility with employer match
  • Medical, dental/orthodontic, vision, alternative/naturopathic care
  • Family-building benefits
  • FSA, HSA, and DCA
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness and cell phone stipend
  • Tuition reimbursement, sponsored certifications, and professional development
  • Donation matching
  • PTO and paid holidays, bereavement leave
  • Annual and merit bonuses
  • Paid volunteer hours

PBS is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that values diversity in our workplace. To learn more, please visit our Affirmative Action Plan on our website.

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