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Engineering 3 - FIELD 

Non-Union Position
Field Engineering; Mt ScottOregon (US-OR)  
Regular FT 
Posting # 531  


The Role:

Responsible for the design engineering, planning and coordination of system improvement and replacement projects in the distribution and transmission systems within defined areas of the NW Natural service territory. Coordinate work with other engineers and departments to ensure continuity of service and fulfillment of installation commitments, cost objectives, governmental requirements, and safety and engineering standards.

Day to Day:
  • Provides design engineering, planning, coordination, and monitoring of large construction jobs. Provides on-site procedures to ensure safe and efficient work methods are used. Provides cost analysis of alternatives to determine cost effective installation practices. 
  • Plans and coordinates crew and equipment resources to ensure installations are timely and within budget. 
  • Maintains ongoing communication with local and state permit and regulatory agencies and contractors to protect the Company’s interest and coordinate construction activities. Responds to a variety of inquiries/concerns from customer, Company personnel or the general public; resolves by coordinating necessary resources. 
  • Reviews and approves construction drawings within the territory to ensure engineering standards are followed. Coordinates with office and field personnel to optimize the use of resources. 
  • Develops new construction techniques and procedures to enhance field operations. Evaluates new tools and equipment. 
  • Participates in investigations of damage to the systems and reports findings to other departments. 
  • Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
  • Participate as a subject matter expert for external audit preparation, data gathering in order to demonstrate compliance. 
  • Adheres to and promotes the philosophies and directives of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Develops, trains, and mentors individual and team members with documentation and ongoing performance feedback; recognizes accomplishments and provides cross-training opportunities when applicable.
  • Demonstrates appropriate leadership and decision-making behaviors; maintains technical job knowledge and personal skill development.  Committed to coaching and developing employees.
Come on your first day with:
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably in mechanical, civil or gas engineering, construction management, or equivalent combination of related education and experience.Engineering (Level 3) requires 7+ years of experience in construction-related work or utility construction/installation including a minimum of 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role overseeing direct reports and coordinating multiple functions to complete projects.
  • Ability to plan and effectively manage a wide variety of construction projects.
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing multiple tasks and managing time effectively to meet deadlines and balance priorities.
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of the following: federal pipeline safety rules, American Public Works Association, construction standards, and OSHA regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees, government representatives and contractor personnel on technical matters governing construction projects.
  • Ability to analyze budget reports and construction summaries. 
  • Ability to develop new construction approaches and procedures.
  • Ability to visit and access construction and other worksite locations as required.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.  Must obtain a valid Oregon/Washington driver's license within 90 days if current valid license is from another state.   
  • Subject to random drug testing.

What we offer:

  • Arguably the most competitive healthcare and wellness benefits in the Pacific Northwest 
  • Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
  • 401(k) with generous match and additional 5% employer contribution  
  • Company provided Trimet or C-Tran passes/Bike storage for cyclists
  • Green Team / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council / Safety Team / Women’s Network
  • Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount
  • 20% Employee discount on Natural Gas
  • 7 Paid Holidays and up to 3 floating holidays to add an extra paid day off to Holidays Observed by NW Natural
  • Flexible work schedule opportunities


Base salary range: $95,900.00 - $132,700.00 per year, depending on qualifications


Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.


Deadline: April 5, 2020


All applications must be submitted through NW Natural’s Electronic Application System. Resumes submitted via email, fax or mail will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic application.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any federal, state or locally protected class.


We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.


NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

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