Tribal Engineering Associate

Grand Ronde, Oregon
Engineering & Public Works
Grand Ronde
88,409.08  Annual
72,053.40  Annual
Full Time
40 Hours Per Week
Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Tribal Engineering Associate will perform intermediate to complex engineering and project management work.

Essential Functions:

The work involves applying advanced technical engineering knowledge to the solution of Tribal engineering problems in the planning, design, construction management and maintenance, and review of impacts to the Tribe's infrastructure: water, sewage, drainage, and streets.

Engineering Associates are responsible for managing several projects at once.

Work is performed independently but under the direction of a professional engineer.

Responsible for performing technical plan review of the existing infrastructure system through development proposals.

Work closely with the Planner and Public Works Coordinator, they will assist in developing engineer's estimate for potential projects, design and manage projects on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). They will provide support to the Engineering and Planning Manager as needed on projects.

Ensures Public Works activities are in compliance with Tribal ordinances, policies, procedures, rules, regulations and other compliance documents as set forth by the Tribe, and ensuring additional compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies including but not limited to BIA, OSHA, EPA, ACOE, ODOT, DEQ, and DSL.

Coordinates inventories of reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, aerial photographs, soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to create and update a data base for Tribal lands maps within local communities.

Assists with field work as needed.

Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

Requires a bachelor's degree, master's degree or professional school equivalent in engineering degree.

Requires five (5) years of experience involving design and construction management of multi-million dollar projects, including building code and environmental compliance.

OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Must maintain a valid Oregon driver's license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe's vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

Requires State Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification at the time of hire.

Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices associated with Civil Engineering design.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management, such as contract administration and/or construction management.

Knowledge of and experience with computers and software pertaining to civil engineering.

Experience deriving information from plans and maps.

Basic knowledge and ability to derive information from specifications, regulations, and/or codes.

Ability to interact effectively, problem solve, and partner with team members in a diverse workforce.

Ability to effectively communicate technical information verbally and in writing to stakeholders & customers.

Must have the ability to multi-task and work on tight timelines.

Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

Occasionally requires lifting of up to 50 pounds.

This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

Supports a safe work environment by performing all duties in accordance with Tribal safety policies and procedures, and Emergency Management Plan.

Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.


The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.