Engineer-Mechanical (EXTENDED)

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • May 21, 2019
Full Time Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $94,619.20 - $114,982.40 Annually

Job Description

The Position

THE POSITION:The City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to work as part of the Plan Review Team within the Plan Review & Permitting Services division. They are responsible for and perform reviews of construction plans for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, refrigeration, exhaust and smoke control systems for compliance with state building codes and other applicable city, state, and federal regulations.

The Mechanical Engineer works independently, but consistently with team members; uses initiative, exercises sound and professional problem-solving judgment; prioritizes responsibilities, and multi-tasks while adhering to timelines and customer service expectations.

Work includes:
  • Reviewing of the building envelope, mechanical systems and lighting for compliance with energy conservation requirements
  • Working collaboratively with customers and coworkers including design professionals, contractors, owners, plans examiners, fire marshals, structural engineers, inspectors and others to assist in answering questions, interpreting complex technical concepts and offering solutions, from design concept through construction
  • Providing excellent customer service in an equitable manner to meet the Bureau's expectations and the needs of the City of Portland's community
  • Reviewing of mechanical systems for compliance with the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code and other applicable city, state, and federal regulations.
An ideal candidate will have experience designing HVAC systems and experience adhering and citing mechanical code. Ideal candidate will also have experience with Portland mechanical regulations and policy.

The Current vacancy: The current Mechanical Engineer vacancy is in the in the Bureau of Development Services and is a part time position.

The eligible list generated from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies
in the Bureau of Development Service (BDS), the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) or the Office of Management & Finance's Bureau of Internal Business Services (BIBS).

This classification is represented by the PTE 17.To view this labor agreement, visit, and
click on the appropriate link.

Our Equity Commitment:
The Bureau of Development Services is committed to eliminating racism and all discriminatory practices in our services and in our workplace because we understand the positive value of equitable systems.

Equity:Conditions that allow everyone to flourish so that race, gender, ability and/or other held identities do not determine access or outcomes.

To learn more at The Bureau of Development Services equity commitment - please review our equity commitment:

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qualifications (see below for details).


To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position
  1. Experience in design and/or review of HVAC systems and mechanical equipment as used in a variety of building types.
  2. Knowledge of the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code and other applicable laws and regulations relating to the design, installation, and maintenance of mechanical systems in buildings.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively, engage in problem solving, and partner with design professionals, contractors and co-workers.

Applicants must also possess:
  • A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of hire
  • A certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer at time of hire
  • An International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Commercial Mechanical Inspector at the time of hire.
  • A State of Oregon "A" Level Mechanical Inspector Certification; ORA State of Oregon Inspection Certification (OIC) at time of hire

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Additional Information

Applicant Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your resumeand answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, trainingand/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects yourqualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" sectionof this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions.
  • Ifyou are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describein your answers any transferrable skills obtained during your militaryservice and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualificationsunder the "To Qualify" section above.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference , attach a copy of yourDD214/DD215and / or Veteran's Administration Letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named belowNo Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.
Sr. Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative ActionEmployer

Closing Date/Time: 6/17/2019 11:59 PM Pacific