Treatment and Pumping Systems Division Manager (Engineering Manager)

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Portland, OR


Are you passionate about preserving and restoring the health of Portland’s watersheds?  Do you want to apply your knowledge of wastewater treatment and pump stations and your leadership skills to ensure the successful delivery of City infrastructure projects and lead a high performing engineering team? You may be the Treatment and Pumping Systems Division Manager we are seeking!


What you’ll get to do:

  • The Treatment and Pumping Systems Division Manager plans, organizes, integrates, and directs the activities of the division; through subordinate managers you will develop work plans and strategies to achieve objectives and meet performance standards that align with bureau and city requirements and goals. 
  • In partnership with the PMO, you will ensure that wastewater treatment plant, pump station, and force main projects are designed, constructed and delivered successfully to the operations and maintenance staff so that reliable service is provided to all Portlanders. 
  • You will oversee capital projects which range from $40M to $50M annually. The staff in this division lead the design management of simple to complex capital improvement projects and programs and also provide construction contract management in order to meet bureau goals to improve the wastewater treatment plants, and pump stations. The staff in this division also manage facilities planning projects for the wastewater treatment plants, and provide technical engineering support to operations and maintenance staff.
  • You will lead and collaborate with peer managers in the Project Management Office (PMO) and Integrated Planning to continue the bureau’s reorganization into specialized work units.


Applicants should specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and résumé how their education, training, and/or experience meet each of the following minimum qualifications:   

  1. Thorough knowledge and understanding of engineering theory, principles, practices, costs, construction techniques, trends, regulations, standards, equipment, and materials related to wastewater treatment and pumping systems. 
  2. Thorough knowledge of engineering administration, project and program planning and management, organization principles, and management fundamentals and methods. 
  3. Knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership, operational and strategic planning, business communication, public administration, program evaluation, budget preparation and administration.
  4. Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, and ordinances and the ability to interpret, explain, and apply them. 
  5. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; present information, proposals, and recommendations clearly and persuasively in public settings.