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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.


1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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  • Construction crews work all over Portland Staff repairs an underground vault.

  • Working at Water is wet! No doubt, our field crews are used to being soggy much of the year.

  • Maintenance & Construction Crews respond to calls all around Portland.

  • Engineering Asset management means using resources and equipment the best way possible.

  • Welcome to Water! Staff visit career fairs to recruit new talent.

If you're interested in joining an award-winning public utility where employees thrive on the pride of delivering a life-essential product with world class customer service, the Portland Water Bureau might be just the place for you. The Portland Water Bureau is a recognized leader in the utility industry. We've achieved this success by investing in the very best people and empowering them to find new and better ways to meet our customer's needs.

The Portland Water Bureau currently employs approximately 550 people. Employees work in a variety of work groups, both in the field and the office. All new employees attend a New Employee Orientation session within six months of employment. All current job postings with the City of Portland are posted online, and updated weekly. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

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Job Opportunities at the Water Bureau

Senior Engineering Associate - Civil
Closing Date/Time
: Fri. 04/24/15 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $36.02 - $45.93 Hourly
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Water Interstate Building, 1900 N Interstate Ave, Oregon
Job Description: Senior Engineering Associates perform intermediate to complex engineering work. Work involves applying advanced technical engineering knowledge to the solution of municipal engineering problems in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the City's infrastructure: water, sewage, drainage, streets, parks and traffic management systems. Senior Engineering Associates are responsible for managing several projects at once. Work is performed independently but under the direction of a professional engineer. Some positions may require a valid state driver’s license.
How to Apply: Apply using NEOGOV.


Currently, the Water Bureau does not have any internship opportunities available.

Learn More About the Portland Water Bureau

To research our organization, review the bureau's strategic plan and other documents in the website "library." For more information on jobs at the Portland Water Bureau, e-mail Susan Bailey.

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