Kleinschmidt Group
  • 29-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Compliance Engineering
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Dam Safety Engineer with heavy structural or geotechnical experience in our Portland, Oregon office.

This position involves a combination of structural or geotechnical design and dam safety responsibilities. The immediate need will have the candidate participating as part of a team of technical professionals working on various civil structure design and dam safety projects associated with hydroelectric and civil works water projects.


  • Prior approval from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as an Independent Consultant to conduct Part 12 Dam Safety Inspections or ability to receive this designation within three years.
  • Experience with design of structures in and around water including submerged environments.
  • Experience with structural aspects of concrete and steel construction and/or geotechnical analysis of earthen embankments and canals.
  • Experience in concrete and earthen dam, canal, or levee safety inspections.
  • Experience in seismic design and analysis.
  • Permitting experience on large and diverse projects.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and capable of working collaboratively with clients and co-workers.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer.
  • BS in engineering with minimum of 10 years' experience in structural or geotechnical engineering.
  • Available for travel throughout US and Canada, as needed, typically 10% to 25% of the time.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license.
  • Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be mentored by in the fields of hydroelectric, civil works design, and dam safety. In addition to excellent technical skills, the successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, be self-motivated and growth oriented with demonstrated ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team while applying civil/structural or geotechnical engineering skills from analysis and design through to construction. 

Kleinschmidt offers a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunities for advancement in a growing, national consulting firm. Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and any other classification protected by law. 

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Kleinschmidt is committed to a diverse workforce.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application or need other accommodations, you may request an accommodation by contacting our recruitment coordinator at 207.416.1262.


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