Engineering Careers

We meet the community's needs for safe, cost-effective structures and roads throughout the county. We are entrusted with 579 lane miles of county roads, six Willamette River bridges and 24 other bridge structures. For county facilities, we expect more than $300 million in major capital projects over the next decade.

"I feel the work I do every day makes a difference to the people we live around and the community. I know when I go home that I truly did something meaningful and important."  

Albert G., Bridge Inspector (Engineering Technician 3)  

Some of our positions:    

Engineering Technician    

Engineering technicians assist with construction projects by monitoring and inspecting progress, maintaining records and project documentation, conducting research, preparing structural and civil engineering calculations and cost estimates under the guidance of professional engineers, interfacing with contractors and the public, and developing computer-aided drawings.     


Specialty assignments for engineers include bridges, roads, and major capital projects.

  • Bridge engineers plan and oversee construction project management for capital projects intended to preserve, rehabilitate or at times replace the structures and roadways of Multnomah County's bridges.    
  • Transportation civil engineers and senior traffic engineers are responsible for county roads, ensuring safe passage throughout the area.
  • Engineers assigned to major capital projects plan, coordinate and perform advanced-level professional engineering design, construction and project management. We expect to complete $300 to $400 million of new facility construction, remodeling, redevelopment, recapitalization and routine repair projects over the next decade.