Civil Engineer 1 – 3

Springfield Utility Board
250 A Street, Springfield, Oregon
Job Type
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Springfield Utility Board is recruiting for a Water Service Center Civil Engineer 1-3


Water Service Center


Water Engineering Supervisor


Exempt / Non-Union / Full-Time / 40 hours a week / M - F / 7:00 – 3:30


Civil Engineer 1: $7,370.14-8,670.14/month (position will start at $7,370.14/month)

Civil Engineer 2: $7,994.14-9,412.02/month (position will start at $7,994.14/month)

Civil Engineer 3: $8,722.14-10,259.62/month (position will start at $8,722.14/month)

Placement as a Civil Engineer 1, 2, or 3 will be based off of knowledge, skills and

abilities at each level and required licenses as listed in the Minimum Qualifications.

POSTING DATE: Friday, July 7, 2023


Position is open until filled.  Applications received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 will be given full consideration.

Applications received after 5:00 pm on October 31, 2023 will be held until we complete our first round of interviews. If a candidate is hired during the first round of interviews, the posting will close and no further applications will be reviewed. If a candidate is not hired during the first round of interviews, we will extend our consideration date to 11/15/2023.

Prior to applying, please read the entire Civil Engineer 1 - 3 WSC ( job descriptions. The job descriptions list the Major Responsibilities, Required Minimum Qualifications, and the Physical and Mental Requirements.


  • Three years of progressive experience in water systems design, project management or related water engineering work
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent training and experience
  • Driving is an essential function of this position. Therefore, a valid Oregon Class C Driver’s License (must obtain within first six-months) is required
  • An Engineer in Training (EIT), Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), or an equivalent certification is required
  • Movement through the three classifications of Civil Engineer 1 – 3 is based on satisfactory performance, years of service and licensure as follows:
    • A Civil Engineer 2 is required to have an Oregon Professional Engineer (PE) license
    • A Civil Engineer 3 is required to have an Oregon Professional Engineer license with five years of water engineering experience in which two years of experience must be as a PE


The following application materials are required:

  • Completed SUB Application for Employment

The application can be completed online at -with-sub/

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

SUB encourages all qualified individuals to apply. SUB is committed to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including disability and veteran status.

Springfield Utility Board is an independently operated municipal electric and water utility governed by a locally-elected board.  Serving 25+ square miles in and around the City of Springfield, Oregon (pop. 55,000), the utility offers its customers some of the lowest water and electric rates in the Pacific Northwest.  SUB is a customer-owned community resource. Like other customer-owned utilities, SUB has a three-pronged mission: to provide excellent customer service, to keep rates low and affordable, and to support the community it serves. SUB achieves this because, unlike privately held utilities which look to provide profits to investors, SUB is owned by and responsible to the people it serves. And, because SUB is an independent agency, and not a department of the city, all of the rates paid go directly back into operating the utility.

SUB is a great place to work! Our employees are valued, respected and appreciated for their skills, knowledge and the diverse backgrounds that they bring to SUB. We’re proud of our talented employees and their accomplishments to make SUB the best and most cost-effective utility we can be!

Springfield is a family-friendly community located in the south Willamette Valley and nestled between the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, both known for excellent fishing. The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area is easily accessible by Interstate 5 and Oregon’s second largest airport.  The region is home to several colleges, including the University of Oregon, and provides activities for a wide variety of interests, including performing arts, sports, and outdoor recreation.


The Mission of the Springfield Utility Board is to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective utility related services to the citizens and businesses of the Springfield community.

In providing these services:

SUB’s five-member governing Board will require the principles of cost-effectiveness and continuous quality improvement to be applied to all programs, functions and projects conducted by SUB, in recognition of SUB’s long-term responsibility to deliver services.

In addition to providing the types of services that meet customers’ utility needs, SUB shall also strive to:

  1. Keep the costs of its services affordable;
  2. Provide for prudent financial reserves;
  3. Ensure that all services offered and provided by SUB meet or exceed the community’s standards for quality & safety;
  4. Continue to study opportunities and pursue options that provide value to SUB’s customers.

The Board believes that SUB’s mission is best accomplished through a strong team relationship between the Board and management. This partnership will provide consistency of purpose and direction to the organization and empowers employees to continue to build the kind of organization necessary to meet customers’ utility needs.