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Meet Jason: Senior Civil Engineer

Photo of a civil engineer employee working on a construction projectWhy did you choose this career?

Lots of job opportunities, and it pays decent.

What do you enjoy about working at the City of Gresham?

I get to work on a variety of meaningful projects with people who desire to exercise good stewardship of the resources of the community.

What do you do, in a nutshell?

I design and manage capital projects to maintain and improve the City's drinking water system.

What's your best advice to someone entering the field?

Master the hard skills like math and science, and be proficient in the soft skills like communication, relational problem-solving etc.

What are three qualities that help you excel at your job?

I work hard, learn fast and adapt to change well.

What was your career path?

Associate of Science degree in civil engineering technology at Mt. Hood Community College.

What are the most valuable skills you learned in school that you use on the job? Fundamental hydraulics. What was your first job? Engineering Technician for All County Surveyors and Planners, Inc.

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