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Project Development Specialist – Entry or Senior

By July 13, 2022

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Do you have an interest in performing design and construction duties on transportation improvement projects? Join the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as a Project Development Specialist today!

The WI Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) is seeking an interested and qualified individual to fill a Project Development Specialist (Transportation Specialist Entry or Senior) vacancy in the North Central Region!

This full-time position will be headquartered in Rhinelander, WI.

Position Summary
This position is a Project Development Specialist in the Project Development Section (PDS) of North Central Region (NCR).

At the entry level: Under the close supervision of a Project Development Supervisor or Project Manager, this position is responsible as an assistant project leader for the development of plans, specificications, and estimates for simple and moderately complex design projects, and as an assistant construction project leader/inspector for construction projects.

The design portion of this position is responsible for completing the studies, reports, documentation, plans and specifications necessary for planning, location, and design of simple highway improvement projects.  As an assistant construction project leader, this position performs the inspection, direction of assigned personnel, project layout and public relations for utility relocations and construction projects. This construction position assists in the review of construction project final documentation.

At the senior level: This position performs a variety of difficult specialized duties on transportation improvement projects in both the construction and design phases.  This position completes duties under the general supervision of a Project Development Supervisor and in coordination with a Project Manager. This position is also responsible to assist or act as a project leader in the development of plans and specifications and estimates for simple and moderately complex design projects. This design position is responsible for completing the studies, reports, documentation, plans and specifications necessary for planning, location, and design of simple highway improvement projects as an assistant design project leader. This position is responsible to assist or act as a construction project leader in the inspection of construction projects. This construction position also leads in the review of construction project final documentation review.

This position is responsible as construction project leader for small, medium, and large construction projects.  As construction project leader, this position assumes the responsible charge for all construction activities, including the inspection, direction of assigned personnel, project layout, and conducting of public involvement for construction projects.  This position administers construction contracts to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and acceptable construction practices, and represents the department in high level contacts with the public and local officials.  The projects may involve roadway and bridge reconditioning or reconstruction, substantial grading and paving, erosion control issues, complex layout, utility conflicts, various types of construction, traffic handling operations, and environmental issues.

Salary Information
The entry level position is in schedule-range 14-15 with an annual salary of $43,680 – $49,400, plus excellent benefits.

The senior level position is in schedule-range 14-14 with an annual salary of $52,000 – $62,400, plus excellent benefits.

A twelve month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

Qualifications
Qualified candidates at the entry level must have education OR experience with engineering principles and methods – may include: using engineering software, reviewing plats or surveys, reading and interpreting technical documents, construction inspection, material testing, preparing plans and bid documents, etc.

Qualified candidates at the senior level must have extensive education OR experience with engineering principles and methods.

Deadline to Apply
Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis until the position is filled. The first application review deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday, July 24th, 2022.

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To apply for this job email your details to allison.strullmyer@dot.wi.gov

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