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Professional Construction Engineer, Traffic – Denver

By May 22, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • June 5, 2023

Colorado Department of Transportation

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

This position is covered by the Partnership Agreement between the State of Colorado and Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (COWins).

New employees to the State will be paid biweekly. There are 26 biweekly pay periods in a year.

About CDOT
Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives?  Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent benefits package!

CDOT for All
CDOT’s strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience, and ultimately, create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to https://studentaid.gov/pslf/

The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.


Description of JobAbout the Work Unit
The Professional Engineer I works in The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) Region 1 Traffic & Safety, Construction Engineering Residency in Denver, CO (Metro Area Location).  The purpose of the work unit is to plan, design and administer assigned construction projects. This includes a wide range of activities that spans from planning through project development. advertisement, and construction to completion.

About the Position
This position is the Project Engineer and senior administrator on construction projects.  You will be responsible for the engineering details, supervision of construction to assure compliance with specifications and designs, and the administration of the contract
documents as a licensed Professional Engineer.  You will also perform traffic engineering (including the “stamping” of plans) and develop Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) projects that are using innovative contracting methods and technology to deliver the tech product.

Your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Construction Management

Plan, organize, and conduce engineering construction projects that meet CDOT and American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) guidelines, requiring the application of professional engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and techniques;
Coordinate with contractors, the general public, utilities, and other CDOT personnel to ensure that construction operations are in compliance with plans, specifications, and purpose of design;
Check and compile documentation that reports quantities of work performed, assuring the contractual acceptability of that work;
Prepare payments to contractors;
Initiate, prepare, design, negotiate, and authorize legally binding contract addendums to remedy conditions encountered beyond the scope of the original contract;
Evaluate materials, equipment, and systems for their acceptability for incorporation in a construction project;
Serve as CDOT representative and liaison to the public, local, State, and Federal entities, businesses, and other parties involved in construction activities;
Assist the Resident Engineer with the management of engineering consultants and contracts including monitoring contractor compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, safety regulations, and State, local, and Federal ordinances to ensure conformance;
Abide by all safety regulations, policies, and procedures and wear all required personal protective equipment;
Document all aspects of contract work;
Identify and resolve contract errors, omissions, changes, claims, and disputes at the project level;
Stamp plans
Pre-Advertising Project ReviewReview and check the accuracy of highway construction project plans prior to the advertisement for bid of the project;
Make corrections and/or advise designer of project plan discrepancies;
Make plan recommendations, considering construction project phasing and constructability of the project;
Help determine project time and scheduling;
Work directly with the design team to assist in decisions that directly affect the construction of the project;
Attend scoping, field inspection reviews and final office reviews.
Attend assigned training classes and study CDOT manuals to enhance knowledge necessary to perform the job duties.
Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment
Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday, potential for flex time.
Hybrid work environment.
Approximately 60% spent in the field, 40% spent in the office.
Travel required during work hours to project sites, to meetings and trainings.
Occasional evening and weekend work depending on construction projects.
Occasional overnight travel throughout Colorado.
Required to work in proximity to heavy traffic, in variable weather, and over variable terrain.
Required to operate CDOT vehicles.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal RightsMinimum Qualifications

Current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors
Please note: The required experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application. “See Resume” statements on the application or resumes in lieu of a complete application may not be accepted. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.

Conditions of Employment
Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.
A current valid driver license is required for all Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) positions which require operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
The exceptional applicant will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Years of State service experience related to the duties of this position;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Has stamped plans and specifications as Engineer of Record;
Has served as the Engineer in responsible charge for a transportation construction project;
Civil engineering design and construction knowledge and experience, including current working knowledge of civil engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices, especially for transportation related projects;
Knowledge and experience with the CDOT Construction Manual, CDOT Material Manual, CDOT Project Development Manual, CDOT Standards & Specifications Manual, CDOT M&S Standards, MUTCD, CDOT Design Manuals and AASHTO Design Guides, and other industry design standards;
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Strong analytical, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making ability;
Excellent planning, organizational, time and project management skills and experience;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
Proven ability to collaborate and build relationships;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, vendors, stakeholders, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
Experience negotiating with individuals or groups to find mutually acceptable solutions; experience building consensus for acceptance of a document or solution to an issue;
Flexibility/adaptability in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;
Ability to work effectively in independent and team situations;
Passion for safety;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Google applications and Gmail,  familiarity with SAP, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.


Supplemental InformationApplicant Checklist

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green ‘APPLY’ button at the top of this announcement)
A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)
A cover letter that describes your interest in this position, how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.
A detailed chronological resume. Resumes must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application.
If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit all application materials by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from “state.co.us” and “info@governmentjobs.com” addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado’s website.

The Hiring Process:
All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
Part, or all, of the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
Be sure your application materials specifically address your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications sections as listed above.  Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.
A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement
If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion, or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants.  If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion, or reinstatement applicant.

Employment Screening
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant’s authorization.  As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well as an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction.  In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with “Info Cubic”.

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT.  Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at www.InfoCubic.com.  Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant’s character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living.  The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks.  CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying.  The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources.  The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Appeal Rights
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director. An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action. For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at 303.866.3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Discrimination and/or harassment against any person is prohibited because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity or any other protected class recognized under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). This applies to all employment decisions.

ADAAA Accommodations
CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Misty Valles at misty.valles@state.co.us or 303-757-9718.

Former State Employees
Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

To apply for this job email your details to dot_cdot_recruiting@state.co.us

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