Colorado Department of Transportation
Description of JobAbout the Position
There is one position available, which will be filled at either the Engineer-in-Training III (within one year of obtaining professional engineer license) or Professional Engineer I level (licensed professional engineer).
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has a vacancy for a Materials Engineer in Durango location. This position acts as an assistant engineer – EIT III on design, construction, and/or materials engineering projects, or as a design project manager, or Engineer. As a Design Engineer, position is responsible for engineering designs, including materials engineering designs, timely completion of paperwork and the administration of the contract documents.
Professional Engineer position acts on design, construction, and/or materials engineering projects, as a design project manager, or project engineer. As a design engineer, position is responsible for engineering designs, including materials engineering designs, timely completion of paperwork and the administration of the contract documents. As a project engineer, position is responsible for all aspects of construction activities of the work unit including testing of materials; inspecting for compliance with the contract plans and specifications; providing quality assurance and control; documenting pay quantities; authorizing contract payments; initiating and authorizing contract modification orders; and monitoring the financial status of projects.
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assures contract compliance with plans and specifications by monitoring and documenting contractor’s work.
Assembles data, calculations, figures, reports, and diaries for project records.
Drafts Contract Change Orders (CMO’s)/Minor Contract Revisions, letters and construction engineering memos.
Inspects and certify that the Contractor’s equipment, materials, workmanship, and products are in conformance with the contract, plans, and specifications.
Develops PS&E package, or Materials section of package, meeting or exceeding professional engineering standards and state/federal guidelines.
Apply current engineering principles and theories, design specifications, and Federal, State, and local design standards to develop safe, efficient, and economical project designs; request field surveys, environmental studies, traffic studies, right-of-way information, hydrology/hydraulic designs, structural designs, utility location/relocations and other information as required.
Prepares and maintains the Region 5 surface treatment plan, performs roadway analysis and distress modeling, pavement design including roadway drilling for geotechnical investigations, and life cycle cost analysis. Materials administration portion is comprised primarily of surface treatment plan maintenance as well as pavement management performance utilizing standards, software, and guidance from Central. Provides preconstruction project support which includes scoping, FIR, FOR, and other design meetings. Requires coordination with staff branches, consultants, and government agencies as required to obtain all approvals/sign-offs.
Other job duties as assigned.
Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
Approximately 60% spent in the office, 40% spent in the field, depending upon project location
Travel required during work hours throughout region 5.
Occasional overnight travel 6-8 times a year throughout Colorado
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
Required to lift up to 70 lbs
Required to attend night or public meetings a few times a year
Required to work in proximity to heavy traffic, as well as in hot or cold weather conditions
Required to work on variable terrain at project sites
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