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Drainage and Culvert Asset Engineer

By April 21, 2022

Indiana Department of Transportation

As Culvert Engineer, you will be responsible for evaluating large culvert and small culvert assets for condition and need, evaluating all pertinent data regarding these structures and making recommendations for future treatments in support of the Bridge Asset Engineer. You will coordinate and monitor activities related to resolving large culvert and small culvert deficiencies, including the development of necessary documentation to submit requests for hydraulic and environmental approvals. You are responsible for supporting bridge asset related activities in the District. Provides assistance to the System Assessment Manager and Bridge Asset Engineer, including preparation of documents for programming contractual projects and preparation of documents for maintenance work plan projects.

You are responsible for assessing drainage complaints that come from customers and working with the Highway Maintenance Engineer and Maintenance staff to develop a resolution. Coordination with County Surveyors and City/County Storm Water officials will be necessary. On-site field visits, often times to meet a local resident or farmer, may also be needed.

Additional duties include working with Project Managers and Maintenance personnel on project delivery.

A Day in the Life:
The essential elements of the job duties:

• Reviews and makes recommendations to the Sub-District Operations Managers on the Maintenance Work Program.
• Prepares documentation to request hydraulic analysis of culverts.
• Prepares documentation to request environmental analysis of culverts.
• Monitors status of culvert project activities and recommends solutions to problems.
• Provides Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping support.
• Assists with keeping geospatial data current.
• Attends training sessions and conferences to learn new techniques & requirements.
• Assists in researching and preparing documents for process improvements.
• Attends field checks, meetings, seminars and conferences as needed.
• Develops solutions for drainage issues and coordinates with the necessary individuals.
• Handles specialty projects and specific assignments as directed by the System Assessment Manager .

• Works with the Maintenance Engineer in the investigation of drainage inquiries from internal and external clients as required. Assists in the creation of recommendations for the correction of drainage deficiencies and coordinates with the Maintenance Engineer and the Sub-Districts in the implementation of the corrective action.

• Performs related work as required.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You’ll Need for Success:
This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (civil engineering is preferred) and other related fields from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school.
Registered Professional Engineers license in Indiana required; exception may be made for individuals with an Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification working towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana in a lower-level classification.
At least four (4) years of experience in civil engineering (civil engineering is preferred), transportation research or related area.
Must have valid Indiana Driver’s License.
Broad knowledge of and ability to apply civil engineering theories, principles, methods, and procedures to the engineering specialty.
Thorough knowledge of planning, design, or construction of highway or transportation project features (such as roads, bridges, pavement, or traffic structures) in accordance with engineering design and construction standards, principles, and methods.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and procedures governing incumbents filed of specialization.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply computer aided design and drafting functions to field of specialization.
Ability to use initiative and creativity when making technical recommendations and decisions.
Ability to prepare and review complex design plans and reports relating to the functional area of specialization.
Ability to organize, plan, formulate and carry out programs and policies.
Ability to perform the algebraic, trigonometric, and higher mathematical computations applied to design operations.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply the provisions of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Design Specifications, AASHTO Standard Specifications and Tests, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards.
Working knowledge of Indiana Design Manual (IDM), Indiana Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (IMUTCD), INDOT standard specifications and standard drawings.
Knowledge of department systems not limited to Scheduling Project Management System (SPMS), Deighton Transportation Information Management System (dTIMS), ArcGIS, and Work Management System (WMS).
May need additional requirements depending on the assigned specialty:

To apply for this job email your details to agroff@indot.in.gov

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