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Transportation Engineer

By April 29, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Ames, Iowa
  • Applications have closed

Iowa Department of Transportation

Salary $66,040.00 – $101,670.40 Annually
Location Ames – 50010 – Story County, IA
Job Type Full-time
Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation
Job Number 22-03445
Closing 5/26/2022 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact James Muetzel. James.Muetzel@iowadot.us

What we offer YOU:

Team-oriented, positive work environment
Excellent benefits package – https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees
Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave
Paid opportunities for professional growth and development – including training, courses and conferences
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package
Company provided vehicle for all work-related activities
Employee discounts from a variety of vendors (fitness, recreation, & travel)

Iowa DOT’s Mission is Making Lives Better Through Transportation. To accomplish our Mission, the person selected for this position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the Iowa DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.

Contributing to Our Core Focus:
The Transportation Engineer will work in a variety of civil engineering capacities within the Bureau, including:
Performs structural analysis and design as a licensed professional engineer of different types of moderately complex to complex highway structures utilizing steel, aluminum, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and wood.
Manages projects assigned to ensure the design plan is complete and personnel working on the project are informed.
Reviews plans for highway structures that are submitted by outside sources for approval. Ensures design plans meet national design criteria and state construction specifications.
Performs inspections, analyzes any deficiencies and writes reports containing recommendations and cost estimates on structures that must be repaired or reconstructed to maintain serviceability of the highway system.
Draws or directs technicians in drawing the ideas conceived in the design of the proposed structure.
Makes suggestions to improve current bridge policy and procedures based on new design and construction specifications.
Licensure:   Applicant must have a Professional Engineering license at the time of appointment and is responsible for maintaining the license by meeting continuing education requirements and all other professional obligations required by the State of Iowa.

Work Hours: Days, M-F; Flex Available

Travel: This position may require some inspection site travel.

Office Culture and Benefits:
Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.
Flexible work schedules.
Teleworking opportunities.
Continuing education to aid in meeting professional engineering requirements.
Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.
Excited to pursue the next step in your career? Apply today!

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employment selection process, please direct your inquiries to the following email: aa-eeo@iowadot.us

Reasonable accommodation such as: interpreter, translator, written materials, modified equipment / devices, ADA access, etc. This does not include scheduling needs.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
1) All of the following (a and b):
a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
b. Three years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities.
2) All of the following (a, b, and c):
a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
b. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities; and
c. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or a field closely related to transportation engineering.
3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Transportation Engineer.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)
Additional Qualification Requirements
Prior to appointment, applicants must possess active licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board.

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