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Transportation Engineer Specialist

By November 15, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Ames, Iowa
  • December 17, 2023

Iowa DOT

$75,774.40 – $116,542.40 Annually
Ames – 50010 – Story County, IA
Job Type
Job Number
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
Opening Date
Closing Date
12/17/2023 11:59 PM Central
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Point of Contact
Michael Nop, Michael.Nop@iowadot.us

Job Description
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.

Location:  Ames, Iowa

Work Hours: Days, M-F; Flex Available

Travel: Occasional travel (overnight possible) may be required to national conferences, research workshops.

As a Transportation Engineer Specialist will work in a variety of civil engineering capacities within the Bureau, including:

Developing and maintaining of design standards used by the Iowa DOT for preparation of structural plans.
Coordinating design standard activities with other engineers in the bureau.
Assisting in the development and maintenance of the Bridge Bureau Design Manual.
Coordinating technical training for design staff.
Participating on various teams making decisions that balance safety, mobility, environmental impacts, cost and long-term maintenance. In addition, will serve as a contact for industry representatives to maintain workable and efficient design procedures and specifications.
Coordinating with other bureaus to integrate design procedures and construction details into standard practices.
Individual must demonstrate knowledge of the AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications as well as the Iowa DOT Construction Specifications.
What we offer YOU:
– Competitive pay and benefits package including health, dental, flexible spending, and life insurance
– Insurance benefits start first of the month following 30 days of employment – Monthly insurance premiums for 2024 (Iowa Choice*):
Single: $61/mo. employee share; $818/mo. state share
Family: $205/mo. employee share; $1,854/mo. state share
*Other insurance options available. Please review HERE
– Opportunities for professional growth and development
– Paid time off effective immediately – Biweekly vacation, separate sick leave, accruals rollover on a yearly basis, and 9 paid holidays per year
– Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package with employer match
– Optional 401A plan with employer contributions
– Employee Discount Programs from variety of vendors (vision, cellular, fitness, recreation, season passes, travel, counseling; legal, financial)

You have the freedom to flourish – Apply now!

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please direct your request to the Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) Officer at: 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. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering.
2) All of the following (a, b, and c):
a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
b. One year of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering; 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 one year 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.

To apply for this job email your details to Michael.Nop@iowadot.us

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