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District 3 Materials Engineer (Transportation Engineer Specialist)

By May 24, 2023

Iowa Department of Transportation

$73,569.60 – $113,152.00 Annually
Sioux City – 51106 – Woodbury County, IA
Job Type
Job Number
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
Opening Date
Closing Date
6/25/2023 11:59 PM Central
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Point of Contact
Darwin Bishop, Darwin.bishop@iowadot.us

Job Description
The 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.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXfzUqeUz0A

Even with nearly 2,300 employees, we’re all one team at the Iowa DOT. Our main goal is to keep people and goods moving on Iowa’s transportation system. As a member of our team, you’ll play a vital role by acting as a lead worker in the District Materials Office; responsible for all technical aspects of materials inspection, sampling and testing activities within the district on all State and Federal funded projects on primary, secondary, park, institutional and urban systems

District Materials Engineer (Transportation Engineer Specialist) Opportunity:

This position serves as the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Materials Engineer who is responsible for materials-related oversight of Iowa DOT highway and bridge projects within a 19-county area in Northwest Iowa. The District Materials Engineer is responsible for leading the inspection, sampling, and testing of project materials, running the district materials testing laboratory, monitoring production from highway material sources, overseeing material documentation-related portions of project audits, and providing technical consultation.  This position serves as a team leader for the District 3 Materials Office which includes 10 permanent employees.

This position will be located out of our Sioux City District 3 office.

Duties include:

Oversight of all materials inspection, sampling and testing activities by District Materials Office staff.
Inspection and monitoring oversight of project-specific portable pavement recycling plants, PCC plants and HMA plants, and aggregate production facilities
Provides highway materials technical assistance through consultation to a variety of customers, including Iowa DOT staff, County/City/Consultant staff, contractors, and materials producers.
Oversight of the project materials audit process.
Oversight of the Independent Assurance Program (IAP) for materials testing in the District.
Oversight of the District’s Technical Training and certification program, including some direct training duties as needed.
Oversight and management of the District Materials Office operating budget.
Involvement in technical committees and work groups to improve Department specifications, processes and policies.
What we offer YOU:
Team-oriented, positive work environment
Excellent benefits package
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)
Flexible work opportunity: This position is located in the Sioux City District 3 office. Part time telework, in accordance with DOT policies, is possible.
For non-state of Iowa employees, starting pay is negotiable within pay scale range, based on years of experience above the minimum qualifications.
Additional Requirements:
Understanding of engineering principles in many areas including knowledge to evaluate and monitor sources of highway materials to ensure they meet Specification and Materials Instructional Memorandum requirements.
Specific knowledge of highway construction methods, inspection, and materials sources.
Successfully utilizes electronic tools (computers, tablets, smart phones, other technologies) to perform engineering tasks
A valid Drivers License must be possessed and maintained.
Licensure by the Iowa Board of Engineering Examiners as a Professional Engineer. This licensure must be valid and in good standing at the time of hire and be maintained for employment.
Work hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM. Hours may vary, and some overtime may be required. Some overnight travel required.
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.

Excited to pursue the next step in your career? Apply today!

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 Darwin.bishop@iowadot.us

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