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Transportation Engineer Specialist

By May 3, 2022

Iowa Department of Transportation

Salary $72,779.20 – $111,924.80 Annually
Location Sioux City – 51101 – Woodbury County, IA
Job Type Full-time
Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation
Job Number 22-03526
Closing 6/1/2022 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact Shane Tymkowicz, Shane.Tymkowicz@iowadot.us

Location   Employee will be based out of the Sioux City District Office.   Telework is also an option.

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.

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)
What You’ll Do:
You will work with engineers, field staff, and local public agencies to identify and seek solutions to operational, maintenance and safety issues on the primary road system.  You will have the opportunity to broaden and develop your communication, design, project development, and project management skills.  When you join the department, you will help people travel safely and efficiently while enjoying an outstanding benefits package.

Desired Abilities:Works collaboratively with diverse group of people
Displays high standards of ethical conduct
Maintains an attitude of determination and dedication
Treats customers courteously and responds to their needs
Commits to providing high-quality products and service
Addresses and listens to others in a respectful manner
Motivates others towards completing a common goal
Transportation Engineer Specialist (TES) Position Responsibilities:
Serves as a lead transportation engineer for primary highways in District 3.   This involves working closely with district staff, maintenance, central office staff, cities, and counties.  Main duties include:Development and design of projects that are designed by the district.  This includes developing the project scopes, preliminary and final plans.   Typical project types include pavement resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (3R) and pavement maintenance.   Occasionally other project types like safety, emergency repairs, erosion, fencing and other miscellaneous projects will need to be developed.
Serves as district lead on projects being developed by central offices (Bridge or Design), Cities, Counties or consultants.  Includes concept and plan reviews, field reviews, detour agreements, preconstruction agreements, coordination with local public agencies, public involvement and review of traffic control and staging.
Reviews operational, maintenance, drainage, and safety concerns.
Licenses:A valid Driver’s License must be possessed and maintained
Licensure by the Iowa Board of Engineering and Examiners as a Professional Engineer.  This licensure must be valid and in good standing at the time of hire and be maintained for employment.  Please refer to the minimum qualifications below.
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. 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 Shane.Tymkowicz@iowadot.us

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