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Engineer Manager III

By March 19, 2024


Job ID

$42.51 – $68.02 Hourly

$88,425 – $141,480 Annually

This position is a Pay Band EI

Posting Details
The Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) Bureau’s mission is to manage the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s (NMDOT) competitive bidding process for the construction of New Mexico’s highway and bridge infrastructure. In addition, the PS&E Bureau manages NMDOT’s Specifications and Standard Drawings which establish the construction requirements for the project. The PS&E Bureau, within the (Programs and) Infrastructure Division (PINF), comprises three (3) Units: Contracts Administration, Letting Administration, and Standards/Specifications.

This posting will be used for ongoing recruitment and may close at any time.  Applicant lists may be screened more than once.

Why does the job exist?
Incoming construction projects for NMDOT average twenty million dollars ($20M+). The construction program is critical to the State of Good Repair (SGR) for NMDOT assets, both physically and systematically. The NMDOT annual letting value is upwards of five-hundred million dollars ($500M+), and critical to the economic development for the State of New Mexico. The Projects Specifications and Estimates Bureau Manager is a unique position, requiring significant on the job training. The processes utilized by the PS&E Bureau to review production submittal, request Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) obligation of funding, advertising, letting, bid review, preliminary award recommendations, and final execution of construction contracts are many.

How does it get done?
The PS&E Bureau Manager is responsible for effectively managing the NMDOT final plan production process, plan bidding/letting and award program and specification support functions. This includes managing the Bidding and Award process, information systems for supporting electronic bidding, and estimating support and specifications sections. The manager is also responsible for effectively managing the PS&E Bureau staff.

The position’s responsibilities include the following:

– Providing training and development for staff.
– Manage the office and project budgets, staff, and available resources to ensure professional work ethic and prudent use and expenditure of state resources.
– Oversee and manage the responsibilities for internal and consultant planning, project development, design, and preparation of construction plans for agency projects.
– Approval of payment to consultants based on the percentage of work performed. Assessing a project’s integrity and its placement on the fiscal letting schedule.
– Assist in developing projects within budget and measure against the project’s planning estimate and engineer’s estimate throughout the development process and onto bid letting. Minimize change orders that are design related and develop strategies to prevent or minimize occurrences.
– Responsible for contract negotiations and coordination with design working group to execute contracts.
Who are the customers?
This position serves NMDOT, Districts, external contractors, vendors, and the public.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the following:

* Knowledge/experience in maintaining compliance within established NMDOT, State, and Federal guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures.
* Experience prioritizing work/projects based on available resources.
* Experience in highway operations, including highway construction, highway design and highway maintenance, including bridges and structures.
* Experience working with multiple agencies and sections to ensure the work required is completed.
* Supervisory experience, and the proven ability to work with a variety of people.
* Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
* Experience in managing the Bidding and Award process, electronically.
* Experience in utilizing information systems for supporting electronic bidding and estimating support and specifications sections.
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant engineering discipline with licensure and ten (10) years of engineering experience, five (5) of which must be as a Licensed Professional Engineer and (2) years of experience in a supervisory/managerial role. Must be certified by the NMBLPEPS as a Licensed Professional Engineer in good standing within six (6) months of hire.

Substitution Table
No substitutions. Must possess required licensure, certification or registration and required number of years of experience

Employment Requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.  Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive a Defensive Driving Course certificate as a condition of continued employment.

Driver’s License verification and reference check required.

Employment requires successful completion of post offer pre-employment physical exam and is conditional pending results.

Working Conditions
Work is primarily performed in and office setting with occasional field visits. Extensive use of computer monitors, exposure to Visual/Video Display terminal (VDT), extensive personal computer and telephone usage with extended periods of sitting. Exposure to: inclement weather, traffic, construction equipment, heights, confined spaces, hazardous chemicals. This position will require periodic site visits to bridge structures and assistance in the inspection of bridges. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Some travel may be required.

Agency Contact Information: David Quintana (505) 660-3654

To apply for this job email your details to david.quintana@dot.nm.gov

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