ODOT Graduate Program – Graduate Associate in Engineering
Salary Range: $4,306 – $6,680
The ODOT Graduate Program is designed to help recent college graduates transition from student to full-time professional. For up to 24 months, participants are provided rotational assignments within ODOT engineering disciplines. They are recognized as full-time, permanent employees, receiving a salary, a full benefits package and mentorship from a registered professional engineer (PE). This can provide up to two years’ qualifying time toward obtaining PE licensure. Following successful completion of the 24-month program, the participant will transition into a full-time regular position in the discipline and crew of original hire. The program is open to all qualified applicants including current, qualified ODOT employees.
We are recruiting for a program candidate in Salem to join our Region 2 Technical Center, Roadway unit team. This important work will require the incumbent to train on-the-job in the following duties:
· Prepare and design in compliance with Federal, State, and local design standards, policies and guidelines, the roadway portion of plans and estimates on less complex transportation construction and reconstruction projects. Design consideration includes roadway geometrics, storm sewer and culvert design, right-of-way requirements cost, constructability and others.
· Serves as a resource to construction staff on design related and other project issues subsequent to contract letting.
· Assist on projects assigned, including: rural and urban highway preservation, minor bridge replacement, rehabilitation or widening, minor intersection or channelization, bikeways, and operations.
· This position is part of the Graduate Participant Program and will include a total of three to four rotations working with other technical disciplines.
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If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.
A day in the life:
· You will embark on an 18 to 24 month rotational program of on-the-job training and will work with a mentor for the duration of the program. The workload will be customized to meet your needs as well as the unique needs of the hiring region or technical center.
· Rotations will include core training in safety, work culture and on technical topics. You will complete a minimum of three rotations through the design, construction and/or maintenance disciplines. Specific areas may include survey, construction, roadway, bridge, traffic, hydraulics or geo-environmental.
· Position requires both office work and outdoor work. Outdoor work may be necessary in inclement weather and under hazardous conditions. Position requires working long hours, nights and weekends outdoors during construction season. Employee is expected to be able to travel region-wide when necessary. Statewide travel may be required for training.
· To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitmentWH@odot.oregon.gov.
What’s in it for you:
· Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
· Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!
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What we need:
· Either a bachelor’s degree in civil or transportation-related engineering (or degree expected by June 2023) OR the completion and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Please Note: Applications will be considered from those who have graduated with an applicable degree or who have completed and received a passing score on the FE exam, within the past two years.
· Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know in your application or resume! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
· Basic knowledge of field construction practices and principles.
· Basic knowledge of roadway design techniques used to produce plans and drawings.
· Experience using computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) software such as MicroStation.
· Effective written and verbal communication skills.
To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov