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Civil Engineering Specialist 3 – Region Utility Coordinator

By November 16, 2022

Oregon Department of Transportation

Civil Engineering Specialist 3 – Region Utility Coordinator
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1
Project Delivery Section / Right of Way Unit

Salary Range: $5,498 – $8,525

The role:  

Our Region 1 Technical Center is recruiting for a utility specialist! In this role, you will work to preserve the integrity of public and private utilities while protecting the safety of construction workers and the public by identifying utility conflicts. Apply today!

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

A day in the life:

  • Review, analyze and critique preliminary construction plans, special provisions and specifications to determine if utilities will be in conflict with construction activities, needs or plans.
  • Recommend changes that support improved cooperation between utility companies and our contractor.
  • Notify affected utilities with proposed projects and review and share utility relocation plans for conflict resolution.
  • Write project specifications on projects for review and approval by project engineer.
  • Arrange for power and communication to signals, illumination and other installations.
  • Prepare a list of all utility conflicts on projects and determine which of those are reimbursable.
  • Prepare legal letters, including utility maps showing ownership, easements, permits and other pertinent data.
  • Serve as a liaison between field construction offices and utility companies as well as county and municipal agencies.
  • Identify utility reimbursement and determine budget for Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) utility reimbursement phase.
  • Prepare utility reimbursement packages and assist representatives from local city and county governments, utility companies and their consultants in reimbursable utility relocations.
  • Provide input and recommendations to utility companies in design and layout of proposed facilities.
  • Prepare utility maps in cooperation with agency designers and utility company personnel.
  • Identify sources and any special requirements for transportation facilities requiring electrical power or telephone service.
  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional trips to project sites required.
  • Field work requires exposure to hazardous construction sites and heavy construction equipment, stinging insects, poisonous plants, inclement weather, walking on uneven surfaces and difficult terrain, and working in and around heavy traffic.
  • Field work requires exposure to adverse site and weather conditions, often in remote locations and sometimes independently.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@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.

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What we need:

Seven years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. Two years of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments in drafting, field or laboratory inspection, construction contract administration, surveying, materials testing, or traffic investigations.


A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, surveying or transportation-related engineering and four years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.

  • Familiarity with highway facilities and with utility operations.
  • Familiarity with the laws that govern utility operations.
  • Aptitude for reviewing, understanding and interpreting engineering plan sheets.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service mentality focused on meeting deadlines with a 100% success rate.
  • Experience in computer aided drafting (CAD) and Microsoft Office products.

Learn more and apply:

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer 

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To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov