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Program Engineer – Alternative Delivery

By March 26, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Salem, OR


Professional Engineer 1 – Program Engineer – Alternative Delivery

Oregon Department of Transportation

Delivery & Operations Division – Statewide Project Delivery Branch

Project Development Section / Program Development Office


Salary Range: $6,454 – $10,013

The role: 

Are you a professional engineer looking to work in a collaborative and creative setting? In this role, you will have the opportunity to generate process improvements, develop and maintain technical documents, and provide guidance and consultation to project teams. This role requires a strong understanding of engineering principles, attention to detail and excellent communication skills to effectively convey technical information. You will work with a dynamic and cooperative team that encourages you to bring your whole self to work, supports your professional development and values your innovative approach to problem-solving. Apply now!

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions. We hope you’ll join us on our path to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through our values, commitments, strategies and actions.

A day in the life:

  • Lead the development, implementation, application and maintenance of our design-build contracting program.
  • Develop and uphold design-build program policies, procedures and guidance.
  • Coordinate with partners including the Department of Justice, Federal Highway Administration and technical support offices to ensure design-build specifications are consistent and current.
  • Provide training and guidance to staff personnel on alternative delivery methods.
  • Apply design-build project delivery theory and practices through contract development and administration experience as a journey level engineer.
  • Ensure the appropriate level of technical development, including quality control and quality assurance, has occurred such that the project may proceed to use a design-build method without undue risk to the agency.
  • Develop, coordinate, facilitate, conduct, and attend design-build guidance and training.
  • Lead and participate on various design-build work sessions.
  • Research proposed legislation, prepare testimony, and testify before legislative committees regarding proposed legislation related to alternative contracting methods.
  • Work in an office environment and/or approved remote work arrangement with occasional travel required.
  • 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, paid leave and so much more. Learn more about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the benefits we offer.
  • Competitive benefits packages which can be estimated using our compensation calculator.
  • Comprehensive and equitable base salary offer within the listed range based on your experience, skills and education. The salary range listed is the non-PERS participating rate. If you are already a participating PERS member or once you become PERS eligible, the salary range will increase by 6%.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness opportunity!

Minimum qualifications:

A valid Professional Engineer’s (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.

Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in Oregon within six months of hire.

Special qualifications:

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 attributes, let us know in your application materials! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward! You do not need to have all these qualities to be eligible for this position. We may also use transferable skills, experience, education and alignment with ODOT values to help us decide who will move forward.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in synthesizing diverse facts, opinions and materials to formulate decisions and directing actions to implement solutions.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in transportation program management, project development and construction including interpreting construction plans, specifications and estimates.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated skill in program development and change management.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in bringing together diverse or opposing groups and working through different perspectives to arrive at mutually acceptable solutions.
  • Direct experience in civil construction design-build procurement and contracting.

Learn more and apply:

Our next application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

For questions, call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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

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