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Senior Designer

By November 18, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Salem, OR
  • December 7, 2022

Oregon Department of Transportation

Professional Engineer 1 – Senior Designer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 2
Technical Center / Roadway Unit

The role:  

We are looking for a professional engineer to join our Region 2 roadway crew in Salem. As a senior designer, you will work as part of a team to design complex highway transportation construction projects. Projects typically involve freeway safety, overlay and modernization, major reconstruction of rural and urban arterial highways, major bridge replacement, city streets, county roads and more. 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.

A day in the life:

  • Prepare and design the roadway portion of plans and estimates for complex transportation projects in compliance with federal, state and local design standards.
  • Review design considerations such as right of way requirements, safety features and cost.
  • Participate in project teams and provide technical guidance on project development.
  • Consult with and coordinate contract plan preparations with other units.
  • Answer questions from other staff, the public and other agencies.
  • Present and implement approved team proposals and provide feedback during team meetings.
  • Mentor new, developmental or rotational staff.
  • Work is performed in a typical office environment at ODOT Region 2 Headquarters with occasional field scoping, inspection trips and meetings throughout the region.
  • 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.
  • Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!

What we need:

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

Note: If registered in another state, successful applicant will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.

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.  

  • A degree in civil transportation related engineering.
  • Experience with ODOT roadway design procedures.
  • Experience developing plans, specifications and cost estimates for public agency transportation projects.
  • Experience with InRoads, MicroStation and other Bentley design software packages.
  • Ability to mentor and oversee less experienced designers.
  • Ability to contribute to and work well in a multidisciplinary team.

Learn more and apply:

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

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

Questions? Call 503-400-5327 or email ODOTRecruitmentSH@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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

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