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Construction Specialist

By May 23, 2023

Oregon Department of Transportation

Associate in Engineering 1 – Construction Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 2
Area 5

The role: 

Join us as a construction specialist! In this role, you will be offered a variety of experiences and learning opportunities that will include working on both project development and active construction projects. Help support our agency’s mission to provide safe and reliable multimodal transportation systems by being part of the construction phases of our projects! 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.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.


A day in the life:

  • Act as lead project inspector on construction projects and enforce compliance to contract requirements.
  • Read and understand contract plans and specifications for highway construction related projects.
  • Oversee and address any routine issues that may occur between the agency and the contractor.
  • Be the primary contact person between ODOT and the contractor’s field representatives.
  • Assist with contract administration specialist responsibilities to ensure documentation quality and quantity compliance.
  • Assist with quality control compliance specialist responsibilities to ensure field tested materials meet contract requirements.
  • Prepare calculations, quantity estimates, plan revisions, and construction details necessary for the preparation of contract change orders and project development.
  • Initiate, negotiate, review, submit and implement contract change orders and extra work orders.
  • Obtain and maintain inspection certifications.
  • Travel occasionally, which may require overnight stays.
  • Work primarily in the office and field with limited hybrid work options.
  • May work with hazardous materials, in adverse weather, on rough terrain and around construction activities and heavy traffic.
  • 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. Learn more about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Springfield, Oregon!

What we need:

Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam;


A bachelor’s degree in civil or transportation-related engineering.

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 these qualities to be eligible for this position.

  • Experience with field inspections on projects and enforcing compliance to contract requirements.
  • Basic math skills to review calculations and perform quantity estimates.
  • Able to problem solve and make suggestions to address project issues as they develop.
    Be a team player who can work and support staff members and technical experts.


Learn more and apply: 

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023.

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

Questions? Call 503-779-9733 or email ODOTRecruitmentJB@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer .

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

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