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Iowa Department of Transportation Bridge Engineer Associate in Ames, Iowa

Salary

$62,358.40 - $96,574.40 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Number

24-04331

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date

06/18/2024

Closing Date

7/18/2024 11:59 PM Central

LinkedIn Tag

#LI-POST

Point of Contact

David Evans, David.Evans@iowadot.us

  • DESCRIPTION

  • BENEFITS

  • QUESTIONS

    Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

Iowa DOT’s Mission is Making Lives Better Through Transportation. To accomplish our Mission, the person selected for this position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the Iowa DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.

Location: Ames, Iowa

Shift Requirements: Days, Monday through Friday; Flex Available

Travel: Occasional travel (overnight possible) may be required to attend national conferences, research workshops, and field exams for structural inspections or observation on construction sites.

As a Bridge Engineer Associate (Transportation Engineer Associate) will work in a variety of civil engineering capacities within the Design Unit, including:

  • Performing structural analysis and design of different types of simple to moderately complex highway structures utilizing steel, aluminum, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and wood. Simple to moderately complex highway structures include standard and slightly modified standard bridges, culverts, retaining walls, sign trusses, and routine overlay and repair projects. Design of this categorical complexity are expected for the majority of the time.

  • Draws or models the ideas conceived in the design of proposed structure for project plans or provides direction for a design technician to draw/model these ideas. Consults with design technicians to ensure that all necessary details, dimensions, notes, and specifications are shown on the completed design plan and the plan clearly reflects the intent of the design.

  • Reviewing plans and shop drawings for simple to moderately complex structures submitted by outside sources for approval.

  • Assists in the performance of inspections, analyzing any deficiencies and writing reports containing recommendations and cost estimates on structures that must be repaired or reconstructed to maintain serviceability of the highway system.

  • Manages simple to moderately complex projects assigned to ensure the design plan is complete and personnel working on the project are informed.

  • Professional Development – May work on special projects and/or for other offices/districts across the Department as assigned to gain experience beneficial to become eligible to sit for the Professional Engineer exam and gain Professional Engineering licensure.

    Preferred Characteristics of Candidate:

  • Analyzes challenges, defines successful solution alternatives, and proactively solves problems.

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway structures and bridges.

  • Effectively communicates with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in our development process.

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive, and a get-it-done attitude.

  • Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.

  • Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.

  • Ability to utilize CAD (or embrace learning Bentley Connect CAD software) to assist in project plan development and 3D modeling.

    Office Culture and Benefits:

  • Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Continuing education to aid in meeting professional requirements and professional growth.

  • Annual merit pay and cost of living increases are typical.

    Applicants hired with verification of graduation will be required to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university within 10 months of hire.

Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, employees in this class may be required to obtain one or more of the following certificates, licenses, or endorsements:

  • Certification as an engineer intern by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board within 24 months.

  • Licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board is required within 9 years for continued employment; temporary training assignments will terminate within six months following a second attempt to obtain a professional engineer license or nine years from date of hire.

    The Iowa Department of Transportation is proud to be a partner with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Through this partnership, DOT engineers are granted membership at a largely discounted price, as well as discounts for conferences and continuing education through the ASCE. We are excited to offer this benefit and to have you join this partnership with us! If you're interested in learning more about this benefit, please visit https://www.asce.org/membership

What we offer YOU: ?

  • Competitive pay and benefits package including health, dental, flexible spending, and life insurance.

  • Insurance benefits start first of the month following 30 days of employment. 2024 health and dental insurance premiums can be found here (https://das.iowa.gov/media/3577/download?inline=) .

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

  • Paid time off effective immediately - biweekly vacation, separate sick leave, accruals rollover on a yearly basis, and 9 paid holidays per year.

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package with employer match

  • Optional 401A plan with employer contributions.

  • Employee Discount Programs from variety of vendors (vision, cellular, fitness, recreation, season passes, travel, counseling; legal, financial).

    We encourage you to view more about the State of Iowa Employee benefits and costs at the State of Iowa Employee Benefits Website (https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees) !

You have the freedom to flourish in Iowa – Apply today!

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please direct your request to the Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) Officer at: aa-eeo@iowadot.us

Reasonable accommodation such as: interpreter, translator, written materials, modified equipment / devices, ADA access, etc. This does not include scheduling needs.

Selectives

097 Civil Engineering

6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in one or more of the following:

  • Survey crew

  • Construction inspector

  • Professional civil engineer

    Must be able to read blueprints, plans, and/or specifications.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, mechanics, structural, or transportation engineering or in engineering management.

  • Possession of a verification of graduation with major course work in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, mechanics, structural, or transportation engineering or in engineering management.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/TransportationEngineerAssociate-04219-54219.pdf) (Download PDF reader) (https://get.adobe.com/reader/)

Additional Qualification Requirements

Applicants hired with verification of graduation will be required to graduate with a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university within 10 months of hire.

Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, employees in this class may be required to obtain one or more of the following certificates, licenses, or endorsements:

  • Certification as an engineer intern by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board

  • Licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board is required within 9 years for continued employment; temporary training assignments will terminate within six months following a second attempt to obtain a professional engineer license or nine years from date of hire.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering applicants that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States. This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links.

Nonimmigrant Workers (https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-nonimmigrant-workers) and Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants (https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-eligibility/green-card-for-employment-based-immigrants)

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