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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Transportation Engineer in Ames, Iowa

Transportation Engineer

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Transportation Engineer

Salary

$63,377.60 - $97,697.60 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

21-01295

Closing

12/27/2020 11:59 PM Central

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#LI-POST

Point of Contact

David Claman - David.Claman@iowadot.us

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Job Description

Our mission

The mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day.

Shift: Days, Monday through Friday. Flex available.

Location: Bridges and Structures Bureau, Ames, Iowa

The Bridges and Structures Bureau is seeking to hire a Transportation Engineer that will be an essential part of a Preliminary Design team. This position requires an individual capable of applying engineering principles in the design of preliminary bridge structures and transportation improvement projects of a broad scope and complexity. Experience with applying advanced hydrologic/hydraulic engineering design principles is a plus. This position requires an engineer licensed to practice civil engineering in the State of Iowa.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Develop preliminary bridge and culvert plans in the preliminary section of the Bridges and Structures Bureau. This includes performing hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis of various types of complex highway structures. Highway structures include bridges and culverts.

  • Make inspections and write reports containing recommendations and estimates on structures that must be repaired or reconstructed to maintain serviceability of the highway system.

  • Review and recommend improvements to current hydraulic and drainage policy and procedures.

  • Provide support to the Construction and Materials Bureau and the Districts for timely solutions to construction and maintenance problems involving hydraulic and drainage issues.

  • Review plans that are submitted by consulting engineers and outside agencies for approval.

Preferred Characteristics:

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

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway design products.

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

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive and 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.

Office Culture and Benefits:

  • Interesting and complex projects are regularly designed by our staff providing a wide breadth of experiences.

  • Excellent Benefits Package. Web link: https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees

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

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Continuing education to aid in meeting professional engineering requirements.

  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

  • An environment where team work, customer service, and a positive attitude are valued.

Additional Requirements:

  • Licensed as a professional engineer. Must have, or prior to appointment, must obtain an active Iowa professional engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau – Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board.

  • Travel may be required

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

1) All of the following (a and b):

a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and

b. Three years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities.

2) All of the following (a, b, and c):

a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and

b. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities; and

c. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or a field closely related to transportation engineering.

3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Transportation Engineer.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.

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Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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Are you licensed as a professional engineer? IF YES - How many years do you have of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities?

  • I am not licensed as a professional engineer

  • Less than three years of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience - one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities

  • Three years or more of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience - one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities

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Are you a current State of Iowa employee - executive branch? IF YES - How many years do you have of full-time experience in the classification of Transportation Engineer for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a current State of Iowa employee

  • I do not have any experience in the classification of Transportation Engineer

  • Less than two years of experience in the classification of Transportation Engineer for the State of Iowa

  • Two years or more of experience in the classification of Transportation Engineer for the State of Iowa

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Do you have all of the following (a, b and c):

a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and

b. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities; and

c. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or a field closely related to transportation engineering.

  • Yes - I meet A, B and C

  • I do not meet A, B and C

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State of Iowa

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

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