Iowa Department of Administrative Services Transportation Engineer in Ames, Iowa
$57,865.60 - $89,481.60 Annually
Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
7/31/2018 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact
David Evans - 515-239-1905
The Office of Bridges and Structures is seeking to hire a Transportation Engineer that will be an essential part of a Design team. This position requires an individual capable of applying engineering principles in the design of highway structures and transportation improvement projects of a broad scope and complexity. The individual selected will be performing complex professional engineering decisions that require an active Iowa professional engineering license. The engineering license is to be in place at the time of appointment and must be maintained to remain in this position.
Responsibilities of the position:
Performing structural analysis and design of moderately complex to complex highway structures utilizing steel, aluminum, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and wood. Moderately complex to complex highway structures include standard and non-standard bridges, culverts, retaining walls, sign trusses, other miscellaneous structures, and routine to unique overlay and repair projects.
Reviewing plans for moderately complex to complex structures submitted by outside sources for approval.
Makes inspections, analyzes any deficiencies of structures, and writes reports containing recommendations and cost estimates for structures needing repair.
Draws or directs technicians in drawing the ideas conceived in the design of the proposed structure. Directs and 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.
Makes suggestions to improve current bridge policy and procedures based on new design and construction specifications.
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.
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.
Shift: Days, Monday through Friday. Flex available.
Minimum Qualification 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.
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645 Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010