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Iowa Department of Transportation Work Zone Traffic Safety Field Engineer in Ames, Iowa

Salary $67,017.60 - $103,064.00 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-02520

Closing 5/23/2019 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Wes Musgrove - OR (515) 239-1843

Job Description

The mission of the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is to get you there safely, efficiently, and conveniently. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day. What we are looking for:

  • Commitment to excellence.

  • Collaborative teammates.

  • Proactive problem solver with strong attention to detail.

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

  • Embrace and encourage a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and changes.

  • Professional positive attitude.

As the Transportation Engineer Specialist, you will be an essential member of the Construction and Materials Office and serve as the Work Zone Traffic Safety Field Engineer. What you'll do:You will play a critical role in the safe and efficient delivery of the statewide highway construction program (optimizing safety and mobility in construction work zones). The current 5-year program totals approximately $3.5 billion, or about $700 million annually in transportation infrastructure-related projects, and you will provide statewide leadership, expertise, oversight, support, and guidance to field construction staff in each of the 6 districts. Specific duties in this regard include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide construction engineering expertise, oversight, and guidance to departmental staff during planning, design, and construction of transportation infrastructure projects to optimize safety and mobility in construction work zones.

  • Administer, coordinate, and lead the department's Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) Work Zone Management Service Layer implementation activities.

  • Review project plans, specifications, and contract documents on major infrastructure projects prior to advertisement to ensure accuracy, completeness, and uniformity in contract requirements relative to construction staging, work zone requirements, and traffic management during construction.

  • Develop and maintain work zone-related departmental policies, procedures, specifications, and related portions of the Construction Manual.

  • Conduct site reviews of active construction projects with field administrative and inspection staff to evaluate and optimize work zone functionality, and to ensure uniform interpretation and application of contract document requirements.

  • Develop, organize, plan, and participate in department and industry sponsored conferences and training seminars.

Special Requirements:

  • State of Iowa Professional Engineering License (Chapter 542.B Code of Iowa)

  • Maintain a valid Driver's License.

  • Ability to travel both in construction season and winter off-season for up to 50% of the time.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Licensed as a professional engineer, and the equivalent of two years of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience. 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;


a Masters degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or an area closely related to transportation engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience;


employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to twelve months of full-time experience as a Transportation Engineer.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (Download PDF reader).

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