Iowa Department of Administrative Services Transportation Engineer Associate in Cherokee, Iowa
Transportation Engineer Associate
Transportation Engineer Associate
$60,548.80 - $93,766.40 Annually
Cherokee - 51012 - Cherokee County, IA
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
6/25/2023 11:59 PM Central
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The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking an Engineer looking help the citizens of Iowa, and thrive in a progressive environment.
You will help support employees at our Cherokee Resident Construction Office. This team will be administering $48 million of projects to improve the bridges and roadway during the 2022 Construction Season which includes the following key projects:
US 18 Bridge Replacement near Cylinder
HMA resurfacing of US 59 north of Cherokee
PCC dowel bar retrofit and diamond grinding of US 59 in Cherokee
PCC Overlay of IA 39 from Washta to US 59
PCC Replacement of US 71 in Okoboji
As the Cherokee Transportation Engineer Associate you will contribute to DOT’s mission by providing Leadership on the national award-winning construction administration team working on large, complex highway construction projects and overseeing multiple project contracts. This role will be responsible to:
Perform technical engineering support for the Cherokee Construction Office
Team administration of the Cherokee Resident Construction Office which administers construction contracts on primary routes in approximately 14 counties in northwest Iowa.
Maintain maximum efficiency in staffing and operation of the Cherokee Construction Office.
Ensure Contractors adhere to plans, specifications, and standards requirements
Evaluate Traffic Control and Staging needed to perform the work
Perform audits and prepare as-built records when construction is complete
Communicate with internal Iowa DOT staff, Contractors, utility companies, and the public
Assist Design by collecting field data and providing input to be used in plan preparation
Study to pass the Professional Engineering Exam and progress to the Resident Construction Engineer.
The Iowa DOT’s Mission isMaking 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
Even with nearly 2,300 employees, we’re all one team at the Iowa DOT. Our main goal is to keep people and goods moving on Iowa’s transportation system. As a member of our team, you’ll play a vital role by providing Supervision on the national award-winning construction administration team working on large, complex highway construction projects and overseeing multiple project contracts.
Licensure:Applicant must have passed the fundamentals of engineering exam and be working towards a Professional Engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau – Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board. Must possess and maintain a valid Iowa driver's license.
Work Hours:Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM. Hours may vary, and some overtime may be required. Some overnight travel required.
What We Offer You:
• Team-oriented, positive work environment
• Paid classes to aid passing the Professional Engineering Exam
• Excellent benefits package
• Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave
• Paid opportunities for professional growth and development – including training, courses and conferences
• Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package
• Company provided vehicles for all work-related activities
• Employee discounts from a variety of vendors (fitness, recreation, & travel)
Excited to join the Iowa DOT team? Apply today!
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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)
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.
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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.
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