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Iowa Department of Transportation Transportation Engineer Associate in Creston, Iowa

Salary $60,548.80 - $93,766.40 Annually

Location Creston - 50801 - Union County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 23-00980

Closing 10/2/2022 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Brian Smith,

Job Description

As our newest Transportation Engineer Associate, you’ll spend your days outside doing whatever it takes to make Iowa highways safer while fulfilling our Mission - Making Lives Better Through Transportation. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the IDOT’s Core Values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception alongside your IDOT teammates. Location: Creston Resident Construction Engineer office Shift: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday hours may varyThe Transportation Engineer Associate assists with the following responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of sampling, testing, and/or inspection procedures on various materials

  • Completes inspection on highway construction projects

  • Performs mathematical calculations to ensure compliance with project plans, percent complete, quantity used, and areas measured

  • Assists with administration of transportation-related construction contracts

  • Ensures that work is completed according to the plans, specifications, and contract documents

  • Prepares detailed progress records of all project activities

  • Assists with auditing completed contracts, and preparation of as-built plans

  • Acts as the liaison with Iowa DOT staff, government officials, contractors, and the public

  • Operates computers and applies related software applications

  • Assists in construction survey duties within the RCE office

  • Works in adverse weather conditions

  • Completes required certification for testing materials and operating specialized equipment

    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 - Monthly insurance premium (Iowa Choice*):

  • Single: $54/mo. employee share; $715/mo. state share

  • Family: $180/mo. employee share; $1,624.00/mo. state share

  • *Other insurance options available. Please review HERE ( (Download PDF reader) ( (Download PDF reader) (

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Paid time off effective immediately - Biweekly vacation, separate sick leave, accruals rollover on a yearly basis, and 10 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)

    Is your dream job behind the wheel of a big, orange truck? Apply today! If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the following email: Reasonable accommodation such as: interpreter, translator, written materials, modified equipment / devices, ADA access, etc. This does not include scheduling needs.

    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.

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    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.