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Transportation Engineer Specialist

Salary $72,779.20 - $111,924.80 Annually
Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA
Job Type Full-time
Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation
Job Number 22-03579
Closing 5/15/2022 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact Bryan Bradley,

Job Description
Location: Ames, IA – Location and Environment Bureau

What we offer YOU: 
  • Team-oriented, positive work environment
  • Excellent pay and benefits package including health, dental, flexible spending accounts, and life insurance
  • 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
  • Optional 401A plan with employer contributions
  • Employee discounts from a variety of vendors (fitness, recreation, & travel)

Our Mission
The mission of the Iowa DOT is safest, smartest, and made to last.
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.

This position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.
Contributing to Our Core Focus:
This position is in the Location section of the Location and Environment Bureau. The primary responsibility of this position is managing and developing projects assigned to the Location Section, through the planning and initial concept stage to the design stage. Typical work involves Preliminary Engineering and design to determine potential impacts associated with proposed highway improvements, scheduling and conducting of technical and public meetings, the initiation and management of consultant contracts, extra work orders, and correspondence. 

Typical projects require the application of transportation engineering principles to the unique problems encountered as well as knowledge of location engineering techniques necessary to develop concepts for safe and efficient highways utilizing traffic modeling, GIS, CADD, and other software. Coordination and communication with various DOT bureaus, as well as federal, state, and local agencies is essential. This includes making presentations at public hearings and city/county and other local meetings. 
Desired Abilities:
  • Effective leadership and management
  • Works collaboratively with a diverse group of people 
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Maintains an attitude of determination and dedication  
  • Displays high standards of ethical conduct 
  • Treats customers courteously and is responsive to their needs 
  • Commits to providing a high-quality product and service 
  • Addresses and listens to others in a respectful manner 

Licensure:  Applicant must have a Professional Engineering license at the time of appointment and is responsible for maintaining the license by meeting continuing education requirements and all other professional obligations required by the State of Iowa.
Work Hours: M-F, flex available
Travel: This position may require some overnight travel with occasional evening meetings required.
If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employment 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. 
Excited to pursue the next step in your career? Apply today!

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. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering.
2) All of the following (a, b, and c):
a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
b. One year of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering; 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 one year of full-time work as a Transportation Engineer.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (Download PDF reader).

Additional Qualification Requirements
Prior to appointment, applicants must possess active licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board.