Transportation Engineer Manager - Iowa DOT

Iowa Department of Transportation

1833 Industrial Rd, Cherokee, Iowa

Are you seeking to apply your knowledge and experience towards making a difference? The Iowa DOT’s Mission is Making Lives Better Through Transportation.  You will have the opportunity to contribute your skills towards Iowa DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception alongside a supportive team.

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM. Hours may vary, and some overtime may be required. Some overnight travel required.

This position is eligible for a hiring incentive of over $3,800.00

Salary $76,336.00 - $117,020.80 Annually
You will directly 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
Desired Qualifications:

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. Three years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities.
2) All of the following (a, b, and c):
a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
b. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities; 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 two years of full-time work as a Transportation Engineer.

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As the Cherokee Resident Construction Engineer you will contribute to DOT’s mission by providing Supervision 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
  • Overall administration and supervision 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

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Tuesday September 13th

Close: Friday October 14th 2022

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