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Iowa Department of Transportation Transportation Engineer Manager in Ames, Iowa

Salary $73,299.20 - $112,361.60 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 21-00946

Closing 10/26/2020 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Michael Nop,

Job Description

Our missionThe mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. 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.Location: Project Design Unit, Bridges and Structures Bureau, Ames, IowaShift: Days, Monday through Friday. Flex available.Are you an ambitious and innovative engineer? Then we need you! The Bridges and Structures Bureau is looking to hire an experienced civil/structural engineer to lead one of our Project Design Units in an office which prepares approximately 200 design plans annually with an estimated construction cost over $150 million. This position requires an individual capable of leading engineers and technicians in the development of designs for the highway program.Experience with applying advanced structural and engineering design principles of a broad scope and complexity is necessary. This position requires an engineer licensed to practice civil/structural engineering in the State of Iowa. Shift: Days, Monday through Friday.Typical Responsibilities:

  • Manage, supervise and direct the technical phase of detail plan production in a Final Design Unit of the Bridges and Structures Bureau.

  • Provide technical engineering assistance to subordinate professional engineers in the design of detailed contract plans for construction of all types of highway structures from simple to complex.

  • Manage the administrative phases of a bridge office detail section in planning, organizing, coordinating, and scheduling of the assigned work on the primary and interstate road system so that the goals of the production schedule are met.

  • Make or direct inspections and write reports containing recommendations and cost estimates on structures that must be repaired or reconstructed to maintain serviceability of the highway system.

  • Administer the personnel of the bridge detail unit to assure that all personnel matters are effectively handled.

  • Supervise and review plans that are submitted by outside sources for approval.

  • Provide support to the Construction and Materials Bureau and the District Offices for timely solutions to construction problems involving structural concepts.

  • Review and make recommendations to improve current bridge policy and procedures based on new design and construction specifications and feedback from the Construction and Materials Bureau.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Analyzes challenges, defines successful solution alternatives and proactively solves problems.

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in our bridge design products.

  • Effectively communicates with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in our development process.

  • Ability to lead others and to objectively interact and discuss work related issues with employees to improve performance, counsel, or provide career enrichment for the individual involved.

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

  • Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.

  • Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.

Office Culture and Benefits:

  • A 50+ person team with a wide variety of experiences working collaboratively to deliver exceptional transportation improvement projects.

  • Interesting and complex projects are regularly designed by our staff providing a wide breadth of experiences.

  • Excellent benefits package, web site:

  • Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

  • An environment where teamwork, customer service, and a positive attitude are valued.

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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:1) All of the following (a and b):a. Licensure as a professional engineer; andb. 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; andb. 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; andc. 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.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)