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Iowa Department of Transportation Transportation Engineer in Ames, Iowa

Salary $63,377.60 - $97,697.60 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 21-00824

Closing 11/15/2020 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact David Claman -

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.Shift: Days, Monday through Friday. Flex available.Location: Bridges and Structures Bureau, Ames, IowaThe Bridges and Structures Bureau is seeking to hire a Transportation Engineer that will be an essential part of a Preliminary Design team. This position requires an individual capable of applying engineering principles in the design of preliminary bridge structures and transportation improvement projects of a broad scope and complexity. Experience with applying advanced hydrologic/hydraulic engineering design principles is a plus. This position requires an engineer licensed to practice civil engineering in the State of Iowa.Responsibilities of the position:

  • Develop preliminary bridge and culvert plans in the preliminary section of the Bridges and Structures Bureau. This includes performing hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis of various types of complex highway structures. Highway structures include bridges and culverts.

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

  • Review and recommend improvements to current hydraulic and drainage policy and procedures.

  • Provide support to the Construction and Materials Bureau and the Districts for timely solutions to construction and maintenance problems involving hydraulic and drainage issues.

  • Review plans that are submitted by consulting engineers and outside agencies for approval.

Preferred Characteristics:

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

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

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

  • 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:

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

  • Excellent Benefits Package. Web link:

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

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Continuing education to aid in meeting professional engineering requirements.

  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

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

Additional Requirements:

  • Licensed as a professional engineer. Must have, or prior to appointment, must obtain an active Iowa professional engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau – Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board.

  • Travel may be required

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

Licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)