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Iowa Department of Administrative Services District Construction Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

District Construction Engineer

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District Construction Engineer

Salary

$80,516.80 - $114,524.80 Annually

Location

Cedar Rapids - 52404 - Linn County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

20-01203

Closing

11/18/2019 11:59 PM Central

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#LI-POST

Point of Contact

Jim Schnoebelen - jim.schnoebelen@iowadot.us

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Job Description

Our Mission:

For more than a century, the Iowa Department of Transportation has promoted the growth and betterment of Iowa's transportation system. Headquartered in Ames, the mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently.

Contributing to Our Mission:

Even with nearly 3,000 employees, we're all one team at the Iowa DOT. Our main goal is to keep people and goods moving on Iowa's transportation system. As a member of our team, you'll play a vital role in providing direction, delegating and evaluating the construction projects in District 6.

You will oversee the materials inspection, sampling and testing activities within the district on all State and Federal funded projects on primary, secondary, park, institutional and urban systems.

Your Team:

You will be providing leadership to over 50 engineers, technicians, and support staff for a 12 county area in east central Iowa. The DCE staff includes (3) Resident Construction Engineers (RCE) serving as managers overseeing construction staff and a District Materials Engineer (DME) that serves as Team Leader for District Materials Office inspection and laboratory staff. The DCE also directly supervises an Engineering Technician Senior who provides direct support for the DCE and other district staff in support of the district construction program along with audit oversight of district project construction records.

What You'll Do:

Direct the activities necessary to evaluate constructability of the design, working day totals, and traffic management to assure that they meet Specifications and Materials Instructional Memorandum requirements. The DCE is a liaison between the District 6 Office and the Department's central offices in Ames.

Provides technical and policy consultation services to internal and external customers such as: materials technicians, District Engineer, District Construction and Resident Construction Engineers and their staffs, District Design Engineers and their staffs, County and City Engineers and their staffs, contractors, and materials producers.

Responsible for signing off on the Final materials audit and completion, Final acceptance of the work, and Final payment for all projects within the district. Controls the District Construction, Resident Construction and Materials offices' budget. Provides appropriate facilities and equipment to ensure a safe and productive work environment for all employees.

What You'll Need:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with the District Engineer's Management Team, so programs are accomplished in accordance with Federal and State requirements, departmental policies that meet Specifications and Materials Instructional Memorandum requirements and procedures and the needs of the public.

  • Effectively communicate with others, both verbally and in writing.

  • Resolve controversies using judgment, initiative and ingenuity in dealing with factors not easily evaluated.

Key Requirements:

Understanding of engineering principles in many areas including highway design, structural engineering, hydrology, and traffic engineering.

Knowledge of and experience with construction contract administration and inspection to help ensure delivery of quality, timely, and cost-effective projects that meet federal and state requirements, departmental policies and procedures and the customer's needs.

License: A valid Class C driver's license must be possessed and maintained. Candidates must have, or be eligible for, licensure as a Professional Engineer by the Iowa State Board of Engineering Examiners.

What we offer:

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Collaborative, positive work environment

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package

  • Employee discounts from a variety of vendors

  • Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave

  • Fulfilling role in safe mobility for the community

Shift:

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

Travel:

This position occasionally requires some overnight travel.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Licensed as a professional engineer, and the equivalent of four years of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience, one year of which must have included supervisory/managerial responsibility. 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;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to two years of full-time experience as a Transportation Engineering Manager or Senior Transportation Engineer;

OR

a Masters degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural or transportation engineering; or an area closely related to transportation engineering may be substituted for one year of the nonsupervisory required experience;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to three years of full-time experience as a Transportation Engineer Specialist.

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Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.

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Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely. Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.

Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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Are you licensed as a professional engineer?IF YESHow many years do you have of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience?

One year of the required full-time experience must have included supervisory/managerial responsibility

(Applicants 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)

  • Not applicable – I am not licensed as a professional engineer

  • Less than one year of supervisory/managerial responsibility

  • Less than two years of licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience INCLUDING one year of supervisory/managerial responsibility

  • Two years to less than three years of licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience INCLUDING one year of supervisory/managerial responsibility

  • Three years to less than four years of licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience INCLUDING one year supervisory/managerial responsibility

  • Four or more years of licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience INCLUDING one year of supervisory/managerial responsibility

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Do you have a Master's degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural or transportation engineering or an area closely related to transportation engineering?IF YESHow many years do you have of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience?

One year of the required full-time experience must have included supervisory/managerial responsibility

  • Not applicable – I do not have a Master's Degree in one of the listed areas and/or I am not licensed as a professional engineer

  • Less than two years of licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience INCLUDING one year of supervisory/managerial responsibility

  • Two years to less than three years of licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience INCLUDING one year of supervisory/managerial responsibility

  • Three or more years of licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience INCLUDING one year of supervisory/managerial responsibility

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Are you a current State of Iowa employee - executive branch? IF YES - How many years do you have of full-time work in the classification of Transportation Engineering Manager or Senior Transportation Engineer for the State of Iowa?

  • Not applicable – I am not a State of Iowa employee

  • No experience as a Transportation Engineering Manager or Senior Transportation Engineer

  • Less than two years of experience as a Transportation Engineering Manager or Senior Transportation Engineer

  • Two or more years of experience as a Transportation Engineering Manager or Senior Transportation Engineer

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Are you a current State of Iowa employee - executive branch? IF YES - How many years do you have of full-time work in the classification of Transportation Engineer Specialist for the State of Iowa?

  • Not applicable – I am not a State of Iowa employee

  • No experience as a Transportation Engineer Specialist

  • Less than three years of experience as a Transportation Engineer Specialist Engineer

  • Three or more years of experience as a Transportation Engineer Specialist

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State of Iowa

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

https://iowadot.gov/careers/

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