Announcement: ODOT17-1562oc Local Agency Liaison – Civil Engineering Specialist 3 Highway Division – Region 2 Multiple Locations: Corvallis (Area 4) and Springfield (Area 5)
ODOT's Region 2 implements programs and projects initiated through the Statewide Transportation Improvement System (STIP). Areas 4 and 5 of Region 2 are responsible and accountable for project development and construction budgets ranging from a few million to over $80 million over a four-year period.
We are recruiting for two (2) local agency liaisons. The primary purpose of this position is to deliver local program projects by establishing contacts with local agencies to advise and assist them with the development, design, and construction of federal and state funded local transportation projects. Projects range from simple to very complex and many of these projects are highly visible with local significance. The local agency liaison also initiates and negotiates agreements with local agencies and manages consultant contracts used in development and construction of projects. We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity. Additional Details:
Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Multiple Appointments: This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill two (2) permanent appointments. These positions will be reporting to either the Springfield or the Corvallis ODOT area offices.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure progress of project team by guiding the development and maintenance of project schedules.
Oversee project adherence to project scope, program guidelines, budget, state and federal policies, and engineering design standards.
Review consultant work order contracts and local agencies' requests for proposals/qualifications for ODOT approval.
Administer ODOT/local flexible services contract for local agencies.
Propose and facilitate procurement methods outside of the usual Commission Services bid/award scenario.
Review and approve engineering documents and plans prepared by professional consultants.
Organize and conduct project meetings with stakeholders.
Advise consultants and local agencies on using and implementing appropriate engineering standards and practices.
Review and circulate project design and environmental reports for comments and approval.
Review, verify readiness, and submit final plans, specifications, and estimates.
Review and recommend design exceptions, public interest findings and Buy America waivers.
Inspect and evaluate transportation problems and assist local agencies to develop engineering solutions.
Advise management on complex issues involving the local agency project delivery.
Develop and implement training programs and workshops.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying or transportation-related engineering and four years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience; OR Seven years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. Two years of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments in drafting, field or laboratory inspection, construction contract administration, surveying, materials testing, or traffic investigations; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Qualifications: Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
This position requires experience in transportation project management.
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following.
Knowledge of and experience managing large transportation or utility projects with large budgets, multiple stakeholders, and conflicting demands.
Demonstrated ability to use all available resources to solve complex multi-faceted problems.
Ability to work independently, have attention to detail, and be self-directed.
Ability to follow complex rules, requirements, and procedures for the obligation of state and federal transportation funding.
Ability to work well with others and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment with extensive use of a personal computer.
Travel within the region and occasional travel statewide is required.
May work outdoors at project sites as needed. Project sites may include exposure to hazards of traffic, construction equipment, and inclement weather conditions.
May be required to work on rough terrain and stoop or bend around structures or equipment, and be required to work 20 feet or more above the ground or water at project sites.
Contact with elected and local officials, various media, and the public who may be emotionally charged and adversarial on issues.
To learn more and to apply, please visit www.odotjobs.com and search for job posting ODOT17-1562oc. This opportunity closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 10, 2017. Please note that we cannot accept resumes and/or applications through this website - please visit www.odotjobs.com.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, road...s, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.