Transportation Engineer Specialist

Ames, Iowa
$72,779.20 - $111,924.80 Annually
Nov 02, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
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Salary $72,779.20 - $111,924.80 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 22-01298

Closing 12/2/2021 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Jimmy Ellis -


Location: This position is located in Ames, IA
 What we offer YOU:  

  • Team-oriented, positive work environment
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave
  • Paid opportunities for professional growth and development – including training, courses and conferences
  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package
  • Company provided vehicle for all work-related activities
  • Employee discounts from a variety of vendors (fitness, recreation, & travel)

Our Core Focus: 
 The Core Focus of the Iowa DOT is Making Lives Better Through Transportation.  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:
 This position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.   
 Contributing to Our Core Focus:
 The Transportation Engineer Specialist will work in a variety of civil engineering capacities within the Bureau, including:

  • Develop preliminary bridge and culvert plans in the preliminary section of the  Bridges and Structures Bureau as a licensed professional engineer. This includes performing hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis of various types of complex and/or unique highway structures including both bridges and culverts.
  • Project manager/coordinator for large and/or complex projects that requires developing and communicating design methodologies and standards to consultants or other offices within the DOT for preliminary bridge design.
  • Provide technical engineering assistance as needed to Transportation engineers and design technicians in the preliminary design of plans for all types of highway structures from simple to complex.
  • Make inspections and write reports containing recommendations and estimates on structures that must be repaired or reconstructed to maintain serviceability of the highway system
  • Develop and implement improvements to Preliminary Bridge Design policy and procedures.
  • Provide expertise to field personnel, the Offices of Construction and Maintenance and the Districts regarding complex construction and maintenance issues involving hydraulics and drainage structures.

Licensure: Responsible for maintaining a professional engineer license by meeting continuing education requirements and all other professional obligations required by the State of Iowa.
 Work Hours: M-F, flex available
 Travel: This position may require some overnight travel.
 Excited to pursue the next step in your career? Apply today!


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; and

b. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil  engineering.

2) All of the following (a, b, and c):

a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and

b. One year of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering; 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 one year of full-time work as a Transportation Engineer.

Additional Qualification Requirements

Prior to appointment, applicants must possess active licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board.

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