Transportation Engineer

Ames, Iowa
$66,040.00 - $101,670.40 Annually
May 05, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
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Salary $66,040.00 - $101,670.40 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 22-03359

Closing 6/5/2022 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Jimmy Ellis,

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 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. This includes performing hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis of various types of moderate to complex highway structures.
  • Recommend type, size, and location of structures using hydrological hydraulic analysis. Use CADD to aid in the plan development.
  • Make inspections and write reports containing recommendations and estimates on structures that must be repaired or reconstructed to maintain serviceability of the highway system.
  • Provide support to the supervising engineer for timely solutions to construction and maintenance problems involving hydraulic and drainage issues.
  • Review drainage complaints from communities and private landowners concerning impacts of highway drainage on other properties. 
  • Review plans that are submitted by consulting engineers and outside agencies for approval.
  • Review of federal, state, and local water resources projects such as dams and levees that may affect safety to the highway system.

Licensure:   Applicant must have a Professional Engineering license at the time of appointment and is responsible for maintaining the license by meeting continuing education requirements and all other professional obligations required by the State of Iowa.
 Work Hours: Days, M-F; Flex Available
 Travel: This position may require some inspection site travel.
Office Culture and Benefits:

  • Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks. 
  • Flexible work schedules. 
  • Teleworking opportunities.
  • Continuing education to aid in meeting professional engineering requirements. 
  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical. 

 Excited to pursue the next step in your career? Apply today!
If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employment selection process, please direct your inquiries to the following email:

Reasonable accommodation such as: interpreter, translator, written materials, modified equipment / devices, ADA access, etc. This does not include scheduling needs. 


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. 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; and
b. 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; 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 two years 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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