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Construction Program Manager

Date Posted:  Aug 10, 2022
Requisition ID:  364344

Cloverdale, IN, US, 46120


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


This position is located in the Crawfordsville District.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

The Highway Engineer Supervisor is responsible for directing preparation of projects purposed in accordance with the Department’s goals, gathering data, formulating alternative solutions to complex transportation issues, selecting a preferred solution based on input from INDOT, other state and federal agencies, local government entities and the public, and preparing the scope of work report which directs all subsequent survey, environmental, design and right of way activities and outlines all anticipated project costs.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Develops engineering policies and plans projects concerned with unique or controversial problems which have a significant impact on major organizational programs;
  • Acts as an administrator of contracts involving multiple complex projects, programs and directives, and develops and/or revises policies and directives based on field observation and testing;
  • Provides budgetary information, researches and makes recommendations to assist with long range planning;
  • Evaluates engineering policies, recommends revisions, and approves and implements policies;
  • Evaluates the impact of changes to engineering policies, procedures and standards having statewide implications, makes recommendations to supervisor, integrates changes in existing programs, and directs research and evaluation efforts;
  • Conducts personal inspection of projects to ensure compliance with plans, policies, special provisions and specifications;
  • Processes change orders.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Civil Engineer with B.S. Degree;
  • Licensed as registered professional engineer in Indiana;
  • Two (2) years experience as a group or project leader providing work direction and training to engineering technicians and/or lower-level engineers, or two (2) years experience in conducting engineering-related research;
  • Must possess valid Indiana driver’s license;
  • Broad knowledge of civil/transportation disciplines. Understanding of department design standards, policies and practices. Understanding of the NEPA and NHPA processes. Knowledge of various computer applications such as CAD, spreadsheets, databases, and scheduling. Knowledge of various forms of traffic operations analysis such as capacity analysis and crash analysis. Knowledge of alternatives development, decision-making, and engineering economic analysis.
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications, define problems, collect appropriate data, establish facts, define and communicate with stakeholders and draw valid engineering solutions. Must be able to handle routine and sensitive contacts with government officials, consulting firms/contractors and the public.
  • Ability to identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations;
  • Ability to plan and develop engineering projects with unique or controversial problems and/or novel engineering related concepts and approaches.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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