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INDOT Crawfordsville Senior Design Engineer - Capital Program Management

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  9764

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933

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Senior Design Engineer in the District’s Capital Program Management Division is responsible for developing and coordinating plans, proposals, specifications, and engineering estimates of the Design team.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Develops and reviews detailed bridge and/or road, traffic, and maintenance design plans for a variety of transportation projects prepared within the office; independently conducts studies to assess feasibility and soundness of proposed project designs and recommends changes based on findings regarding roadway and structure improvement type projects;
  • Tracks project development relative to established performance measures;
  • Allocates resources to meet development schedules;
  • Participates in long-range planning for the Office of Capital Program Management;
  • Assists other offices in the evaluations of new design policies;
  • Disseminates information on current design policies;
  • Signs plans and/or other engineering documents as a Registered Professional Engineer;
  • Ensures that all construction plans reflect the scope of services, existing field conditions, appropriate design standards, INDOT plan preparation procedures and sound engineering judgment. These construction plans may include drainage, traffic control, right-of-way, signals, lighting, landscaping, rest areas, geometric design, etc;
  • Determines appropriate treatments for complex design situations where established policy does t apply;
  • Coordinates project development with external and internal agencies, including District offices;
  • Attends and participates in scope of services and review meetings;
  • Operates state car to travel to projects to conduct field reviews;
  • Develops, maintains, and reports on project work schedules and cost estimates;
  • Assesses staffing and equipment needs;
  • May train new personnel and mentor less experienced design staff;
  • Prepares budgets;
  • Keeps abreast of current design practices by attending conferences and reading trade publications, research papers, etc;
  • Assists the Design Manager on special projects as requested; and,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited school;
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana;
  • Two years experience as group or project leader or supervisor providing work direction and training to employees engaged in engineering projects, or two years experience in managing engineering research projects;
  • Must possess valid driver’s license;
  • Extensive knowledge of INDOT Design Manual, Standards and Specifications;
  • Extensive knowledge of civil engineering, OSHA safety practices, employee training and development;
  • Considerable knowledge in use of computer, CADD, drafting principles, and design software;
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret variety of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, criteria, plans and specifications, and related data;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid engineering/technical conclusions; use statistical analysis;
  • Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations;
  • Ability to cooperate with coworkers on group projects; and,
  • Ability to plan and develop engineering projects with unique or controversial issues 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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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