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Senior Design Engineer

Date Posted:  Aug 28, 2021
Requisition ID:  207824

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.  


The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience. 


This position is located out of the Crawfordsville District.


About the Job:

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

A Day in the Life:

  • Develops detailed bridge and/or road, traffic, and maintenance design plans for a variety oftransportation projects prepared within the office and to be carried out by others; 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 produced by a plan preparation section 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 not 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 budget
  • 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
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

What We're Looking For:

  • Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering
  • 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

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Extensive knowledge of INDOT Design Manual, Standards and Specifications
  • Extensive knowledge of civil engineering, OSHA safety practices, employee training and development
  • Considerable skill in use of computer, CADD and drafting equipment
  • 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 calculate fractions, decimals and percentages
  • 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
  • Ability to plan and develop engineering projects with unique or controversial problems and/or novel engineering related concepts and approaches


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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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