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Highway Engineer 3 Design Engineer

Date Posted:  Jul 24, 2022
Requisition ID:  361261
Location: 

Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46808

 

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 Fort Wayne District.

 

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

 

About the Job:

This position develops and produces plans, specifications, and engineering estimates for various in-house road and bridge projects in a timely manner. Plan development includes detailed bridge, road, traffic, and maintenance design plans for a variety of transportation projects prepared within the office. Plans are developed utilizing Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software, and summarized plan quantities are used for the development of engineering estimates.

 

This position can be underfilled by a Highway Engineer Trainee (with the required Bachelors Degree), a Highway Engineer 5 (with the required Bachelors Degree and the Engineer in Training/Fundamentals Engineering Certification), or as a Highway Engineer 4 (with the required Bachelor's Degree, the Engineer in Training/Fundamentals Engineering Certification, and a minimum of 2 years' experience as an engineer).

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Planning & Project Management: Serve as a resource for proposal development and research process. Ensure milestones, deliverables, and implementation strategies, are established accurately. Assist supervisor in the development of strategic planning and resource utilization.  You will participate in providing project reviews in accordance with the Agency’s established performance standards. Ensure that all plans reflect the scope of services, existing field conditions, appropriate design standards, and sound engineering judgment. 
  • Program Management: Coordinate programs and plans for the division/department; interpret laws, regulations, and guidelines within area of assignment; review program plans for completeness, economic and technical feasibility. 
  • Design and Research: Assist in the development of programs, research development & technology plans (road maps) to improve product quality. Review research proposals and report to ensure their accuracy, effectiveness, and potential for implementation. 
  • Inspection: Organize, conduct, and review engineering investigations, field observations, which have a defined scope.
  • Technical & Data Analysis: Assist in analyzing engineering data and developing technical guidelines, technology initiatives, training course materials and other technical documents.
  • Testing: Assist in laboratory testing with “research grade equipment” related to materials/bridge/traffic research
  • Quality Control: Participate in Quality Control / Quality Assurance programs to ensure policy and best practices are actively deployed, analyze field data, and review plans for conformance to design criteria. 

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:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (civil engineering is preferred) and other related fields from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school.
  • Registered Professional Engineers license in Indiana required; exception may be made for individuals with an Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification working towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana in a lower-level classification.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in engineering (civil engineering is preferred), transportation research or related area.
  • Must have valid Indiana Driver's License.
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply civil engineering theories, principles, methods, and procedures to the engineering specialty.
  • Broad knowledge of planning, design, or construction of highway or transportation project features (such as roads, bridges, pavement, or traffic structures) in accordance with engineering design and construction standards, principles and methods. 
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and procedures governing incumbents filed of specialization.
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply computer aided design and drafting functions to field of specialization.
  • Ability to prepare and review complex design plans and reports relating to the functional area of specialization.
  • Ability to perform the algebraic, trigonometric, and higher mathematical computations applied to design operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply the provisions of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Design Specifications, AASHTO Standard Specifications and Tests, ASTM Standards.
  • Working knowledge of Indiana Design Manual (IDM), Indiana Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (IMUTCD), INDOT standard specifications and standard drawings. 
  • Knowledge of department systems not limited to Scheduling Project Management System (SPMS), Deighton Transportation Information Management System (dTIMS), ArcGIS, and Work Management System (WMS).

May need additional requirements depending on the assigned specialty:

  • Bridge: Ability to use bridge design software such as CONSPAN, RC-Pier, GEOMATH, and Merlin Dash. Required to complete every 10 years, National Highway Institute course "Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges", “Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges”, “Bridge Inspection Refresher Training “. Attend INDOT Bridge Inspection training classes, Annual Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) County Bridge Conference at Purdue and Annual State Border bridge inspections - if in their District every year.

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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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne