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Highway Engineering Asst

Date Posted:  Jan 20, 2023
Requisition ID:  418820

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.


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


About the 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. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an hourly rate of $24.26 an hour. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


CDL Positions: Candidates with a current CDL will earn an additional $1 per hour for this position. Candidates without a CDL will be given 90 days to obtain their CDL, with training provided by INDOT, and will then earn an additional $1 per hour upon successfully obtaining their CDL.


Location: This position is located in INDOT Fort Wayne.

About the Job:

This position assists with the coordination of utilities and railroad relocation and the review of LPA land acquisition documents in the Real Estate section of the Department Capital Program Management Division. Incumbent ensures that projects are constructed in conformance with design plans and specifications.

A Day in the Life:

  • Identifies utilities through various avenues such as 811;
  • Follows Rule 105, sending notifications and plans to all affected utility companies;
  • Prepares utility agreements/relocation permits;
  • Requests utility relocation plans, and schedules for relocation;
  • Processes payments for utility and railroad reimbursements by requesting requisitions and purchase orders;
  • Processes invoices for utility and railroad reimbursements;
  • Sends plans to utility companies and monitors LPA projects;
  • Participates in the selection, scoping, RR identification and diagnostics of isolated railroad projects;
  • Reviews plans for rail involvement and sends plans to railroads;
  • Requests and reviews RRFA and requests or secures funding;
  • Prepares railroad agreements and authorizes railroad construction;
  • Utilizes management information systems as they relate to the delivery of the project, including MIP, LRS, Chronolog, PeopleSoft, UT/RR Log, Outlook, Microsoft, and PSCS;
  • Tracks and files documents of ongoing projects;
  • Conducts District-wide railroad inspections upon request;
  • Monitors LPA projects;
  • Inspects standard projects to ensure contractor compliance;
  • Inspects projects upon request;
  • Assists in the review of highway and bridge plans, contracts and cost estimates for technical accuracy;
  • Confers with a higher-level engineer or transportation technician to gain assistance to resolve unusual problems;
  • Responds to outside inquiries and customer service requests on design issues (e.g., utilities and railroads);
  • Meets with local government officials, utilities, railroads, and property owners to provide information regarding projects;

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High School or equivalent;
  • Minimum of two (2) years governmental transportation experience;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days;
  • Extensive knowledge of civil engineering technology and OSHA safety practices;
  • Considerable knowledge of highway statutory, departmental, and administrative laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Basic knowledge of the various methods that are utilized in the acquisition of land and associated properties;
  • Working knowledge of safety practices pertaining to use of maintenance tools and equipment;
  • Skill in the use of computer, CADD and drafting equipment;
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare concise and informative reports from such data;
  • Ability to use statistical analysis;
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret plans and specifications to conduct standard inspections or design standard plans;
  • Ability to cooperate with coworkers on group projects;
  • Ability to handle routine and sensitive contacts tactfully with public government officials and property owners concerning assigned projects/plans;
  • Ability to apply principles to solve problems involving few variables within familiar context; and,
  • Ability to read and understand simple sentences with common vocabulary and to read technical documents.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

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