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Construction Project Engineer

Date Posted:  Jun 21, 2024
Requisition ID:  444352

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


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. 


Role Overview: 

The Construction Division at The Indiana Department of Transportation is primarily responsible for managing and executing the agency’s multimillion-dollar contracts for preventative maintenance and new construction of INDOT’s facilities (i.e. roadways, bridges, culverts, and traffic signals). Our mission-driven, service-led team accomplishes this by overseeing all phases of the construction contract and progress to ensure contractors deliver a quality product that conforms to plans and specifications. Indiana has recently been ranked #1 in the infrastructure category of CNBC’s “Top States for Business” report and offers opportunities for advancement in construction as well as other departments related to infrastructure.

As the Construction Project Engineer, you will be responsible for contract management of the district’s construction projects. You will work with designers, project managers, and agency leaders while providing on-site support of project scope, payments, construction methods and equipment, project progress and scheduling, and contractor forecasts. Additionally, you will manage a team of highway technicians (inspectors), helping to mentor and train them in the testing of materials and inspection best practices while issuing feedback on performance. As part of INDOT’s construction division, you can be a part of various complex projects providing value in the service provided as quality assurance for all taxpayers in Indiana.



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $75,010.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


Construction Engineer 3: 

Professional engineering license is not required for this position. Candidates who have an Engineering degree but do not hold a professional license may be hired at a lower minimum salary and will then be eligible for promotional increases upon achieving milestones, including passing the EIT exam, years of experience, and obtaining their professional engineering license.



This position is located in INDOT's Greenfield District.


A Day in the Life:

The essential elements of the job duties:  

  • Delegate and coordinate work assignments for construction technicians and surveyors.  
  • Coordinate the sampling and testing of aggregates, steel, asphalt, soils and all other materials.   
  • Make recommendations to management related to change order.  
  • Respond to inquiries from local public officials, news organizations and other interested parties.  
  • Ensure that both INDOT and contractor employees are performing work in a safe manner in compliance with OSHA and other applicable standards, and reports deficiencies to appropriate office.  
  • Maintain all files related to project in an orderly and usable manner.  
  • Supervise preparation of final construction records, examines and approves contractor requests for payment.  
  • Attend preconstruction and partnering meetings as INDOT representative.  
  • Meet with affected property owners in the project area and works to resolve access restriction issues, drainage problems and other issues that may arise during construction.  
  • Prepare and maintain daily project records and files, and oversees the work of technicians doing the same, including daily reports of materials placed, locations of work, work interruptions, contractor workforce size and composition, test results, and any other related information.  
  • Prepare simple field drawings or sketches as necessary to implement and document minor changes to project specifications.  
  • Prepare and submit a wide variety of documentation to the Final Review Office, and coordinates with the Final Review Office in the project closure process, answering questions and doing research as requested.  
  • Teach certified technician classes and assist students in preparation for examinations; and,  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.  
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.    

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 with or without notice.   

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:  

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (civil engineering is preferred) from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school.  
  • Registered Professional Engineers license in Indiana required; exception may be made for individuals with an bachelor's degree in engineering or a bachelor's degree engineering and an Engineer in Training  (EIT) Certification/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certification working towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana in a lower-level classification.  
  • Twelve (12) months experience as a Transportation Engineer.  
  • Be willing to travel with reasonable accommodation.  
  • Considerable knowledge in computer software programs.  
  • Broad knowledge in construction material sampling and testing standards and Federal, State, and Departmental established test procedures and standards pertaining to materials.  
  • Skill in operation, calibration and maintenance of materials testing/sampling equipment.  
  • Limited knowledge of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Indiana Traffic Management (ITM) and INDOT specifications.  
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  
  • Ability to maintain and complete accurate and concise reports.  
  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to apply, a variety of Federal, State, and local guidelines, manuals and regulations for purposes of construction inspection for compliance with standards.  
  • Ability to read and interpret highway and bridge plans and to identify errors and omissions.  
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.  
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.


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 Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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 and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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