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Engineer Design Manager

Date Posted:  Jan 19, 2023
Requisition ID:  418729

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140


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. 


SalaryThis position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $85,020.00.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Location: The location of this position is INDOT Greenfield.

About the Job:

As the Highway Engineer, you will be responsible for performing advanced and complex transportation engineering work in one or more multiple areas such as planning, project development and design, construction, transportation/traffic operations and maintenance. In this position, you will ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.  You will work independently and serve as an engineer in charge of complex projects responsible for compliance with contract specifications, providing guidance and technical direction to lower-level project staff. 

A Day in the Life:

  • Develops detailed bridge and/or road, traffic, and maintenance design plans for a variety of transportation 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 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;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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) and other related fields from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school. 
  • Registered Professional Engineers license in Indiana required.
  • At least six (6) years of experience in engineering (civil engineering is preferred), transportation research or related area. 
  • Be willing to travel with an appropriate accommodation. 
  • Broad 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.  
  • Broad knowledge of and ability to apply federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and procedures governing incumbents filed of specialization. 
  • Broad knowledge of and ability to apply computer aided design and drafting functions to field of specialization. 
  • Ability to use initiative and creativity when making technical recommendations and decisions. 
  • Ability to prepare and review complex design plans and reports relating to the functional area of specialization. 
  • 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). 


You must satisfy the following requirements to be considered for an 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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