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Civil Engineer - DNR

Date Posted:  Aug 5, 2022
Requisition ID:  371361

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


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 Natural Resources:


The Indiana Department of Natural Resources protects, enhances, and preserves natural, cultural, and recreational resources for Indiana residents.  This extends to reclaiming former mining areas, evaluating the impact of land development on waterways and wildlife, and sustaining gaming areas.  DNR is also a leader in providing educational programming about environmental issues in Indiana.


Role Overview:


This position is in the main DNR office in Indianapolis where you will support division-wide and local initiatives.  You will plan, design, and write specifications related to specific engineering projects that involve geotechnical, structural, construction, or maintenance projects.


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Execute, coordinate, and assist in the preparation of the project, design plans, specifications, and bidding documents. 
  • Review documents submitted by contractors for technical adequacy and compliance with project specifications, federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations. 
  • Coordinate the work of architect-engineering companies, contractors, and utility companies as needed. 
  • Conduct site visits and inspections. 
  • Review and analyze the proposed design and/or specification changes while the project is in process. 
  • Provide technical engineering guidance on assigned projects. 
  • Develop and prepare project justification documents including cost estimates, bills of materials, and supporting technical data for unusual requirements. 
  • Maintain project books and files relating to the authorization, design, progress, construction, costs, and completion of all projects. 
  • Prepare, review, and submit environmental documents, site survey reports, soil analysis reports, and energy source selection reports. 
  • Assist in identifying and proposing infrastructure projects and upgrades as it pertains to projects. 


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:


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

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a Baccalaureate degree (degree in civil engineering) or related field desired) plus related work experience; related academic training plus comparable work experience or comparable work experience alone may substitute for a Baccalaureate degree where appropriate.
  • Extensive knowledge of construction and engineering principles, practices and techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of federal, state and local laws, codes, rules and regulations concerned with engineering, construction, environmental protection and facility, mechanical and electrical design.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex technical design and specifications and determine how alterations may effect all facets of a project.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to utilize CAD drafting skills in preparing designs.
  • Ability to keep abreast of new developments and technologies relating to engineering and construction.
  • Be willing to travel with appropriate accommodation.                                 


 You must satisfy the following requirement to continue employment: 

  • Must annually complete and pass the IDOC Distance Learning and Crew Supervisor Course to draw and/or supervise an IDOC crew as needed. – Camp Atterbury only.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to 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




This position traditionally starts at $53,092 - $58,401 and may be commensurate with education and experience.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis