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Highway Engineer- Traffic Engineering

Date Posted:  Nov 23, 2019
Requisition ID:  16636

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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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.


About 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.


This Traffic Engineer position is in the Traffic Engineering Division in downtown Indianapolis and reports to the Manager of the Corridor Development Office. Candidate will preferably have traffic analysis and simulation experience. Indiana PE Registration is desirable but not required. The position requires BS in Civil Engineering, and a minimum of 1 year of transportation engineering experience.


The Highway Engineer works as a professional engineer performing engineering work in connection with location design and construction of highways, bridges, and other structures at the Indiana Department of Transportation. Work is performed under the direction of a department supervisor.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Develops and prepares complete working plans by performing computations for geometrics, quantities, drainage structures, etc.;
  • Designs bridges, determining size, location, methods of assembly, and bridge component parts, such as steel or concrete beams, concrete piers and end bents, as required for specific loading;
  • Provides engineering expertise to field maintenance functions to resolve maintenance problems and provide effective maintenance services in such areas as building and grounds and equipment management;
  • Reviews engineering plans designed by consultants;
  • Conducts engineering work in supportive areas such as land surveying, signage, pavement, research, geotechnical and special studies;
  • Develops and/or reviews construction plans;
  • Generates standard detailed drawings using computer aided design and drafting (CADD) software and manual drafting techniques;
  • Participates in field inspections;

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.

Preferred Experience:
  • Specialized knowledge of the engineering principles and practices typically developed through application of higher education to the highway industry and accumulating a level of experience that can be acknowledged through professional achievement;
  • Must be a Registered Engineer in the State of Indiana;
  • Knowledge of highway statutory, departmental, and administrative laws, rules and regulations;
  • Ability to prepare complete sets of working plans for the construction of assigned highway projects;
  • Ability to perform the algebraic, trigonometric, and higher mathematical computations applied to design operations;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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