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Highway Engineer-Indianapolis

Date Posted:  Jan 11, 2022
Requisition ID:  299803

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Job:

Incumbent serves as a technical specialist as a representative for, and reports to, the pavement director.  Along with the district pavement engineer, incumbent is the pavement owner and comprehensively responsible for all pavement related activities in the district.  In the area of pavements, serves as the liaison between central office and the districts.  Incumbent provides strategic direction for INDOT’s pavement efforts through developing and applying policies and procedures.  Incumbent works closely to manage and coordinate the overall pavement program with all divisions, i.e., the Divisions of Pavements, Highway Design & Technical Support, Research & Development, Construction, Maintenance, Technical Services, Planning, Testing, Materials Management, Geotechnical Investigations, districts, and sub districts, plus others as necessary.

A Day in the Life:

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

Incumbent is responsible for providing technical expertise and assistance to the district pavement engineer, district maintenance, planning, testing, construction, and other areas as deemed necessary and appropriate.  Ensures the orderly and efficient flow of productive work through their office.  Reports and is directly accountable to the pavement director.

  • Along with the district pavement engineer is the pavement owner and comprehensively responsible for pavement related activities in the district;
  • Responsible for covering and assisting two districts;
  • Reviews the prioritized list of pavement treatment options to the asset management team provided by the district pavement engineer;
  • Reviews the prioritized list of pavement treatment options to maintenance as provided by the district pavement engineer;
  • Along with the district pavement engineer, is responsible for ensuring the district pavement program selects appropriate projects;
  • Along with the district pavement engineer, provides and directs solutions to pavement forensics to construction and maintenance;
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance to the district pavement engineer, construction and maintenance;
  • Work percentage breakdown should be approximately 25% approving pavement designs, 25% maintenance coordination, 25% programming and 25% pavement forensics;
  • Liaison between central office, district, pavement division and all other divisions/ functions;
  • Provide training to various district practitioners in the area of pavement design, construction, maintenance and condition assessment;
  • Represent and provide guidance on various research projects relating to pavements;
  • Checks pavement designs for compliance with and uniform enforcement of established policies, standards and specifications;
  • Maintain awareness of all aspects of the art in pavement technology;
  • Provide link between central office, district staff & pavement specialty topic SMEs;
  • Acts as a member of assigned technical committees to review and recommend new and revised standards and specifications;
  • Prepares reports, manuals and training documents related to pavement activities;
  • Recommends process improvements as necessary;
  • Responsible for maintaining pavement quality in the district;
  • Responsible for filling out time management;
  • Responsible for keeping track of all projects assigned and recommending solutions to problems;
  • Required to attend field checks, meetings, seminars and conferences as needed;
  • Required to do specialty projects or specific functions as directed by the pavement director;
  • Advises and assists subordinate or junior engineers in the more complex, technical aspects of pavements;
  • Coordinates and presides over meetings and committees as directed by the pavement director;
  • Prepares responses to inquiries and complaints from citizens, legislators, the Governor’s office, other agencies, and other states;
  • May be asked to solve unique pavement problems as they arise;
  • Makes recommendations for project issues and coordination with other divisions, agencies and local government entities and the public;
  • Identifies training needs of employees and will assist in the training of less experienced managers and engineers;
  • May serve as an expert witness in law suits filed against the state;
  • Performs related work as required.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

•    Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering;
•    PE License;
•    Drivers License;
•    Broad specialized knowledge of engineering principles and practices concerning all areas of pavement design, roadway design, roadway pavement construction, pavement & materials, and pavement maintenance;
•    Practical knowledge of construction and maintenance practices and methods obtained through field experience;
•    Knowledge of department policies, standards and specifications relating to pavements,
•    Knowledge of department systems relating to pavement program, including but not limited to SPMS, dTIMS, DarWin M-E and WMS;
•    Position requires extensive field work, including substantial driving, overnight stays and field work in a variety of weather conditions;
•    Ability to read, interpret, and evaluate a wide variety of construction plans; engineering documents; contracts; specifications; laws; administrative rules; and department, state, and federal regulations;
•    Ability to work effectively with department managers and staff, local officials, consultants, FHWA staff, and other interested INDOT and external parties;
•    Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
•    Ability to interpret and apply State and Federal regulations.

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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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