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Road Design Engineer (INDOT)

Date Posted:  Aug 7, 2019
Requisition ID:  7375

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.


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 road engineering position develops and produces plans, specifications, and engineering estimates for various in-house road and/or bridge projects in a timely manner. The selected individual will be expected to effectively and efficiently design and manage multiple projects in different phases at any given time. The projects will vary in size, scope, schedule, and cost. In addition, it must be ensured that all state and federal regulations are being met.

About the Job:

The Highway Engineer performs senior level engineering and supervisory work for the Indiana Department of Transportation. Work is performed independently with occasional direction by a department supervisor.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Directs practices for overseeing the construction of highway road and bridge projects;
  • Provides direction in reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications and construction methods with contractors;
  • Prepares unique, unusual or complicated design plans or reviews similar plans designed by consultants for bridges, roads and related traffic projects;
  • Directs methods for developing and administering major field traffic operations, such as: complicated interchanges or intersection layouts, addition of auxiliary lanes and access roads, signage, lighting and traffic signals;
  • Trains, assigns and reviews the work of subordinates on the proper review and inspection of bridges, to provide normal maintenance, cost-effective repair work or major rehabilitation;
  • Directs, supervises and reviews revised or newly adopted specifications and directs policies to keep field testing functions current;
  • Provides senior level engineering expertise to field maintenance functions to resolve complicated maintenance problems and provide effective and timely maintenance services;
  • Conducts senior level engineering work in the engineering services and support fields, research, geotechnical engineering, land surveying and special studies;

This 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 We're Looking For:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a baccalaureate degree plus comparable work experience, related academic training plus comparable work experience;
  • Must have certification as a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana;
  • Broad knowledge of and ability to apply civil engineering theories, principles, methods and procedures to the engineering specialty of the individual;
  • Broad knowledge of and ability to apply federal and state laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing individuals filed of specialization;
  • Broad knowledge of the specification standards an special provisions associated with the individual’s field of specialization;
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management  principles and practices and department administrative regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Considerable 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 and managerial recommendations and decisions;
  • Ability to prepare and review complex design plans and reports relating to individual’s field of specialization;
  • Ability to organize, plan, formulate and carry out programs and policies;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.


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



Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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