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Utility and Railroad Administrator

Date Posted:  Nov 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  9059

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.

About the Job:

This position serves as a high level engineer focused on support of the INDOT utility and railroad program, to meet agency goals. The solution based position has three primary purposes: 1) the position will spearhead division initiatives; which will include, researching, reviewing, recommending, developing, and implementation 2) the position will be responsible for reviewing and updating current utility and railroad policy and procedures for more effective coordination 3) the position will effectively communicate INDOT utility and railroad policies and procedures and related initiatives. 

The position will serve as an innovative subject matter expert regarding INDOT utility and railroad policies and procedures and will focus on best practices for effective utility and railroad coordination.  The position will report to the Utility Integration Manager within the Utilities & Railroad Division.

A Day in the Life:

•    Review, update, create, and assist in implementing and managing statewide utility and railroad coordination and accommodation programs, policies and procedures to assure continuity in state policy implementation;
•    Provides interpretation of policy and procedure questions and reviews;
•    Assists in developing and conducting utility and railroad coordination training courses with INDOT staff, consultants and the utility and railroad industries;
•    Identifies potential risk and associated risk management plan for utility and railroad coordination matters;
•    Provides assistance in the preparation and administration of agreements, legislation and contracts;
•    Assist management in interpreting INDOT’s business strategies and determine innovative processes that support the strategy;
•    Research, evaluate, analyze and recommend various utility and railroad innovations;
•    Research current utility and railroad coordination and accommodation processes and recommends process enhancements and improvements;
•    Develop innovative and effective procedures;
•    Communicate new and updated policies and procedures to stakeholders, for more effective utility and railroad coordination;
•    Participates in meetings and represents the office on utility and railroad matters;
•    Review and prepare responses to inquiries, studies, reports and management requests;
•    Performs follow through on agreed resolutions to insure timely completion;
•    Assists with railroad related projects as needed;
•    Assists in provided needed material and data to various stakeholders   
•    Operates car to transport equipment (i.e., plans, maps, overhead projector, etc.) to conduct training at districts, perform quality assurance reviews and to attend meetings with utility companies, districts, regions, consultant firms, etc. for purposes of explaining INDOT policies and procedures;
•    Understands and assists with Real Estate and Permits when needed;
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

What We're Looking For:

•    Professional Engineer’s license required.
•    Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, project management, engineering technology, construction management, public administration, business management, or related field-equivalent combination of work experience and /or education may be substituted
•    Extensive experience in the engineering/utility field preferred
•    Expensive experience in construction preferred
•    Experience in researching, analyzing developing policies and procedures
•    Ability to interpret and evaluate a variety of highway and railroad construction plans
•    Broad knowledge of civil engineering, public relations, and OSHA safety practices
•    Broad knowledgeable in various computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Office Software, AutoCAD)
•    Broad knowledge of highway statutory, departmental, and administrative laws, rules, and regulations;
•    Broad knowledge of highway, utility and railroad construction policies, procedures and practices.
•    Broad knowledge of INDOT highway traffic signal policies and procedures beneficial.
•    Ability to think creatively 
•    Ability to problem solve 
•    Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, criteria, plans and specifications, environmental regulations and related data, define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid engineering/technical conclusions, use statistical analysis.
•    Ability to interpret and evaluate a variety of highway, railroad and utility construction plans.
•    Ability to cooperate with coworkers on group projects and establish a friendly atmosphere with coworkers.
•    Ability to handle routine and sensitive contacts with governmental officials, consulting firms, contractors, and the general public.
•    Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills.
•    Good organization and problem solving skills.
•    Strong Communication skills
•    Must possess valid driver’s license and ability to travel statewide with occasional overnight trips required.


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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