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Utility and Railroad Administrator

Date Posted:  Aug 14, 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:

The Highway Engineer performs specialized and supervisory engineering work for the Department of Transportation. Work is performed independently with limited direction by a department administrator. The senior engineer serves Local and State projects. The position has three primary purposes: 1) The position will support the LPA/State coordinators, and assist in providing training for the team which includes Local Employees of Responsible charge, utility companies, project managers, consultants, district utility coordinators and right of way service managers, and other agency divisions as needed, 2) The position will be responsible to assist in establishing, promoting, and implementing effective policies and procedures to insure effective delivery of projects within the State and LPA program. 3) The candidate will coordinate and deliver projects by focusing on delivering projects on-time and on budget from beginning to completion.


The position serves as a liaison between all stakeholders involved in utility coordination, focusing on project schedule and budget, and interactions between local public agencies, consultants, utility companies, railroad companies and the Department of Transportation. Position will report to the Utility Integration Manager within the Utilities & Railroads Division.

A Day in the Life:

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.


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Establishes procedures for overseeing the construction of highway road and bridge projects;
  • Initiates procedures for reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications and construction methods with contractors;
  • Prepares unique, unusual or highly complex design plans or reviews similar plans designed by consultants for bridges, roads and related traffic projects;
  • Establishes methods for initiation, developing and administering major field traffic operations, such as complex interchanges or intersection layouts, addition of auxiliary lanes and collector roadways, signage, lighting and traffic signals;
  • Establishes procedures for reviewing and inspecting bridges, to provide normal maintenance, cost-effective repair work or major rehabilitation;
  • Develops and establishes practices and procedures for directing job control tests, documentation to aid in reviewing revised or newly adopted specifications and policies to keep field testing functions current;
  • Provides recommendations and advanced level engineering expertise to field maintenance functions to resolve complex maintenance problems and provide effective and timely maintenance services;
  • Conducts advanced level and technical engineering work in the engineering services and support fields, research, geotechnical engineering, land surveying and special studies;

What We're Looking For:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a graduate degree; a baccalaureate degree plus comparable work experience, related academic training plus comparable work experience;
  • Must be a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana;
  • Thorough mastery of and ability to apply advanced civil engineering theories, principles, methods and procedures to unprecedented types of problems;
  • Broad and advanced knowledge of the specification standards and special provisions associated with incumbent’s field of specialization;
  • Broad knowledge of and ability to apply federal and state laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing incumbents filed of specialization;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply management and supervision principles and practices;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply computer aided design and drafting functions;
  • Ability to use initiative and creativity when making complex technical and managerial recommendations and decisions;
  • Ability to develop, initiate and establish policies, procedures and work methods for field of specialization;
  • Ability to organize, plan, formulate, direct 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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