Share this Job

Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Culvert Engineer-Tech Services

Date Posted:  May 11, 2022
Requisition ID:  353525

La Porte, IN, US, 46350

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 Culvert engineer is responsible for evaluating large culvert and small culvert assets for condition and need, evaluates all pertinent data regarding these structures and makes recommendations for future treatments in support of the Bridge Asset Engineer. The incumbent coordinates and monitors activities related to resolving large culvert and small culvert deficiencies, including the development of necessary documentation to submit requests for hydraulic and environmental approvals and working with Project Managers and Maintenance personnel on project delivery.

Incumbent is responsible for supporting bridge asset related activities in the District. Provides assistance to the System Assessment Manager and Bridge Asset Engineer, including preparation of documents for programming contractual projects and preparation of documents for maintenance work plan projects.

     Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience.

A Day in the Life

  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Sub-District Operations Managers on the Maintenance Work Program.
  • Prepares documentation to request hydraulic analysis of culverts.
  • Prepares documentation to request environmental analysis of culverts.
  • Monitors status of culvert project activities and recommends solutions to problems.
  • Provides Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping support.
  • Assists with keeping geospatial data current.
  • Attends training sessions and conferences to learn new techniques & requirements.
  • Assists in researching and preparing documents for process improvements.
  • Attends field checks, meetings, seminars and conferences as needed.
  • Handles specialty projects and specific assignments as directed by the System Assessment Manager.
  • Assists the Maintenance Engineer in the investigation of drainage inquiries from internal and external clients as required. Assists in the creation of recommendations for the correction of drainage deficiencies and coordinates with the Maintenance Engineer and the Sub-Districts in the implementation of the corrective action.
  • Performs related work as required.

What We're Looking For

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and licensed as a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana;
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents including but not limited to bridge and large culvert design and rehabilitation plans, roadway plans, inspection reports, maintenance records, geotechnical data, hydraulic data, and maps.
  • Practical knowledge of construction and maintenance practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of department policies, standards and specifications relating to culverts and bridges.
  • Knowledge of department systems relating to the bridge programs, including but not limited to Scheduling Project Management System (SPMS), Deighton Transportation Information Management System (dTIMS), ArcGIS, and Work Management System (WMS).
  • Knowledge of culvert maintenance principles, practices, methods and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, and to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Possession of basic computer skills and the ability to become proficient in new programs and databases.
  • Ability to perform basic calculations.
  • Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license.
  • Broad knowledge, understanding, and application of the practices and methods in State Transportation.


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

Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Michigan City