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Design Highway Engineer-Capital Programs

Date Posted:  May 7, 2022
Requisition ID:  340006

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.


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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

This position serves as the Senior Design Engineer in the District’s Capital Program Management Division. Employee is responsible for developing and coordinating plans, proposals, specifications, and engineering estimates of the Design team.

A Day in the Life:

  • Develops detailed bridge and/or road, traffic, and maintenance design plans for a variety of transportation projects prepared within the office and to be carried out by others; independently conducts studies to assess feasibility and soundness of proposed project designs and recommends changes based on findings regarding roadway and structure improvement type projects;
  • Tracks project development relative to established performance measures;
  • Allocates resources to meet development schedules;
  • Participates in long-range planning for the Office of Capital Program Management;
  • Assists other offices in the evaluations of new design policies;
  • Disseminates information on current design policies;
  • Signs plans and/or other engineering documents as a Registered Professional Engineer;
  • Ensures that all construction plans produced by a plan preparation section reflect the scope of services, existing field conditions, appropriate design standards, INDOT plan preparation procedures and sound engineering judgment. These construction plans may include drainage, traffic control, right-of-way, signals, lighting, landscaping, rest areas, geometric design, etc;
  • Determines appropriate treatments for complex design situations where established policy does not apply;
  • Coordinates project development with external and internal agencies, including District offices;
  • Attends and participates in Scope of Services and review meetings;
  • Operates state car to travel to projects to conduct field reviews;
  • Develops, maintains, and reports on project work schedules and cost estimates;
  • Assesses staffing and equipment needs;  May train new personnel and mentor less experienced design staff;
  • Prepares budgets;
  • Keeps abreast of current design practices by attending conferences and reading trade publications, research papers, etc;
  • Assists the Design Manager on special projects as requested; and,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

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

  • Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering;
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana;
  • Two years experience as group or project leader or supervisor providing work direction and training to employees engaged in engineering projects, or two years experience in managing
  • engineering research projects;
  • Must possess valid driver’s license;
  • Extensive knowledge of INDOT Design Manual, Standards and Specifications;
  • Extensive knowledge of civil engineering, OSHA safety practices, employee training and development;
  • Considerable skill in use of computer, CADD and drafting equipment;
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret variety of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, criteria, plans and specifications, and related data; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid engineering/technical conclusions; use statistical analysis; calculate fractions, decimals and percentages;
  • Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations;
  • Ability to cooperate with coworkers on group projects; and,
  • Ability to plan and develop engineering projects with unique or controversial problems and/or novel engineering related concepts and approaches.

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) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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