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Utility and Railroad Engineer

Date Posted:  Dec 31, 2020
Requisition ID:  155581

LaPorte, 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.


This position is typically filled at a salary of $62,322.00 annually. Internal employees are subject to the promotion and demotion policies.

About the Job

This position acts as a District Coordinator for relocation and/or adjustment of utilities and railroads to conform with departmental, state, and federal highway construction guidelines. Regular travel to and from various field locations for meetings is required.

A Day in the Life

  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others; 
  • Assesses feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering designs, evaluation tests, products or equipment when necessary data is insufficient regarding one technical specialty or type of facility, or equipment or program function; 
  • Represents the organization at conferences to resolve questions; 
  • Attends preconstruction conferences and utility coordination meetings for projects with utility impacts; 
  • Attends monthly utility coordination meetings with project managers and in counties to discuss projects and work schedules; 
  • Participates in diagnostic meetings with railroads; 
  • Attends tracking and scheduling meetings to verify the status of utility/railroad issues and verify Right-of-Way (ROW) status as related to relocation plans; 
  • Attends preliminary on site field checks to identify utility/railroad issues in the scoping phase and final on site field checks to verify all issues have been addressed; 
  • Directs engineering/technical activities on behalf of the supervisor and to plan and coordinate work; 
  • Supervises railroad personnel on the installation of federally funded signals and crossing work and ensures compliance; 
  • Resolves utility issues for construction projects; 
  • Signs relocation plans and/or other engineering documents; 
  • Manages multiple complex construction projects; 
  • Requests or secures funding and reviews and authorizes all railroad installation and utility billings; 
  • Approves utility permits for District Design projects;
  • Coordinates issues with the Multi-Modal Rail Section and coordinates with other sections on project-related permit issues; 
  • Assures accurate and timely updating of management information systems as they relate to the delivery of the program (i.e., SPMS), and assures business rules, policies, and procedures are implemented in their designated work environments; 
  • Participates in the selection, scoping, and diagnostics of isolated railroad projects; 
  • Regular travel to and from various field locations for meetings is required;
  • Prepares monthly, annual and/or special reports; and,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What We're Looking For

  • Civil Engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in a related field.

What You'll Need For Success

  • Applicant may have a non-engineering degree in a related field;
  • 12 months experience as a Transportation Engineer 3;
  • Licensed Professional Engineer registered in Indiana preferred;
  • Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for employment noted above may be substituted for the experience required, but not for the mandated registration;
  • Must possess valid Indiana driver’s license;
  • Specialized knowledge of civil engineering, public relations, and OSHA safety practices;
  • Specialized knowledgeable in various computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Office software, AutoCAD, PeopleSoft, UT/RR Log, Chronolog, SPMS, etc.);
  • Knowledge of highway statutory, departmental, and administrative laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, criteria, plans and specifications, environmental regulations and related data;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid engineering/technical conclusions and use statistical analysis;
  • 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; and,
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.


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) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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