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Highway Design Engineer

Date Posted:  Jun 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  371441

Seymour, IN, US, 47274


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 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.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience.


This position is located in the Seymour District, 

About the Job:

This position develops and produces plans, proposals, specifications, and engineering estimates for various in-house road and/or bridge projects. 

Remote Work Policy: In circumstances where work can be effectively accomplished in locations other than state facilities, this policy authorizes agencies to evaluate and permit, without additional authorization, the regular use of up to 15 hours of Remote Work per work week.

A Day in the Life:

  • Develops and produces detailed bridge and/or, road, traffic, drainage 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 and implements changes based on findings.
  • Provides direction and explanation of various plans for use by Contractors;
  • Prepares support documentation for contract plans to include; crash analysis, safety analysis, hydraulic analysis, estimates, environmental permits and unique special provisions.
  • Generates detailed drawings using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) and other engineering design software. These drawings may involve: drainage, traffic maintenance, traffic control, general roadway, structures, right-of-way, signals and earthwork.
  • Updates regularly an electronic data system recording design/project progress.
  • Calculates and summarizes plan quantities.
  • Consults with central office involving design plans or projects;
  • Signs plans as registered Professional Engineer;
  • Operates state vehicle to travel to projects to conduct field work or reviews, when necessary;
  • Keeps abreast of current design and construction standards, CADD and engineering design software; and attends appropriate training seminars;
  • Assists with special projects and other duties as assigned.

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited school.

What You’ll Need For Success:

  • Civil Engineer with Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited school;
  • Licensed as a registered professional engineer in Indiana, or ability to obtain license within 4 years. Applicants with an EIT will be hired as an HE4 with an immediate opportunity for promotion to an HE3 upon receiving an Indiana Professional Engineering License.
  • Must possess valid Indiana driver’s license;
  • Considerable knowledge in use of a computer, CADD & Microsoft Office
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to comprehend & interpret variety of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, criteria, plans & specifications & related data; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid engineering/technical conclusions; 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 general public;
  • Ability to plan and develop engineering projects with controversial problems and/or novel engineering related concepts and approaches.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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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Nearest Major Market: Seymour