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Project Coordinator - Civil Engineering Specialist 2 (ODOT17-1564oc)

Project Coordinator - Civil Engineering Specialist 2 (ODOT17-1564oc)


Announcement: ODOT17-1564oc

Project Coordinator – Civil Engineering Specialist 2
Highway Division – Region 2

We are recruiting for a project coordinator to join our team in Salem. The project manager's project office provides highway development from preliminary planning through construction using field survey and office and design. This position responds to issues and resolves conflict on a variety of projects. The project coordinator proactively works with designers, inspectors, contractors, field personnel, and managers and/or consultants to resolve access issues and to minimize disruptions. This person ensures that we meet design standards and project schedules. This position also leads the work activities of an engineering survey crew of one to four people.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Additional Details:
This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead construction survey work using plans and drawings to establish horizontal and verticals controls, construction centerline, right of way lines, monuments, and contract quantities.
  • Assure that contractors adhere to plans and specifications by monitoring inspectors and survey crews and by conducting inspections and ordering and observing tests and samples.
  • Assign work to subordinates and adjust assignments as required to meet contractor schedules and staffing levels.
  • Attend technical seminars and trainings to stay current in construction location, design, testing and supervision policies, methods, and procedures.
  • Review contract plans and specifications for roadway and bridge construction to monitor traffic control for public safety and to ensure contractor compliance.
  • Report and coordinate all assigned phases of work between the project manager's office and the contractor on major projects. 
  • Perform various office functions such as checking, preparing or maintaining construction expenditures, field reports, cost estimates, and statistical studies.
  • Review monthly estimates for contract compliance.
  • Review semi-final estimates and associated documentation reports.
  • Conduct safety meetings.
  • Work with city and county officials to ensure specification contract work and make contact with all affected local governmental districts regarding development projects.
  • Assist the project manager, Region 2, and Salem units in setting up and attending necessary public information meetings and hearings, project development, technical advisory, and citizen advisory team meetings.
  • Research or direct the research of initial survey data for phase 2 surveying.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying or transportation-related engineering and two years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience;
Five years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments;
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Qualifications:
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Attributes:  We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following. We will use the items on this list along with our essay-style supplemental questions to determine whom to interview.  

  • Formal training and/or education in project management.
  • Experience coordinating transportation-related projects.

Working Conditions:

  • Workload includes competing demands with long hours with occasional overnight travel.
  • This position requires being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week – including holidays.
  • Requires working with contractors and the public who may be adversarial on issues at times.
  • This is a field position and this position is expected to work over 50% of their time outdoors.
  • Field work includes exposure to extreme hazards of traffic and construction equipment and may include exposure to inclement weather.
  • Duties may include working with hazardous chemicals, hand tools, and radioactive sources.
  • May need to walk on rough terrain and stoop or bend around structures or equipment and may work at heights of 20 feet or more above the ground/water.
  • Requires occasionally lifting 40 to 60 pounds.
  • Requires driving state vehicles on a daily and/or weekly basis.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, call 503-986-7146.

This opportunity closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 08, 2017
This listing expires on: Monday, August 28, 2017

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