Structural Design Engineer – Professional Engineer 1
Highway Division – Technical Services
ODOT's Bridge Engineering Section is responsible for the design standards, load capacity evaluation, inspection, and asset management for all state highway structures, including almost 2,700 highway bridges and over crossings, plus railroad under crossings, tunnels, and other structural elements.
We are recruiting for a structural design engineer to join our Bridge Design sub-unit in Portland. This position assists in the preparation of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consultant contracts that include structural engineering services. The structural design engineer also reviews the work of professional consultants for conformity to design principles and structural adequacy.
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.
- Open until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Thursday, 09/21/2017 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after the first screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
- Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in the preparation of A&E consultant contracts that include structural engineering services.
- Provide structural analysis and design services for state bridges and transportation structures.
- Provide technical guidance to regional bridge design teams and region personnel.
- Establish and maintain positive relations with consultant staff.
- Maintain required flow of verbal and written communication with consultants on contract issues.
- Apply broad-based engineering experience and specialized knowledge to collaboratively identify innovative solutions to unforeseen issues.
- Review project work to establish project acceptability per the contract and recommend acceptance, including review of final project documentation.
- Review monthly consultant progress payment estimates and invoices for work performed each month.
- Assist in reviewing consultant project schedules, budget usage, consultant plans, specifications, and other required deliverables to ensure they meet contract requirements.
- Analyze the cost and schedule impacts of changes and evaluate alternatives.
- Evaluate consultant performance and identify specific contract language changes.
- Assist the regional bridge lead engineer to in writing design contract language and managing bridge design contracts.
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.
Note: "Valid" means you have the ability to stamp at the time you apply. We will verify your license before we consider your application. If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.
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.
- Bridge and transportation-related structures engineering experience.
- Knowledge and/or experience in multiple aspects of transportation-related civil engineering.
- Knowledge and experience with A&E contracts (reviewing, writing, and managing contracts).
- Strong communication skills.
- Typical office environment the majority of the time with occasional work in the field.
- Field work may require walking adjacent to fast moving traffic, stooping, bending or climbing around hazardous locations, working 20 feet or move above ground, traffic, railways, or water, and using safety equipment.
- Occasional day or night work required outside of normal work schedule.
For questions about the job announcement or online application, call 503-986-7146.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Thursday, 09/21/2017 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after the first screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.