Transportation Engineer III
ND Department of Transportation
Salary: $5,882 - $7,618/ month (DOE)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Number: 801-7772
Requisition Number: 2919175
Type of Recruitment: Internal*/External**
Date Posted to Web: January 30, 2013
Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management; four years of professional-level engineering work experience; and registration as a professional engineer in North Dakota.
NDDOT will accept registration from another state at the time of hire, but will require registration in the state of North Dakota prior to the end of the probationary period.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; communicate clearly to avoid confusion and misunderstanding with other employees, customers, or the general public; remain calm and composed when dealing with distraught or angry employees or members of the public: public speaking skills; ability to read, interpret, and explain applicable standards, technical literature, regulations, plans, and specifications; ability to accurately and clearly complete required paperwork; prepare written or oral reports frequently in tight time frames; requires a class D drivers license to travel to public meetings and project locations.
Use of phone, calculator, copier, reference sources, and research documentation, survey equipment, lab and construction equipment; keyboarding familiarity; personal computer with spreadsheet, technical, engineering or construction related software; normal hearing and vision, with or without correction; eye-hand coordination; lifting up to 75 pounds; carry several items with a total weight of 75 pounds; physical mobility, agility, and mental alertness compatible with office, construction project and maintenance/shop settings; ability to work closely with people; some contact with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and others; ability to plan and direct the work of others; ability to function with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of practices, principles, standards, and guidelines as related to materials testing; ability to be flexible in daily schedule; ability to work under stress; remain calm and maintain focus under demanding and often conflicting work schedule with rapid shifts in priority; work after hours, on weekends, and holidays during road and weather emergencies; presence during deadlines and high stress periods of work is mandatory; regular attendance is essential to efficiently process the volume of work in this position; regular attendance is critical in this position because the expertise this employee is providing will not be available from any other source.
Must possess networking, leadership, prioritization, and time management skills; must be self-directed and highly motivated, and possess logical decision making and analytical skills.
Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment.
*If an internal candidate is selected for this position they may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resource Policy 14.4.
**If an external candidate is selected for this position they may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resource Policy 14.5. External applicants are eligible for a recruitment bonus of two months salary.
Applicants Please Submit:
- SFN 10950, Application for Employment
- SFN 18859, DOT Addendum to Application for Employment
- Copy of final college transcript
Please Send Application Materials To:
NDDOT- Williston District
605 Dakota Parkway West
PO Box 698
Williston, ND 58802-0698
Telephone Number: 701-774-2700
Fax Number: 701-774-2704
Both application forms may be downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html. Applications should include information which directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work. Background checks will be conducted.
NDDOT staff will score applications based on a 100 point job related personnel system. It is very important to be thorough and detailed on the application materials. The NDDOT Affirmative Action goal is one American Indian male, one American Indian female, one other minority female, and nine non-minority females.
Applicants with disabilities should contact the Williston District at 701-774-2700 in advance of applying to discuss any special provisions needed for applying or interviewing.
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888
Summary of Work:
- Project Management: Serve as construction staff Team Leader and supervise multiple construction projects assigned to team, including NDDOT, County and consultant engineered projects. Maintain knowledge of department procedures and policies related to office activities involving administration of construction procedures. Negotiate change orders items with contractors. Approve all change orders under $10,000. Make recommendation for approval on all other change orders. As the Professional Engineer in responsible charge for assigned projects, stamp construction phase revisions that are within the inherent variability of normal construction practices and that do not affect the functional design requirements. Communicate with supervisor, contractor, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), NDDOT central office divisions, other project personnel and the public to maintain a professional project. Approximately 60 percent of time is spent on this duty.
- Employee Supervision: Supervise Transportation Engineer I, II, III and Project Manager employees, Engineering Technicians I, II, III & IV, and temporary employees performing inspection duties, material testing and surveying to ensure construction projects completed in accordance with contract requirements. Establish long-term and short-term goals for employees on project. Coordinate schedules of inspectors, survey crews and materials crew to avoid unreasonable delays to contractor or project. Develop priority lists (goals and objectives) for self and staff, allowing for flexibility. Evaluate and provide interpersonal skills to communicate and motivate others in satisfactory performance of duties and responsibilities. Provide proper training for personnel on department policies, inspection and material testing procedures. Offer positive, enthusiastic work environment by offering diversity of work assignments. Approximately 20 percent of time is spent on this duty.
- Preliminary Engineering: Prepare and Stamp District Plans and Concept reports: Supervise and coordinate the preparation of district plans and concept reports. Assure all project concept reports and plans are submitted on time. As the Professional Engineer in responsible charge, sign and stamp district project concept reports and plans. Review existing conditions and survey data and gather information needed to develop project concept report. Prepare for and run field reviews. Prepare plans from concept report scope of work, approval and decisions, and incorporate design recommendations, project relate data and environmental regulations. Comply with design and department standards and policies. Project plan preparation includes but is not limited to project specifications, final layouts, unit quantities, designing project traffic control and estimating project costs. Conduct field reviews and Plan Specification and Estimates (PS&E), update milestone items, and other necessary items in the preparation of a project concept report and plans. Assist other district designers in their designs. Approximately 10 percent of time is spent on this duty.
- Miscellaneous Duties: District Design Coordinator; review project staff records. Supervise review of all final records (quantities). Supervise all project documents for final submission to construction office in Bismarck. Compile information and costs and negotiate solutions to unforeseen situations, design and construction related. Gather preliminary survey data. Conduct staff safety meetings, and make sure that staff receives adequate training for assigned duties. Supervise construction personnel in absence of project engineers and/or assistant district engineer. Approximately 10 percent of time is spent on this duty.
As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The state of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.