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Transportation Engineer
AMES IA 50010
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  • 6/14/2018 11: 59 PM Central

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Transportation Engineer
Transportation Engineer
Transportation Engineer
$57,283.20 - $88,587.20 Annually
Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
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Scott Neubauer, (515) 239-1165
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Job Description

The Office of Bridges and Structures is seeking to hire a Transportation Engineer that will be an essential part of a Maintenance and Inspection team. This position requires an individual capable of applying engineering principles in the preservation and maintenance of highway structures and transportation improvement projects of a broad scope and complexity. The individual selected will be performing complex professional engineering decisions that require an active Iowa professional engineering license. The engineering license is to be in place at the time of appointment and must be maintained to remain in this position.

Responsibilities of the position:

+ Assists the Bridge Maintenance Engineer and the Bridge Preservation Engineer to implement a statewide program utilizing Maintenance Bridge (MB) Funds. Assist the Bridge Design Unit with repair and overlay project development.

+ Assist the Load Rating Engineer creating and updating the load ratings on over 4100 bridges on the Primary Highway System.

+ Assist the Bridge Management Engineer with the use and development of the AASHTOware Bridge Management (BrM) software.

+ Assist the Local Public Agency (LPA) Bridge Engineer with the Quality Assurance (QA) program.

+ Conduct Routine Inspections per PPM 610.04 when requested by the Bridge Maintenance Engineer.

+ Prepare bridge condition reports for a portion of the bridges inspected each year by the six field inspection teams.

+ Assist other engineers in the Bridge Maintenance and Inspection Unit as directed by the Bridge Maintenance Engineer.

Preferred Characteristics:

+ Analyzes challenges, defines successful solution alternatives and proactively solves problems.

+ Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway design products.

+ Effectively communicates with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in our development process.

+ Motivated, friendly, inclusive and get-it-done attitude.

+ Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.

+ Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.

Office Culture and Benefits:

+ Interesting and complex projects are regularly designed by our staff providing a wide breadth of experiences.

+ Excellent Benefits Package. Web link:

+ Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.

+ Flexible work schedules.

+ Continuing education to aid in meeting professional engineering requirements.

+ Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

+ An environment where team work, customer service, and a positive attitude are valued.

Shift: Days, Monday through Friday. Flex available.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Licensed as a professional engineer. Must have, or prior to appointment, must obtain an active Iowa professional engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board.

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation


800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010




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