Announcement: ODOT18-2729oc Bridge Design Manual Standards Engineer – Professional Engineer 2 Highway Division – Technical Services and Engineering Salem
Discover opportunity at ODOT! Our bridge design manual standards engineer plays an integral statewide role in helping to ensure the bridge design community is following ODOT standards, procedures, policies, accepted practices, directions, and guidelines.
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What's in it for you?
We value work/life balance at ODOT. With 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages – our time out of the office is just as important as time spent in the office. We are a recognized leader in the transportation industry and we offer our employees a robust benefit package that includes:
Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family. Our employee share percent for our medical plans is only 1% or 5% - depending on the plan you choose.
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation.
Vacation leave earned at 8 hours per month with the ability to roll over unused time across fiscal years with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments.
24 hours personal leave or additional leave earned each fiscal year depending on service type.
We also offer our employees optional benefits ranging from life insurance to short and long term disability to flexible spending accounts.
A pension plan and an opportunity to defer pre-tax earnings for retirement, health care deductibles, child care, and transportation.
Grow your career with us – we offer unlimited growth potential in a variety of disciplines.
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Additional Details: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as coordinator of the ODOT Bridge Design Manual (BDM).
Receive and initiate proposed changes and design deviations and ensure changes are evaluated by the appropriate technical experts.
Develop and initiate routine changes and corrections/modifications to the BDM.
Perform independent research on topics for incorporation into future versions of the BDM.
Serve as technical expert in the specific areas of structural design of concrete bridges and bridge railing.
Provide provisions applicable to design of new bridge replacements, bridge repairs, structural rehabilitation work, and bridge strengthening projects.
Ensure that concrete bridges and bridge railing standards, practices, policies, and procedures are applicable and appropriate in the changing field of structural engineering.
Complete structural analysis and calculations to support standard drawings and details.
Develop design tools and computer software to standardize concrete bridge and concrete deck design routines and bridge rail design routines.
Perform quality assurance and quality audits on bridge designs developed by ODOT and consultants.
Train internal and external technical resources and professional engineering staff in the art and science of designing concrete bridges and associated structures.
Represent ODOT on regional and national committees related to concrete bridge design and other areas of expertise.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
Experience developing technical manuals and reports.
Experience with using and designing bridge railings.
Experience in coordinating technical training.
Experience creating design templates using MathCAD.
Minimum Qualifications: A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering and three (3) years of journey level professional engineer experience.
Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
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).
Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional field inspection of bridges and visits to project sites as required.
Field inspection of bridges requires climbing and using appropriate fall protection equipment, working in a confined space using appropriate air equipment, working in close proximity to traffic, and exposure to extreme weather conditions and hazardous materials.
Lift equipment is occasionally required in order to access portions of a structure.
Learn More and Apply!
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: ODOT18-2729oc
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.