Structural Design Engineer - Professional Engineer 1 (ODOT17-1594oc) more...
Location:Portland, OR
Company:Oregon Department of Transportation
First posted:September 01, 2017 (last updated 1 week 16 hours ago)


Announcement: ODOT17-1594oc
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.

Additional Details:

  • 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).
  • This classification was recently included in a salary negotiation. The salary range listed in this announcement may increase once approved.


Duties & 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.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
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. 
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.  

  • 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.

Working Conditions:

  • 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. 

Additional Information

Application Instructions:
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for.

Resume: In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment (including month and year). Please title your resume using this format, "[last name]_ODOT17_1594oc_Resume."  
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a resume as described above, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.
Pre-employment Checks:
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.
Veteran's Points :
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website:  Veterans Resources.  Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-(see application details).
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.
Questions and Application Support:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call (see application details).
  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-(see application details) from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F. Leave a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hrs to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at (see application details) . 

  We encourage you to print or save a PDF copy of your application.
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12
355 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97301-3871
Fax (see application details)
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at (see application details) or through Oregon Relay Service at 7-1-1.
ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Questions: 1-(see application details) (EEO-ODOT) or through Oregon Relay Service at 7-1-1.
ODOT is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is our policy not to discriminate against any qualified employment applicant because of a disability. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process by contacting the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-(see application details) (EEO-ODOT)
ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by State or Federal laws.  For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, contact the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-(see application details) (1-877-EEO-ODOT). #LI-DNP

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources. 

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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