Point of Contact Danielle Alvarez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Davenport Resident Construction Engineer (Transportation Engineer Manager)
For non-state of Iowa employees, starting pay is negotiable within pay scale range, based on years of experience above the minimum qualifications.
What we offer YOU:
Team-oriented, positive work environment
Excellent benefits package
Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave
Paid opportunities for professional growth and development – including training, courses and conferences
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package
Company provided vehicle for all work-related activities
Employee discounts from a variety of vendors (fitness, recreation, & travel)
Our Mission: The mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXfzUqeUz0A
Contributing to Our Mission:
Even with nearly 2,300 employees, we’re all one team at the Iowa DOT. Our main goal is to keep people and goods moving on Iowa’s transportation system. As a member of our team, you’ll play a vital role by managing the Davenport Construction Residency; acting as the leader of one of three residencies overseeing construction contract administration activities in District 6 for State and Federal funded projects on the interstate, primary, secondary, parks, institutional and urban systems. Resident Construction Engineer (Transportation Engineer Manager) Opportunity:
This position serves as the Iowa Department of Transportation's Davenport Resident Construction Engineer. The Resident Construction Engineer (RCE) is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of the residency which includes 15 permanent employees and 8-12 seasonal employees during the construction season. The Davenport RCE is responsible for contract management, and inspection oversight of Iowa DOT highway and bridge projects in the southeast portion of District 6 which encompasses a 12-county area in east central Iowa.
Supervises and evaluates the work of engineers, first line supervisors, technicians and staff; effectively recommends personnel actions related to selection, disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves of absence, grievances, work schedules and assignments, and administers personnel and related policies and procedures.
Oversees and administers highway and structure construction; ensures compliance with contracts and projects concepts and seeks to discover errors/omissions and resolve problems and issues; develops and recommends changes to contracts and approval of subcontract requests and Certificates of Completion/Final Acceptance.
Provides consultation for internal and external customers in technical areas assigned; assists staff in timely solutions to construction and maintenance problems; conducts project site visits to evaluate contract compliance, contractor work quality, traffic control and related transportation areas.
Performs the management and direction of private consultants providing highway and structures construction inspection for interstate and primary roadway improvements in the District.
Responds to inquiries and resolves technical issues and department policies and regulations with internal staff, governmental agencies, private entities, legislators, news media and the general public; participates in public hearings and other public meetings, to monitor and resolve issues having potential impact on the primary road system and explain the department's position.
Applies engineering knowledge in evaluating the impact of new technology and regulations or contractor proposals/requests to substitute equipment, method or material; presents technical material at conferences and seminars.
Open communication with peers, other Iowa DOT offices, contractors and materials suppliers is very important to the success of the projects and the office. Applicants must have the ability to work safely in and around construction sites.
Licensure: Applicant must also possess an active Iowa professional engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau – Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board. Must possess and maintain a valid Iowa driver's license.
Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM. Hours may vary, and some overtime may be required. Some overnight travel required.
Excited to join the Iowa DOT team? Apply today!
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
1) All of the following (a and b):
a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
b. Three years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities.
2) All of the following (a, b, and c):
a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
b. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering, one year of which must have included project management or lead work responsibilities; and
c. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or a field closely related to transportation engineering.
3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Transportation Engineer.
The Iowa Department of Transportation advocates for and delivers a modern transportation system that provides pathways for the social and economic vitality of Iowa, getting our customer’s where they need to go safely, efficiently, and conveniently.