The role: We are recruiting for an assistant resident engineer to assist the resident engineer in leading one of four Portland field construction engineering offices. In this role, you will assist in directing the activities of 14 employees in the administration of complex construction projects. Key responsibilities include verifying that contractor work is compliant with plans and specifications, analyzing and solving problems, and negotiating agreements for solutions with contractors. Our assistant resident engineer will also lead the construction crew personnel doing inspection, surveying, design, quality and quantity compliance, project documentation and related work.
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A day in the life:
Assign work and adjust assignments to meet contractor schedules and staffing levels.
Assist in monitoring and reviewing consultant firms for outsourced projects.
Assist in coordinating highway project construction contract field administration.
Proactively anticipate and resolve project issues.
Review and recommend changes to plans and specifications.
Initiate, review, and develop estimates and justifications for proposed contract change orders, extra work orders and state force orders.
Support the project manager in the workforce planning and management, recruitment, retention and training of the crew.
Recommend acceptance or rejection of contract work per established standards and contract documents.
Prepare and recommend project budgets.
Ensure the quality and timeliness of documentation.
Establish and maintain professional relationships with consultants, contractors, the public and project staff.
Work is performed in both an office environment and in the field.
This position requires long working hours on a flexible schedule and occasionally being on call 24 hours/day, seven days/week – including holidays.
Field work involves frequent exposure to hazards of traffic and construction equipment.
For a complete list of duties and working conditions, please click here to view the position description.
What we need:
A valid professional engineer’s (PE) license in civil, structural or transportation-related engineering. 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.
Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position, including the under-fill option.
What we need for the associate in engineering 2 under-fill option:
Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.
Note: To be eligible for the associate in engineering 2 under-fill option, a candidate must have passed the professional engineer (PE) exam at time of application. If hired, the candidate must have their valid professional engineer’s license (the ability to stamp) within 24 months of hire.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Construction contract management experience, highway construction preferred.
Experience in roadway project engineering on public infrastructure projects.
Experience leading multi-discipline teams and managing conflict.
Learn more and apply!
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 22, 2019.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email odotrecruitmentEM@odot.state.or.us.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: REQ-12001
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.