Iowa Department of Transportation Transportation Engineer in Ames, Iowa

Salary $57,865.60 - $89,481.60 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-00598

Closing 11/25/2018 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Jason Holst - 515-239-1856

Job Description

The Office of Design is looking to hire a Transportation Engineer that will be part of a team developing projects that enhance the state and national transportation systems in Iowa. This individual will be an essential member of a highway design team that collaborates with numerous stake holders to develop innovative transportation improvement plans. This position requires an individual capable of applying engineering principles in the design development process of highways 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. Typical Responsibilities:

  • Participates in engineering studies of transportation system improvements and develops alternatives for meeting the goals of the identified improvement.

  • Analyzes transportation engineering data to determine the optimal operating characteristics for the proposed highway improvement project.

  • Produces highway designs that are engineered in harmony with national (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) and Iowa DOT design guidance.

  • Participates on a team to produce decisions that balance safety, mobility, environmental impacts, property impacts, cost and long term maintenance.

  • Performs design and engineering analysis for small to large highly complex highway improvement projects using advanced civil engineering software applications in 3D modeling and visualizations.

  • Prepares roadway construction plans that clearly and accurately convey all aspects of the project.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications and work in a 3D design environment that produces cutting edge 3D machine guidance data for automated construction equipment.

  • 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 of Design Culture and Benefits:

  • A 100+ person team with a wide variety of experiences working collaboratively to deliver exceptional transportation improvement projects.

  • 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

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. For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)