Job Details

Roadway Engineer

Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/01/2020

Professional Engineer 1 – Roadway Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1
Roadway Unit

The role:

Are you a professional engineer looking to use your expertise to tackle transportation-related challenges? Our team in Region 1 is looking for roadway engineers to be the expert roadway designers on a project design team. This involves providing final design products, consulting on the design of projects and mentoring other designers. If you’re looking for stability and the opportunity to take ownership of major projects, apply to join our team!

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.

Our first application screening is scheduled for Monday, June 1 at 8:00 a.m. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:
-Independently design and prepare the roadway portion of plans, special provisions and estimates, and be the engineer of record for projects, including large and complex interstates, primary highways, city streets and county roads.
-Coordinate, review and check field location data and preliminary designs for compliance with design standards.
-Prepare and analyze design alternatives for complex multi-modal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) projects and determine which to select.
-Provide design and review plans for non-STIP projects including emergency repair, bike and ped programs, maintenance, etc.
-Work with CADD technicians to prepare 3D designs and construction handoff packages.
-Perform site visits during project construction and provide support to construction administration staff.
-Plan, direct, train and review the work of other designers in the preparation of contract plans.
-Work primarily in an office environment, using computers and software to develop CADD drawings and documents.
-Field visits may involve hazards such as rough terrain, adverse weather, traffic, and -heavy construction/equipment.
-May require travel and occasional overtime and night or weekend work.

What’s in it for you:
-Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
-Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
-Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages.
-Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.
-Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!

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.

Our first application screening is scheduled for Monday, June 1 at 8:00 a.m.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call Wesley Dawn in recruitment at 503-378-6721 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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