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Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/03/2020

Engineering Specialist 3 - Inspector
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1
Construction Crew


The role:

Are you an experienced engineer looking to play an important role in transportation projects? Region 1 is building infrastructure that is vital to keeping people and things moving in the Portland metro area. Join our team and represent the project manager at the work site, inspecting work as it is being performed. Apply today!

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.

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

A day in the life:

-Participate in project development activities prior to contacts being awarded, including reviewing contract documentation and providing feedback.
-Read and understand contract documentation prior to the start of work. During work, interpret documentation, anticipate potential problems, propose solutions and work with others to resolve these problems.
-Inspect and monitor construction work to assure that materials and work are performed according to plans.
-Reject work or materials that does not meet contract requirements.
-Measure and record contractor’s work and prepare source documents as work is performed to justify payments.
-Monitor project safety procedures and traffic control.
-Spot check survey stakes, grades, stations, locations and alignments prior to placement of construction materials.
-Ensure all required tests are performed and documented.
-Prepare and submit documentation and reports according to contract requirements.
-Work around the hazards posed by construction sites, irregular terrain, traffic and weather. May work flexible hours and be on call 24/7, including holidays. Lift at least 50 pounds of inspection, survey and testing equipment.

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.
-Multimodal 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:

-An Associate's degree in Engineering Technology from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and four years of experience directly related to engineering;

-Five and one-half years (66 months) of sub-professional engineering experience

-An equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

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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