Job Details

Mobility Liaison

Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/09/2020

Civil Engineering Specialist 3 – Mobility Liaison
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1
Project Delivery

The role:

Are you a transportation professional looking to make an impact in the greater Portland metro area? Join our team as Region 1’s expert and point of contact on mobility issues. Keeping traffic moving during this time of unprecedented construction in Oregon is one of the top priorities of the Governor, Legislature and Agency. Our mobility and work zone safety operations are among our most highly visible and important programs.

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:

-Serve as the point of contact for all freight mobility issues, topics and concerns in the Region, including coordination with ODOT Maintenance and local agencies.
-Build relationships with mobility stakeholders in the Region and across the Agency.
-Lead as the Region’s resource on freight routes and associated Agency policy for management of those routes
-Lead discussions and problem solving on temporary and permanent impacts to routes and appropriate mitigation including detour routes, communication and coordination with Motor Carrier Division.
-Track and manage Mobility Restriction Notices on Region highways, provide support and coordination with ODOT Construction to manage these Notices.
-Evaluate and oversee mobility activities for the Region, serving as a key advisor and subject matter expert
-Identify potential mobility issues associated with projects and lead discussion on mitigating impacts and finding solutions to minimize impacts
-Ensure traffic mobility across the Region is not interrupted by unanticipated conflicts, identify potential mobility risks, and provide practical solutions to mobility conflicts.
-Conduct training, provide presentations and engage in other communications around mobility.
-Represent the Region at the monthly ODOT Mobility Advisory Committee meetings, presenting projects and negotiating solutions to issues.
-Review and ensure the Guiding Principle for Work Zone Safety is followed by ODOT project delivery staff and consultants. Assist the Region’s traffic safety coordinator with law enforcement efforts for work zone safety.
-Coordinate with Area Managers, project managers and Resident Engineers to develop project designs and construction sequencing to minimize both temporary and permanent mobility impacts.
-Develop and review draft construction schedules using Microsoft Project. Maintain the Region’s corridor-level project schedule to ensure annual construction projects do not conflict with one another.
-Assure Region construction schedules are minimizing work zone exposure for ODOT and contractor employees.
-Serve as a resource to construction project managers and assist in the development of outsourcing contracts to provide regional support for construction schedule management.
-Make extensive use of a personal computer, travel frequently inside the state, attend public meetings and work at project sites as needed in all weather conditions. You will be required to work the hours necessary to perform the duties of the position.

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.
-Annual Trimet pass.
-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:

-A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Surveying or Transportation-related Engineering and four years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience; OR
-Seven years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. Two years of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments in drafting, field or laboratory inspection, construction contract administration, surveying, materials testing, or traffic investigations; OR
-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 Tuesday, June 9, 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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