State of Oregon Senior Roadway Designer (ODOT18-1839oc) in Portland, Oregon

Senior Roadway Designer (ODOT18-1839oc)



Senior Roadway Designer (ODOT18-1839oc)


$64,224.00 - $94,872.00 Annually


Portland, OR

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7/15/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Announcement: ODOT18-1839oc

Senior Roadway Designer – Professional Engineer 1

Region 1 Highway Division

Downtown Portland, Oregon

Do you thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment? Do you enjoy collaborating with a team of driven and passionate coworkers dedicated to making a difference? ODOT's Region 1 Technical Center is recruiting for a senior roadway designer to serve as an expert on our project design team. In this role, you will apply highway engineering principles to develop or evaluate project alternatives and details to address the needs of our traveling public. You will work closely with our in-house technical team on all aspects of project development – from environmental impact considerations to traffic, hydraulic, geotechnical and bridge engineering. In addition, you will lead project design teams towards the delivery of complete designs ready for construction.

ODOT is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design, and more. Join us in this rewarding work!

Click here to learn more about our mission and values.

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.

What's in it for you:

We value work/life balance at ODOT – our time out of the office is just as important as time spent in the office. We are a recognized leader in the transportation industry and offer our employees a robust benefit package that includes:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance for you and your family.

  • A pension plan.

  • The opportunity to defer pre-tax earnings for retirement, health care deductibles, child care, and transportation.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Unlimited growth potential.

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation.

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments.

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year.

  • Ten paid holidays per year.

Additional Details:

This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Independently design and prepare the roadway portions of plans, special provisions, and estimates.

  • Serve as the Engineer of Record for complex projects including large interstates, primary highways, and city streets/county roads.

  • Ensure that roadway features comply with state and federal design standards.

  • Coordinate plan design activities, including construction staging, with various stakeholders.

  • Prepare/analyze design alternatives for complex multi-modal capital improvement projects.

  • Design and review plans for emergency repair projects, bike/ped program projects, etc.

  • Prepare 3D designs and construction handoff packages.

  • Perform site visits during project construction.

  • Assign/direct work of other designers and perform training.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Special Qualifications:

Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

  • Five years of experience in representing highway/roadway discipline on multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Five years of experience developing engineering solutions in collaboration with traffic, utility geotechnical, hydraulics/hydrology, environmental, bridge, and right-of-way disciplines.

  • Experience implementing AASHTO, state, and local jurisdiction design requirements for the full range of functional classifications, from interstates to local roads.

  • Ability to independently prepare plans, specifications, and quantities for public contracts.

  • Highway construction experience.

  • Experience leading teams.

Working Conditions:

  • Work involves tight timelines with overlapping deadlines.

  • Long hours, including evening meetings, may be required.

  • Occasional exposure to adversarial situations.

  • Potential exposure to traffic hazards, construction equipment, and inclement weather.

  • May need to walk on rough terrain and bend around equipment at project sites.

  • May be required to work 20 feet or more above ground/water.

Additional Information

Application Instructions:

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for.

Resume: In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment (including month and year). Please title your resume using this format, "[last name]ODOT181839oc_Resume."

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran's Points:

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

Work Authorization:

ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions and Application Support:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call 503-373-7377.

  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT M-F. If you leave a voicemail message, it may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at

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Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.


Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.