PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel P.O. Box 397, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
FLSA STATUS: Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 08/23/17
CLOSING DATE: 09/13/17 11:59 PM
JOB TYPE: Full Time
This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
About CDOT Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!
Region 1 is comprised of eight DRCOG counties (Denver, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield and Douglas). It is a multi-modal engineering, planning and roadway maintenance business. Region 1 employees are responsible for planning, design, construction, maintenance and related functions of the metro area's 3,689 lane miles of the state's highway system. This region represents 51% of the state's total population and 48% of the state's vehicle miles traveled.
In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:
Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
This Tunnel Engineer position, classified as a Professional Engineer II (PE II), is based out of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel, approximately 60 miles west of Denver on I-70, and reports to the Region 1 Section 9 Maintenance Superintendent. This position will work closely with the Region 1 West Program Engineer and others in the West Engineering Program. The Tunnel Engineer will serve as the Staff Authority on tunnel engineering, including mechanical, electrical, structural, and geotechnical specialties for the Region. This position will oversee planning studies and develop plans, specifications and estimates for maintenance, reconstruction, and rehabilitation projects for seven regional tunnel systems, including the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel. It is responsible for all engineering included in the plans and specifications prepared by this unit. It will also be responsible for sealing engineering plans and specifications prepared by this unit-and ensuring that engineering services contracted out for tunnel improvements are performed with adequate care by the engineer in responsible charge. This position requires registration as a licensed Professional Engineer with the State of Colorado.
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Directs, manages, and guides all engineering activities and personnel involved in the planning and development of project plans, specifications, and estimates for the design of transportation projects, with a specific focus on tunnel and tunnel system projects; Tunnel system projects include high, medium and low voltage electromechanical systems, groundwater mitigation, fire suppression, water and wastewater supplies, structural and geotechnical analysis and control systems engineering;
Administer studies, design and construction phases of all assigned projects, provides technical expertise and professional engineering advice; Develops project scopes and preliminary cost estimates and schedules; Oversees the development of and adherence to plans, specifications, and estimates for design and construction projects in accordance with professional standards, and state and federal guidelines, policies and procedures;
Inspects tunnel work and features for contractual compliance (as applicable) and safety, including Traffic Control reviews/inspections; Resolves complex engineering problems to successfully complete tunnel projects within environmental and economic constraints;
Assures that the engineering planning process and design complies with: NEPA requirements, project scopes, schedules, budgets, and current design engineering criteria, standards, practices, theories and procedures; Assures that all project clearances are obtained from various engineering, environmental and right-of-way offices within and external to COOT to clear projects for advertisement;
Monitors and reports the financial status of all design, construction, and other tunnel projects being administered by the work unit to ensure projected costs of project completions are within the approved budgets; Authorizes and approves expenditures and payments for projects, general office supplies and maintenance of facilities; Reviews, approves and monitors contract administration for tunnel construction, repair, or upgrade projects;
Acts as a liaison and represents the Department in the dealings with the public, other governmental agencies, contractors, the media, and other entities; Serves on task forces, committees and working groups associated with complex and politically controversial projects along with interdepartmental groups to formulate policies and procedures for the Department; Serves as an official COOT contact with local agencies and the public by participating in and/or conducting meetings for the purpose of explaining CDOT's actions related to tunnel project development, design and/or construction activities;
Other job duties as assigned.
Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
Approximately 20% spent in the field, 80% spent in the office
Travel required during work hours throughout Metro Denver/Front Range
Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
Must be able to work at 11,000 ft altitude
This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.
Current registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. (Please include your Professional Engineer License number on your application.)
AND at least two years of professional civil, electrical, or structural engineering experience which must have included experience in managing engineering projects related to mechanical, electrical, structural, and/or geotechnical specialties. One year of this experience must have been at the fully-functioning licensed professional engineer level.
A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.
Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
The Exceptional Applicant will be an experienced professional engineer and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Knowledge and experience in civil, mechanical, electrical and structural engineering design and construction;
Knowledge and experience with engineering fundamentals;
Tunnel engineering experience which included managing projects that include high, medium, and low voltage electromechanical systems, groundwater mitigation, fire suppression, water and wastewater supplies, structural and geotechnical analysis and control systems engineering;
DOT Pavement Design Manual, CDOT's Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Construction, and M & S Standards;
Maintain current working knowledge of engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices;
Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to quickly changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;
Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, vendors, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
Working with general public, professional, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments;
Negotiating mutually acceptable solutions; building consensus through give and take;
Interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Excellent ability to identify and analyze problems using sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions;
Passion for safety;
Working effectively in both independent and team situations;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, SAP, AASHTO ME Design, MicroStation, InRoads, and the strong ability to quickly learn other software systems.
Employment Screening If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".
The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
A great place to work, making Colorado a great place to live, now and for the future.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is striving to become the best DOT in the county, committed to saving lives and making people's lives better. In working towards that goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. From the Snowplow Driver that plows the roads for the morni...ng commute, to the Civil Engineer that oversees construction for an expansion of roadway, these positions (and many more!) work together to ensure that Colorado has a safe and efficient highway system.
If your goal is to use your skills to make a positive impact on public safety and transportation in Colorado, then CDOT is the place for you. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn more about us and how we are working to serve the citizens of Colorado.