For more than a century, Iowa Department of Transportation has promoted the growth and
betterment of Iowa's transportation system. Headquartered in Ames, the DOT continues to
serve the transportation needs of Iowa and its citizens. The Assistant District Engineer position is located in Cedar Rapids.
Contributing to Our Mission:
Even with nearly 2,300 employees, we're all one team at the Iowa DOT. Our main goal is to keep
people and goods moving on Iowa's transportation system. As a member of our team, you'll
play a vital role in the overall planning, direction, coordination, and support of the district's operations and engineering services.
You will be providing leadership to approximately 17 employees, including:
A design and engineering support team consisting of five licensed professional engineers and two senior technicians.
A land survey/right-of-way team consisting of one licensed land surveyor and three technicians.
Three Engineering Operations Technicians who process permits for driveways, utilities, and other work within the highway right-of-way.
District Traffic Technician
District Utility Coordinator
What You'll Do:
The Assistant District Engineer serves as a key manager within the District's leadership team overseeing District 6's 12-county area of Iowa's transportation system. The ADE assists in formulating Department policy, long-range plans and goals, and highway design for both improvements and preservation projects. Develops strategies to implement policy and operational programs within the district.
You will oversee the project development, land survey and right-of-way activities, traffic operations and safety, access/utility permitting, engineering support, and many other aspects for state and federal highways in the District
The ADE communicates with the public, media, legislators, contracting and utility industry representatives, consulting engineers, local governments and federal and other state agencies. Works to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the district and other DOT staff, so the district's programs and projects are accomplished in accordance with federal and state requirements, departmental policies and procedures, and customers' needs.
Directs the activities of his/her staff to ensure development and construction of transportation improvements are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.
What You'll Need:
Specific knowledge of engineering principles of highway design, structures, drainage, survey, and traffic engineering is necessary.
Knowledge and ability to use a computer is required.
Effectively communicate with others, both verbally and in writing. This is needed to resolve controversies using judgement, initiative and ingenuity in dealing with factors not easily evaluated while providing technical engineering expertise.
A valid Class C driver's license must be possessed and maintained. Candidates must have, or prior to appointment, licensure as a Professional Engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board.
What we offer:
Excellent benefits package
Collaborative, positive work environment
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package
Employee discounts from a variety of vendors
Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave
Fulfilling role in safe mobility for the community
Shift: Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM. Hours may vary. Some overtime may be required.
Travel: This position occasionally requires some overnight travel.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Licensed as a professional engineer, and six years of full-time licensed professional transportation or related civil engineering experience, one year of which must have included supervisory/managerial responsibility. Must have, or prior to appointment, must obtain an active Iowa professional engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau – Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board;
a Masters degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural or transportation engineering; or an area closely related to transportation engineering may be substituted for one year of the non-supervisory required experience;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to one year as a Transportation Engineering Administrator.