This is an entry-level position with opportunity for advancement; recent and upcoming graduates are welcome to apply!
This position can be filled in either Holdrege or McCook.
As a Nebraska Department of Transportation employee, you will join a team of 2,000 dedicated professionals performing important work to provide Nebraska with a safe and efficient transportation system. We reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation.
We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.
Examples of Work
Act as survey party personnel or survey party chief on preliminary and construction surveys. Act as an inspector or lead inspector on various heavy highway construction operations such as grading, culvert, bridge, asphalt, concrete paving, erosion control, wetland mitigation, etc. Coordinate engineering and construction schedules with contractors, landowners, utilities, etc. Prepare and maintain complete and accurate records of materials tested and used, work performed, verify compliance to special provisions, plans, specifications and estimates. Read and interpret special provisions, plans, specifications, estimates, standards, manuals, procedures, and other related materials in the solution of highway construction problems. Verify and redesign plans as necessary to fit field conditions. Supervise and train other employees as necessary Perform limited project manager duties in their absence. As necessary, meet with interested parties including landowners, utilities, businesses, and interested public affected by highway construction projects.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in engineering OR Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E. license).
PREFERRED: Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. Successful completion of FE/EIT examination. Knowledge of modern methods and techniques of highway construction, highway maintenance, surveying and materials testing. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook or equivalent. Several years of both design and construction/field experience.
OTHER: Engineering degrees must be from an EAC/ABET-accredited program. If applicant does not have FE/EIT certification, they must obtain it within one year of hire. Applicants will have to obtain and maintain various certifications such as soil and concrete testing. Must be able to report to work within 40 minutes of notification under normal conditions. Requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. Regular and reliable attendance is also required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skill in communications. Skill in mathematics and engineering problem solving related to heavy highway construction. Ability to read, interpret, and apply plans and related specifications. skill in use of computer programs to communicate, record and analyze information related to work. Ability to act in a professional manner in work and public situations. Ability to effectively relate and work with coworkers, supervisors, contractors, landowners, and interested public. Ability to develop necessary professional relationships in order to be effective. Skill in organization and record keeping. Ability to manage multiple tasks and information effectively and accurately with attention to detail. Ability to work outdoors approximately 75% of the time in differing weather conditions typical of construction worksites. Ability to lift up to 60 pounds, climb, bend, stoop, walk long distances and work long hours, possibly weekends.